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Competition Festival Public realm

Open House Dublin Instagram Photo Competition


We are running the Open House Dublin photography competition again in 2016 and this year the focus of the competition is the buildings that are featured in the OHD 2016 programme.

The Theme – The Presence of the Past

How do buildings tell a story of the development of Dublin, from a social, cultural and political perspective? The Presence of the Past aims to tell the story of how cities are created and developed over time while also reflecting on contemporary architecture and what it can tell us about contemporary Dublin. It will also seek to uncover aspects of the past that we can implement in future built environment strategies and policies.

We want you to capture the city through this lens by taking a picture a buildings in the programme that you think reflects something interesting about the time in which it was built or maybe even transcends through time, telling us something about the future.

Competition Criteria
Creativity, quality of photograph and relevance to the theme.

Competition Judges
This years Judges for the Open House Dublin Instagram Photo Competition are Ciarán Ferrie, Ciarán Ferrie Architects, Shane Cotter, Architectural Farm and Derek Kennedy, Dublindaily.

To be announced shortly

To submit

Tag your images with @IrishArchitectureFoundation on Instagram
Tag as many as you like over the weekend and up to and until October 23rd 2016
Include the #openhousedublin
The top photographs will be selected by a panel jury, with the winner announced in early November.
Closing date for entries: midnight October 23rd 2016.

Last year the first prize went to Rudy de Souza for his stunning shot capturing the Dublin Port Centre car-park.

The Jury commented that ‘the winning entry, captures a moment in the life of the Dublin Port car-park.’ Through much deliberation, the jury agreed that the photograph deserved recognition for observing a moment when individual thoughts of ‘Home’ are at their most vivid and personal. With dispassionate distance the image documents an unremarkable transitional urban space that nonetheless holds great significance for those leaving and arriving. The compositional skill of the photographer drew the jurys attention to wider social themes surrounding ‘This Place We Call Home’ that extended beyond traditional representations of domesticity.