Enter the Capture Corruption Global Photo Competition 2015

Enter the Capture Corruption Global Photo Competition 2015

Deadline: June 12, 2015

Transparency International announces a global call for the Capture Corruption Global Photo Competition. Corruption has devastating effects that can be difficult to illustrate. But images are also powerful tools in raising awareness and bringing about change. The main theme of the competition is Illustrate the negative effects that corruption has on your world.

Participants are invited to submit photos that show how corruption affects people’s lives. The competition is organised in partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the International Anti-Corruption Conference series


There competition is divided into two age categories:

  • 18-30 years old
  • 31 years old and older


There will be three winners in each category:

  • 1st Prize: A paid trip to Malaysia to participate in the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference  from September 2nd – 4th 2015, and participation in a Thomson Reuters Foundation Photo Journalist course. The all-expenses paid course will combine theory with practical work, and a focus on building a portfolio worthy of publication on the Reuters news wire.
  • 2nd Prize – €500
  • 3rd Prize – €250
  • The photographic work of all winners and seven runners-up in each category will be published on the Transparency International website and the Thomson Reuters Foundation website.


  • The competition is open to everyone who is 18 years old or above by July 15, 2015, whether you’re a student who photographs as a hobby, a professional photographer or are just looking for inspiration to use your new camera.
  • Employees or those associated with Transparency International and its chapter affiliates are ineligible to apply for the competition as are employees of Thomson Reuters and Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Application Process

  • Click on the “Take Part” section on the competition site.
  • Each entrant may submit a maximum of 3 photos, in digital formats (JPEG/GIF/TIFF). We will also accept mobile photo entries.
  • The maximum file size is 10MB per photo.
  • Minimum resolution of 300 DPI is required.
  • Photo submissions must be unpublished.
  • By submitting an entry, the contestant confirms that he/she owns the right to all his/her photo(s), including intellectual property, and that the rights of a person or persons included in his/her photo(s) (subject) have not been violated.
  • Entries depicting violence, racism or pornography will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Well-written captions (maximum 600 characters) are needed so that judges understand the context of the image. Only captions in English, French, German and Spanish languages will be accepted for the entry to the competition;

For enquiries, send an email to [email protected]

For more information, visit Capture Corruption Global Photo Competition.