How to Enter the First Annual Development Gateway Foundation Photo Contest
The Development Gateway Foundation photo competition is open to ALL photographers at least 18 years of age, except employees of the foundation and their immediate families. Your entry to the contest constitutes your agreement to allow your photograph, name, occupation, city and state of residence, to be published as the selected award winner; published or used on the foundation Web sites; and used for the promotion of the foundation including, but not limited to, Web pages, brochures, fact sheets, and other materials. Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of their photographs. The Development Gateway Foundation shall have the right to verify, in its sole judgment, winner eligibility.
We are looking for compelling photographs of socio-economic development in developing countries. Four types of photographs will be accepted.
1) The images may show information and communications technologies helping ordinary people.
2) The images may show people making something, selling wares, working in a field, constructing a building or type of infrastructure, or acquiring knowledge.
3) The images could be abstract images representing hope, the future, or capacity
4) The photographs may also include images of original artwork from a developing country. Please do not include photographs of groups of people posing.
Each entry must include a written statement explaining how that image is representative of development. Images will be judged on technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit.
Entrants must not infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person.
Deadline for submitting entries is September 21, 2007.
The top 10 photographs will be posted on the Development Gateway Foundation Web site. All visitors to the site will be able to vote once.
The voting will begin at 12:01 a.m. on October 1 and end at 11:59 on October 8. The winner will be announced on October 9.
Individuals living within the United States will receive the prize as a check by the mail. Individuals living outside the United States will receive the prize as a wire transfer. In this case, the winner must provide information on his or her bank account.
Each participant may submit up to 3 photographs total. Each digital photograph must be uploaded to the foundation server. Original files of camera-made digital photos must be no larger than three megapixels (3 mb). Acceptable photo formats are TIFF, JPEG, GIF or BMP.
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