Transparency International Youth PHOTO Competition

Deadline: July 1, 2013

Transparency International has launched a youth photo and writing competitions as well as live events around the world as part of the  activities to ring in their 20th anniversary – Transparency International exists to fight against corruption. These competitions aim to raise awareness about the corrosive problem of corruption and how it can be tackled. Details of the competitions are below.


Corruption has scathing effects that can be difficult to illustrate. So they are looking for photos to give a powerful image of how corruption affects people’s lives. The theme of the competition is to:

Illustrate the negative effects that corruption has on your world.

Eligibility and Criteria

Whether you’re a student who photographs as a hobby, a professional photographer or are just looking for inspiration to use your new camera– we encourage everyone* to apply.

In order to be an eligible participant of the 2013 youth photo competition, applicants MUST:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age on 1 September, 2013
  • Submit a photo in digital format. No print or video submissions will be accepted.
  • Each entrant may submit a maximum of 2 photographs, in digital formats (JPEG / GIF / PNG). All photos must be in digital format. We also accept mobile photography entries.
  • Minimum resolution of 300 DPI is required.
  • Photo submissions should be unpublished.
  • By submitting an entry, the contestant confirms that he/she owns the right to all his/her photographs and that the rights of persons included in his/her photographs have not been violated. Entries depicting violence, racism or pornography will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Captions are critical. Each photo must be accompanied with a short conceptualization caption (maximum 600 characters). Well-written captions are needed so that judges understand the image’s context. Arabic, French, English, German and Spanish languages accepted.

Prize and Benefits

Three prizes are up for grabs. The jury will select three winners and award each one of the following:

  • First – A paid trip to Berlin to participate in a Transparency International event in November; up to €1,000 worth of camera equipment; work published on Thomson Reuters Foundation;
  • Second – work published on Thomson Reuters Foundation; up to €400 worth of camera equipment
  • Third – work published on Thomson Reuters Foundation; up to €250 worth of camera equipment

The winners will be announced on International Youth Day, 12 August 2013 and will receive a certificate.

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