The Cervantes Institute in Alexandria, Egypt’s second largest city, has organised a photography competition to capture the mosques and shrines of Andalusian sheikhs who lived and died in the historic city.
In cooperation with the Camera Club of the Alexandria Atelier, the competition was open to anyone over the age of 18 and who is a fan of photography.
The deadline for receiving works was on 20 May, with the best photo award to be given a grant to learn Spanish at the Cervantes Institute in Alexandria until 31 August 2021.
The mosques and shrines include the Mosques of Abu El-Abbas El-Morsy, Sidi Yakout El-Aarsh, Abu Bakr El-Tartushi, Mohamed El-Shatby, and Sidi Gaber El-Ansari.
Participants in the competition must submit photos of these places located in separate areas of Alexandria.
The competition will have a jury committee to select the winning photos, in addition to the best photo to be displayed in an online exhibition.
The jury committee is composed of: Javier Ruiz Sierra, Director of the Cervantes Institutes in Egypt; Ibrahim Abdel-Moneim Salama, Professor of History and Islamic Civilisation at Alexandria University’s Faculty of Arts; Mohamed Fawzy Ali, Director of the Camera Club at Alexandria Atelier; and Safaa Ragab, secretary of the jury from Cervantes Institute in Alexandria.
Each participant can submit a maximum of three photos, with works to be submitted in JPG format. They should be a maximum of 2 MB in size, and contain no marks or signatures.#
The competition comes as part a series of cultural activities organised by the Cervantes Institute in Alexandria, during which it seeks to shed light on Andalusian history.