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Deadline for 2012 IFES Contest

Attention Photoshare Contributors: Reminder the deadline for 2012 IFES Contest is February 16, 2012

2012 IFES Photography Contest Closes Thursday

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) sponsors an annual democracy-themed photography contest to highlight the many ways people around the world demonstrate a sense of civic responsibility. The contest seeks images of individuals taking part in the electoral process and other activities that demonstrate the values of democratic governance and civic engagement.


The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers and will be divided into two categories:

  • The Public Category is open to all photographers who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry
  • The IFES Choice Category is open only to current and former IFES employees, consultants and interns


One winner and up to 10 finalists will be chosen in each category. The winner of each category will receive $600 (USD).


Full contest rules and entry information are available online at All entries must be received by February 16, 2012, at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.