My language. My Culture. A Photography and Film Contest

minority languages or non-standard linguistic varieties and culture


We would like to encourage you to take part in the photography and film contest My language. My culture.

Each participant is entitled to submit up to four entries: maximum three photographs and maximum one film.

Works should represent minority languages or non-standard linguistic varieties and their culture. They can be made using any technique.

Each photo should illustrate one of these three categories:

- Language and culture around me - photos depicting the presence of language and culture in any kind of space, landscape or objects,

- Language and its people - photos depicting people and their culture in connection with a minority language,

- Here and now - photos documenting past or present situations and events related to linguistic and cultural diversity, or linguistic activism.

There is only one film contest category:

- 60 seconds - the maximum length of an entry is 60 seconds including credits.

Entries should be submitted electronically to between August 20 and 12:00am October 1, 2018.

In-kind prizes shall be awarded in the Contest for winners of each category.

A shortlist of up to ten finalists and the winner in each category will be announced on October 15, 2018 on the website. They will also be notified by email.

Please don't forget about consent. If under the age of 18, the contestant must attach a scan or photo of his or her parent’s or legal guardian’s consent to participate in the contest. Contestants 18 or older must attach a scan or photo of the adult consent form. The consent form template can be found in official rules and regulations document.

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in-kind prizes



Copyrights & Usage Rights:

4.3 The submitted photos and films may be published by the Organizer:
on the website, and/or on the Facebook profile of the Engaged Humanities project, and/or on the YouTube channel of the Engaged Humanities project, and/or on other websites belonging to University of Warsaw and/or in photo/film exhibitions organized by the Engaged Humanities project.
4.4 The Organizer reserves the right to use and share the submitted Photographs and Films for the purposes of informing the public about the Contest results, as well as its promotion and popularization, citing the surname of the author without his/her written consent.
4.5 By submitting a photo and/or a film to the Contest, the contestant grants the Organizer worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license for an indefinite period of time to use the photo and/or film as mentioned in art. 4.3 and art. 4.4.


Culture Cityscapes Documentary People