International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Photo Competition 2022

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 49056

Opportunity Description

The International Telecommunication Union is a specialized UN institution in charge of various issues, including information and communication technology. The International Telegraph Union was founded on May 17, 1865, making it the oldest UN organization.
Applications are now being accepted for the ITU’s photo competition. Images that depict stories of “technology for good” are wanted for the ITU Photo Competition. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and host nation Romania have set out to develop ecological measures, gender equality, and youth involvement in the next Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-22).

Brief Details

Founded by: The International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Host Country: Romania
Deadline: August 12, 2022
Eligible Nations: International

Benefits of The Competition

  • A jury will analyze and choose the best 20 images in each category before presenting them to the ITU social media communities for voting.
  • A reward worth (CHF 500) will be given to three winners in gender, green, and young categories.
  • The best three images from each category will then be exhibited at PP-22 to the 2500 decision-makers and influencers who are expected to attend and significantly impact the digital world over the next four years. As PP-22 will be paperless, the show will be digital.

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Categories of The Competition

The ITU Photo Competition is looking for entries in three categories that correspond to these PP-22 themes:

  1. Green Category: Device proliferation contributes to the world’s rising carbon emissions as the world’s lifestyles become more interconnected. Additionally, it contributes to the worrying increase in electrical and electronic trash, which includes TVs, fridges, computers, phones, and other appliances. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) must, however, be a part of the answer to reducing carbon emissions in all areas of the global economy.
  2. Gender Category: Access to and using the Internet does not apply to everyone equally. The estimated 2.9 billion individuals in the globe today who are still disconnected are primarily women and girls. Without reducing the digital gender gap, it would be impossible to accomplish the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  3. Youth Category: The most significant generation of youth in history, there are over 1.8 billion young people in the world now between the ages of 10 and 24. Nearly 90% of them are residents of underdeveloped nations.

Note: Photos should show how ICTs are developed or utilized by a variety of individuals throughout the world, as well as how they alter economies and communities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All persons at least 18 years old at entry are eligible to participate in the competition. Additionally, corporations like ITU members and organizations affiliated with the UN system are welcome.
  • Three categories are available for entry submission: Green, Gender, and Youth.
  • The organizer does not provide the technical and communication infrastructure required to participate in the Competition and submit a submission.
  • Participants who are ITU workers (or members of an employee’s nuclear family or household) or who have an offer of employment from ITU are not eligible to enter the competition. Neither are participants who work for or are connected to any competition’s selection committee member.

Selection Criteria

  • Technical requirements for submission have been satisfied by entries.
  • Cleared of copyright.
  • Not before displayed.
  • Does not include anything that might be interpreted as objectionable.
  • Innovative approach to composition and subject handling.
  • Artistic worth
  • Gender parity.
  • Position geographically.
  • You can choose an urban or country location.
  • Coverage of one of the three main topics: youth, gender, or the environment.
  • Technology’s advantages are demonstrated.

Documents Requirement

  • A maximum of 5 pictures (collectively, the “Photos”) may be submitted by each participant.
  • The following names should be used for the files that must be submitted: FirstName-Last Name-Country. The photo caption should at least describe the subject matter, the time and location of the photo’s capture, the people in it, and what is happening.
  • Only digitally formatted entries will be accepted and cannot be altered or modified by digital means.
  • Images must be 256 megabytes in size or less, with the.jpg file extension, and with a capture resolution of 1600 by 1200 pixels.
  • The Photos must not infringe upon the rights of others or include objectionable material.
  • There must be no watermark on the images.
  • The pictures might have been taken with a camera, a phone, or a drone.
  • Photos that have won prizes in previous photo competitions will not be considered.
  • However, subject to those above, the Photos may have been released sooner.
  • If the Photos do not meet the requirements above, the Organizer has the right to exclude them.

How to Apply?

  • Submit your photos by the (apply now) button below.

Note: There are no restrictions on your creativity as long as the images demonstrate a unique and inventive use of technology.

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For further information, kindly visit the ITU’s official website.

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