“Make a Better World” Photo Contest

Deadline: 18 July 2014
Open to: professional and amateur photographers older than 18 years
Prize: up to $500


IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. They organize the “Make a Better World” Photo Contest that seeks for photographs of individuals and scenes representing the IREX tagline, “Make a Better World”, around the world.

The categories for entries are:

  • Strengthening Democracy & Governance:  Photos should explore how citizens mobilize to increase civic engagement, encourage a strong civil society, and address issues related to good governance, conflict, gender, etc;
  • Youth Leading Change: Photos should explore how youth influence and transform their communities to create lasting change as leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, and advocates of peace;
  • Expanding Opportunities Through Technology: Photos should explore how technology helps citizens gain access to news, information, and education, while increasing livelihood and economic development.


The contest is open to professional and amateur photographers of all levels who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Current IREX directors, officers, employees, contractors and volunteers, and members of their immediate families, are not eligible to participate.


There are a total of five prize categories:

  • Grand prize: $500;
  • Best of Strengthening Democracy & Governance Category: $250;
  • Best of Youth Leading Change Category: $250;
  • Best of Expanding Opportunity Through Technology Category: $250;
  • People’s Choice: $250.

One winner and up to five honorable mentions will be selected for each category. All winners and their photo entries will be featured on IREX’s website, social media, and email newsletter. By submitting an entry, each contestant specifically agrees to this condition.


To enter the competition you must complete the entry form and upload up to 5 photographs in jpeg or png ( not more than 10 MB in size).

The deadline for submission is: 18 July 2014.

For further information you can contact: epowell@irex.org or visit the official website.

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