ADB NGOC Photo Contest

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Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) in partnership with the Asian Development Bank NGO and Civil Society Center is pleased to launch:

Click: Capturing Images of Inclusive Growth

Theme: Achieving Inclusive Growth through Partnerships in a World of Seven Billion

The competition calls for images that capture the challenges that the world of seven billion faces, as well as the efforts being taken by various stakeholders – governments, non-profits, industries and the communities – to resolve them, with inclusive growth as the overarching theme. Through this initiative for the ADB NGO Center, ASSIST hopes to educate, alert, and more importantly, inspire people to act.

Contest mechanics:

  1. Anyone who is a citizen of any one of ADB’s 67 members* can join. ADB staff, consultants and their immediate family members are not eligible to compete.
  2. The secretariat will accept entries from March 15 to April 15.
  3. Entries must be original and not infringe on the rights of any entity.
  4. The competition is composed of two categories
    1. Amateur
    2. Professional
  5. There is no registration fee.
  6. Each participant may submit up to three entries.
  7. Photos should show any or a combination of the following themes:
    1. Addressing Climate Change
    2. Gender and Development
    3. Managing the Effects of Disasters
    4. Food Security
  8. Photo-editing programs may be used, but only for basic post- processing actions for contrast, color balance, sharpening, cropping, dodging and burning. Collages will not be qualified.
  9. Entries should not bear watermarks, signatures, frames or other markings such as date and/or time stamps.
  10. Screening and final judging will be conducted by a panel of experts.
  11. ADB reserves the right to publish all entries on the ADB website, other relevant websites and for non-profit use by ADB and its not-for-profit partners.
  12. Entrants do not waive their intellectual or moral property rights by entering the contest, and will therefore retain the right to be identified as the photographer behind the image.
  13. Photos should be 300dpi at the minimum.
  14. Each entry should come with the following information on a separate sheet.
    1. Last name, First name
    2. Category: Amateur or Professional
    3. Complete Address
    4. Contact numbers and e-mail address
    5. 3 to 5 sentences describing when and where the photo was taken, and what is in the frame
    6. Title of entry
  15. Entries should be e-mailed to
  16. Entries should not have won in previous competitions.
  17. The final 8 winners for the two categories will be chosen based on the following criteria. There will be a separate category for Popularity, to be determined based on the results of Facebook and on-site voting.
    1. Substance, impact and creativity: 50%
    2. Composition, clarity and technical quality: 50%
  18. The prizes are:
    1. Professional
      First Prize: $600
      Second Prize: $500
      Third Prize: $400
    2. Amateur
      First Prize: $500
      Second Prize $400
      Third Prize: $300
    3. Popularity Contest:
      One winner of $200 for each category

*ADB members: Afghanistan; Armenia; Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Belgium; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Canada; People’s Republic of China; Cook Islands; Denmark; Fiji Islands; Finland; France; Georgia; India; Germany; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kiribati; the Republic of Korea; Kyrgyz Republic; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Luxembourg; Malaysia; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Federated States of Micronesia;, Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; The Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Pakistan; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Portugal; Samoa; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Taipei, China; Sri Lanka; Tajikistan; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Turkey; Turkmenistan; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; and Viet Nam

The contest has also been listed at www.PhotographyCompetitions.Net and on


21 responses

13 03 2012
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13 03 2012

Very information for people like us who loves photograph

19 03 2012
ASSIST| Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation

We hope you’ll spread the word! Thanks! 🙂

14 03 2012
Nimai Chandra Ghosh.

Really This is a Amazing Photo Contest, Definitely I shall Take Part In this Photo Contest, and will try My Best to win the Amateur category.
joy Babathakur.

14 03 2012
herman suhadi

lets go…!!!

14 03 2012
Tanwir, Muhammad

Seems really great.

19 03 2012
15 03 2012
Jess Eroro

Can’t wait to submit my photos

19 03 2012
ASSIST| Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation

We can’t wait to receive them! 🙂

15 03 2012
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19 03 2012
19 03 2012
Nimai Chandra Ghosh.

Hello Friends How are you? Please Take Part In Thus Photo Contest,And Make It A Grand Success.

19 03 2012
Gautam Basu

Surely going to take part and inform other too.

19 03 2012
ASSIST| Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation

Thank you very much! 🙂 Indeed, we hope many photographers from your country participate.

20 03 2012
Nimai Chandra Ghosh.

Hello Friends “Good Morning” How are You? Best Of Luck To All My Friends.
Thanks a Lot.

20 03 2012
Lalita Balakrishnan

It is a fantastic chance for NGOs and other institutions. I am heading the Rural energy Dept of All India Women’s Conference, One of the oldest and pioneering not for profit NGO working for the empowerment of women throughout India since 1987We have got 5oo+branches all over the country and I shall be happy to send the information to all those who have got email fecility apart from sending our own entries from the head quarters.Regards, Lalita Balakrishnan.

20 03 2012
ASSIST| Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation

Thank you very much for your support! We appreciate your help in disseminating. 🙂

22 03 2012

Accept Black &White submission?

23 03 2012
ASSIST| Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation

Good day! Yes we do; we respect each photographer’s aesthetic sensibility. Looking forward to see it! 🙂

30 03 2012
Joel Fairstein

Hello and thanks for offering your photo competition!

I’m a little confused by the 300dpi requirement, which is a print specification, while JPEGs are specified by total pixels in each dimension. JPEGS will open at display resolution (72dpi on my Mac) UNLESS embedded in a larger document such as a brochure destined for printing.

Am I missing something here, or could I just submit photos at my camera’s resolution of 3456 x 2592 pixels?


30 03 2012
ASSIST| Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation

Hi Joel! 🙂 Yes, that resolution is good. Thank you and looking forward to your entry!

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