PHOCOS (Photo Contest Of SUN)

Civilization has its own meaning when it is interchanged rather than clashed. PHOCOS is a “Photo Contest Of SUN” and SUN continues to build on a legacy that connects people through cultural activities like PHOCOS.

PHOCOS aims to, through the medium of photograph, share "the Beauty of Diversity" existing along the Silk Road and to let people around the world realize how important and valuable it is to preserve and respect each indigenous culture by showcasing "Mutual Understanding" among the members of SUN. It’ll be a great honor of SUN if this event can be a starting point so that SUN could possibly form a never-failing source of realizing the peace of Silk Road area and the richness of mankind. We hope to make PHOCOS an annual event showcasing works by amateurs on different themes each year.

The comprehensive procedures for PHOCOS are progressed in this way. First, after receiving photos from applicants from all over the world, they are evaluated by people who are expert in photos. Second, the winner’s works are made into a brochure and it is shared by all over the world. PHOCOS marks the 5th anniversary in 2020 since 2016. In every General Assembly, It exhibits the works of winners and awards ceremony for PHOCOS.

PHOCOS 2021
The 6th PHOTO Contest 2021 of SUN

Detailed Schedule
Submission Due
April 30, 2021
Result Announcement
June 1, 2021
Award Ceremony
During 7th General Assembly of SUN to be held at National University of Mongolia, in 2021. (The venue may be changed by circumstances and the specific date will be announced.)
Theme
Colors of the Silk Roads
Eligibility
  • Students from members of the Silk-road Universities Network (SUN)
  • Nonmembers of universities of SUN are eligible for application, but no additional other than certificates will be given.
Basic rules & Regulations
Each participant is to submit up to 5 works with the entry form available on the website of SUN
Prize & Privilege
Common privilege
All of the award-winning photos will be published in a booklet and displayed in the exhibition during the Gerneral Assembly as well as at the digital exhibition gallery in the website of SUN for a year.
*The prize may be adjusted accordingly in case of insufficiency of fund and extension of COVID-19.
Grand prize - 1 Awardee
A Round-Trip Ticket to the Venue of the 7th General Assembly with accommodation in addition to a certificate of merit.
Excellence award - 2 Awardees
Accommodation in addition to a certificate of merit.
Special Selection - 5 Awardees
Certificate of merit.
Selection - 10 Awardees
Certificate of merit.
How to apply
  • Fill out the application form available on the website of SUN (www.sun-silkroadia.org) and Email it along with your work to sunofficialphocos@gmail.com
  • Name of the work file should be the following.
    name_name of the work_nationality
  • Example
    Jiwon Lee_Mother_Republic of Korea

* If you do not write the name of the file like above, you may get a disadvantage in evaluation

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Official Website of SUN
http://www.sun-silkroadia.org/

History of PHOCOS

PHOCOS 2019

Elaha Sahel, Iran
Herat University

The number of countries and cities 15 cities in 12 countries
The number of universities 18 universities
The number of participants 60
The number of pieces 217
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PHOCOS 2018

Ksenia Varegina, Russia
Moscow State Linguistic University

The number of countries and cities 13 cities in 11 countries
The number of universities 13 universities
The number of participants 26
The number of pieces 102
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PHOCOS 2017

Aliashar Heydari, from Tehran, Iran
Allameh Tabataba’I University

The number of countries and cities 14 cities in 12 countries
The number of universities 17 universities
The number of participants 58
The number of pieces 224
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PHOCOS 2016

Benjamin Ong Jia Ming from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
University of Malaya

The number of countries and cities 23 cities in 9 countries
The number of universities 46 universities
The number of participants 53
The number of pieces 163
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