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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 October 4, 2009 at 1:34pm
Thank you seuwandi Yapa for this advisory
Good, I like this photo contest
I am very happy.
pls inform to the all members of
about any details and contests


Shahajhan ALi Bipas
Comment by Cuchie Echeverria on October 21, 2009 at 9:21am
Hi Noorun.

Thanks for joining this group.
Comment by Cuchie Echeverria on October 21, 2009 at 9:22am
We're all excited to find out the results of the photo contest. Coming very soon! ;-)
Comment by Seu Yapa on November 10, 2009 at 8:03pm
Congratulations for all the winners!!!!!!!
Follow the link to view winners
Comment by RCC on November 10, 2009 at 8:07pm
Dear members,
As we are looking forward to the announcement of the top photo entries from the photo contest that is due within next few weeks, we would like to thank the following people who offered to be the judges for the photos submitted.

Name Country/ Region Organization
1. Christophe Devolder/ Europe: Management Information Systems Manager
Interface3, Belgium
2. Martha Mans/ Europe: from Fundación Esplai, Spain
3. Yamuni Rashmika/ Asia: Photo Journalist, Department of Government Information, Sri Lanka
4. Munir Uz Zaman/ Asia: Photo journalist, Agence France-Press (AFP), Bangladesh
5. Paul Barera/ Africa: Executive Director NTC-RWANDA, Chairman Rwanda Telecentre Network, Africa Knowledge, Network (AKN) - RWANDA
6. Dean Mulozi/ Africa: Connect Africa Manager, ZAA-ICT/SATNET Regional Facilitator, Zambia.
7. Karim Kasim/ MENA: Project Manager, Knowledge Sharing and Networking, Egypt ICT Trust Fund, Egypt
8. Adel Yassin Mubarak/MENA : Technical Manager, ICT Trust Fund, U N D P, Egypt

Thank you very much again and really appreciate your tremendous support :)
Comment by AHMED SUDAN on July 10, 2011 at 4:02pm

 pls vote for GDCO and the Telecentre movement


Gedaref digital city organization GDCO  and our beloved Telecentres were   nominated for the eWorld awards with two projects and i do appreciate your voting  and pls ask your friends to vote

 1-  project 1  GDCO Sudan a partnership for community development

 2- project 2    Telecentres, are they really tools community development?

 the link for the two projects is

it will be better Pls read the instruction how to vote  

after you read it you can click the link below to vote

also GDCO is key speaker and supporting partner    addressing  Telecentres: Effective Approaches and Best Practices on the first of august 2011

Comment by NICT on December 15, 2011 at 3:34pm

i want to know one thing that why the tag is like “ Photo Contest 2009 Entry” ??? i think it should not have year name or should be updated... pls convey


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