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The 2012 IFES Democracy Themed Photo Contest

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) conducts an annual democracy themed photography competition to profile the many ways individuals demonstrate a sense of civic responsibility. Entries are now being accepted for the 2012 edition of the competition.

The contest is divided into two categories: one open to the public and another open exclusively to IFES employees including former employees, interns and consultants.

One winner and as many as ten finalists will be named for each category. The winner in each category will receive a prize of $600.

An Annual Photography Competition About the Electoral Process

The IFES Photography contest seeks photographs of individuals taking part in the electoral process or other activities that demonstrate the values of democratic governance and citizen engagement.

Photographs must have been shot by the entrant within the past sixteen months (since 1 November 2010). Each online entry must also include a brief description explaining how that image is representative of the contest theme.

Cropped photos are eligible in all categories, but you may not submit photos that have been digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered. Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and burning, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents, are acceptable.

One winner will be selected for each category. The Public Category winner will receive $600 (USD). One winner of IFES’ Choice category award will receive $600 (USD).

To enter, visit the official website, fill out and submit the contest registration form. You may submit up to five (5) photographs. Each photo needs to be submitted with a separate registration form.