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The Basque Places of Idaho Photo Contest

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Call for Entries

Boise State University’s Basque Studies Program welcomes participation in this photo contest. It is open to all Boise State
University and Idaho high school students to capture the Basques in Idaho through the lens of the camera.

About the Contest

Idaho treasures its rich history of Basque migrants, who for over a century have been part of communities statewide. “The Basque Places of Idaho” photo contest will be an academic and artistic cultural journey for students. It is an educational opportunity for students to analyze “landscapes” through the lens of the Basques. Through these photos, we will learn how places of cultural diversity can evoke “Sense of Place,” and how those places can be a bridge to better understanding the value of ethnic diversity in our local communities.

This photo contest is your chance to visually capture cultural diversity through place, language, and people: literally, through the lens of the Basques!

Entry Deadline: October 20, 2019, by Midnight


A professional panel of jurists will judge entries. Prizes awarded to winning photographers!

Prize Categories:
  • Best in Show
  • 2nd Place (All categories)
  • 3rd Place (All categories)
  • Best Black and White
  • Best Color
  • Best Collage
  • Best Cultural Diversity/Identity Statement
  • Best University Entry
  • Best High School Entry


December 1 through 15, 2019
Winning photographs on display at the SUB Fine Arts Gallery


December 3, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Join us at the SUB Fine Arts Gallery


Entries must be submitted using the form below to Boise State University NO LATER THAN midnight, October 20th, 2019. No entry will be accepted without fully completed Photo Release Form. 

• Any camera (smartphone OK)
• Still photography only
• 300 dpi minimum
• Landscape/horizontal orientation only.
• JPG, TIFF, EPS or PDF files only
• Categories: Black and White, Color, Collage
** Text is acceptable on photos
• Places: Must have a connection to Basques in Idaho

To enter the contest, please complete this form no later than midnight, October 20th, 2019. 

Examples: homes, businesses, civic buildings, street signs, sidewalks, places of recreation, cemeteries, churches, landscapes with Basque impact (such as sheep camps), festivals, places with Basque words

Note: If submitting a photo featuring a child under the age of 18, please be sure that their guardian completes a photo release form. No photos featuring political content or family portraits will be accepted.

CONTEST SPONSOR: Boise State University Basque Studies, Department of World Languages
BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY PARTNERS: College of Arts and Sciences, Departments of World Languages, History & English, Global Studies, Idaho Film Collection
BASQUE ORGANIZATION PARTNERS:  Etxepare Basque Institute; Basque Museum & Cultural Center; The Basque Market; Epi’s Basque Restaurant; Euzkaldunak Basque Center