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Competition Festival Public realm

Open House Dublin: Photo Competition 2015


Open House Dublin has paired up with Yelp Dublin​ for our photo competition on Instagram and Twitter. Above is last year’s winning photo from Adela Gomez. This year the focus of the competition is the buildings that are featured in the OHD 2015 programme.

2015 marks the 10th edition of Open House Dublin (OHD). Since its inception, Open House Dublin has proved its potential to engage with a wide range of our city’s shapers – from general public to policy-makers – highlighting the significant role that architecture can, and has, played in the evolving form of our everyday lives. As OHD reaches its 10th birthday, we hope to take this achievement further. Our intention is to build upon the festival’s annual celebration of the county’s best architecture and to inspire a better understanding of the processes and places that define our rhythms and routines.

In response, Open House Dublin 2015 will focus on the theme of domesticity and urban space, under the title of “This Place We Call Home”. Alongside an extensive programme of talks, tours, exhibitions and debates, it is our goal to highlight the buildings of Dublin that have altered our vision of the city, shaped how we live now, and which might inspire new ways of living in the future.

Now is the time to consider the kind of Dublin in which we wish to live, and sustainable, good quality housing is a key factor in this. This is our starting point for Open House Dublin: a consideration of housing, both as individual homes and as part of a much broader context we call urban fabric. We believe that neither one, nor the other, can be completely understood in isolation and that life, as it is lived on a daily basis, does not distinguish the public realm from the domestic space.

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

Prize Categories:
Best overall photograph.
10 Runners-up.
Other commendations awarded at discretion of Jury.

Prizes to be announced and Open House Dublin Photo Competition Jury to be announced.

To submit:
Upload your images to Open House Dublin’s page on Yelp, Twitter and Instagram and include the hashtag #openhousedublin

Upload max 3 photos anytime over the weekend and up to and until October 27 2015.

The top photographs will be selected by a panel jury, with the winner announced on Friday 6 November.

Closing date for entries: midnight October 27, 2015