Important update: Due to the postponement of Forum 2020, we are delaying the selection and announcement of the photo contest winners until the fall, when we are able to convene our panel of judges and acknowledge the winning photographers in a public setting. Thank you for understanding.
Each year, InterAction hosts a photo contest to highlight photographers who showcase incredible humanitarian and development work around the globe.
We invite you to submit your most powerful photos that illustrate innovative, effective, and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. Examples of self-reliance, innovative technology, shared values, partnerships, and delivery of humanitarian assistance are encouraged, though entries are not limited to those categories. All images should be of work done outside of the United States.
One Grand Prize winner will receive $1,000 USD. We will showcase the winning photo at InterAction’s 2020 Forum, April 22-23 in Washington, D.C.
Three runners-up will receive $100 USD and have their photographs displayed in an online gallery on InterAction’s website.
Six Honorable mentions will have their photographs displayed in an online gallery on InterAction’s website.
The photo contest begins February 3, 2020, and ends March 11, 2020, at 11:59 pm EST. All eligible entries must be submitted between these dates. Entry is open to all except current InterAction employees.
- Entries are limited to three (3) photos per person.
- Entries should be 300 dpi, or larger, at a size no smaller than 1920 x 1080 pixels.
- All uploaded photos should be named using the following: IA_Photographer’s First Name_Photographer’s Last Name_Photo Title.
All entrants must hold the copyright to the photographs they submit and, by entering, are claiming such ownership. For full contest rules and regulations, please refer to the submission form.
A panel of photographers, photojournalists, and subject area experts will choose the winning photographs. They will be looking for qualities including:
- Photo composition, technique, and clarity.
- Relevance to contest rules (documentarian humanitarian/development work outside of the U.S.).
- Adherence to copyright and permission rules.
For reference, please see the winners of last year’s photo contest.
After judging, InterAction will notify the Grand Prize winner of their selection on April 10, 2020. If the winner does not respond within seven (7) days of notification, InterAction may, at its discretion, select one of the runners-up as the new Grand Prize winner. InterAction will also notify all other winners within this timeframe.
All uploaded photos should be named using the following: IA_Photographer’s First Name_Photographer’s Last Name_Photo Title.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions related to the photo contest.