Transparency International Youth Photo Competition 2013.


Application Deadline: July 1st 2013

Corruption has scathing effects that can be difficult to illustrate. So we are looking for photos to give a powerful image of how corruption affects people’s lives. The theme of the competition is to:

Illustrate the negative effects that corruption has on your world.


Whether you’re a student who photographs as a hobby, a professional photographer or are just looking for inspiration to use your new camera– we encourage everyone* to apply. In order to be an eligible participant of the 2013 youth photo competition, applicants MUST:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age on 1 September, 2013
  • Submit a photo in digital format. No print or video submissions will be accepted.

(*Transparency International, its chapter affiliates, and Water Integrity Network staff are ineligible for competition.)

What can you win?

Three prizes are up for grabs. The jury will select three winners and award each one of the following:


  • The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2013. No fees are required.
  • Each entrant may submit a maximum of 2 photographs, in digital formats (JPEG / GIF / PNG). All photos must be in digital format. We also accept mobile photography entries.
  • Minimum resolution of 300 DPI is required.
  • Photo submissions should be unpublished.
  • By submitting an entry, the contestant confirms that he/she owns the right to all his/her photographs and that the rights of persons included in his/her photographs have not been violated. Entries depicting violence, racism or pornography will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Captions are critical. Each photo must be accompanied with a short conceptualization caption (maximum 600 characters). Well-written captions are needed so that judges understand the image’s context. Arabic, French, English, German and Spanish languages accepted.


The photos will be judged using the following criteria:

  • Impact – compelling subject matter and caption
  • Artistic interpretation – composition, style
  • Technical skills – focus, colour, use of light

The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2013.

The winners will be announced on International Youth Day, 12 August 2013 and will receive a certificate.


Click Here to Take Part in the Transparency International Youth Photo Competition



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