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Offer: Competition: Photo Essay


Submit Photo Essay

Submissions open through November 1st!


PhotoPhilanthrophy believes in the power of photography to inspire hope and understanding and to connect people around the world. All subjects photographed should be treated with respect, compassion and dignity.

PhotoPhilanthropy reserves the the right to reject any submission based on quality, content or theme.

Please review the submission guidelines before continuing.

Essays must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

Submitted photos must depict the work of a charitable organization (designated by 501c3 in the US, or international equivalent) and be presented as a photo essay. Collaboration with the charitable organization will be verified.
All photographs in the essay must have been taken within the last 3 years.
Photographers may enter no more than two essays in the same year.
An essay entered in a previous year of the competition may not be re-entered.
All submissions will be reviewed by the PhotoPhilanthropy team for accuracy of information.
Written essays may be edited for clarity.
Photo essays must be entered into one of three categories. Please select the category that best represents your status in order to reach the submissions page:

Professional Photographer: Any individual who earns the majority of their living from photography.
Amateur Photographer: Any individual who does not earn the majority of their income from photography.
Student Photographer: Any current student with less than two years of professional work including internships.

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