Call for Photos from World Youth Movement for Democracy for 2012 Photo Contest
Share Your Experiences and Capture Images of Democracy
Submit your photo capturing democracy and win an opportunity to attend one of the largest global gatherings of democracy activists, scholars, policy makers, and donors. The World Youth Movement for Democracy (www.wymdonline.org), a youth network of the World Movement for Democracy (www.wmd.org), is pleased to announce the launch of its second Global Photo Contest. Young individuals from all around the world are invited to participate in the contest and send in photographs that convey any one of the contest’s three themes. Participants are welcome from all parts of the world – where democracy is limited, transitioning, or established. The submission deadline is 11 May 2012.
Photo Submission Themes
Democracy is practiced in different ways around the world. Yet we believe there are core universal democratic values and aspirations that we all share, even though we live in different countries and regions, speak different languages, and practice different traditions. The purpose of this contest is to capture the ways in which democracy can be reflected in our daily lives, and create images that tell stories about how people see, and where people find, democracy. Each submitted photo is required to fall into one of the following categories:
1. Emerging Human Rights Defenders
This category invites you to submit photos that focus on defending human rights. Who
are the unsung protectors of the most sacred of rights in our communities? The photograph should incorporate both the human rights defender(s) you want to
showcase and the energy and significance of their mission/contribution.
2. Democracy in My Life
This theme asks you to take a closer look at democracy and how it affects you. How
does democracy affect your life? Where do you see elements of democracy in everyday
3. Challenges to Democracy
This category welcomes photographs that depict any of the various challenges to
democracy on the ground. What is stopping, slowing, or threatening the proper
functioning of democracy in society?