Call for entries: Ava 2021 Best Visual Ethnographic Material Award

AGENET, AAGE and VANEASA are inviting anthropological works which address the issues surrounding aging and the life course, through the employment of visual methods in creative ways, offering new modes of engagement and understanding. The jury will award up to 600 EUR in prize money for the most esteemed entries.

Submissions should be made before 23:59, September 6th 2021

Aims and Eligibility

EASA’s Age and Generations Network (AGENET) and the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology and the Life Course (AAGE) are dedicated to exploring age, the life course and generations as sites of social experimentation. In collaboration with the EASA’s Visual Anthropology Network (VANEASA), we are inviting anthropological works which through the employment of visual methods address the issues surrounding aging and the life course in creative ways, offering new modes of engagement and understanding.

The best submitted works will be presented during AGENET slow online conference in the autumn 2021, and mentioned on AGENET, VANEASA and AAGE communication platforms. The authors of the best submitted works may be asked to participate in the conference Q&A sessions and related panels.

There is no entry fee.

Applicants: You do not have to be an AGENET, VANEASA or AAGE member to apply. The eligible works must connect to the anthropological concerns about aging, the life course, care and/or (inter) generational issues. They must be created through the employment of visual methods (e.g., audiovisual material, drawings, graphics, photography, visual digital works, interactive applications, exhibition designs).

Non-English language productions should be submitted with English subtitles (for videos) or appendix with an appropriate translation (for other types of entries). The submitted material must have been produced between 2018 and 2021. Both students and professionals are encouraged to apply! The jury will be comprised of visual anthropologists and anthropologists of aging and the life course. The jury reserves the right to determine each entry’s eligibility.

How to Submit your Work

Submissions should be made before 23:59, September 6th to ava2021award@gmail.com.

In case of large files, the applicants can either send an online link to the page on which their video or other material is uploaded (with password if needed) or send the material through https://wetransfer.com/ or Google Drive.

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