What do "Sustainable Cities" look like to you? Enter our global photo contest by October 6 (deadline extended to October 15)

|

This page in:

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية | 中文
Enter our global photo contest by October 15

Building healthy and well-functioning cities and communities that continue to thrive for generations is the goal of the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC), a collaboration that unites cities across continents in their endeavors towards achieving sustainable, resilient development.
 
What would these cities and communities look like to you? The GPSC, its partner cities, and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) invite you to articulate sustainability through the medium of photography.


Whether it be elements of your city that represent sustainability, or a moment in time that captures the spirit of inclusive, resilient, and sustainable urban development, we invite you to share your vision with us, through your photographs.
 
The winners of the photo competition will each win exciting prizes: a $500 voucher for purchasing photography equipment, as well as a chance to be recognized at an award ceremony and have their photographs featured in the World Bank / GPSC’s online and print materials.
 
Here’s how the Sustainable Cities Photo Contest will work:

WHAT
The #SustainableCities Photo Contest is organized by the GPSC, its partner cities, and the Global Environment Facility, as part of the upcoming 2nd GPSC Annual Meeting.

WHEN
We welcome you to submit photos up until 11:30 pm EDT, Sunday, October 15, 2017.

WHO
The Contest is open to individuals who are not active staff of the World Bank Group, including consultants, interns, contractors and their employees. Family members and relatives of World Bank Group staff are eligible to participate. 
 
HOW

  • Submit up to 2 photos with the theme of “sustainable cities.” All photos must be original photos taken within the year of 2017.
  • Each photo must be accompanied by a caption, written in English and containing no more than 2–3 sentences (30 to 40 words). The caption should include the hashtag #SustainableCities, so it could be adapted for use on social media.
  • Entries must include the following information: your name, phone number, and email address.
  • Entries must be original and unpublished. Contestants should be prepared to certify this attestation on request.
  • Contestants must obtain all necessary third-party releases (human subjects in the photographs, including parental/guardians’ approval for minors).
  • Initial entries must be in JPEG format at a resolution of 800x600 pixels, either in portrait or landscape layout, and not more than 5MB in size. Shortlisted photos will need to be re-submitted in higher resolution.
  • Amateur photographers are greatly encouraged.
  • Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: (1) Clarity and relevance of the topic; (2) creativity; and (3) photographic quality of the photograph.
  • All entries must be submitted in English via this e-mail link by 11:30 pm EDT, October 15, 2017, along with a one-page CV, a signed statement of authorship, and with “Photo Competition” and your name in the subject line.
  • Only shortlisted entries will be contacted.
  • Have more than two images to share? We highly encourage you to share your images on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms. Promote the contest and your photos by tagging them with #SustainableCities.
WIN
The top 3 winners will receive exciting gifts, including a $500 voucher for purchasing photography equipment. The winners and the prizes will be announced on World Cities Day, October 31, 2017.  Decisions made by participating jurists will be final.

COPYRIGHT
By entering, you retain copyright and remain the owner of your images, and may also continue to use them in any manner you choose. You agree that the images you submit may be used in printed publications of the World Bank, its social media platforms, its websites, or in any other media, and may be copied and displayed in any country, provided that you are afforded appropriate attribution as the photographer.

Related:

Authors

Dini Djalal

Communications - Indonesia

Xueman Wang

SENIOR URBAN SPECIALIST

Join the Conversation

David J. gould
September 01, 2017

All carbon emissions must stop immediately. It is not the oil and gas that is responsible, rather, the lack of removal of Carbon based particulate and gasses that must be contained.
For example: all vehicles must collect their own carbon release and store it until deposited, hopefully for a refund, at gas stations.
The same for all industries including alt. Power industries and agriculture.
Thank you in advance,
David John Gould of Vancouver B.C.
724525928 (SIN)

Saif Ali
September 03, 2017

Where should photos be submit?

Andy Shuai Liu
September 03, 2017

Dear Saif, thanks for your interest! Please submit your photo(s) by 11:30 pm EDT, October 6, 2017, along with a one-page CV and a signed statement of authorship via this e-mail link with “Photo Competition” and your name in the subject line.

Gautam
September 07, 2017

which email ID photo needs to be sent?

Andy Shuai Liu
September 07, 2017

Thanks for your interest! Please submit your photo(s) by 11:30 pm EDT, October 6, 2017, along with a one-page CV and a signed statement of authorship via this e-mail link with “Photo Competition” and your name in the subject line.

Hesbon Koome
September 07, 2017

This is encouraging. Looking forward to participating. Am an amateur, though under training.
Thanks

can I use my black phone to make some snaps?
September 08, 2017

I humbly wish to participate fully in this contest.
Thank you.

can I use my black phone to make some snaps?
September 08, 2017

I humbly wish to participate fully in this contest.
Thank you.

Jacob Owiti
September 15, 2017

Great news. Am considering participating in the contest.

Nikolay Borisov
September 24, 2017

I have photos in resolution 4096/2304 and 72 dpi, should I edit the picture to be 800/600 pixels. The file size is 2.78 MB.

Andy Shuai Liu
September 24, 2017

Thanks for your question, Nikolay. Initial entries must be in JPEG format at a resolution of 800x600 pixels, either in portrait or landscape layout, and not more than 5MB in size. Shortlisted photos will need to be re-submitted in higher resolution.

lily
September 25, 2017

The email link can not be opened. Please provide the email ID again.

Andy Shuai Liu
September 25, 2017

Thank you for your question. Please submit your photos via this e-mail link. 

Tarus
October 07, 2017

Is the deadline 6th or 15th Oct?? The ad says 15th while Andy Shuai Liu says 6th

Andy Shuai Liu
October 09, 2017

Dear Tarus -- Thanks for your question. The deadline has been extended to October 15. 

David Macharia
October 09, 2017

Hello
Just seen this competition, any chance for extension? I would love to submit "The Enkare" stories and images of Nairobi
http://www.schoolofphotography.co.ke/nairobi-city-sun/

Andy Shuai Liu
October 09, 2017

Dear David -- Thanks for your question. The deadline has been extended to October 15.