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IREX Make a Better World Photo Contest for Professional and Amateur Photographers around the Globe - Deadline: 18 July 2014

IREX, an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally, invites photographers (amateur or professional) to submit photographs on the theme ‘Make a Better World’ for IREX Photo Contest.


Strengthening Democracy & Governance – how citizens mobilize to increase civic engagement, encourage a strong civil society, and address issues related to good governance, conflict, gender, etc.
Youth Leading Change – how youth influence and transform their communities to create lasting change as leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, and advocates of peace.
Expanding Opportunities Through Technology – how technology helps citizens gain access to news, information, and education, while increasing livelihood and economic development.


$500 – Grand Prize
$250 – Each to the best of all three categories (total 3)
$250 – People’s Choice

Eligibility Criteria

Entrant can be professional or amateur photographer from anywhere in the world.
Entrant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.
Current IREX directors, officers, employees, contractors and volunteers, and members of their immediate families are not eligible to participate.
An entrant can submit maximum 5 photographs.
All entries must be in digital format and at the highest resolution possible in a .jpeg, .jpg, or .png format. Files submitted may not be larger than 10 megabytes.
Entrant should affirm that he/she has received verbal consent from all subjects depicted in the photograph, or from their legal guardian(s) if the subject(s) are less than eighteen years old, and that entrant has no reason to believe the subject(s) would object to the entry of the photograph in the Contest nor to IREX’s use of the photograph.
Photos that have been digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered are not acceptable. Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and burning, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents are acceptable. Cropped photos are also accepted.
Photo must have been shot ideally within the last two years and should be contemporary or timeless.

Deadline: 18 July 2014

For more information, please visit Make a Better World Photo Contes at


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