2020 Photo Competition

Posted on 10 September 2020

The 2020 CID Photo Competition is fast approaching, and we are accepting submissions under three categories:

For Amateur Photographers: 

  • Development 
  • Humanitarian Aid | Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 

For NZ-based Professional Photographers:

  • Humanitarian and Development 

The broader theme of 2020 is Covid-19 related activities, with submissions showcasing partnership, collaboration and good development outcomes. 

CID would like to thank Peter Griffin and Fisherprint for sponsoring the Photo Competition for the fourth year in a row.

Please submit your photos with captions before 15th October 2020 to 

  • Photographs must be a minimum 300 dpi;
  • Photographs must be accompanied with the location, photographer’s credit and a
    very brief description of the activity with those featured named if possible - e.g.
    Emali, Kenya: Masai family planting drought resistance crops following training as
    part of building resilience for drought affected communities in Kenya. Photo: Joe
    Smith, aidall NZ:
  • You can submit up to six photographs per category;
  • Submitting photographs indicates your agreement that CID can use the photos in
    its publications to promote good development practice;
  • CID will not release any entries received to any third party; and
  • Photo credits for the photographer and related NGO will be given for all photos
    used in any CID publication.
  • Images of local people should be managed in accordance with CID's Code of Conduct Clause 1.3.2 - Portrayal of Local People.
  • Selected photos will be exhibited and displayed on CID’s website.

Previous years' winners can be viewed here.

Photo Competition 2019 Winners - Photo Credits: 

Chris Hartnett/VSA; Matthew Wallace/CBM