Foto Friday – ISRAEL21c photo competition

February 15, 2013 - 10:43 PM by

Show us the Israel you love is a photo competition being held by ISRAEL21c, the parent site of Israelity. The contest, which opened this week on Facebook, invites anyone who loves Israel to submit photos expressing that feeling: images of fun in Israel, happy times with friends or family, things that make you laugh, crazy stunts seen or done, or beautiful things spotted.

The best shots will be featured on ISRAEL21c and will be included in a special movie to celebrate Israel’s 65th birthday in April.

There are prizes as well: a Mini iPad, a $100 Amazon Gift Card and $50 Amazon Gift Card.

The contest is open to persons 13 years of age and older from Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Israel, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States. More details are available on the ISRAEL21c Photo Contest page on Facebook, where all the entries are also on view.

Today, we present a few of the entries. To be clear, these are entrants, not winners, as the contest is still ongoing. Their presentation in this article is not an endorsement. I am not a judge in the contest nor am I involved in any way in the judging process.

Also, in the interests of full disclosure: I entered a photo in the contest not because I am eligible to win (I am not) but to make sure that the upload mechanism was easy to manage. Which it is. So, no excuses! Enter today!

The first photo to be submitted: Israeli rocker Berry Sakharof doing what he does best…

Israel21c-photo-contest-1Berry Sakharof acoustic jam session. Photo by Ben Jacobson

There are professional submissions like this one by Rick Blumsack (who’s been featured in Foto Friday) of a painter at work in Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehudah market…

Israel21c-photo-contest-4Art in the Shuk. Photo Rick Blumsack

Contributions from talented non-pros…

Israel21c-photo-contest-2Slip sliding at Philip Farm. Photo by Viva Levy-Press

Amazing futuristic images…

Israel21c-photo-contest-3Marina Herzliya port. Photo by Jasmina Mitrovic

Historic snapshots, like this one of Israel’s first Prime Minister Ben Gurion and wife Paula.

Israel21c-photo-contest-5Ben Gurion and wife Paula. Photo by Naomi Kayne

Images the capture the Israeli experience with a touch of humor…

Israel21c-photo-contest-6Sights On The Beach. Photo by Lori Gauthier

And “it could only happen here” shots. If you know Israel, you know whether the city is old, new or ancient, there are street cats everywhere. Or, as it turns out, almost everywhere…

Israel21c-photo-contest-7The only cat we saw at Masada. Photo by Laura Brodie

The contest’s closing date is February 25, so there’s still plenty of time to get your own submissions in. For more details visit the ISRAEL21c Facebook page.

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