The Eye of Culture photography competition, resulting from the cooperation between the City of Rijeka Department of Culture and Fotoklub Rijeka (Rijeka Photography Club), was organised on the occasion of the City of Rijeka’s candidacy for the European Capital of Culture 2020. The set themes of the Eye of Culture competition comprise the concept of Rijeka’s candidacy: port, water, work, and diversity.
The intention of the competition was to animate the widest possible audience to interpret culture and what they perceive as culture with photography. It was opened from 18 June to 14 October 2014 and published on the official website of Fotoklub Rijeka, of the website of Rijeka – candidate city for the European Capital of Culture 2020 – and the Facebook page Rijeka – kandidat za EPK 2020 (Rijeka – candidate for European Capital of Culture 2020).
The exhibition was opened from 30 October to 10 November, when prizes were given to the best authors, as well as the audience, who voted for the best photographs in the Principij gallery and by following this link at the Facebook page of the City of Rijeka’s candidacy for the European Capital of Culture.
According to the assessment of the expert jury consisting of Iva Prosoli, Plamena Šarlija and Borislav Božić, the winner of the competition is Zvonko Radičanin, while the second prize was won by Dario Jurjević, and the third by Ivan Kosić. A total of 564 photographs by 71 authors applied, and the best 43 photographs by 26 authors were presented in the exhibition.