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Play is the rocket fuel for children’s development and learning, yet many urban environments lack a city-wide strategy and opportunities to play.


Are you ready to share the state of play in your city? PlacemakingX is looking for professional and amateur photographers around the world to capture play in cities. 


The Real Play City Challenge Photography contest is open to photographers around the world who are 18+ years old.


Publish your picture on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags: #RealPlayCityChallenge and #Amateur


If selected as a winner you will be notified and you have 48 hours to accept the prize, the terms & conditions, and send the consent form(s).

  1. The photograph must be yours, original, previously unpublished work and not feature or focus on any material owned or controlled by third parties. 

  2. Your photograph must capture play in cities. Show us playful environments: How the built environment influences children’s development and fosters interaction between children and caregivers.

  3. You will hold all copyrights and intellectual property on your work and grant PlacemakingX and its affiliates and partners a  royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use it as listed in the terms & conditions of this contest.

  4. We strongly advise not to show children's faces in the photograph. If you do so, please make sure you have the required authorization as you will need to fill in a consent form when selected as a winner.

  5. Don’t forget to accept your prize and comply with the conditions for the awarding within 48 hours after being notified as a winner. Transfer costs are included in the prize.



  • Opportunity to show the photograph as part of the                  Real Play City Challenge digital gallery. 

  • Include the photograph as part of the communication       material for the Real Play City Challenge, reaching an international audience

  • Link to your portfolio or Instagram account

Timeline for the contest

A monetary value will be individually awarded as follows: 

1st Prize: €300

2nd Prize: €200

3rd Prize: €100

Contest launch                                        17  AUG  2020

Close submissions                                 31  AUG  2020 / 23:59 CET

Winners announcement                        07  SEP 2020



Photography contest                                                      AMATEUR

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