IREX’s 5th Annual Photo Contest – Up to $1,000 Prize!

IREX’s 5th Annual Photo Contest – Up to $1,000 Prize!

Deadline: April 25, 2016

Enter now to the IREX’s 5th annual Photo Contest for a chance to win cash prizes totaling over $1,000. Entrants are encouraged to submit their best images of scenes and individuals around the world that demonstrate one or more of four theme categories:

  • Empowering Youth – Photos should demonstrate how youth, as active community leaders and informed citizens, represent opportunity for the future and positive change.
  • Cultivating Leaders – Photos should explore how diverse leaders strive to serve others and drive change at every level of society.
  • Strengthening Institutions – Photos should demonstrate how institutions build just, prosperous societies through community engagement, accountability, and responsive governance.
  • Extending Access to Quality Education and Information – Photos should explore how independent media, quality education, and new technologies increase access to information and contribute to civic engagement in communities.


  • Winners of the Best of Category will receive $250 each.
  • The People’s Choice prize will be decided by IREX’s fans on Facebook.
  • IREX may also select up to five honorable mention finalists.


  • Entries are limited to 5 photos per person;
  • Entrants may only win one prize;
  • All entries must be in digital format and at the highest resolution possible in a .jpeg, .jpg, or .png format. Files submitted may not be larger than 10 megabytes;
  • All entrants must hold exclusive rights to the photographs they submit and by entering are claiming such ownership;
  • By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to IREX, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries.

Application Process

Enter by submitting the contest form.

For more information, visit IREX Photo Contest.