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IREX Make a Better World Photo Contest
Enter the IREX Make a Better World Photo Contest now for a chance to win cash prizes totaling over $1,000. We encourage you to submit your best images of scenes and individuals around the world that reflect IREX’s tagline, “Make a Better World.” Photos should demonstrate one or more of three theme categories:
1. Strengthening Democracy & Governance – Photos should explore how citizens mobilize to increase civic engagement, encourage a strong civil society, and address issues related to good governance, conflict, gender, etc.
2. Youth Leading Change – Photos should explore how youth influence and transform their communities to create lasting change as leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, and advocates of peace.
3. Expanding Opportunities Through Technology – Photos should explore how technology helps citizens gain access to news, information, and education, while increasing livelihood and economic development.
Judging: A panel of experts will collectively select winners in the Grand Prize and Best of Category categories over two (2) rounds of evaluation. Qualified photos are defined as those completely complying with the Official Rules. The judges will select the winners based on the following judging criteria: (1) Relevance to theme 50%; (2) Photographic quality 25%; (3) Creativity 25%. The People’s Choice will be decided by IREX’s fans on Facebook. IREX may also select up to five honorable mention finalists.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Best of Strengthening Democracy & Governance Category $250
Best of Youth Leading Change Category $250
Best of Expanding Opportunities Through Technology Category $250
People's Choice $250
All winners and their photo entries will be featured on IREX’s website, social media, and email newsletter. ELIGIBILITY: International / 18+
Submit digital photographs at the highest resolution possible in a .jpg or .png format. Files submitted may not be larger than 10 megabytes Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: An entrant must hold, and affirm that entrant holds, all rights to the photograph(s) submitted; those that violate or infringe upon another person's copyright or license are not eligible. Subject to any license provided for under the Official Rules, entrant will retain copyright to all photographs submitted. Entrants may continue to use photographs submitted to the Contest for any commercial or non-commercial purposes permitted by law and in compliance with the Official Rules. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the Contest, all entrants grant IREX a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (with or without a name credit), in whole or in part, for any educational, promotional, publicity, archival, exhibition or other non-commercial purpose, in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest or otherwise, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: Display at a potential exhibition of winners; print publication of reports and brochures featuring select entries in the Contest. The Organizer will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with authorized uses. Entrants consent to the Organizer doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant’s “moral rights” in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on the Organizer’s website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner.
Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to The Organizer the unrestricted right, without any additional approval or consideration, to use the entrant’s name and/or any statements made in submissions to, or otherwise in connection with, the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants for any purpose, or to choose not to do so, at Organizer’s sole discretion.
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