Winning Digital Photo Contests

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

International Foundation for Electoral Systems Contest

WASHINGTON – Jan. 20 - The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is accepting submissions for its 2011 Photography Contest. Entries will be accepted until March 11 at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.

Since 2009, IFES, the world’s premiere election-assistance and democracy-promotion NGO, has sponsored this annual democracy-themed contest to highlight the many ways people around the world demonstrate a sense of civic responsibility and call to action. The contest seeks photographs of individuals taking part in elections or other activities that embody the values of democratic governance and civic engagement.

The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers and will be divided into two categories:
·         The Public Category is open to all photographers who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.
·         The IFES’ Choice Category is open only to current IFES employees.

One winner and up to 10 finalists will be chosen in each category. The winner of each category will receive $600 (USD).

Previous contests have drawn hundreds of entries from talented photographers from around the world. Outstanding entries are exhibited at IFES’ headquarters in Washington, displayed online at, and frequently featured in IFES publications and outreach materials, including the annual IFES wall calendar.

Full contest rules and entry information are available online at  Previous contest entries can be viewed on IFES’ Flickr page at

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