World Health Organization Photo Competition: Win $1000 and other Prizes!

World Health Organization Photo Competition: Win $1000 and other Prizes!

Deadline: September 1, 2013

Are you between 14 and 19 years old? WHO has created a photo competition and wants to see health and illness through your eyes!

WHO is developing a report called “Health for the world’s adolescents”. The report will look at the health and development of adolescents, present summaries of what is known about adolescent health – including what promotes or undermines their health – and how communities and countries are meeting adolescents’ needs for health and development.

The winners of the competition get the opportunity to work with WHO as one of 10 contributing photographers for the report. Each winner will be provided with a bursary of $US 1000 to take photos. The photos will belong to the winners, although WHO will have the right to use them in the report and for future publications.

The themes on which we’re looking for photos are:

  • Adolescents are healthy (engaging in healthy activities)
  • Adolescents learn about health (health education)
  • Adolescents use health services when needed
  • It can be difficult to stay healthy (images about the environment and risk-behaviours)
  • Adolescents are active in promoting health (advocating for health, participation)


  • The competition is free to enter and is open to anyone between the ages of 14-19 from all countries.
  • If you are under 18, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s consent to submit your images to the competition.

How to Enter

Please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “photo” and include in the body of the email:

  • Your contact information
  • Your age, sex and country of residence
  • Why you want to be involved
  • Which one of the 5 themes (see above) your photographs will focus on if you are one of the winners
  • Your experience in taking photographs
  • A completed consent form (see the link below)
  • Between 5-10 photos together with captions (please certify that you have taken these photos yourself)
  • What camera you used to take the photos you send in, and the details of any edits you have made (permitted editing includes minor burning, dodging, cropping and/or colour corrections).

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