Photo Contest About Entrepreneurs

Deadline: 30 June 2011, 30 September 2011 and 15 December 2011
Open to: photographers worldwide
Prizes: grand prize of US$1,000, four prizes of US$250

The Seven Fund seeks entries from around the world for a photo contest about entrepreneurs. The Seven Fund is a non-profit organization that aims to change the terms of discourse surrounding poverty by presenting entrepreneurs in a new light.

This competition recognizes the outstanding use of photography to tell compelling stories of role model entrepreneurs from around the world.


Anyone may participate in this photo competition. We welcome participants from every field of study, discipline, level and area of professional experience, and geographic region. Submission of the photograph grants the Seven Fund the right to use the photograph in its media, including but not limited to its website, marketing materials, or upcoming books and films. Any photograph selected to be used in that way would be done so with proper attribution to the photographer, who would also be compensated for that work at market rates.


  • Applicants should submit photos of individuals that they feel embody the spirit of entrepreneurship,
  • Selected photos should be relevant to that quarter’s selected theme (he theme for April – June 2011 is entrepreneurship and education),
  • Each submission should include the phrase “I am an Entrepreneur” in the local or indigenous language of the person portrayed in the photograph,
  • Photos from any geographic location may be submitted,
  • Photo submissions can be in color or black and white, and must be digital photos.
  • Photos must be submitted electronically as a high resolution image, of up to 2200 pixels at 72 dpi, with the maximum file size is 2MB, in .jpg format, and must be appropriate for printing as a 16 x 20 inch print, as winning photos will be printed and featured in galleries at Seven sponsored events,
  • Applicants can send one photograph per month to the competition.


The competition will award four (4) prizes, one every three months, over a period of one year. Each month, one finalist will be selected and will receive a prize of $250. The grand prize winner (selected from among the 4 finalist photographs) will receive $1,000 at the end of the competition. Finalist photos will be announced on the 15th of the fourth month, from January 2011 to December 2011. The grand prize winner will be announced on January 30, 2012.

All winning photos will be featured on Seven’s homepage and publications, and prominently displayed in galleries at Seven-sponsored programs and conferences around the globe.


Photos must be submitted electronically using the submission form on Seven’s website. No printed photos will be accepted.

Along with the submission, you MUST include the following information in the submission form:

  • Your full name and mailing address, a contact telephone number and your email address
  • A brief paragraph biography of the photographer
  • A title for the photograph
  • A brief description of the image, including where and when it was taken, any information on the person or other details in the image, and any relevant stories

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