Global Health Student Photography Contest
The purpose of this contest is to foster cultural sensitivity by encouraging Emory students conducting global health projects to examine the culture and people with whom they are working.
Who can enter?
Emory undergraduate and graduate students can submit photographs that they take during a global health field experience in a low- or middle-income country. These global health field experiences can be Emory programs or non-Emory projects (e.g., Peace Corp experiences, study abroad programs, etc.). All photographs submitted must be taken by the student submitting them.
- For the 2013 contest, photographs must be taken between 9/1/12 and 9/1/13.
- Students can submit up to three photographs in JPG files. Each JPG file should be between 2-3 MB in size to ensure high enough resolution for printing.
- Electronic submission of photograph titles and brief (150 word maximum) descriptions of the photograph's connection to global health is required in an MS Word format. Please enumerate picture titles and descriptions so that they correspond with the picture numbers in the JPG files.
- Photographs may depict global health challenges, solutions, and/or the peoples, cultures, and their environments in a low- or middle-income country.
- Students will maintain ownership of their photographs, however, Emory reserves the right to use submitted photographs in promotional materials.
- Subject matter can include portraits, landscapes, or any subject that depicts a global health issue.
- Submit no more than three JPG photograph files and one MS Word document that includes three photograph titles and three photograph descriptions to email@example.com. Name your photographs as follows: lastname_firstname_picturenumber.jpeg. (e.g., smith_sarah_1.jpeg).
When photographing people, we greatly encourage you to employ the following:
- Respect the person you are photographing and treat that person with dignity
- If possible, obtain verbal consent from the person or people you wish to photograph and then show them your digital photograph to ensure they are comfortable with it
- If you are taking pictures of children, try to obtain the verbal consent of their parents or guardians
- Be particularly mindful when taking pictures of the vulnerability and privacy of people who are receiving health care -- respect their privacy and follow the photography rules of their health care facility
- We discourage you from taking pictures of people when they are unclothed out of respect for their privacy
- Be mindful of whether or not you are representing the person accurately and/or the community accurately
- Be mindful of your intent in taking the photograph (e.g., are you taking it to portray a situation, raise public awareness, capture something beautiful, etc.)
For more information surrounding the ethics of global health photography, please see the UniteforSight website.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges. Photographs will be judged by their technical and artistic merits as well as their ability to convey a global health message.
Five winning photographs will be selected each year. Students submitting winning photographs will receive a $500 cash prize and a certificate recognizing their accomplishment. To view the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 photography contest submissions, click here.
The submission deadline for the 2013 contest is Monday, September 23, 2013.
For more information, please contact Suzanne Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Brian Chu, RSPH Alumnus and 2008 Photography Contest Winner