The competition is open to all students, from ages 16 to 28, in any field of study, anywhere in the world. New York Times photographer, Tyler Hicks will determine the winner. Submit your entry today!
All entries must be submitted in digital format through our online entry form. To enter, read the Official Rules, go to our online entry form and follow the step-by-step directions on that page. Submit an original photograph, taken by you, that captures the spirit of the Competition challenge question(s): “What does democracy or tyranny look like?” or, “What does justice or injustice look like?” (“Photograph”). Include a title for the Photograph, a written description (500 characters or less) of the “moment” captured and how it reflects what democracy/tyranny/justice/injustice means to you (“Description”), the location where the Photograph was taken, and the names of any persons in the Photograph (if known). Your entry must comply with the following requirements (the “Entry Requirements”):
All photograph submissions must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image).
Photographs cannot be enhanced or altered and should be a representative image of a moment that reflects on the theme of the competition.
Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud. When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close up of another person’s art.
The Photograph and the Description, each in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Competition entrant. By entering the Competition, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted Photograph and Description are original works created solely by the entrant and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the Photograph or the Description.
No signature, stamp or other identifying mark is allowed anywhere on the entry.
Though you retain copyright in each image submitted, the digital image file(s) submitted will not be returned or acknowledged.
Obscene, provocative, or otherwise objectionable content will not be considered, and such determination is solely at the discretion of Sponsor.
Each entrant may submit up to ten (10) Photographs and accompanying Descriptions.
The entries will be judged in accordance with the Judging Criteria, as described in the Official Rules.
All entries must be submitted and received by Saturday June 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm EDT. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt.