International Centre on Ageing (CENIE), constitutes the first initiative promoted jointly by the General Foundation of the University of Salamanca (ES), the General Foundation of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (ES), the University of Algarve (PT), the Directorate General of Health (PT).
Society is facing a global ageing process resulting from a progressive increase in life expectancy and a reduction in birth rates, all of which is leading to an alteration of the population pyramids with major social and economic consequences.
The progressive increase of the population over 65 years old has become a determining factor in the European and world social panorama. The future scenarios established by the European Commission in the 2015 Ageing Report (The Ageing Report 2015) foresee a large increase in this segment of the population, which in 2060 will represent 30% of the European population.
This major sociodemographic change brings with it new and diverse challenges, as well as a source of opportunities to boost the economy, job creation, innovation and research.
The European Commission and the European Council have identified the ageing of the population as one of the major future challenges, pointing out that a firm and positive response must be given to this demographic phenomenon in European social models.
It is time to change attitudes to ageing and promote cultural change. In this way we can help people to live longer, more active and independent lives, and also help our societies to take advantage of the opportunities inherent in a new social reality.
The International Centre on Ageing (CENIE) is a response to this phenomenon that is changing the world in which we live.
The next 6 categories must be about the slogan that serves as the title of the photography contest:
“Age doesn’t mean getting old, just growing older.”
1. People: Portraits and photos of older people in groups or alone that convey a positive view of age.
2. Looks. Events, objects or activities that connect the reality of older people with the enjoyment of cultural and natural heritage. They must be photographs that give us an idea of what it means to live actively the elderly.
3. Iberian Looks. Events, objects or activities that connect the reality of the elderly with the enjoyment of the cultural and natural heritage of Spain and Portugal. They must be photographs that give us an idea of what it means to live actively, the elderly, in Spain and Portugal.
4. Looks at the line: Events, objects or activities that connect the reality of older people with the enjoyment of the cross-border territory of Spain and Portugal. They must be photographs that give us an idea of what it means to live actively the elderly.
5. Altered images: Photographs manipulated for artistic purposes through the application of digital and/or traditional special effects (i.e., coloring, toning, collage, photographic composites, HDR, etc.)..
6. Mobile: Any photograph taken with a mobile device (phone or tablet).
•CENIE Grand Prize: €5,000
•Winners in each category: Winners in each of the 6 categories will receive €1,250
•Elección del publico: “The winner of the “Audience Choice” award will receive €2,000
Entry deadline: 31st December 2019
Image requirements: jpg format at 72ppp, in sRGB color space, of at least 2,000 pixels on its largest side and no heavier than 5 MB. Finalists may be asked to submit an original, unedited digital file, or an original negative, printed, or slide.
Up to 5 photographs can be submitted per category for a total of 30 entries.
To be eligible for any category, a photograph must have been taken by the participant as of January 1, 2019.
Please read all Rules
Online submission of digital photographs via the website https://cenie.eu/en/user/register