The Minority Rights Group International (MRG) invites photography contributions for its flagship Minority and Indigenous Trends publication, which this year focuses on the theme of water.
The winning photo will be placed on the cover of this year’s edition, and a spread explaining the story of the image and the photographer will be included.
Submissions that focus on issues regarding minorities and/or indigenous peoples and fresh water. Submissions reflecting experiences of intersectional identities (e.g. persons with disabilities from minority and/or indigenous communities) are also within scope
Submissions reflecting on one or more of the following themes in relation to water:
Out of scope
- Topics that reflect on issues related to salt water (e.g. oceans) will not be considered.
- Images that do not portray people.
- Photos that are not confirmed to have documented consent of persons photographed.
The photographer of the winning photograph will be awarded 1,000 GBP.
- Photographers must self-identify as minority or indigenous
- Must be at least 18 years old at the time of submission
- Resolution: at least 300 dpi and 2,400 x 3000 pixels. For more information on dimensions, see this guide.
- Submissions must be in colour, not black and white.
- Photos submitted must have been taken since 1 January 2022. Photos taken earlier will not be considered.
What will be assessed
- Photography techniques used.
- Creativity in storytelling.
- How minority and/or indigenous persons in the photo are represented.
- The extent to which at least one of the ten themes listed as ‘in scope’ above is reflected.
- The balance between people, water and the theme(s).
- Timeliness of the image.
- Respect shown towards the dignity of the person(s) depicted.
For more information, visit MRG.