“Health Workers Count” Photo Competition

World Health Organization Photo Contest: A Day In The Life Of A Health Worker

Submission Deadline: 30th August 2013
The Global Health Workforce Alliance is pleased to announce a photo competition for its upcoming 3rd Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, which will take place in Brazil, from 10- 13 November 2013
The Global Health Workforce Alliance (the Alliance) is a partnership dedicated to identifying and implementing solutions to the health workforce crisis. It brings together a variety of actors, including national governments, civil society, finance institutions, workers, international agencies, academic institutions and professional associations. The Alliance is hosted and administered by the World Health Organization. Since 2008, as part of its mandate, the Alliance has been convening Global forums on human Resources for Health (HRH). The 3rd Global Forum will take place from 10 -13 November 2013 under the theme
“Human Resources for Health: foundation for Universal Health Coverage and the post-2015 development agenda”. The Forum aims at eliciting new HRH commitments to accelerate progress, and to update the human resources for health agenda to make it relevant to the current global health policy discourse, including the final push to accelerate progress towards attainment of the health MDGs.
Call for photo submissions: 

In light of the upcoming Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health,-we are delighted to invite professional and non-professional photographers worldwide to participate in a photo contest under the theme“a day in the life of a health worker.
”Health workers are the single most important element of any health service. They save lives. Without them, no vaccine can be administered, no life-saving drugs prescribed, no family planning advice provided and no woman can be given expert care during child birth.
In our efforts to advocate for health workers-we are calling for photo submissions to include a broad range of photographs covering health workers in action and looking at global health issues, such as maternal, newborn and child health; non-communicable diseases; and infectious diseases.
The contest aims to raise awareness of the importance of all cadres of health workers, who save lives every day, despite difficult conditions and inadequate resources. We believe that photos “in action” will reinforce health messages, and will present information in a visually interesting format, which will go a long way in influencing attitudes. Submissions are to be made under the following categories:
Category 1 : Africa (including North Africa)
Category 2: Americas
Category 3 : Asia
Category 4 : Europe
Category 5 : Middle East
Category 6 : Oceania (Australia, etc.)
Across the categories, the following prizes will be given:
1st Prize- 500 US$
2nd Prize – 300 US$
3rd Prize – 150 US$
The “Health workers count” photo contest is open to professional and non-professional photographers who are 18 years or older. Photographs that have already been published elsewhere or are the property of a third party are not eligible.
Entry fees:
Participation in the contest is free.
Submission Procedure and Material Specifications:
Photographers can submit up to three photographs per category. Photographs should be in JPEG or TIFF formats and be no larger than 9 megabytes. Slides, prints and scans of non-digital photographs are not accepted. Each file should be named with an ID
name in the following manner:
o Category,
oFamily name of contestant,
oEntry item number.
For example: MiddleEast_Smith_01.jpg
Each photo must be submitted in separate emails with the completed Entry Forms to [email protected].
If you do not receive confirmation of receipt within 48 hours, please contact us.
Judging is scheduled to take place in mid-August. Entries will be judged by professionals in the fields of photography, journalism, public relations as well as human resources for health. Photographs will be assessed on relevance to the contest theme, power of the message, creativity, and technical quality. If necessary, captions of the selected photographs will be edited and adapted according to the WHO style guide. The decisions of the Global Health Workforce Alliance are final.
Notification and Publication of Winners:
The winners of the photo contest will be announced at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health. The winning and nominated photographs will be displayed at the Forum venue and will be published on the Forum website and the Alliance Facebook page together with the contest results.
The prizes will be transferred to 1st, 2nd and 3 rd place winners, selected by the jury to bank accounts indicated by the winners
Any and all costs incurred in relation to an entry will exclusively be borne by the contestant. The submission of any entry will not be subject to
claims for financial compensation of any kind whatsoever. Participation in the contest may not be construed as an endorsement by the WHO of the photographer and/or his/her work.
Acceptance of Rules:
By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest. For more information, please contact
Ms. Sonali REDDY at [email protected]
Each photo must be submitted in separate emails with the completed Entry Forms to [email protected].


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