Enter GlobalGiving’s Annual Photo Contest!

Enter GlobalGiving’s Annual Photo Contest!

Each year, we have the honor of sharing our partner’s compelling work through photography. The Photo Contest is a great opportunity to reach new donors, build your GlobalGiving community, and share your organization’s story and impact through compelling photographs.

When you submit your most inspiring images, your organization will have a chance to compete for prizes including a $1,000 grand prize towards your project, one of five $200 runner up prizes, and social media and email promotion. So find your most moving photos (or take new ones), add them to your project page, and enter today!

Be sure to register to attend our live webinar on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, and read the Terms + Conditions for more details!

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Select your photos and submit your application by Friday, July 31

Organizations are invited to submit up to 3 photos, one per unique project, for consideration in the contest. Please submit all photos through one entry form.

Any photo that you would like to submit to the 2020 Photo Contest must be set as the primary photo that is posted on your project page when you complete and submit the entry form. You may enter existing or new photos into the contest, but any new photos must be uploaded to your project page(s) by Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT in order to ensure sufficient time for approval by the GlobalGiving team. Complete the entry form once all photos that you wish to submit for consideration in the 2020 Photo Contest are posted on your project page(s).

Step 2: Your photos will be sent for review

Once all photos have been submitted, GlobalGiving’s UX + Creative Designer, Lizette Hechavarria, will review all submissions to select 20 finalists within each of the contest’s categories (see below for an explanation of the categories). If you’ve been selected as a finalist you will be notified no later than Monday, August 10.

Step 3: Mobilize your supporters to vote for your photo(s) from Monday, August 17 to Friday, August 21

Should one of your organization’s photos be selected as a finalist, your job is to reach out to your supporters to encourage them to cast a vote for your photo! Our GlobalGiving staff will email all finalists the voting page before the contest begins. 

This is a great opportunity to build relationships with your current donors and introduce your project to new supporters with no donation required. Once you share the voting page with your donors, they will enter their email address to confirm their vote and have the option to subscribe to your organization’s project reports. This will help bring more visibility to your organization and generate more funds for your project.

The voting period will run from Monday, August 17 at 12:01 a.m. EDT to Friday, August 21 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. All individuals that vote for your photo will have the option to sign up to receive that project’s reports via GlobalGiving. Voters who sign up to receive project reports and GlobalGiving updates will have their votes counted three times!

Learn more about the contest and prize structure in the terms and conditions.

If you have any questions, please contact the GlobalGiving team at projecthelp@globalgiving.org.

Interested in how last year’s contest went? Check out the voting page and finalists from the 2019 Photo Contest.

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