December 2, 2021

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Over 700 photos entered the Go and Take contest

Preshov, November 18 (TASR) – A total of 742 photos were entered into the ninth year of the Go and Photo photography competition. The jury chose the best in the individual categories. The public can vote for the best shot until December 5th. This was reported to TASR by František Baláž from the Regional Organization (KOCR) Northeast Slovakia.

This year, photographers can compete in six categories – Nature, Culture, Traditions, History, Sports, Leisure, Black and White, People & Regions, and Architecture.

According to Balay, the photographs that received a special title deserve special attention. In the ninth year of Go and Take a Picture, the jury decided the grand prize for Dávid Ilkovi’s The Way Home. It was created last year on Branesco Hill and took over the Spich Castle.

The prize for the chairman of the jury went to the film Janske ohne, which was shot by Matúš Maťufka. KOCR Northeast Slovakia has also decided for the second time to award the KOCR Prize, which goes to photographer Martin Botek for Rest under the Milky Way.

“The ninth year of Go and Take brought a number of high-quality shots that deserved an award. A professional jury selected the best of them, to evaluate not only the visual aspect, but also the idea, concept, space, or difficulty of capturing the image,” said KOCR Northeast CEO. Slovakian Martin Januschko.

The last category announced will be the “General Award”. The profile of Northeast Slovakia on the social network is voted on until December 5.

The winning photos were selected by a professional jury, whose permanent head is Prešov photographer Ján Štovka. This year he sought help from his colleagues Martin Kristinka and Marin Koric. Peter Bi – the first officer and hitmaker for the Peter Bi Project group – added to his jury.

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“This year has also proven that the Prešov region is the most photographed region in Slovakia. I am very happy that this competition motivates people to visit different corners of our region. We have been awarded the main prize for the grand prize of the picture “The Way Home” They always love to come home or just visit our region , ” Štovka approached.

In addition to the winners, the jury also chose the films included in the honors category. The Go and Foam Gallery will be compiled from these as well as from the winning photos. The opening date has been tentatively set for Thursday, December 9, at the Jonáš Zábourský Theater in Prešov.