The Transparency and Accountability Initiative invites both professional as well as amateur photographers to be a part of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative Photo Competition 2020.
Photographers are not constrained in what they submit, but potential themes might include manifestations of transparency and accountability in how citizens interact with government, use of public resources, sharing and use of data, the integrity of companies and governments.
Guidelines for Transparency and Accountability Initiative Photo Competition 2020
- Contestants must be aged eighteen (18) years or over at the time of submission and must be the author of the submitted photos.
- Moreover, contestants may submit up to five photos [but not less than three photos] relating to the theme of the competition with a proposal detailing the Who, What, Where, When, and How of the photo essay to be produced.
- All photos submitted must be in a colored format and in JPEG or JPG format, with high quality and resolution, of a maximum of 3MB in size but not lower than 1MB. All photos must be submitted using the entry form here (https://forms.gle/B9MxzKsrfcwmRk5W7)
- Submissions will be accepted from October 24, 2019, to January 13, 2020, at 11. 59pm [EST]
- Contestants are kindly requested to upload the original photo(s) in its original form. However, basic technical editing of the Photo(s) is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the Photo(s).
- All submitted photo(s) must not contain any tag(s), signature(s), initial(s), frame(s), border(s), logo(s) or any other references and/or marks added by the contestant.
- Inappropriate photos and/or offensive contents, including staged photos and photos displaying nudity, violence and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the public morals traditions and practices will be disqualified.
- Photo tags and submission must be written in English.
- Potential winners will be contacted by January 20 to write a more detailed proposal on how they intend to produce the pictures. They will be expected to submit their proposals on January 31.
- By entering this competition, entrants grant TAI non-exclusive permission to use the pictures for activities in all media, including social media, online and print, under the creative commons license without any remuneration being due.
- Contestants also agree that personal data will be collected and may be processed, shared, and otherwise used by TAI to verify the eligibility of the contestants and for the purposes of the competition and any other purposes outlined the competition guidelines.
Prize of Transparency and Accountability Initiative Photo Competition 2020
A single prize will be awarded by a panel of judges that includes a professional photographer, a seasoned photojournalist, and an expert in Transparency, Accountability, and Participation (TAP) space. The winner will be announced on February 7 and will receive a work grant of US$8,000 to carry a photographic project to produce at least 30 photographs related to the themes of government and corporate transparency and accountability. The project is expected to begin on February 14 and completed by May 15, 2020.