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[afro-nets] 4th Annual International Photoshare Photo Contest


  • From: Margaret D'Adamo <mdadamo@jhuccp.org>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 16:52:40 -0400

4th Annual International Photoshare Photo Contest
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Announcing...the 4th Annual International Photoshare Photo Contest sponsored by The INFO Project and Canon!

Online Announcement:
http://www.photoshare.org/contest/2006/photosharecontest06.php

Do you have photos of programs in action and the people you serve? Pictures illustrating the realities of urban and rural life in developing countries? Snapshots from your personal travels, volunteer service, or work experience? You may have an award-winning photo and a chance to win cash and/or a Canon digital camera!

Entries will be accepted August 10 - November 10, 2006.

Entry Form available online:
http://www.photoshare.org/contest/2006/2006contestentryform.doc

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Contest Categories
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Participants may submit one photo per category (8 photos maximum):

1. Family Planning and Reproductive Health
2. HIV/AIDS
3. Environment
4. Agricultural & Economic Development
5. Democracy & Governance
6. Humanitarian Assistance
7. Global Health (open subject)
8. Human Interest (open subject)

See sample photo subjects here:
http://www.photoshare.org/contest/samplesubjects.php

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Awards
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~BEST OF SHOW AWARDS~
1st Place Prize: $500 USD and a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT - 8.0 megapixel camera body!
2nd Place Prize: $350 USD and a Canon PowerShot SD700 IS - 6.0 megapixel camera!
3rd Place Prize: $225 USD and a Canon PowerShot SD630 - 6.0 megapixel camera!

Awards/Prizes: http://www.photoshare.org/contest/2006/2006prizes.php

Best of Show awards are selected from the 8 BEST OF CATEGORY winners by an independent panel of judges. All category winners, including 8 HONORABLE MENTION winners selected by Photoshare Staff, will receive a certificate of award.

~OUTSTANDING PHOTOSHARE CONTRIBUTOR AWARD~ selected by Photoshare Staff
Prize: Canon PowerShot SD550 Digital ELPH - 7.1 megapixel camera!
This award recognizes the valuable and inspiring efforts made by an individual to contribute to Photoshare on an ongoing basis.

~PHOTOSHARE IMAGE OF THE YEAR AWARD~ selected by Photoshare Staff
Prize: Canon PowerShot SD600 6.0 megapixel camera! This award recognizes the significance and impact of a photo previously contributed to Photoshare.

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Contest Guidelines and Rules
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~All entries and accompanying entry forms must be received by November 10, 2006 (delivery or E-Mail) to qualify for consideration. Entries arriving late with a postmarked date of November 10 will be accepted until 5:30 pm on November 15th, 2006.
~Any individual or organization, with the exception of contest judges, are welcome to participate (including both amateur and professional photographers).
~One photo allowed per category (8 maximum): original color or black & white prints, slides, negatives, and digital images are acceptable. At a minimum, digital images must be approximately 1024 x 768 pixels. Photos below the minimum resolution, collages, photos without completed entry forms, and photos previously contributed to Photoshare are not eligible for consideration.
~Originals will be returned upon request at Photoshare's expense through UPS or DHL when a street address is provided (no P.O. boxes). Photoshare is not responsible for the loss or damage of photographs. However, in the event that photos are lost or damaged on return, Photoshare will resend digital copies, when available.
~Photos will be judged on the basis of content (relevance to category) and quality (e.g. lighting, composition, focus) by an independent panel of judges for cash and camera prizes.
~Entries that violate copyright or the laws of the country in which they were taken are not acceptable.
~The contest participant agrees to allow entries to be included in the Photoshare collection.

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Instructions for Delivery of Contest Entries
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~E-Mail
Send images and Entry Form as email attachments (up to 10MB per e-mail) to: photoshare@infoforhealth.org

~Postal Delivery*
Send prints, slides, negatives, or CD-ROMs to:
JHU/CCP Photoshare Contest
Attn: David Alexander
111 Market Place, Suite 310
Baltimore, MD 21202 USA
(Phone: +1-410-659-6280 | Fax: +1-410-659-6266)

*We recommend you choose a shipping method that includes a tracking number. Entries arriving late with a postmarked date of November 10th will be accepted until 5:30 pm on November 15th.

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Helpful Links & More Information
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~Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
http://www.photoshare.org/contest/contestfaqs.php

~Entry Form:
http://www.photoshare.org/contest/2006/2006contestentryform.doc

~Sample Contest Photo Subjects by Category:
http://www.photoshare.org/contest/samplesubjects.php

~Last Year's Contest Winners (2005):
http://www.photoshare.org/contest/2005/05winners.php

~Contact Photoshare Staff: http://www.photoshare.org/contactus.php

~Canon Website: http://www.canon.com

~Photoshare Website: http://www.photoshare.org

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About Photoshare
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Photoshare is a service of The INFO Project helping non-profit organizations communicate global health and development issues through photography. By facilitating photo sharing among colleagues in international development, Photoshare has become a leading source for editorial development photography. The Photoshare collection, consisting primarily of photos taken by public health professionals in the field, contains more than 7,000 images illustrating the realities of urban and rural life in developing countries, as well as global efforts to improve and save lives. Our popular on-line photo database, available at www.photoshare.org through the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs, serves many major government institutions and international NGOs.

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Margaret D'Adamo
mailto:mdadamo@jhuccp.org