ICIMOD Digital Photo Contest 2021

#ChoosetoChallenge: Women as drivers of
gender equality in the "new normal"

About the photo contest

In celebration of the International Women's Day 2021, ICIMOD is organizing a digital photo contest, #ChoosetoChallenge: Women as drivers of gender equality in the “new normal”, highlighting the importance of choosing to challenge gender-related bias, stereotypes and inequity to create an inclusive and gender-equal world.

We are looking for photos focusing on but not limited to depicting women in leadership positions and engaging outside of the conventional gender norms.

Among the photos submitted, three winners will be chosen and shall receive certificates from ICIMOD.

Timeline

Submission dates
5-25 February 2021
Result announcement
Women’s Day, 8 March 2021

Enter the photo contest!

  • All staff members of ICIMOD are eligible to participate.
  • Each participant may submit up to three entries.

Click here and complete the submission form to enter the contest.

Read the eligibility and submission guidelines carefully before entering your photo(s). 

 

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Submission guidelines

  • Entries must be been taken in any of the Hindu Kush Himalayan countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.
  • Entries must be digital black and white or colour images, submitted in a .jpeg, or .jpg format, between 3 to 10 MB in file size (300 dpi)
  • Minimal cropping is permitted. Minor adjustments, including dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast and slight color adjustments, are acceptable as long as the integrity of the original photo is not compromised.
  • Entries should be the work of the entrant, and he/she must own the copyrights. Entries that violate or infringe upon another person's rights, including but not limited to copyrights, are not eligible. Please see "Copyright and use" section below for more information.
  • Entrants may be requested to send in original image files of their entries.
  • The following are ineligible: Photos that were submitted to ICIMOD-organized photo contests in the past; photos that have been awarded or given honorable mentions in any photo contest, either online or in print; and photos that have already been used in print or online publications are not eligible. However, you may submit photos that you have used in your personal or social spaces such as blogs, Facebook and Flickr. Photos with watermarks or date/time are not permissible. Photos that have been digitally manipulated compromising the integrity of the originals are not eligible. High dynamic range images (HDR) and composite images are not acceptable. 
  • Photos that are culturally insensitive or portray subjects, especially children or minors, in the nude or compromising situations are not acceptable.
Photo: Jitendra Bajracharya

Judging criteria

Photo entries will be judged on the quality, clarity, composition, and visual impact. Photos will also be assessed on the accompanying captions in conveying the theme. The choice of the subject matter, ability to capture a photo-perfect moment, and how you choose to describe or caption it are very important.

Copyright and use: Terms and conditions

By participating in the photo contest, the entrant grants ICIMOD and its media partners a non-exclusive right to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries and texts, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly or all other standard purposes of ICIMOD.

Due credit will be given to the entrant each time his/her photo is used, wherever feasible. ICIMOD will provide a digital or print copy to the entrant (upon request) of any publication that includes his/her image(s).

By participating in the photo contest, the entrant grants ICIMOD and its media partners a non-exclusive right to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries and texts, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly or all other standard purposes of ICIMOD. Due credit will be given to the entrant each time his/her photo is used, wherever feasible. ICIMOD will provide a digital or print copy to the entrant (upon request) of any publication that includes his/her image(s).

Contact

For any queries on the contest and for any difficulties in submission the entries for the online submission form, please write to Sudas.sharma@icimod.org or Jitendra.bajracharya@icimod.org