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Apply: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) Photo Competition 2016

Brief description: The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) invites non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to submit an original photograph to the 2016 Global Photo Competition.

This competition, aimed at celebrating democratic leaders, is open to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) anywhere in the world.

Application Deadline: Submissions, limited to one photo per organization, will be accepted until September 30, 2016.

Eligible Countries: The competition is open to NGOs of all types, including student, professional, and informal organizations. Special consideration will be given to submissions highlighting individuals residing in non-OECD countries.

To be taken: Online

About the Award: In a world saturated with media, the power of a single, compelling image can cut through the clutter. This competition seeks to highlight creative and inspiring visuals that illustrate the following statement:

Leaders standing up for freedom and democracy exist in communities throughout the world.

Contestants should submit a photograph that demonstrates democratic leadership or (or individuals advocating for democratic values and reform), along with a caption that explains the impact this individual or organization has played in expanding freedom and democracy in their communities.


Type: Competition

Selection Process: 

  • Entries will be judged according to the judges’ determination of creativity and aesthetic, relevance to the competition’s theme, and overall impact.
  • Competition finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges from the democracy/civil society/international development community.

Number of Awardees: 3

Value of Competition: Winners will be featured on the CIPE blog and promoted through CIPE social media accounts. All photos entered in the competition may be used in future CIPE publications or to promote CIPE’s work, with proper attribution given to the photographer.

How to Apply: Submit your entry using the form (Click on the Webpage link below).

Preferred format: JPEG, PNG, or TIFF. No GIFs or animated images.

Preferred resolution: Photos should be at least 1280 by 960 pixels, equivalent to a 1.2 megapixel camera (must be suitable for printing). Photos can be cropped to any aspect ratio, provided the shortest side is at least 960 pixels.

All submissions (files) uploaded or sent via email MUST have the name and country of entrant included in the file name, for example “COUNTRY_NAME OF NGO.jpg”

Only one submission per contestant.

Entries must be the original work of the contestant, must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.

Visit Competition Webpage for details

Award Provider: The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

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