Due Date: April 18, 2019

The Penn Institute for Urban Research Study welcomes you to take part in an image contest on the style of metropolitan informality. In specific, they have an interest in images that record the manner ins which individuals in metropolitan locations develop or utilize casual systems to endure and grow. Images may highlight one or numerous elements of informality– in real estate, work, transport, food production, education– or any other aspect or elements of metropolitan life.

Informality is financial or social activity that occurs beyond officially managed structures. Such activities are not always prohibited, though they might be. Some merely exist beyond the structure of an offered nation’s codified laws.

While informality is typically talked about in the context of establishing nations as in uncontrolled labor markets, small companies, subsistence farming or shanty town houses, it likewise runs on the planet’s wealthiest and most industrialized nations. In the U.S. for instance, unlicensed food trucks or street suppliers are common on some city streets, and property owners hold furnishings sales in their front lawns. They invite images that record informality in any of its numerous kinds, and from any corner of the world.


  • 1st location winner gets $200;-LRB- ***************).
  • Runners up will get $50 each.

Winners will be revealed on April 24 at the occasion “Why Cities? Roundtable on Informality as a Way Of Living: Obstacles to Sustainable Urban Advancement” at the University of Pennsylvania.


  • The contest is open to the general public, consisting of all trainees;-LRB- ***************).
  • Applicants can be from throughout the world.


To get in, tweet your image to Penn IUR (@PennIUR). Consist of a brief description of the image, the date and place of image, and the hashtag #IURPhotoComp. (If you do not utilize social networks, email your submission to [email protected])

For more inforamtion, go to Penn Institute for Urban Research Study Image Contest

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