Jordan opens nomination door for International Photo Contest 2011
In cooperation with the Royal Jordanian Film Commission, Jordan Photographic Society, Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) started receiving applications for the International Entrepreneurship Photo Contest "Reach for your stars".
- Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, PR (1888PressRelease) August 23, 2011 - Coinciding with the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2011, the photography contest focuses on depicting aspects and activities related to entrepreneurship to demonstrate its various concepts and raise more awareness.
Moreover, the contest aims at discovering the talents of young people, encouraging them to unleash their potential as well as developing entrepreneurship in Jordan by opening the door for creativity, leadership and innovative ideas through the lens of a photographer.
Commenting on this initiative, Farhan Kalaldeh, QRCE Executive Director said: "We hope that this contest will fulfill its goals by helping young people to develop their photography talent and promote their creative skills and interest in entrepreneurship. The local committees will be accepting applications starting from the 15TH of August until the 20th of September."
Stressing on QRCE's commitment to participate in the international entrepreneurial initiatives and competitions to build a creative generation capable of causing positive change, Kalaldeh added that non-winners will be awarded with certifications of merit and also enrolled in photography training courses to promote their creative skills.
The contest targets young people between ages of 14 and 30. The jury, which includes the respected photographer Zohrab Markarian, Jordan Photographic Society President Mr. Suqrat Kahoush, and Mr, George David from the Royal Jordanian Film Commission, will be responsible for reviewing, evaluating the photos and choosing only three winners to travel to Berlin and compete internationally in October.
For his part, Mohammad Obaidat, QRCE Networking Program Leader, illustrated that this contest is part of the preparations to host the 3rd round of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).
"This year we plan on doing our best to make our hosting of the GEW among the best regionally and internationally. As we succeeded last year in getting ranked 1st among the Middle Eastern countries, 16th globally and surpassing more than 85 countries including Australia, Italy, and Germany, we are targeting to achieve top 10 ranking this year." Obaidat added.
It is worth mentioning that governmental organizations, academic establishments, and non-profit organizations participate in the GEW to engage students, educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and others to assist them in adopting a culture of entrepreneurship and employ it to serve society. GEW is a global event organized in more than 100 countries around the world in the same week in November.