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Photo Contest

Sharing space for the photo contest. Here you can find the guidelines of the contest as well as post whatever queries or clarifications you may have pertaining to the contest.

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Latest Activity: May 19, 2013

Photo Contest Guidelines


Photos make up a major form of content at the website. And because photos have a story of their own to tell, is organizing the very first photo contest in the English website.

The contest will run from August 17 to September 30, 2009.

As with the recently concluded blog contest, the team hopes to encourage and inspire community members to share their greatest telecentre-related photos and earn recognition for their work.

The photo contest makes no distinction between professional and amateur photographers. In this contest, we will let the pictures do the talking.


The theme of the contest is “Celebrating telecentre successes”. Entries should therefore capture images depicting victories, whether big or small, in the telecentre environment.

Contest Mechanics

1. The contest is open to all registered members of the English community. To become a member, follow this link.

2. Community facilitators, officers and staff of and its social investors are not eligible to participate in the contest.

3. To participate in the contest, member must do the following for each contest entry:

a. Upload the photo in the photos section of the website with the following information:

1. Title – Write an appropriate short title for your photo.
2. Caption – Include a caption or brief description of your photo. It should capture the 5W’s – who, what, where, when and why – and must not exceed 100 words.
3. Tag – Aside from other tags you’d like to add, your photo entry must bear the following required tag: " photo contest 2009". This will enable to identify all contest entries.

NOTE: Immediately after uploading your photo, add your photo details by clicking the add more details for this photo link right before the save button.

b. Send an email to with the subject “ Photo Contest 2009 Entry” and the following information in the body of the email:

1. Full Name of Photographer/Owner
2. Photographer/Owner’s Complete Mailing Address
3. Title of Photo – This should be exactly the same as in the uploaded photo.
4. Caption or Brief Description of Photo – This should also be exactly the same as in the uploaded photo.

NOTE: Uploaded photo without the required accompanying e-mail (or vice versa, that is, an e-mail where the photo is not uploaded onto the website) shall be considered an incomplete entry and be automatically rejected. Likewise, any required information not provided will result in a submitted entry being disqualified from consideration.

4. Entries must be submitted in JPEG format (as .jpg files) and should be between 600-800 pixels.

5. Contest entry may OR may not be an action photo as long as it has a relevant story to tell.

6. A member may submit a maximum of five entries. In case more than five entries are received from the same individual, only the first five entries will be considered for evaluation.

NOTE: As mentioned above, for every photo posted as a contest entry, there should be a corresponding e-mail. So if five photos are posted, five e-mails must be sent containing the respective details of each photo.

7. A participant can only win once. As such, for participants with more than one submitted photo, entries will be subject to elimination by the team and the best one will be selected for final evaluation.

8. A submitted entry must be an original work and must be exclusive to this contest. That is, it must be unpublished and it must not have been submitted in other contests, whether in the telecentre community or elsewhere.

9. A submitted entry must not in any way violate any copyright or intellectual property right. Privacy must likewise be protected especially in certain instances such as showing faces of children and people with disabilities. shall not be responsible for copyright or IPR violations with respect to entries submitted in the photo contest.

10. By participating in the contest, member automatically grants the non-exclusive right to use, copy, adapt, transmit, distribute, publish and display submitted entry, applicable worldwide and in perpetuity.

11. reserves the right to reject entries that are incomplete, invalid, or that contain inappropriate information (e.g. ads or other controversial or offensive material).

12. All contest entries must be posted on the website and corresponding emails received by 11:59pm GMT on Thursday, September 30, 2009.

13. Contest entries will be subject to validation/elimination by the team, and all validated entries will be submitted for evaluation by a panel of judges to be appointed by the former. The decision of the panel of judges is final.

14. Evaluation of entries shall be done based on the following criteria:
o Relevance to the Theme – 35%
o Composition and Creativity – 35%
o Clarity and Technical Quality – 30%

15. Based on the given criteria, the panel of judges will determine the winning five photos from among the contest entries.

16. Winners will be announced via the website within one month after the deadline for submission of entries. Winners will likewise be notified via email by the team.

17. Winners will each receive special prizes from Winning entries will also be featured in publications.

18. By participating in the contest, members acknowledge that they have read, understood and agree to be bound by the contest rules. Further, by participating in the contest, members certify to the ownership and authenticity of their respective photos.

19. If a winner is later discovered to have violated any of the contest rules, the award will be forfeited and member will not be permitted to enter similar contests in the future.

Download photo contest guidelines: Photo Contest Guidelines for Community.pdf

Discussion Forum

On Popular Demand, Photo Contest Extended till 30 September 2009 2 Replies

Started by Shipra Sharma. Last reply by Noorun Nabi Mostfa Sep 22, 2009.

Come and join with our latest Photo Contest 6 Replies

Started by Seu Yapa. Last reply by Francis Mwathi Sep 18, 2009.

Comment Wall

Comment by Bipas on September 14, 2009 at 4:40pm
Thanks Munni Apa
How are you

Comment by Seu Yapa on September 22, 2009 at 1:02pm
Dear All,
I have composed a album which contains all the valid entries that we have received for the photo contest. Please visit the following link and check whether your entry is appearing there.
You are most welcome to send me your comments. And please let me know if one of your entries are not visible in the album. please be kind to drop a message via or my office mail
Thank you :)
Comment by Seu Yapa on September 22, 2009 at 1:03pm
Comment by Noorun Nabi Mostfa on September 22, 2009 at 9:29pm
Comment by Noorun Nabi Mostfa on September 22, 2009 at 10:15pm
Hi Cuchie
Comment by Noorun Nabi Mostfa on September 28, 2009 at 7:07pm
Comment by Seu Yapa on October 1, 2009 at 1:04pm Photo contest 2009 draws to a close... would like to announce that their first edition of photo contest is officially closed on 30th September 2009. We would like to thank all the members of the site for their participation in this contest. English site Community facilitators will evaluate each photo entries and short listed entries will be forwarded to a panel of judges. Winners will be announced via the website on the end of October 2009. Five winning photos will be selected by a panel of judges from among the shortlisted entries. Winners will receive their prizes within two weeks after the winners are announced.
The following is a list of all members who have submitted valid entries to the photo contest.
1. Oliver Zielke
2. Nabil Eid
3. W. M.C.R.K Disanayake
4. Agbenyo John Stephen
5. Mohammad Kamrul Islam Bhuiyan
6. Meera Mohideen Anwar Sathath
7. Shahajhan Ali Bipas
8. James Njoroge Gitau
9. Jimmie Ssena
10. Niranjan Meegammana
11. Nandana Madugalle
12. Anil Vithanage
13. Clair Ferdinanz
14. Jasmine Alexandra Mohammadsali
15. Asoka Jayasundara
16. Fatema Begum Labony
All the valid entries submitted by contestants are collected in the album “ Photo Contest 2009”
For latest updates regarding the contest, please keep in touch with the Photo Contest Group. You may also post queries and clarifications in the said group as well.
Comment by Claire Peque Fernandez on October 1, 2009 at 1:18pm
thank you so much Seuwandi for this advisory. Joining the contest was fun and viewing the entries in the album you created was informative. Thank you so much for your effort and the photo contest group for this opportunity. Pictures indeed paint a thousand words. I really appreciated this brilliant contest idea :)
Comment by Seu Yapa on October 1, 2009 at 1:26pm
Thank you Claire... Hope you and all will be keep in touch with us..
Comment by meeramohideen anwar sathath on October 3, 2009 at 3:41pm
thank you seuwandi for this guide.good like this photo contest firs time in sri lanka.i am very happy.
pls inform to the all members of about any details and contests like this in future or something...thanks


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