Sourcing Water For Food Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest

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Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest

Project Background
On September 13, 2017, Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development will launch a global water-agriculture photo contest to call attention to the significant issue of water scarcity, while recognizing and celebrating steps being taken around the world to improve water and food security.

The Securing Water for Food (SWFF) Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest aims to:

Harness the power of images to tell a story that raises awareness and inspires action to Securing Water for Food’s about enterprises and organizations with innovations that will enable the production of more food with less water and/or make more water available for food production, processing, and distribution.
Celebrate men and women who work in agriculture and document how they are impacting water/food security through new technologies and business models.

For SWFF Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest, photographers must submit images that focus on one or more of these themes: agriculture, water, water-agriculture-related technology, and men and women working in agriculture.
Prizes & Contest Details
Grand Prize Group of 15 Photos –$500
First Place Single Photo – $500
Second Place Single Photo – $250
Third Place Single Photo – $150
Entry Period & Important Dates
Contest Duration: September 13, 2017 – September 27, 2017
Contest Promotion: August 29, 2017 – September 27, 2017
Judging: September 27, 2017 – October 3, 2017
Winners Announced: October 5, 2017


Grand Prize Group of 15 Photos –$500
First Place Single Photo – $500
Second Place Single Photo – $250
Third Place Single Photo – $150


The Securing Water for Food Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest (“Photo Contest”) is open to all professional and amateur photographers throughout the world. SWFF funding partners and employees of The Kaizen Company or members of their family are not eligible to enter. By submitting an entry to the Photo Contest, entrants certify that their participation and submissions are not illegal or in violation of any law, regulation, treaty or administrative act, and that the laws of their governing jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry do not prohibit or restrict the receipt of any prize under this Photo Contest. Securing Water for Food reserves the right to reject any entry if, in our sole discretion, the laws of an applicable jurisdiction, including but not limited to the entrant’s jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry, would prohibit or limit Securing Water for Food from proceeding with the Photo Contest as intended or the consideration or awarding of any prize would impose additional administrative, tax, operational, or legal burdens on Securing Water for Food program or the Securing Water for Food Technical Assistance Facility. To ensure eligibility, please submit files no larger than 20MB at the time of entry. Photos should be submitted in .JPEG .jpg or .png form. We deserve the right to contact winners of the contest for higher resolution files. Any photo that has been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified. Entrants may submit previously published photos if non-exclusive rights were granted and as long as you maintain the right to grant us a license to use the photo.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Consistent with USAID regulations, USAID reserves a royalty-free, nonexclusive and irrevocable right to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use the photographs and work submitted under this photo contest for Federal purposes, or to authorize others to do so. All photos submitted to the contest will become sole property of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and contest collaborating partners and may be used and distributed at its discretion.

If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases (print or audio) from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to Securing Water for Food upon request.