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2017 CGAP Photo Contest
SHARE YOUR PHOTOS & TELL US YOUR STORY
Financial Inclusion Through Your Lens • Deadline: September 29, 2017
The CGAP Photo Contest is looking for original, striking images that capture the importance of financial inclusion efforts around the world. Digital innovations and the growing use of smartphones are making it easier for poor and rural customers to manage their daily finances, grow a business, or respond to an emergency. But 2 billion people still lack access to basic financial services such as savings accounts and credit that can help improve their lives. Financial services can help play a role in reducing extreme poverty and increasing prosperity.
Show us how access to financial services can empower people and communities around the world. The top photographs will receive prizes and recognition, and all entrants help to show in vivid and memorable ways why financial inclusion matters.
Pyae Phyo Thet Paing
2016 CGAP Photo Contest
This year, the CGAP Photo Contest seeks photos that reflect the following themes:
Innovations in Digital Finance
From paying school fees to buying solar energy, digital finance is a means for achieving broader development goals. Show us innovative ways people are using digital finance to improve their lives.
Creating Opportunities for People in Crisis
War, conflict and natural disasters are forcing record numbers of people worldwide from their homes. Show how people coping with humanitarian crises conduct their economic and financial lives.
Building Sustainable Livelihoods
Savings, credit and insurance provide poor people with a wider range of tools to help manage their economic lives. Show how poor people are building more resilient lives.
Connecting People and Services
By 2020, three quarters of the world’s population are expected to be connected to mobile networks. Show us how digital technologies are reaching excluded groups, such as women and youth, and expanding people’s opportunities.
Agung Lawerissa Setiawan
2016 CGAP Photo Contest
The 2016 Photo Contest received more than 3,000 entries from 70+ countries.
Financial services can help play a role in reducing extreme poverty and increasing prosperity. Learn more about financial inclusion.
© 2017 CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor). All Rights Reserved.
Legal Conditions X

By submitting your photos to the 2017 CGAP Photo Contest, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Copyright: By entering, you retain copyright and remain the owner of your images and may also continue to use them in any manner you choose. You agree that the images you submit may be used in CGAP’s printed publications, on CGAP’s websites (including www.cgap.org and microfinancegateway.org), in a CGAP slideshow and screensaver, may be uploaded on CGAP’s social media channels, or in any other media, and may be copied and displayed in any country provided that you are afforded appropriate attribution as the photographer.

Contest Rules X

WHO: The 2017 CGAP Photo Contest is open to all photographers who are at least 18 years old. (The operational team of CGAP, the World Bank Group, and their immediate families are excluded from participating.)

WHAT: We are looking for original, striking images portraying the impact of microfinance and financial inclusion for poor people around the world. These images may reflect a range of products and services, people and institutions, and may touch on social, economic, developmental, and technological issues. We are seeking entries in both rural and urban settings.

HOW: Up to 20 photographs may be submitted per person. Entries may be entered by uploading digital files.

CAPTION: Each photo submission must be accompanied by a brief caption, describing the activity or situation depicted, the date, location and country where the photo was taken, and where appropriate the name of the person(s) photographed. (See below).

Entries must:


CGAP requests that the photographer follows the widely recognized standards and ethical guidance for development photography and obtains informed consent whenever reasonably possible from any subjects photographed.

WHEN: All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm US EDT on 29 September 2017. Voting for the People's Choice Award begins at 12:00am US EDT on 30 September 2017 and ends 11:59pm US EDT on 6 October 2017.

FILE REQUIREMENTS: Digital images or scans of prints may be uploaded. Original files of camera-made digital photos may not exceed five megabytes (5 MB). CGAP cannot be responsible for lost, damaged, late or misdirected entries, or for faulty uploading connections, garbled transmissions, unauthorized intervention, or technical malfunctions.

JUDGING: Judges will include professional photographers and photo editors. Entries will be judged on subject matter relevance, originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit. The story behind the photo may influence the judges' decisions. Decisions made by the judges are final.

WINNING ENTRIES: All entries may be used by CGAP in printed publications, on any CGAP web asset, in a CGAP slideshow, or in any other CGAP-produced media. CGAP may copy and display photographs in any country, provided that all uses are accompanied by appropriate attribution to the photographer. CGAP shall have the right to verify, in its sole judgment, winner eligibility. A selection of winning photos may be featured on CGAP's websites – www.cgap.org and microfinancegateway.org - and in exhibitions at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and other prestigious venues.

LEGAL CONDITIONS: By entering the contest, you must agree to the Legal Conditions. Entry of photographs into the Contest implies acceptance of these conditions, regardless of whether entrants sign a statement confirming acceptance.

Copyright: By entering, you retain copyright and remain the owner of your images and may also continue to use them in any manner you choose. You agree that the images you submit may be used by CGAP in printed publications, on CGAP's websites (including www.cgap.org and microfinancegateway.org), in a slideshow and screensaver, may be uploaded on CGAP's social media channels, or in any other CGAP-produced media, and may be copied and displayed by CGAP in any country provided that you are afforded appropriate attribution as the photographer.

For questions regarding the 2017 Photo Contest, please contact Michael Rizzo (mrizzo1@worldbank.org).

Prizes X

CGAP intends to award the following prizes. Winners will be notified by e-mail, according to information provided with their submission. If any winner fails to claim his or her prize within 60 days of being notified, that winner may forfeit his or her prize. Any federal, state, and local taxes, fees, and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners.

Grand Prize Winner
US$2000 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories.

Categories:
US $500 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories:

Regional Spotlight:
US$500 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories:

Winners for photographs taken in each of the following regions also will be awarded a US$300 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories:

Judges' Honorable Mention:
Judges may select up to 8 winners to receive US$250 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories.

People's Choice Winner
US$100 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories.
Voting for the People's Choice Award begins on September 30 and ends October 6, 2017.

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