February 13, 2017

Penn IUR and Perry World House Announce Photo Contest on Urbanization and Migration

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – February 13, 2017 – The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR), in collaboration with Perry World House (PWH), is pleased to announce its annual photo contest. This year’s theme focuses on the topic of urbanization and migration.

The contest aims to highlight the research theme of this year’s PWH conference, “Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration, and Demography.” For this contest, we ask participants to submit images that relate to the themes of urbanization and migration, and examine the relationships between urbanization, migration, and marginalization.

Submissions will be accepted February 13- April 5, 2017.

The contest is open to the public, and submissions will be judged by a panel of urban experts. Winners will be announced on April 21 at the “Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration and Demography” conference, to be held at the University of Pennsylvania. 

To enter, participants should text their image to Penn IUR (@PennIUR), and include a short description of the photo, as well as the date and location that the photo was taken, and the hashtag #IURPhotoComp. For those who do not use social media, submissions can be emailed to penniur@pobox.upenn.edu.

For additional information, visit http://www.penniur.upenn.edu.

Please direct any questions to Deborah Lang at dlang@upenn.edu or 215.880.2372, or to Laura Barron at lbarron@upenn.edu or 215.573.8386.



Media Contact:

Deborah Lang
Communications Director

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