2012 Photoshare Photo Contest

Deadline: 17 December, 2012
Open to:   individuals or organizations, both amateur and professional photographers from all over the world
Prize: cash prizes up to  $1,000 USD


Announcing the 8th Annual 2012 Photoshare Photo Contest – a popular international event mobilizing amateur and professional photographers to share their photos for charitable and educational use.

Photoshare’s 2012 Photo Contest features the HIFA2015 Photography Award, spotlighting the critical role of Healthcare Providers. The contest leverages HIFA2015 as a key partner to further expand Photoshare’s reach and impact among health professionals working to improve the availability and use of healthcare information in developing countries.


This year’s contest features 10 categories covering a broad range of global public health and development topics. Contest categories include:

  • Healthcare Providers (*Featured Category: HIFA2015 Photography Award)
  • Family Planning and Reproductive Health
  • Malaria
  • Environment
  • Agriculture and Economic Development
  • Democracy and Governance
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Global Health (open subject)
  • Human Interest (open subject)


  • Any individual or organization, with the exception of contest judges, is welcome to participate (including both amateur and professional photographers).
  • At a minimum, digital images must be approximately 1600×1200 pixels. Photos below the minimum resolution, collages, digitally altered photos, photos without completed captions, and photos previously contributed to Photoshare are not eligible for consideration.
  • Photos will be judged on the basis of content (relevance to category) and quality (e.g. lighting, composition, focus) by an independent panel of judges for cash prizes.
  • Entries that violate copyright or the laws of the country in which they were taken are not acceptable.
  • All submissions are eligible for inclusion on Photoshare’s general collection, available free for nonprofit educational use.


In addition to cash prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, participants submitting entries to the featured Healthcare Providers category, are also eligible for an additional cash prize, the HIFA2015 Photography Award.

1st place – $1000 cash prize and certificate
2nd place -$500 cash prize and certificate
3rd place – $250 cash prize and certificate

$250 cash prize and award certificate

$500 cash prize and certificate

honorary award and certificate

honorary award and certificate

How to enter?

Entries are accepted through Photoshare’s Upload photos submission form.  Please be certain to select the appropriate contest category for each submission. There is no limit to the number of photos a participant can submit, the contest is free to enter.

You can register and submit your photo(s)  here

Deadline for Entries: December 17, 2012.

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