InterAction’s 14th Annual Photo Contest


Each year, InterAction’s photography contest focuses on incredible humanitarian and development work.

We encourage you to submit your most powerful photos that illustrate innovative, effective, and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. Examples of self-reliance, innovative technology, shared values, and partnerships are encouraged, though entries are not limited to those categories. All images should be of work done outside of the United States.


One Grand Prize Winner will receive $1,000 USD and the Effective Assistance Photography Certificate. The winning photo will also be showcased at InterAction’s 2016 Forum, April 18-20.

Three Runners Up will receive $100 USD and have their photographs displayed on an online gallery at

Six Honorable Mentions will have their photographs displayed on an online gallery at

Contest Rules

Contest begins Oct. 19, 2015 and ends Jan. 15, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. All eligible entries must be submitted between these dates.

Entries are limited to three (3) photos per person.

Entries should be 300 dpi or larger at a size no smaller than roughly 3” x 5” (file sizes less than 8MB please).

All entrants must hold exclusive rights to the photographs they submit and by entering are claiming such ownership. If it is determined an entrant has fraudulently claimed ownership of their submission, the entry will immediately become void and ineligible.

By entering a submission, entrants are granting InterAction perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive rights to display distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of their entry. When reproduced, all photographs will be credited to the photographer when possible. InterAction will not be required to pay for, or seek approval for, any and all usage of photographic submissions. InterAction will not sell photograph entries to other parties. Failure by InterAction to enforce any of its rights at any point does not constitute a waiver of these rights. InterAction reserves the right to suspend or cancel the Contest or modify these rules at its discretion. By receiving a prize, the winner agrees to release and hold harmless InterAction and its employees, directors, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, whether under a theory of contract, tort, or otherwise.

For any persons appearing in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, the express permission, written, verbal, or otherwise, necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence, the express permission, written, verbal, or otherwise, of a parent or legal guardian is required.

Entry is open to all, with the exception of current InterAction staff.


A panel including photojournalists and subject area experts will choose the winning photographs. After judging, InterAction will notify the Grand Prize winner of their selection. If the winner does not respond within seven (7) days of notification, InterAction may at its discretion select one of the Runners Up as the new Grand Prize Winner. InterAction will also notify all other winners within this timeframe.


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