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Coinciding with its 10th anniversary, AWARD ESTAÇÃO IMAGEM 2019 will once again set stage in Coimbra. As in the former year the festival joins in with this lively city bringing various activities with the competition and festival of photojournalism.

Co-organised with the Coimbra City Council, the festival will run from the 23rd of April until the 21st of June offering a wide programme of exhibitions, conferences, and workshops. Coimbra steps up as a reference in the field of photography internationally hosting for the second time the festival and the only competition dedicated to photojournalism in the Iberian territory.

Participating in this year’s edition, we’ll have a group of world-renowned photojournalists not only in the members of the jury but also in conferences with João Silva of The New York Times, and also Catalina Martin-Chico, a double nominee for World Press Photo 2019. Both are set to offer their particular look on the programme on which we highlight 8 comprehensive exhibitions of photojournalism in different venues across the city.

Following through our call in 2018, two of these exhibitions will showcase the works of two Portuguese photojournalists and a third will present the final work developed by last year’s grant winner who is also a Portuguese national.

The programme includes 3 workshops aimed at photojournalists and students of photography which will take place at Sala do Carvão da Casa das Caldeiras.

The members of the jury for the 2019 edition are: Stéphane Arnaud, AFP editor in chief for International Photography; Véronique de Viguerie, winner of the Visa d’Or 2018; photographer George Steinmetz, regular contributor to National Geographic and Geo magazines; and Michael Kamber, director of the Bronx Documentary Center.

We look forward for the special sessions between the 25th and the 27th of April where all exhibitions will be guided by the authors in the many city venues: Sala Cidade, Convento de São Francisco, Casa Municipal da Cultura, Mosteiro de Sta Clara-a-Velha, Museu Nacional Machado Castro, Centro Cultural Penedo da Saudade, and Teatro Académico Gil Vicente.

Entrants are invited to register between the 15th of March and 15th of April (online only at www.estacao-imagem.com). The competition is open to photojournalists and students of photography from Portugal and Galicia, and also from Portuguese-speaking African nations as well as to foreigners residing in these countries.

The competition is structured in 9 categories: News, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Sports, Arts and Shows, Nature, Portrait Series, Photography of the Year, and Prize Europe (this year exploring the theme of ‘European Cultural Heritage’).

The jury selects the winner of Prize Estação Imagem 2019 Coimbra from among all the competing works. The same jury selects a grant winner (Grant EI 2019 Coimbra) to develop a long-term report on the Coimbra region.

The award winners announcement and ceremony with the presence of the jury will take place at Convento de S. Francisco on the 27th of April.

Presentation

Coinciding with its 10th anniversary, AWARD ESTAÇÃO IMAGEM 2019 will once again set stage in Coimbra. As in the former year the festival joins in with this lively city bringing various activities with the competition and festival of photojournalism.

Co-organised with the Coimbra City Council, the festival will run from the 23rd of April until the 21st of June offering a wide programme of exhibitions, conferences, and workshops. Coimbra steps up as a reference in the field of photography internationally hosting for the second time the festival and the only competition dedicated to photojournalism in the Iberian territory.

Participating in this year’s edition, we’ll have a group of world-renowned photojournalists not only in the members of the jury but also in conferences with João Silva of The New York Times, and also Catalina Martin-Chico, a double nominee for World Press Photo 2019. Both are set to offer their particular look on the programme on which we highlight 8 comprehensive exhibitions of photojournalism in different venues across the city.

Following through our call in 2018, two of these exhibitions will showcase the works of two Portuguese photojournalists and a third will present the final work developed by last year’s grant winner who is also a Portuguese national.

The programme includes 3 workshops aimed at photojournalists and students of photography which will take place at Sala do Carvão da Casa das Caldeiras.

The members of the jury for the 2019 edition are: Stéphane Arnaud, AFP editor in chief for International Photography; Véronique de Viguerie, winner of the Visa d’Or 2018; photographer George Steinmetz, regular contributor to National Geographic and Geo magazines; and Michael Kamber, director of the Bronx Documentary Center.

We look forward for the special sessions between the 25th and the 27th of April where all exhibitions will be guided by the authors in the many city venues: Sala Cidade, Convento de São Francisco, Casa Municipal da Cultura, Mosteiro de Sta Clara-a-Velha, Museu Nacional Machado Castro, Centro Cultural Penedo da Saudade, and Teatro Académico Gil Vicente.

Entrants are invited to register between the 15th of March and 15th of April (online only at www.estacao-imagem.com). The competition is open to photojournalists and students of photography from Portugal and Galicia, and also from Portuguese-speaking African nations as well as to foreigners residing in these countries.

The competition is structured in 9 categories: News, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Sports, Arts and Shows, Nature, Portrait Series, Photography of the Year, and Prize Europe (this year exploring the theme of ‘European Cultural Heritage’).

The jury selects the winner of Prize Estação Imagem 2019 Coimbra from among all the competing works. The same jury selects a grant winner (Grant EI 2019 Coimbra) to develop a long-term report on the Coimbra region.

The award winners announcement and ceremony with the presence of the jury will take place at Convento de S. Francisco on the 27th of April.

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