Apply for UNESCO’s Photography Contest on “Literacy in a Digital World”!

Deadline: 30 September 2017

On the occasion of International Literacy Day 2017, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is inviting applicants for its Photography contest on the theme “Literacy in a Digital World”.

This year, Literacy Day’s theme will examine and highlight what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate increasingly digitally mediated societies, and to explore effective literacy policies and programmes that can leverage the opportunities that the digital world provides.

Prize Information

Three winners will be selected and awarded with cash prizes as below:

  • 1st Prize: NPR 10,000 + Certificate
  • 2nd Prize: NPR 5,000 + Certificate
  • 3rd Prize: NPR 2,500 + Certificate

Eligibility Criteria

  • The contest is open to all Nepali citizens.
  • The UNESCO panel judges the photographs and the decision will be based on the relevance to the theme (“Literacy in a Digital World”) and creativity.
  • By entering the contest, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that UNESCO has the non-commercial right to use the photograph. Entrant’s names will be credited on the photographs
  • Photographs must be in digital format. All digital files must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must have at least 2560×1920 pixels resolution (5 megapixel) – at least 2560 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 2560 pixels tall (if a vertical image).
  • Only minor burning, dodging and/or colour correction is acceptable, as is cropping. High dynamic range images (HDR) and stitched panoramas are NOT acceptable. Any changes to the original photograph not itemized here are unacceptable and will render the photograph ineligible for a prize.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: Nepal

For more information, please visit International Literacy Day 2017.

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