Wednesday, October 27

‘Photography 4 Humanity’ contest calling for images from all over the world


KUCHING: The United Nations-supported project “Photography 4 Humanity” is open for entries, calling on photographers from around the world to bring to life the power of human rights through their images.

Their esteemed judges are looking for original, evocative and compelling images that offer insight into human rights issues in the broadest sense.

These must be photos that tell the story of the challenges facing those people living in human rights crisis zones as well as photos of hope that depict the heroes working to deliver solutions to the difficult realities in their regions.

By highlighting the most compelling imagery that illustrates courage, despair, hope, injustice, hate, compassion, human rights failures or victories in ways small and large, the images will serve to inspire people to personally get involved and to take a stand for human rights.

The winner of the “Photography 4 Humanity” Global Prize will be announced on UN Human Rights Day (December 10) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This is in conjunction with the opening reception for the “Photography 4 Humanity” Exhibition, where the Top 10 finalists’ photos will be

The winning photographer, who will be selected by an eminent jury of photo editors, journalists and human rights champions, will receive a USD5,000 cash prize and will have their photo promoted in all relevant media worldwide.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older to enter. All images must be taken within three years of entry date and must be submitted in either JPG or JPEG format. Applicants are allowed to submit up to five photos.

The deadline for submission is on October 15.

For further details on requirements or for submission of entries, visit the website at