5 نومبر 2020 - 25 نومبر 2020
‘Dedgah Zan’ Photo Competition 2020
During this time of COVID-19, lockdowns and increased domestic violence, how does an Afghan woman view herself? How does she want to be seen? And how does she want to be treated?
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د دوامداری پراختیا اهداف
د اړیکی معلوماتCommunications.firstname.lastname@example.org
د نوښت په اړه
United Nations in Afghanistan is announcing the 2020 photo contest on the theme of ‘Dedgah Zan’ or ‘Through Her Eyes’ to narrate the positive, vibrant and colorful stories of women and girls during this darkly challenging time. Photos may speak of family and domesticity, of work, of friendships, of leisure or a variety of different scenarios. They might include:
- a female doctor or nurse who attends to her COVID-19 patients;
- women taking part in sports or outdoor activity to keep healthy during the pandemic;
- a woman cooking with her husband;
- a woman driving, cycling, playing sports;
- a young girl broadening her horizons through a book during quarantine or self-isolation;
- …and many other examples.
The competition is open to Afghan male and female photographers. The winning photographer will be showcased through UN social media channels and published on all online platforms, including printed materials.
Winners will be notified individually in early December. The UN will announce them on the homepage of UNDP’s website early December 2020.
How to Enter
Email your photo(s) to email@example.com between 05 November and 25 November 2020.
The Entries should include the following information:
- First and last name of photographer
- Phone number
- Alternative phone number
- Date and location of photo taken
- Copy of passport or National ID.
- A statement acknowledging receipt and acceptance of the Submission Rules
- A statement to bear responsibility for the consent of children and adults featured in the images to be used on public.
Judges will select the top three contest winners, ten best photographs and an additional 10 photographs for the exhibition, based on how well they depict the theme through their creative photography.
- 1st place prize: $500
- 2nd place prize: $300
- 3rd place prize: $200
- Ten best photographs: $100
The cash prizes will be handed over during the award ceremony in December 2020.
- Must be taken in 2020.
- Not featured in previous publications, promotional materials, or on any websites.
- Should not be smaller than 1600 x 1200 pixels, be JPEG format.
- Should include a caption/story between 50-200 words.
- The captions should answer what, where, when, how and why.
- Captions must be either in English, Farsi or Pashto.
- Are accepted in either color, or black and white.
- Manipulation will disqualify the entry.
The photographs should depict the respective theme “Dedgah Zan”, using a high degree of attention to clarity, creativity, and originality.
By submitting an entry to the photo competition, the photographer will agree to these Rules:
- Afghan nationals, both men and women, +16 are eligible to apply. Woman photographers are highly encouraged to apply.
- Photographers can submit up to 5 photo entries
- Each entry does not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous-, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous content
- The photographer must hold all rights to the photograph submitted and they must bear full responsibility for obtaining the consent of children and adults featured in the images
- The photographer bears full responsibility for the accuracy of the entry’s content – photo and the accompanying caption/story
- Caption/story must be written by the photographer, and should be real, not fiction, and not be any form of copy/reproduction
- The UN in Afghanistan will have the full right to publish a Flickr album and use entries for non-commercial products, with mention of the photo credit
- United Nations in Afghanistan retains full ownership of the copyright in each Entry