"Her Picture" Competition for Photographers


"Her Picture"

Photo contest for photographers (amateur or professional), photojournalists and visual storytellers on the topic: gender equality and women’s rights

 

Background
The Eurasia Partnership Foundation in cooperation with the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Global Vital Voices and the Swedish Institute organizes an event called SEVEN (Seven on tour) (http://voicesprojects.com/portfolio/seven-on-tour/).
 
SEVEN is a documentary play and it is based on the real life stories of seven women’s rights activists from Nigeria, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia, Pakistan, Northern Ireland and Cambodia. The aims of the performances are to bring women’s rights issues higher on the political and media agenda, raise awareness and engagement, and to stimulate the debate on women’s role in society.The play is presented as a reading by seven popular Azerbaijani persons who themselves represent different aspects of society.
 
Photo Contest
For that reason, we invite photographers (amateur or professional), photojournalists and visual storytellers from around the world to participate in a photo contest on the topic of gender equality and women’s rights. The aim of photos will help to draw attention to some of the gender equality issues that exist in different societies. They can touch on gender issues in any way that your imagination takes you. They could reflect gender based issues or be about specific female role models in your life or society. To participate, please send a description or short story about your picture and a short note about yourself to the following email: zjalilova@epfound.az. The deadline for submissions is 7 June 2017 ( extended)
 
Requirements
One person can send up to 2 photos. The description of photo and the author's bio should be no more than 170 words maximum and can be sent in the following languages: Azerbaijani, Russian, English and Turkish. Photos will be printed in 84.1cm x 118.9cm size, so please consider the picture quality (300 pixel per inch) before sending.
The above-mentioned partners keep the rights to use the 10 selected photos by referring to the author for non-profit, public character reasons when promoting gender equality at different events. We will consider that all applicants who sent the photos are happy to agree with the described conditions. Therefore, the rights of the images sent for this project cannot be granted to any third party for any commercial or non-commercial goals. If any images, text or any content is found to be in breach of copyright or intellectual property on a national or international level those pictures will be removed from the contest immediately for plagiarism.
 
Selection
The top 10 chosen pictures will be presented as part of an exhibition during the documentary play “SEVEN” at Yarat Contemporary Art Space in Baku. The 3 most successful authors of the pictures will be also awarded with a further prize!
The selection committee will be carried out by a commission constituted of the representatives of Eurasia Partnership Foundation Azerbaijan, State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Global Vital Voices. A photo expert will be consulted in the selection process.
During the selection process we will consider, the message of picture, innovative thinking, quality, including its nature and the acceptability for public consumption will be taken into account.
Please feel free to spread a word to anyone who might be interested. We look forward to receiving your photos!