International photography contest of sacred natural sites in Estonia
An international photography contest dedicated to natural sacred sites aims to commemorate the cultural and natural heritages of traditional sacred natural sites, to record their current state, as well as to encourage people to visit and care for the sacred sites.
Held for its ninth year, the contest focuses on natural (not built) sacred sites: sacred groves and hills, water bodies, trees, stones and other natural objects where our ancestors used to pray, heal, sacrifice, commune, foretell and perform other rituals.
Winners will be awarded in the conference hall of the new Estonian National Museum building in Tartu on 3 December 2016.
The Sacred Groves Photography Contest is organised by Hiite Maja Foundation, Maavalla Koda and University of Tartu Centre of Sacred Natural Sites.
Estonia has about 800 known sacred groves of a noteworthy size, as well as several thousand sacred trees, stones, springs and hundreds of cross-trees.
Photos can be submitted to the contest until 31 October 2016 at.
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