Deadline: October 2, 2013.
Over the past seven years we’ve asked you to use your imagination to capture the diversity and innovation of microfinance. This year, we’re asking you to help us show the range of ways in which poor households use financial services and products to enhance their lives. By sharing your images, you’ll help us tell a remarkable story of innovation and ingenuity and how access to finance helps the poor manage their complex financial situations.
Is there a moment or a place where you’ve witnessed the impact of access to finance for the poor? Has your lens captured people earning an income in traditional and nontraditional ways, or innovations in financial service delivery? We’re looking for photos that capture the ways in which financial services are woven into the fabric of poor people’s day-to-day activities, and how financial inclusion can make their lives better.
Submit your photos for the chance receive considerable exposure, have your photo displayed in New York City’s Times Square, and help others picture what microfinance and financial inclusion means to different people around the world. Winners become part of a global community of photographers who share a twin passion for photography and improving the lives of the poor.
Grand Prize: Estimated value: $2000.00 USD
Grand prize is a $2,000 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories.
People’s Choice: Estimated value: $2000.00 USD
People’s choice prize is a $2,000 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories.
Second Prize: Estimated value: $500.00 USD
This year second place prize is a $500 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories.
Third Prize: Estimated value: $250.00 USD
Third place prize is a $250 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories.
Regional Prizes: Estimated value: $200.00 USD
One photographer from each region may receive a $200 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories.
Regions: Europe/North America, Latin America/Caribbean, East and Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia/Pacific.
Finalists: Estimated value: $50.00 USD
Up to 14 winners from across all the categories will receive a $50 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories.