CIVICUS Active Citizens Photography Competition 2016

CIVICUS Active Citizens Photography Competition 2016

Deadline: April 15, 2016

Does your organisation work to build a more just and peaceful world? Does your work help empower and engage citizens to take action on issues that affect us all? If so, consider entering the CIVICUS “Active Citizens” Photography Competition!

The competition is being held in the run-up to International Civil Society Week 2016 under the banner: “Active Citizens, Accountable Actions”. The competition is open to all Voting and Associate Members of the CIVICUS World Alliance. Voting members (organisations or individual members) are invited to submit entries relating to the conference’s themes of “Active Citizens, Accountable Actions”.


  • A top prize of $500 (USD), and two runner-up prizes of $250 each.
  • Prize winners will be selected by a panel of CIVICUS staff. Winning entries will be selected and contestants informed of the panel’s decisions by June 2016.

Note: CIVICUS reserves the right to not award prizes if the judges rule that there is no clear winner.


All entries must:

  • Be the original work of the applicant;
  • Not infringe on the rights of others;
  • Be respectful of the rights, sensitivities, and culture of persons depicted;
  • Give an accurate reflection of the subject matter and scene as it appeared, without alteration (other than standard optimization, including removal of dust, cropping, adjustments to colour and contrast, etc.)

Submission Rules

  • Entry is limited to original photos to which the applicant (photographer, organisation submitting the photographs, or both) holds all rights.
  • Each applicant is limited to submitting a total of 3 photos with required descriptive caption for every photograph. (Valid entries require a one line description about the photograph, and the photographer’s name, if the photographer is to be credited).
  • File size: Up to 2 MB per photo
  • File format: JPEG/300dpi (Winners may be requested to provide higher resolution images for publication or display purposes.)

Application Process

For more information, visit CIVICUS Photography Competition.