Unprecedented international success for KMFT!

The creative members of the Hungarian Photographic Society of the Carpathian Basin (KMFT) were very successful in the first international photo competition entitled Carpets, Wine and Joy of Life. The international competition, organised by the Euro Foto Art International Association (NEFANE) in Oradea, was attended by prestigious photographers from Asia, the United States and several European countries.

The competition, organised under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), which is recognised by UNESCO, attracted more than 300 entries. Of these, 144 entries have been accepted by the jury and will be exhibited in the EFA Exhibition Centre Matei Stegerean, Lajos Mezey and István Vilidár Galleries in Building E of the Castle until 2 November 2023. The exhibited works can also be viewed on the website of the International Association: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-events/09/

Among the accepted works are 43 entries from KMFT’s creative members, making up one haramada of the accepted works!

Exhibitors include: Ótos András (SRB) 8 alkotása, Hős Norbert (SRB) szerző 6 alkotása. Dr Vegera Melinda (HU) és Szabó Géza (RO) 5 – 5  fotóval, míg Morvay Szabó Edina (RO), Erdélyi Olívia (SRB) és Bánházi Gyöngyi (RO) 4 – 4 alkotással van jelen. Két-két alkotását fogadta el a zsűri Dobán Dorinának (UA), Mirkov Erikának (SRB) és Csíki Jánosnak (RO). Egy alkotásával van jelen Úri Erika (SRB). The jury awarded two members of the KMFT, Dorina Dobán from Transcarpathia and Géza Szabó from Partium, with two Károly Szathmári Pap plaques. The two main prizes were won by photographers from the South of the region, more precisely Norbert Hős from Subotica won the second prize (200 euro cash prize), while the 300 euro main prize went to András Ótos from Novi Sad! István Tóth Tóth, AFIAP, ESFIAP and KMFT vice-president and NEFANE president, president of the organizing committee, clarified the following to our website: I was very pleased that the two members of the jury were among the first to vote for the submitted pictures and the prizes! I had omitted to vote first, as I wanted to avoid any misunderstanding. I was also very happy about the success of KMFT, especially because all but one of the authors and award-winning photographers are my students! The opening ceremony of the international exhibition and the awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, 8 October 2023 at 6 pm at the Centre for the Culture and Civilisation of Taste in the Medieval Castle of Oradea, Building I. The International Exhibition of Carpets, Wine and the Joy of Life and the presentation of the Transcarpathian Awards will take place on Thursday 19 October 2023 at 14:00 at the FIAP Exhibition Centre in the Medieval Castle in Uzhhorod, with the participation of photographers from the Parthian and Transcarpathian regions. Both openings will be broadcast live on the KMFT website: https://www.facebook.com/kmft.hu

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