First Competition in Fine Arts and Photography in Solidaridad
In support of the artists and the cultural growth of the community, the Office of Culture (headed by Luis López Vargas) invites local artists to participate in the first Fine Arts and Photography competition. This ceremony will take place in October, and will have the categories of painting, video, sculpture, and photography.
The objective of this first competition is to recognize and promote art and culture in Solidaridad, with the prizes being awarded through CONACULTA, and making this an important destination for local and foreign artists.
This competition is open to painters, sculptors, film makers, and photographers with the ability to prove their residence in Solidaridad. The competition is another way to recognize and support local art while integrating factors like social and multicultural cohesion.
The works will be judged by a jury that will consider points like originality, technique, and esthetics. Participants, in addition to receiving a certificate of recognition, will be competing for cash prizes in the sum of $20,000 MXN for first prize, $15,000 MXN for second prize, and $10,000 MXN for third prize in each category.
Those who wish to participate should send an email to the Office of Culture at difusionculturasol@gmail. com and ask for the contest guidelines. In order to make their entry official, applicants must turn in their entry before September 30 at the Municipal Culture Office, located in the Playa del Carmen Cultural Center.
The winning entries will form part of a special exhibition, which will be inaugurated on the day the prizes are awarded in the gallery and stage of the Playa del Carmen Theatre.
As the local authorities have a commitment to supporting culture, they are working hand in hand with the artists helping to enrich the community and motivate future generations in Playa del Carmen to dedicate themselves to art.