Photo competition 2021

Posted on 13 July 2021

We are excited to be doing things a little bit differently for this year’s CID photography competition.

Firstly, this year, we'd love you to invite your local partners to submit photos. Secondly, we've added a new category, which we hope will inspire some creative thinking. And thirdly, in addition to featuring your photos on our website and social media (check out our new Instagram account!), we will be providing an opportunity to have your photos exhibited in a public space in Wellington. 

Competition winners will each receive a prize of $200!

Entry categories:

Along with the three categories from the previous year, we have a new category to celebrate the work of our colleagues, volunteers and friends, and how you have adapted to new ways of working in Covid times - so think outside the box and get creative!

  1. Development (amateur photographers)
  2. Humanitarian Aid & Emergency Response/ DRR (amateur photographers)
  3. Staff and volunteers adapting to new ways of working in Covid times (amateur)
  4. Professional photographers/ Humanitarian & Development - for photographers based in NZ (non-prize category)

As the Parliamentary dinner has been postponed (date tbc), we have now extended the submission date to 12 November 2021.

Photo requirements:

  • Photographs must be a minimum 300 dpi;
  • Photographs must be accompanied with the location, year, photographer’s name 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, Aid2All NZ Aotearoa (2020)”
  • Photographers must have sought the permission of people featured in photos.
  • All photos should reflect the principles and obligations of the CID Code of Conduct; specially C.1.3 Portrayal of local people.
  • You can submit up to six photographs per category;
  • 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.
  • Selected photos will be exhibited in a public space (with organisation credit & logo) and displayed on CID’s website and social media;
  • Submitting photographs indicates your agreement that CID can use the photos (with credit) in its publications and on website and social media, to promote good development practice.

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The 2021 CID Photography competition is sponsored by Fisher Print Ltd. 


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