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DATE

Sunday 25 September

TIME

11:00

STARTING POINT

Benaki Museum, Pireos 138

Photography Marathon in Athens

Athens Photo Marathon, the biggest photography contest in Greece, will be held on Sunday 25 September, 2016.

The event constitutes an original cultural initiative, with a competitive character, which seeks to stimulate both involvement in social issues and appreciation for photography.

Contestants using photography as a common language are encouraged to participate in a “photo marathon”, to interact and to express themselves, by recording through their own lens and within six hours, four given subjects inspired by the urban life and its experience. Technical knowledge of the camera is not a prerequisite for participation, but inspiration and desire for creativity are.

Athens Photo Marathon is organised by the Hellenic Centre for Photography, in the framework of the Athens Photo Festival 2016, with the support of Nikon. Athens Photo Festival 2016 is made possible by a donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

CONTACT:

Τ: 210 9211 750, Email: contact@hcp.gr

Participation

Participation in the competition is free of charge, and has no limits on experience, nationality, or brand of photography equipment. Participants may register online at www.photomarathon.gr.

Prizes

The winners are selected by a jury of experts and by the general public through online voting. Eight prizes will be awarded in total, and there will be also twelve honorable mentions.

Exhibition

Peak of this year’s event is a special exhibition at the Benaki Museum as part of the Athens Photo Festival 2017, presenting the prize-winning photos.

I AM COMING IN

Where / When / How

Date: Sunday 25 September
Starting point: Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe)
Duration: 6 hours

Event Outline:
11:00 Arrival at the starting point, where everyone will receive their individual participation package
11:45 Greeting and programme announcement
12:00 Announcement of the 4 themes – competition commencement
18:00 End of the competition, gathering at the finish point (Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe)

The process in detail:
Participants, having brought their own digital cameras, will meet at the event’s starting point (Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe) at 11.00 am.

Upon arrival, entrants will go to the reception desk, where they will receive their special accreditation card with their entrance number.

After that, participants gather for the announcement of the four subjects. Athens Photo Marathon 2016 will finish at 06:00 pm, with the participants’ gathering at the finish point (Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe), and their material submission to the Athens Photo Marathon 2016 working team.

Each entrant will address to the corresponding “receiving station” and hand over four photographs (one for each theme), which they select for submission into the competition segment of the event and which will be placed before the judgement of the committee, initially, and of the public afterwards.

Important Dates

31 August 2016:
Online registration opens

23 September 2016:
Online registration closes at 23:59 EET

25 September 2016:
The big day has come

15 October 2016:
Online voting opens

6 November 2016:
Online voting closes

12 November 2016:
Winners are announced

December 2016:
Awards ceremony

June-July 2017:
Exhibition at the Benaki Museum

Prizes and Distinctions

As part of the competition aspect of Athens Photo Marathon 2016, a special five-member judging committee was convened. The jury will evaluate and pre-select the best pictures and it will bring them to the judgment of the public. Visitors to www.photomarathon.gr can vote on-line for the three most popular photographs. In tandem, the jury will award five special prizes that include one for the best overall participation; and four for best theme-based photographs.

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Nikon DSLR cameras, renowned for their photo image quality, will be given to the winner of the jury prize for the best participation as well as to the three winners of the audience prizes. The prizes of this year’s competition include two kits of Nikon D7200 + lens 18-140mm VR, a Nikon D5500 + lens AF-P 18-55mm VR kit and a Nikon D3300 + lens AF-P 18-55mm VR kit.

JURY PRIZE

Best Participation

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Nikon D7200 + AF-S 18-140mm VR (€1.300)
• 24,2 megapixel
• Full HD video 1080p
• Professional AF performance
• Built-in WiFi/NFC

AUDIENCE PRIZES

1st Audience Prize

nikon-dslr-7200

Nikon D7200 + AF-S 18-140mm VR (€1.300)
• 24,2 megapixel
• Full HD video 1080p
• Professional AF performance
• Built-in WiFi/NFC

2nd Audience Prize

nikon-dslr-5500

Nikon D5500 + AF-P 18-55mm VR (800€)
• 24,2 megapixel
• Full HD video 1080p
• Vari-angle touchscreen 3,2”
• Built-in WiFi

3rd Audience Prize

nikon-dslr-3300

Nikon D3300 + AF-P 18-55mm VR (450€)
• 24,2 megapixel
• Full HD video 1080p
• Guide Mode
• ISO 100-12800 (extendable to ISO 25600)

THEME-BASED PRIZES

The jury will award four special prizes, one for each theme. Each winner will receive 450€ gift cards (photographic equipment, photobooks, workshops). These photos will be presented as part of the special exhibition during the Athens Photo Festival 2017.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

In addition, the jury will award twelve honorable mentions. Each winner will receive 200€ gift cards (photobooks, workshops). These photos will be presented as part of the special exhibition during the Athens Photo Festival 2017.

Jury

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Costis Antoniadis

Curator, Professor of Photography
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Sam Barzilay

Director of Photoville & United Photo Industries, New York
myrto-papadopoulos

Myrto Papadopoulos

Photographer
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Nikos Pilos

Photographer
takis-tzimas

Takis Tzimas

Editor in Chief of Fotografos magazine
public-voting

YOU!

Audience Awards
Online Voting

Registrations closed as the maximum participation limit was met

Athens Photo Marathon is organised by the Hellenic Centre for Photography, in the framework of the Athens Photo Festival 2016, with the support of Nikon. Athens Photo Festival 2016 is made possible by a donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.