UN Plus is holding a photo contest as part of the process to create our 2013 Calendar. All UN staff including fixed-term staff, staff on temporary assignments, consultants, fellows and interns are encouraged to send us their photographs under the theme of Access to Healthcare for All. Images need not be limited to HIV and could, for instance, include conditions such as diabetes or cancer.
UN Plus 2013 Calendar
Who we are
UN Plus (www.unplus.org) is a global group of United Nations staff who are living with HIV. Established in March 2005, UN Plus demonstrates UN reform in action with over 200 members from across UN agencies and associated programmes worldwide. Although HIV is not only about health, one of the issues UN Plus advocates for is the right to quality healthcare services for all UN staff, irrespective of their HIV status, duty station or contractual arrangements.
The Context and the Contest
Depending on where someone is born, the family they are born into, the lifestyle they choose and the care they require, access to quality and affordable healthcare often poses a challenge in a day to day life. If an individual is living with HIV or any other chronic condition, cost and access to appropriate services for treatment and care, as well as issues relating to confidentiality of private information, or even physical distance to the nearest clinic, hospital or pharmacy, can all become issues of major concern.
This is why we have decided on the theme of Access to Healthcare for All for our 2013 Calendar. We hope all UN staff members who are interested in joining this cause through artistic expression will become involved. We believe that all UN staff should have access to quality and affordable healthcare regardless of whether they are living with HIV or another life-threatening chronic health condition. We hope to advocate for their rights through our 2013 Calendar in order to raise awareness about the need for improved and equitable Access to Healthcare for All within the UN system and beyond.
Details of the Contest
UN Plus is holding a photo contest as part of the process to create its 2013 Calendar. All UN staff including fixed-term staff, staff on temporary assignments, consultants, fellows and interns are encouraged to send us their photographs under the theme of Access to Healthcare for All. Images need not be limited to HIV and could, for instance, include conditions such as diabetes or cancer.
The winning photos will be used for the 2013 UN Plus Calendar and also featured in an exhibition that is planned towards the end of this year at the UNAIDS Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Please see Prize for more details.
Eligibility: UN staff – including fixed term staff, staff on temporary assignments, consultants, fellows and interns. Members of positive networks.
Submission Deadline: September 2, 2012, Midnight (Central European Time)
Photo Requirements: High-Resolution – Must be RGB, JPEG images 300 dpi or higher.
Submission Requirements: The photos must be submitted to UN Plus at email@example.com as attachments by deadline with the subject line: UN Plus Photo Contest (max. 2 photos per contestant)
The following information MUST accompany the photograph to be eligible for entry:
- Photographer’s name
- Contact email address of person submitting photograph.
- UN Organization
- Photo Caption indicating who is in the photo (if there is anybody), what they were doing, where photo was taken and approximate date of photo.
- Title of the photograph (if any)
- Signed model release form if the photograph includes a recognizable face of a person. (If the model is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign the release). A copy of the model release form UN Plus Photo Release Form.
By submitting photos, submitting person acknowledges that: Photographer/copyright holder has released photo for use by UN Plus and UNAIDS.
Choosing the Winners
Once the deadline for applications has passed (Aug 26), the eligible photos will be uploaded to a contest page for public voting (NB: URL for the public voting page will be communicated on the UN Plus website and the UN Plus Facebook page on August 27) and it will be possible to vote for your preferred images. Voting will take place over a 21 day period and will be open to the public, so don’t hesitate to invite your friends (even non-UN staff) to vote. Please note that only those photographs that meet the above-mentioned requirements will be uploaded for the online voting.
After the 21 days of voting, a shortlist consisting of the 30 photographs with the most votes will be submitted to a jury of 3 independent photographers, who will make the final selection. These photographs will be judged on their artistic value and relevance to the theme of the contest.
- Winning photos will be used for the 2013 UN Plus Calendar, which will be distributed widely worldwide, within and outside of the UN system.
- Winning photos will be featured in an exhibition at the UNAIDS Headquarters in Geneva, as well as on a dedicated online gallery.
- Winning photographers will be credited in the calendar.
- Winning photographers will receive 10 copies of the calendar.
And remember the theme: Access to Healthcare for All (not limited to HIV).
Make your image as artistic as you wish, as long as the underlying meaning can be related to the calendar’s theme.
|Submission of photos||July 16 – Aug 26 (midnight)|
|Voting by the public||Aug 31 – Sep 21|
|Public announcement of the winning photographs||Oct 12|