International Photo Day Contest

International Photo Day Contest

"A Day Together"

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sarasota, USA ~ Vladimir, Russia

Vladimir has 20 sister cities in 12 countries all around the world. Our mutual cooperation is about being real friends, so let us start small and tell each other about ourselves using photographs.

We are sure that this International Photo Day project will take us all a step forward in our cooperation. As we say in Russia: “It is better to see once than to hear a hundred times.” Well, let us show each other how we look!

Everyone is welcome to this project: amateurs and professional photographers! We do hope that you'll find it interesting to take a camera, capture a special scene, and email the photos to us. And you'll have just one day for doing it – July 13, 2012

In keeping with the natural rhythm of the day, we suggest our sister cities (from East to West) use their appointed hours for photographing.


There should be images of people in the photos

Photos have to express the rhythm of the city, to show some scenes of daily living in the city and of its citizens

Submit photographs in raw image format 

Each photographer should submit not less than 5 photos

Attach a one-page document that includes the name of the photographer (you), the name of your city, the time each photo was taken, and some descriptive words about each image.

Please email your submissions to: and copy to

Deadline is July 19, 2012

All photos chosen by the contest committee will be published in a special edition of our Vladimir city magazine, “The Mirror,” this August 2012. Each artist will receive this edition as a gift. This September, we will exhibit all the submitted photographs during our Annual “City Days” Celebration, attended by our sister city delegations. 

Organized by International department, Vladimir City Administration.