The photo competition entitled “View from the Window”, organized under the patronage of Józef Robakowski, aroused the interest of artists from around the world. In total, almost 500 applications were received from 53 countries such as: Saudi Arabia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Chechnya, United Arab Emirates, France, France, Ghana, Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Hong Congo, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Lithuania, Latvia, Malaysia, Morocco, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Germany, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Syria, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, Hungary, UK, Italy.

We would like to thank all participants of the competition!

Due to the very high level of submitted works, the jury deliberated longer than expected, considering each of the submitted proposals. Ultimately, 54 projects were selected for the competition exhibition – single photos and photo series.

The jury decided to award more than one prize and additionally to honor two works in an honorary manner:

  • Main Prize (Grand Prix of the competition): Saida Guseynov (Astrahan, Russia) for a series of photos entitled: “Meet the neighbors” (work completed in June 2020)
  • 2nd Prize: Romaine Iskaria (Brussels, Belgium) for the series of photos entitled “The Confines” (June 1, 2020)
  • 3rd Prize: Dorota Nowak (Poland) for the photo “Windows” (June 2020)
  • Honorary mention: Elena Efeoglou (Thessaloniki, Greece) for the series of photos entitled “There is always a possibility of someone watching” (2020)
  • Honorable Mention: Manon Weiser (France) for the photo “Nuages” (2020)
  • Audience Award: Muhammad Amdad (Chittagong, Bangladesh), for the photo “Captive Life” (2020) 

Congratulations to the winners and honored artists!

Main Prize (Grand Prix of the competition)

Saida Guseynova, Meet the neighbors, 2020 Astrahan, Russia

2nd Prize

Romaine Iskaria, The Confines, 2020 Brussels, Belgium

3rd Prize

Dorota Nowak, Okna, 2020 Poland

Honorary mention

Elena Efeoglou, There is always a possibility of someone watching, 2020 Thessaloniki, Greece

Honorary mention

Manon Weiser, Nuages, 2020 France

Audience Award

Muhammad Amdad, Captive Life, 2020 Chittagong, Bangladesh

Alexandre Ismail, Déjà, 2020 Ixelles, Belgium

Ali Bagheri, A friend in need is a friend indeed, 2020 Mahallat, Iran

Alicja Wręblewska, Tian, 2020 Poland

Amelie Laurence Fortin, A Ray of Light in Warsaw, 1904-2020 Canada

Anna Lem, 8 dzień tygodnia, 2020 Kraków, Poland

Bai Liang Chen, Essential goods, 2020 Heilongjiang, China

Barun Rajgaria, Graveyard – Broken Glass, 2020 Purulia, India

Boglarka Szalma, Kelebia, 2020 Zeist, Netherlands, Hungary

Christian Henninger, Bus Study, 2020 Vienna, Austria

Christian Henninger, Instrusion, 2020 Vienna, Austria

Daniel Dąbrowski, Myślisz jeszcze, że myślisz, 2020 Poznań, Poland

Dariush Nehdaran, Surrealism From Life of Shadows, 2020 Walnut Creek, California, USA

Dariush Nehdaran, The Decisive Moment – From My friend, 2020 Walnut Creek, California, USA

Daryna Duta, Hope, 2020 Figueira da Foz, Portugal

Daryna Duta, Isolation, 2020 Figueira da Foz, Portugal

Debarchan Chatterjee, Isolated thoughts, 2020 Kalkuta, Zachodni Bengal, India

Eleonora Roaro, Windows, 2020 Italy, Milan

Elsa Gervais, Rāunion, 2020 Fontenay Sur Mer, France

Fan Li, Under my balcony, 2020 Saint Cloud, France

Franciszek Szyman, Rozklejenie, 2020 Klaudyn, Polnad

Haide Costa, Almost Unreal, 2020 Barcelona, Spain

Hans Wang, The window of the journey, 2020 Beijing, China

Iqro Rinaldi Saparin, The Silentness, 2020 South Jakarta

Jerzy Hejnowicz, Sunny day, 2020 Poznań, Poland

Julka Kołodziejczyk, Pierwsze ciepłe dni, 2020 Poznań, Poland

Kai Huang, Windows, 2020 China

Kelly Russo, Seen in my Neighborhood, 2020 Bowling Green, USA

Kinga Kosmalska, Wewnątrz, Poland

Luciana Merino, Untitled, 2020 Lima, Peru

Luigi DAponte, Dedicate me your spaces and this immense blue, 2019 Italy, Neapol

Luigi DAponte, Beyond the bars, Life however, 2019 Italy, Neapol

Majid Bazael, Untitled, 2020 Shiraz, Iran

Martin Zellerhoff, Untitled, Leipzigerstrasse, Berlin, Germany

Mary Budanova, Life on the contrary, Volzsky, Region Woągogradu, 2020 Russia

Matveenko Andrey, Russia, Vladivostok, Family, values, 2020

Michał Jaszkowski, Obrazy przechwycone – jak patrzeć na jabłko, 2020 Poznań, Poland

Mohammad Saiful Islam, Quarantained in 185 meters ship open sea, 2020 Malaysia

Muhammad Amdad, Captive Life2020 Chittagong, Bangladesh

Natalia Oreshina, Long day, 2020 Sankt Petersburg, Russia

Peter Hilden, Stay at home, 2020 Hamburg, Germany

Pozhilova Olga, 2020 Russia

Sofiia Egorova, First Snow, 2018 Sankt Petersburg, Russia

Tadeusz Korach, Za zamkniętym oknem, 2020

Vincenzo Fareza, The Window From The Window In The Window, 2020 Rome, Italy

Vincenzo Fareza, Vertigo, 2020 Rome, Italy

Weng Peiran, Freedom Hebi Henan Province, 2020

Zack LeBeau, Privileges, 2020 Bogota, Columbia

Zhang Meng, Brak okna poza oknem – rekordy poziomu morza, 2020 Lingshui Hainan, China


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