Shining A Light 2024

“Shining a Light” International Photography Contest and exhibition


The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, is honored to announce its tenth annual “Shining a Light” International Photography Contest and subsequent exhibition. This contest and exhibition will be informed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #3 (Good Health and Well-Being) and #5 (Gender Equality). This year the Ali Center is asking participants to submit photographs that illustrate the various ways women compete and the challenges they face in sports all over the world.

At the end of the contest period, the Muhammad Ali Center will produce a documentary-style exhibition featuring 30 selected photographs, beginning on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8, 2024.


1st Prize — $1000
2nd Prize — $750
3rd Prize — $500


Amateur and professional photographers of all ages. Participants under the age of 18 will need parental/guardian consent.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

You agree to your photograph and name being displayed by the Muhammad Ali Center, published and/or used on websites owned and social media sites operated by the Muhammad Ali Center for an indefinite period, with appropriate credit line.
You agree to your picture(s) and name being displayed at other venues for an indefinite period.
Participants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of their photographs, notwithstanding the rights granted above to the Muhammad Ali Center and other exhibition venues.


Documentary Portrait Sports Multi-categories Culture