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Photography4Humanity Global Prize 2019 ($5,000 USD cash award and more)

Photography4Humanity Global Prize 2019 ($5,000 USD cash award and more)

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Applications are now open for the Photography4Humanity Global Prize 2019. Photography4Humanity is an international initiative that calls on photographers around the world. It is to bring to life the power of human rights through their images. Further, highlighting the most compelling imagery – illustrating 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.

Moreover, your photos will have a direct, positive impact on human rights issues by inspiring and mobilizing viewers to take action. One image will be monthly for the Call to Action Spotlight page. Call to Action links will encourage and enable viewers to get directly in practical solutions via UN Human Rights. Also, leading NGOs working in the field on relief efforts for those directly impacted by the crisis depicted. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but in this case, it will also inspire thousands of helping hands.


  • Global Recognition: The Photography4Humanity Global Prize will be announced at the exhibition opening gala. Further,  attended by invited dignitaries, media, photography professionals and human rights champions. Along with a $5,000 USD cash award, the Global Prize will bring a large amount of industry recognition. Also, prestige to the winning photographer. Select photos will be featured on the Photography 4 Humanity website throughout the year. This will garner large amounts of exposure for the photographer as well as highlight the human rights issues depicted in the images.
  • Exhibition: In 2019, the Top 10 finalists’ photos will be exhibited at the United Nations General Assembly Gallery in New York City. An opening reception will be for artists, UN dignitaries, and media. Further,  to announce the winner on December 10th — Human Rights Day.
  • United Nations Gallery NYC: The winner of the Photography4Humanity Global Prize will be on UN Human Rights Day in conjunction with the opening reception for the Photography 4 Humanity Exhibition at the United Nations Headquarters. The winning photographer, who will be by an eminent jury of photo editors, journalists, and human rights champions, will receive a $5,000 USD cash prize and will have their photo promoted in all relevant media worldwide.


  • You must be at least 18 years of age or older to enter
  • Likewise, all photography must relate to human rights issues illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, hate, compassion, human rights failures or victories in ways small and large
  • All images must be within three (3) years of entry date
  • Image file extensions accepted: JPG, JPEG
  • Accepted file size: 5MB – 20MB
  • Color must be RGB or sRGB format
  • Further, all entrants may submit up to five (5) photographs
  • A high-resolution file will be for finalists
  • All rights to photographs remain with the photographer


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 October,2019
Open toAll
OrganizerPhotography 4 Humanity



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