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IREX Make a Better World Photo Competition

IREX Make a Better World Photo Competition

Deadline: 18 July 2014
Open to: professional and amateur photographers of all levels who are at least eighteen (18) years of age, from any part of the world.
Award: Grand Prize ($500) and Best of Category ($250, three total)


Welcome to IREX’s 3rd annual Make a Better World Photo Contest! Enter 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.


Entry is open to professional and amateur photographers of all levels who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry, regardless of residence or citizenship, provided the laws of the applicable jurisdiction permit participation. Current IREX directors, officers, employees, contractors and volunteers, and members of their immediate families, are not eligible to participate.


There are a total of five prize categories. One winner and up to five honorable mentions will be selected for each category. Selected finalists from each contestant category may at the Organizer’s discretion receive additional noncash prizes with a total approximate retail value of $15 (USD). All winners and their photo entries will be featured on IREX’s website, social media, and email newsletter. By submitting an entry, each Contestant specifically agrees to this condition.

Category Prize in USD
Grand Prize $500.00
Best of Strengthening Democracy & Governance Category $250.00
Best of Youth Leading Change Category $250.00
Best of Expanding Opportunity Through Technology Category $250.00
People’s Choice $250.00


The odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Winners will be responsible for reporting any winnings to authorities as required by law and paying any taxes they may owe on any prize received. No prize transfer, assignment or substitution by winners is permitted.


 Please review the contest rules before submitting.

Deadline: July 18, 2014, 11 p.m. EDT

For more information about the contest, check out the official website

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