Click Photo Contest: Capturing Images of Inclusive Growth

How do we reduce the widening gap between rich and poor?  

The NGO and Civil Society Center in partnership with Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) call for the submission of photographs on the theme “Achieving Inclusive Growth through Partnerships in a World of Seven Billion.”

The photo contest calls for images that capture the challenges faced in a world of seven billion people, as well as the efforts being taken by various stakeholders – governments, non-profits, private sector, and the communities – to resolve them. Inclusive economic growth is the overarching theme. Through this initiative, the NGO and Civil Society Center (NGOC) hopes to educate, alert, and more importantly, inspire people to act.

Entries can be viewed on NGOC’s Facebook page and Pinterest board.

Finalists’ entries will be displayed at a photo exhibition during the ADB Annual Meeting in Manila, 2-5 May, 2012.

Contest mechanics:

  1. Anyone who is a citizen of any of ADB’s 67 member countries can join. ADB staff, consultants and their immediate family members are not eligible to compete.
  2. The secretariat will accept entries from 15 March to 15 April 2012.
  3. Entries must be original and not infringe on the rights of any entity.
  4. The competition is composed of two categories
    1. Amateur
    2. Professional
  5. There is no registration fee.
  6. Each participant may submit up to three entries.
  7. Photos should show any or a combination of the following themes in the context of Asia and the Pacific:
    1. Addressing Climate Change
    2. Gender and Development
    3. Managing the Effects of Disasters
    4. Food Security
  8. Photo-editing programs may be used, but only for basic post- processing actions for contrast, color balance, sharpening, cropping, dodging, and burning. Collages will not be qualified.
  9. Entries should not bear watermarks, signatures, frames, or other markings such as date and/or time stamps.
  10. Screening and final judging will be conducted by a panel of experts.
  11. ADB reserves the right to publish all entries on the ADB website, other relevant websites and for non-profit use by ADB and its not-for-profit partners.
  12. Entrants do not waive their intellectual or moral property rights by entering the contest, and will therefore retain the right to be identified as the photographer behind the image.
  13. Photos should be 300dpi at the minimum.
  14. Each entry should come with the following information on a separate sheet.
    1. Last name, First name
    2. Category: Amateur or Professional
    3. Complete Address
    4. Contact numbers and e-mail address
    5. 3 to 5 sentences describing when and where the photo was taken, and what is in the frame
    1. Title of entry
  15. Entries should be e-mailed to
  16. Entries should not have won in previous competitions.
  17. The final 8 winners for the two categories will be chosen based on the following criteria. There will be a separate category for Popularity, to be determined based on the results of online and on-site voting.
    1. Substance, impact and creativity: 50%
    2. Composition, clarity and technical quality: 50%
  18. The prizes are:
    1. Professional
      First Prize: $600
      Second Prize: $500
      Third Prize: $400
    2. Amateur
      First Prize: $500
      Second Prize $400
      Third Prize: $300
    3. Popularity Contest:
      One winner of $200 for each category