OUR RIGHTS, OUR CARIBBEAN... LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2019 PHOTO CONTEST
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
- Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The elimination of all forms of discrimination has been one of the core objectives of the United Nations since its inception. Human rights are at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as in the absence of human dignity we cannot drive sustainable development. Human Rights are driven by progress on all SDGs, and the SDGs are driven by advancements on human rights.
Human Rights Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which empowers us all to take action in our own daily lives against all forms of discrimination and to uphold the rights that protect us all thereby promoting the kinship of all human beings.
As photography is a powerful medium of expression that can be used to communicate strong messages about a subject, this contest seeks to inspire action through imagery. Persons are requested to capture a photo that depicts what “Leaving No One Behind” means in the human rights context of their countries- exploring themes of anti-discrimination and inclusion.
- Entrants must be citizens of one of the following countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- The contest is open to youth aged 10-25 years.
- Entrants of all skill levels are invited to participate.
- One (1) submission per person can be made.
- Entries must be saved in jpeg or png format.
- Photos can be taken with any device (camera, phone etc.)
- Photos must have been taken in the Caribbean.
- Entries must be submitted digitally via the submission form on this link.
- Submission form includes entry title and 150 (max) word description on how the photo reflects the theme of “Leaving no one behind”.
- If your picture has recognizable people in it, be sure to get their permission.
- Use of someone else’s photo will result in immediate disqualification of your entry.
- Photographers retain all copyrights to their images. UN Barbados and OECS retain the right to publish the contest entries in any format, to congratulate or feature the winners and their respective images, and to promote future events, as well as for awareness-raising purposes for the work of the United Nations Office for Barbados and the OECS.
Note on photo manipulation
Post processing images is allowed. This includes global adjustments to exposure, contrast, burning, dodging, cropping, sharpening, noise reduction, and tone. Adding, removing or moving animals, people, plants or other objects is not allowed. While digital manipulation is permitted, please keep in mind this not a Photoshop competition. All images should accurately represent the subject matter. Images that appear to be overly processed may be disqualified at the judges’ discretion.
Prizes to be awarded are as follows:
1st prize: $500 USD
2nd prize: $250 USD
3rd prize: $100 USD
Prizes will be presented by the UN Resident Coordinator during a ceremony on Human Rights Day 2019 (Dec. 10) in Barbados followed by a press release announcing the results. All entries will be exhibited. The UN Barbados and OECs office will cover awardees travel costs for those living outside of Barbados.
Photographs will be judged by a multi-agency panel. This is to ensure content meets the guidelines as described. Photos will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Originality and style;
- Creativity/visual appeal;
- Extent to which the photograph captures the essence of the theme;
- The photograph must meet the guidelines, terms and conditions of the contest.
Timeline and Duration
The contest will be open from Monday, 16 September 2019 until Friday, 22 November 2019, with the results announced on 10 December 2019.
Entries must be received by 5:00 PM (AST) on Friday, 22 November 2019 to be considered.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, 10th December 2019.
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