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InterAction's Photo Contest

What Is InterAction's Photo Contest?

Each year, InterAction’s photography contest focuses on incredible humanitarian and development work.

We encourage you to submit your most powerful photos that illustrate innovative, effective, and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. Examples of empowering women, youth potential, self-reliance, innovative technology, shared values, and partnerships are encouraged, though entries are not limited to those areas. All images should be of work done outside of the United States.


One Grand Prize Winner will receive $1,000 USD and the Effective Assistance Photography Certificate. The winning photo will also be showcased at InterAction's 2018 Forum, June 12-14 in Washington, D.C.

Three Categories winners (best youth potential photo; best women's empowerment photo; best photo taken with a mobile phone) will receive $100 USD and have their photographs displayed on an online gallery at

Six Honorable Mentions will have their photographs displayed in an online gallery at

Contest Rules

Dates for submissions are Friday, February 2, 2018 to Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.  All eligible entries must be submitted between these dates.

Entries are limited to three (3) photos per person.

Entries should be 300 dpi or larger at a size no smaller than roughly 3” x 5” (file sizes less than 8MB please).


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