Funded 2017 UNESCO Photography Contest on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

Application Deadline:  Applications should be submitted on or before 5PM (GMT) on 15th April 2017.

Contest Info: The United Nations Agency is on a mandate to promote the  “the free flow of ideas by word and image”, UNESCO plans to promote freedom of expression and its corollary of press freedom, to reinforce journalists’ safety and tackling impunity, in the framework of the United Nations Plan of Action on The Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity. The safety of journalists and combating impunity are particularly key to supporting freedom of expression and press freedom. Averagely, every four days a journalist is killed for bringing information to the public. Over the last 10 years, 827 journalists have been killed according to UNESCO statistics.

Contest Type: Contest

Eligibility: UNESCO is looking for images that illustrate journalists working in different situations, for example, international and/or local journalists covering demonstrations, trials, major public events, investigations on corruption, citizen journalists, journalists  embedded with police or the military, journalists reporting from a conflict zone, journalists in protected vehicles or in front of media houses with protection or any other case in which journalists, including women reporters, are at work in sensitive situations.

Selection Criteria: The photographs will be chosen for their artistic, creative and original content. UNESCO will establish a contract with the photographers, purchasing the selected photographs, whereby non-exclusive rights for the selected photographs will be granted to UNESCO.

Number of Awardees: Not  indicated

Value of Award: All selected photographs will help  raise awareness on the working conditions of journalists and to illustrate activities and programs contributing to the safety of journalists and the fight against impunity.

How to Apply: Requirements for proposals:

  • Maximum of 12 photographs should be submitted
  • Color, minimum resolution: 350 dpi, minimum size: A4;
  • Photo caption in English or French for each photograph with information (place, time, subject);
  • Price per single photograph.

Proposed photographs can be send to Michelle Salomons:

Click here to apply

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