That the Brabantsedag is a photogenic event is obvious: There are thousands of pictures of the largest theater parade of the year. The Brabantsedag Foundation has its own photo team that captures the necessary moments on film, but also the audience that comes to watch the parade on the last Sunday of August likes to indulge in making a beautiful picture.
The Brabantsedag Foundation is very curious about all those beautiful pictures from the public so this year we have a Brabantsedag photo contest. After the Brabantsedag, this year on Sunday, August 28, send your best photo via brabantsedag.nl/fotowedstrijd
Deadline for that is September 16, 2022. After that, the photos will be judged by the two professional photographers Astrid Huis and Rob Engelaar.
Astrid Huis is a freelance photographer from Heeze. She has specialized in portrait photography and documentary photo series. Her work is (internationally) published and exhibited. Her photos appeared in the ED, Trouw, Financieel Dagblad, RTL news and De Wereld Draait Door, among others. Astrid has also been a photographer for the Brabantsedag and has made a portrait series of the wagon builders.
Rob Engelaar is also a freelance photojournalist based in Mierlo, Brabant. He works as a photographer for ANP and other media. Besides photographing, Rob is also a regular reader, picture editor and has been a guest judge in the popular TV program Het Perfecte Plaatje. Rob has won several awards at the Canon Silver Camera.
After the judging, Stichting Brabantsedag will announce which photos are the most special, beautiful, photogenic, unique, recognizable and/or impressive. The three winners will receive a dinner voucher for 50 euros at Tapperij de Zwaan in Heeze, the birthplace of the Brabantsedag.
It is important to note that no one is allowed to enter the parade route, not even photographers. This is only permitted to a number of our own Brabantsedag photographers, recognizable by their Brabantsedag attire. To ensure the safety of the acting float builders in the parade and the watching public, it is therefore not allowed to set foot on the parade route, not even to take that one beautiful picture.