World Health Organization Health and Illness Photo Competition

Deadline: October 15 2013

Enter the photo competition

Are you between 14 and 19 years old? We have created a photo competition and want to see health and illness through your eyes!

The themes on which we’re looking for photos are:

  • Adolescents are healthy (engaging in healthy activities)
  • Adolescents learn about health (health education)
  • Adolescents use health services when needed
  • It can be difficult to stay healthy (images about the environment and risk-behaviours)
  • Adolescents are active in promoting health (advocating for health, participation)

Who can enter?

The competition is free to enter and is open to anyone between the ages of 14-19 from all countries.

If you are under 18, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s consent to submit your images to the competition.

Competition prize

The prize of the competition is the opportunity to work with WHO as one of 10 contributing photographers for the Health for the World’s Adolescents report. Each winner will be provided with a bursary of $US 1000 to take photos. The photos will belong to the winners, although WHO will have the right to use them in the report and for future publications.

Key dates

The photo competition will open on 15 July 2013. The deadline for entries is 15 October 2013.

A panel will judge the photographs and winners will be contacted individually by 1 November 2013.

Winners will be expected to provide their photographs by 1 December 2013.

How do I enter the competition?

Please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “photo” and include in the body of the email:

  • Your contact information
  • Your age, sex and country of residence
  • Why you want to be involved
  • Which one of the 5 themes (see above) your photographs will focus on if you are one of the winners
  • Your experience in taking photographs
  • A completed consent form (see the link below)
  • Between 5-10 photos together with captions (please certify that you have taken these photos yourself)
  • What camera you used to take the photos you send in, and the details of any edits you have made (permitted editing includes minor burning, dodging, cropping and/or colour corrections)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the WHO health and Illness Photo Competition


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