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"Photography and Words" Gender Design Contest

September 30th, 2021

Design Initiative for Diverdity & Inclusion, Faculty of  Design, Kyushu University, established on April 1, 2021, in collaboration with Amicus, the Fukuoka City Gender Equality Promotion Center, is pleased to announce the “Photography and Words” Gender Design Contest.
In this contest, we are looking for expressions that will trigger people to think about gender equality. We would like you to express in “photos and words” what you feel about “gender” in your daily life.

This contest is planned in the hope that people will understand what Fukuoka City and Kyushu University have to do with gender equality and social This contest is planned in the hope that people will understand what Fukuoka City and Kyushu University have to do with gender equality and social inclusion design, and that this will extend to their expression and communication activities. In addition, we will collaborate with Kyushu University’s core education course, “Social Inclusion and Design B,” in the hope that the contest will lead to better development beyond just entering and winning competitions. We hope that those who plan to apply for the competition will take the course to broaden their knowledge and ideas. after the contest is over, We would like to continue to convey the concept of social inclusion design while thinking together with the participants so that it can lead to expressive activities in Fukuoka City and Kyushu University.

Application Guidelines
Theme: Expression of “gender” through photographs and words

Subject: Entries that can be exhibited, viewed, or printed online or offline.

Eligibility: Any individual or group, any age, any gender, any occupation, any nationality is eligible to apply, provided that all three of the following Requirements are met:
1) Applicants must be able to make a presentation at the “Open Screening” (November 3, 2021, Amicus: 3-3-1 Takamiya, Minami-Ku, Fukuoka City) either at the venue or online.
*The cost of transportation and online access to the “Open Judging” will be borne by the applicant.
2) Those who can agree to exhibit their work in Fukuoka City and Kyushu University during and after the contest.
3) You must be able to attend the Kyushu University class “Social Inclusion and Design B” either online or on-demand (see below).
*The designated sessions of the Kyushu University class “Social Inclusion and Design B” will be held on June 22, June 29, and July 13. Applicants should obtain the lecture URL (Zoom is planned) or YouTube URL from the Kyushu University Faculty of Design Future Design Course website.

Number of entries: No limit

Prizes and awards: From the seven works that pass the preliminary screening, three prizes (a certificate of commendation and a cash prize of 30,000 yen) will be awarded in an open screening.

Judges: Mika Kobayashi, photography researcher / Masakazu Tani, Vice President, Dean, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University / Mikako Tomotari, Professor, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University / Takashi Nishimura, Director, Human Rights Department, Civic Affairs Bureau, Fukuoka City
Ken Ude, Director, Fukuoka City Gender Equality Promotion Center

Judging criteria: Understanding of gender and social inclusion, witty expression, appeal to society, etc.

Schedule
Kyushu University Open Lecture・・June 22nd, 29th, July 13th
Application deadline・・September 30th, 2021
Notification to those who pass the preliminary screening・・Around October 15th, 2021
Open screening・・November 3rd, 2021
For details, please refer to this PDF file.

Date

September 30th, 2021

Contact

Design Initiative for Diversity & Inclusion

https://www.didi.design.kyushu-u.ac.jp/

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