Photography & Art Contest: Images of Repression and Freedom

Deadline: 10 March 2014
Open to: professional and amateur photographers and artists from any country
Awards: $300 for first place; $200 for second place; $100 for third place


Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world.

Today, as more than two billion people live under oppressive rule, Freedom House speaks out against the main threats to democracy and empowers citizens to exercise their fundamental rights. Freedom House  analyzes the challenges to freedom; advocate for greater political and civil liberties; and support frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change.  Founded in 1941, Freedom House was the first American organization to champion the advancement of freedom globally.

Freedom House is now accepting submissions for its third annual photo and art contest, Images of Repression and Freedom. Freedom is possible only in democratic political environments where governments are accountable to their own people; the rule of law prevails; and freedoms of expression, association, and belief, as well as respect for the rights of minorities and women, are guaranteed. Freedom ultimately depends on the actions of committed and courageous men and women.  We support non-violent civic initiatives in societies where freedom is denied or under threat and promote the right of all people to be free.


Organizers invite professional and amateur photographers and artists to submit photos and other forms of art (i.e. cartoons, prints, paintings, graphic art) that reflect the themes of freedom, political participation, democracy, human rights, and repression.

Works from any country or region of the world will be considered, but preference will be given to works from countries where freedom is under threat.


Semifinalists chosen by Freedom House will be displayed and auctioned as a fundraiser on April 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. The top three winners will be featured on the Freedom House website, Facebook and Twitter, in our newsletter, and will receive a cash prize:

  • $300 for First Place
  • $200 for Second Place
  • $100 for Third Place


The deadline is Monday, March 10, 2014.

To enter, email your entry form and photo in jpeg format to [email protected]

For further information, please visit the official website.

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