Hello everyone and welcome to our website.
This year, Faces will not be hosting a photo/video contest due to the size and popularity of the event. We have grown so large in terms of number of entries and hits to our site that has required us to restructure, rebuild and form alliances to continue the quality and service needed to keep the contest operating at a high level. Over the coming weeks and months we will be rebuilding the site in ways that make it more interactive such as larger galleries, social media and content. We are looking to form alliances with various arts organizations, businesses and schools in hopes of creating an open source platform for people to share their photos/videos, content and media with each other as well as the community. If you have ideas or would like to participate in helping brainstorm and envision ways to make the site more innovative and interactive we would love to hear from you. You can leave a comment below or shoot us an email.
At the end of year # 8 Faces of Evanston had over 250 photos submitted, almost doubled from the prior year.
2)The traffic to the site had reached a pace greater then most business and arts organization in Evanston which is remarkable for a site only active for 1/2 the year.
3) Participation from students, businesses, visitors both national and international are driving the site to its all time high with regards to entries and website hits
4) We have tshirts, cups and water bottles that have been designed by last years interns
What our wish list is for next year?
1) A marketing committee
2) A Curator to manage the content
3) A technology team team that helps with innovation for the website
4) A social media team
5) A finance committee
Our long term vision is to have a “Faces of Chicago”, “Faces of America”,” Faces of Africa”, etc. Through photos and videos we hope to link communities and people through the talent and creativity of everyday people who want to share the beauty of their community in hopes of creating links that bind us all as one human race.
Dr. Stamata Blanas
Chairperson Faces of Evanston