11th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest

 

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Winners coming soon...


 

Announcing the 10th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest - a popular international event mobilizing amateur and professional photographers to share their photos for charitable and educational use.


Announcing the 11th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest - an international standard for recognizing amateur and professional photographers that share photos for charitable and educational use.

 

The 11th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest has a top prize of $1,000 USD. Deadline for Entries: April 8th, 2016. Entries are accepted through Photoshare's Upload Photos submission form.  [Note: If you already have an account just click on the Upload Photos button in the header to access the submission form.]

Photoshare's 11th Annual Photo Contest features the HIFA (Healthcare Information For All) Photography Award, spotlighting the critical role of Healthcare Providers. The contest leverages HIFA as a key partner to further expand Photoshare's reach and impact among health professionals working to improve the availability and use of healthcare information in developing countries. Learn more about HIFA at: www.hifa.org.

In addition to cash prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, participants submitting entries to the featured Healthcare Providers category are also eligible for an additional cash prize, the HIFA Photography Award, sponsored by Healthcare Information For All. Best of Show images will be selected based on topic relevancy and technical execution by a panel of independent judges. Contest winners and finalist will be showcased on Photoshare and hosted on a number of other medium-to-high-impact virtual venues. 

In addition, this year continues the Photoshare award series for Global Families. The award will focus attention each year on an important component of healthy, prosperous families in countries around the world. The year's focus will be on Parents and Households--images of couples and caregivers with their children, including photos of homes and family life that highlight the importance of healthy families and local development initiatives.  

The 11th Annual 2015 Photoshare Photo Contest is brought to you by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, a USAID funded project at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), in partnership with FHI 360, IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a global campaign administered by the Global Healthcare Information Network.

NOTES:

  • Click on the Upload Photos button in the header to access the submission form
  • There is no limit to the number of photos a participant can submit--images should be relevant to the contest category
  • The contest is FREE to enter
  • Deadline for Entries: April 8th, 2016
  • Contest entries help grow the Photoshare collection; learn how your images improve health and save lives.
  • Winners Announced: May 5th, 2016

Categories

This year’s contest features 10 categories and 1 topic series award covering a broad range of global public health and development topics.

Contest categories include:  See Category Examples Below

 

  • Healthcare Providers (Featured Category: HIFA Photography Award)
  • Family Planning and Reproductive Health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Malaria
  • Environment
  • Agriculture and Economic Development
  • Democracy and Governance
  • Humanitarian and Disaster Relief
  • mHealth and Communications Technology
  • Global Health and Human Interest (open subject)

 

Photoshare Award Series: Global Families

  • Global Families: Parents and Households

Entries are accepted through Photoshare's Upload Photos submission form.  Please be certain to select the appropriate contest category for each submission.

 


Prizes

Cash prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Best of Show winners. Participants submitting entries to the featured Healthcare Providers category are also eligible for an additional cash prize, the HIFA Photography Award.

Best of Show  (See previous Photoshare Contest Winners)

1st place -selected from all contest submissions

·         $1000 cash prize and certificate

2nd place -selected from all contest submissions

·         $500 cash prize and certificate

3rd place -selected from all contest submissions

·         $250 cash prize and certificate

 

Featured Category (*winning image is also eligible for Best of Show prizes) See the previous HIFA Photography Award Winner

*HIFA Photography Award | Healthcare Providers Category  -selected only from the Healthcare Providers Category by the HIFA Steering Committee

$250 cash prize and award certificate

Learn more about HIFA at: www.hifa.org

 

Photoshare Awards

Global Families: Parents and Households - an annual award series selected by Photoshare staff. Images should capture couples and caregivers with their children, including photo of homes and family life that reflect healthy and prosperous families as well as local development and advocacy initiatives.

$100 cash prize award and certificate

Outstanding Photoshare Contributor - selected by Photoshare staff based on continuing participation and support of Photoshare

$500 cash prize award and certificate

Photoshare Image of the Year - selected by Photoshare staff from all Photoshare images

$100 cash prize award and certificate

Outstanding Photoshare User - selected by Photoshare staff based on adherence to Photoshare Terms of Use (i.e. fair use, ethics, and inclusion of captions and credits)

Honorary award and certificate 

 


Contest Rules

Deadline for Entries: April 8th, 2016. Entries are accepted through Photoshare's Upload Photos submission form. If you already have created an account just click on the Upload Photos button in the header. There is no limit to the number of photos a participant can submit. The contest is free to enter.

  • All entries must be received by April 8th, 2016 to qualify for consideration. Entries must be submitted using Photoshare's Upload Photos submission form on the Photoshare website.
  • Any individual or organization, with the exception of contest judges, is welcome to participate (including both amateur and professional photographers).
  • At a minimum, digital images must be approximately 1800x1400 pixels. Photos below the minimum resolution, collages, digitally altered photos, photos without completed captions, and photos previously contributed to Photoshare are not eligible for consideration.
  • Photos will be judged on the basis of content (relevance to category) and quality (e.g. lighting, composition, focus) by an independent panel of judges for cash prizes.
  • Entries that violate copyright or the laws of the country in which they were taken are not acceptable.
  • By entering the contest, the Participant grants to The Johns Hopkins University, on behalf of Photoshare at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (CCP), a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license to use such photographs in its Photoshare database, and grants all such other rights, including the right to sublicense, the right to copy, distribute, publicly display or perform, and the right to create derivative works, as may be necessary to meet the requirements of the Photoshare database, and to fully realize and carry out the purposes thereof, without requiring The Johns Hopkins University to notify the Participant, seek the Participant's permission, or owe any form of compensation to the Participant. This agreement will apply to all photographs and other submissions supplied to CCP by the Participant and shall remain in full force and effect until cancelled in writing by either party or superceded by a subsequent agreement. The Participant understands that these images will provide useful information related to people, their living conditions, and their health, and that requests to use the photos will be carefully screened for appropriate and respectful objectives.

Read Contest Mission

 

 


Category Examples

  • Healthcare Providers (Featured Category: HIFA Photography Award)

Examples: community health workers, physicians, nurses, midwives, traditional birth attendants

  • Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Examples: family planning methods, counseling sessions, clinics, campaigns, training activities, antenatal & postnatal care, breastfeeding

  • HIV/AIDS

Examples: prevention activities, antiretroviral therapy, care & support, orphans & vulnerable children, counseling & testing

  • Malaria

Examples: distribution & use of bed nets, mosquito control, drug treatment, prevention activities

  • Environment

Examples: pollution, drought, deforestation, flooding, water quality & sanitation, alternative energy sources

  • Agriculture and Economic Development

Examples: farming methods, agricultural development, modernization, urbanization, microenterprise development, employment & livelihood

  • Democracy and Governance

Examples: political demonstrations & rallies, government programs, legal issues, war, peacekeeping, voting & elections

  • Humanitarian and Disaster Relief

Examples: local and international relief agencies, food security, natural disaster aid, refugees & internally displaced persons

  • mHealth and Communications Technology

Examples: mobile phones, tablets, SMS, internet & computer use, particularly depicted within a public health context

  • Global Health and Human Interest (open subject)

Examples: maternal-child health, adolescent health, community health services, disease prevention & treatment, clinic activities, nutrition, family life, rural & urban life, religion & culture

 

New Photoshare Award Series: Global Families

  • Global Families: Parents and Households

Examples:  portraits of parents, portraits of couples with children, caregivers, homes, and family life, projects promoting gender equality and women's reproductive health

 


About HIFA (Healthcare Information For All)

HIFA (Healthcare Information For All) is a growing professional global health network working in collaboration with the World Health Organization and supported by more than 260 health and development organizations worldwide. HIFA has more than 15,000 health workers, librarians, publishers, researchers and policymakers, committed to accelerate progress towards the HIFA Vision: a world where every person has access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others. One-third of members are based in Africa, one-third in Europe, and one-third in the rest of the world. HIFA members represent more than 2500 organisations across 175 countries worldwide, and interact on five global email discussion forums (HIFA Global Forums) in three languages (English, French, Portuguese). To join (free), please go to www.hifa.org and click on Join. 

 


Judges

Contest submissions are judged by a select panel of volunteers including professional photographers, health communication professionals, journalists, and Photoshare staff.

 

 


Contest Mission

Photoshare encourages those who are interested in Photoshare’s mission to participate in the contest. The contest is a great incentive for those who would otherwise share photos year-round but have trouble finding the time. If you are learning about Photoshare for the first time, you may be interested to know. Contest rules.

  • People who typically share photos with Photoshare – either through the contest or on an ongoing basis – are international public health professionals, community leaders and residents of developing countries, Peace Corps volunteers, world travelers, amateur and professional photographers, and anyone else interested in freely sharing photos as a way to promote awareness of global health and development issues.
  • Contest participants understand that when the contest is over, their entries are eligible for inclusion in the general Photoshare collection, upon which their photos may be requested for nonprofit, educational use promoting health and development. As always, requests to use Photoshare images are carefully screened by Photoshare staff (see Photoshare Terms of Use and Responsibilities of Photoshare Users for more information about Photoshare's policies on sharing photos). Photoshare provide a unique opportunity to monitor the use and impact of shared images.
  • Participation in the contest does NOT require you to forfeit your copyright.

Participating in the contest is a fun and rewarding way to support Photoshare’s global efforts in health and development photography, and to help build the Photoshare collection.

 

Learn More About Photoshare's Contests

 


Site Links

10th Annual Contest Winners | http://www.photoshare.org/2014-contest-winners

 

 


Contest Links