International Competition Photosophy

May 4, 2010  |  In Focus 2010, Photosophy

Second International Art Photography Festival in Vilnius In FOCUS 2010 presents the competition


This year famous philosopher Arvydas Sliogeris lends his new term, defining the relation between the light and photography – PHOTOSOPHY, to the festival and IN FOCUS 2010 organizes the first open contest, which gives full freedom to your creativity!

We do not care, how old you are, how many exhibitions you have had and where, what camera you are holding in your hands or what technique you are using.
We are sincerely interested in what world and how you see it through photography!

Festival Director
Eglė Deltuvaitė

In September 2010, during the festival the exhibition and book PHOTOSPHY will be presented in Vilnius galleries.

Arvydas Šliogeris: <...>the word photosophy is a coinage of mine consiting of two Greek words, phos and sophia, very much like the words we know well and are used to – philosophy, theosophy, antrosophy, and the like. The word phostranslates into English as light, and sophiaas wisdom of light. Since this wisdom is directly and primarily related to the most unique – at least in my opinion – invention of Western science, the camera and photography, with the word photosophy I am trying to define the human’s special and peculiarly exceptional contact with the world.<...>the image of light is a witness of phososophy and of philosophy turned into an object.

Prize Fund

2011 calendar with the photographs of the winning photographer.
Every selected participant will receive the PHOTOSOPHY book.
The participants will be presented with sponsors’ and partners’ prizes, books of photography, magazines and lot’s of more.

Rules of the Contest

– Every participant submits from 1 to 6 photographs for the contest. (JPG format);
– By sending photographs and application form, participant confirms that he or she is the author of the submitted photographs and that the authorship does not belong to the third parties;
– The participant also confirms that he or she agrees that selected photos would be exhibited during IN FOCUS 2010 festival in Vilnius and gives organizers of the festival the right to use photographs for the purposes of the festival;
– Symbolic donation fee – 5 EUR must be sent trough Paypal system or sent by post. Collected funds will be designated for additional financing of the exhibition and publishing of PHOTOSOPHY book.

Application form and donation fee can be submitted online pressing the appropriate buttons above OR sent by post:
The date of the post seal will be taken into account.


International Photography Competition PHOTOSOPHY
Juozapaviciaus 28-2
LT-09311 Vilnius



If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact us:

We are waiting for your PHOTOSOPHY till the 14th of June, 2010

(The deadline is postponed by 4 days due to disturbance of the server)

Participants will be informed about the contest results by e-mail during a month from the end date of the contest.

Main sponsor of the contest:


Among the Jury of the Contest:

Arvydas Sliogeris – philosopher, professor of Vilnius University
Gintaras Cesonis – photographer, Chairman of Kaunas branch office of the Union of the Lithuanian art photographers
Alvydas Lukys – photographer, Head of Photography and media department of Vilnius Art Academy
Arturas Valiauga – photographer, JSC Photoprojects Director
Romualdas Pozerskis – photographer, docent of Art Faculty of Vytautas Magnus University
Agne Narusyte – art critic, Head of Art History and theory department of Vilnius Art Academy
Jonas Staselis – Chairman the Lithuanian Photographic Association, long-lived President of Lithuanian Press Photographers Club
Egle Deltuvaite – Director of the photo festival In FOCUS, PI Culture Menu Director
Darius Vaičekauskas Artist, Chairman of Klaipėda‘s Department of Lithuanian Photographic Association, Chairman of Artist Association „Mekusa“

*Arvydas Sliogeris, “About Photosophy”. Lithuanian Photography. Yesterday and today ’08. Vilnius: Foundation of the Lithuanian Photographers Association, 2008.

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