The big day is here! Are you ready to vote for your favourite photo? A little more than two months after the announcement of the Museum’s ‘Become a Fauvist’ competition, organized by our official Flickr community group to coincide with the Kees van Dongen exhibition, the time has come to start the vote.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and participation, because we’re delighted to say that your response to the competition was extraordinary – so extraordinary that we had to extend it by an extra week! You sent in almost 300 photos to our first-ever competition on Flickr, with the theme of ‘Become a Fauvist’. The basic idea was that the colours should be the dominant element in the photograph, and that you should experiment, using your imagination and creativity to pay a small personal tribute to Fauve art.
In the first place, we want to congratulate all of you who took part – the quality of your pictures deserves the highest praise, as you can see below:
We also want to thank all of you who helped publicize the competition by way of platforms such as the urban agenda website (waaau) and the digital magazine esrecfotografia. And a special mention must go to Cinema en curs for sending us a sample of pictures from the experimental project ‘The Colours of Our Environment’ being carried out by students from 14 schools around Catalonia: taking their inspiration from the work of a number of photographers-Pablo Picasso among them-they have been exploring the colours of their town or neighbourhood through the medium of photography.
How to vote:
As mentioned in the rules, a selection of the competition entries will be posted on the Museu Picasso website and each of the five winners will receive a Museu Picasso Member’s Card. What’s more, we have also set up a blog so that all of you internet users can vote for your favourites: you can vote for up to three entries to decide on the People’s Jury winner!
Remember, Sunday, 25 October is the last day of voting. Pass it on!