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Shining A Light 2020 Photography Contest (Prizes up to $2,250 )

Shining A Light 2020 Photography Contest (Prizes up to $2,250 )

Country: USA
City: Louisville
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The Muhammad Ali Center proudly announces the theme of its seventh annual 2020 Shining a Light International Photography Contest and subsequent exhibition, titled Women’s Fight for the Right. As 2020 is the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the United States’ 19th constitutional amendment and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the Muhammad Ali Center is commemorating this occasion with Women’s Fight for the Right, in hopes that it will honor the women around the world who have fought and continue to fight for the right to vote without bias, without discrimination, without violence, and without fear.

The contest host will produce a documentary-style exhibition at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky beginning March 8, 2020.

Contest Theme: “Shining a Light: Women’s Fight for the Right”

The 19th Amendment states, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex”. To commemorate this centennial anniversary, Women’s Fight for the Right will focus on women’s suffrage on a global scale. Further, it will explore the narrative of suffrage, and reflect on women who have fought, throughout history and all over the world, for political representation and the right to participate in politics.

Hence, the Muhammad Ali Center is asking for photographs to tell the most holistic story, spanning history to today, with moments from as many nations as possible.

Winners of 2020 Shining A Light Photography Contest

The judges of 2020 Shining A Light will select three winners among the submission. The winners will receive a monetary prize as such”

  1. 1st Prize — $1000
  2. 2nd Prize — $750
  3. 3rd Prize — $500

Muhammad Ali Center will reward the monetary prize in the form of a check, mailed to the address provided by the winning photographer(s) care of FedEx Express. Moreover, the Center will provide the tracking number for the parcel will to the photographer. Though the center will award monetary winnings directly to the chosen winners, they can opt to donate their proceeds to a non-profit charity or organization of their choosing.

Further, the winners will also receive recognization through the Center’s Press Release, Website, and Social Media

Eligibility for Shining A Light Photography Contest

Photographers all around the world can submit for the 2020 Shining A Light Photography Contest if they abide by following rules:

  • All photographers are welcome; both amateur and professional.
  • Photographers under the age of 18 must also submit Parental Consent Form with their submission.
  • Photographers may submit only one photograph. In the case of multiple submission, the Center will accept only the first entry and discard all other photographs.
  • The Muhammad Ali Center has the right to verify, at their sole judgment and discretion, winner eligibility.
  • Participants warrant that their photographs are original and do not infringe on any third party’s rights

How to enter Shining A Light Photography Contest?

In order to participate in the Photography Contest, candidates must submit their photographs via online form. Further, the candidates must abide by the rules of the competition.


Muhammad Ali Center accepts the application for the Shining A Light Photography Contest until 31 December 2019. Submission after the deadline is not eligible for awards.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline31 December,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerMuhammad Ali Center
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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