Women's History Month - Commemorating International Women's Day with a mobile phone photo contest



I. Mobile Contest Theme:

 "A woman who inspires me" a photo portrait of #perseverance #progress and #courage.

Refer sample images which are representative of focus, action and quality:  

II.  How to Participate:

The competition is open to all individuals of all ages from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Participants can submit a maximum of up to 3 photos.

Design entries must be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line: IWD: Photo Contest.

Participants’ Details: Entries must include the edited image along with the metadata of the picture, original image without edits and their complete contact information (Name, company/institution, email address and contact mobile number/s) along with their email submission.

Concept Description: A brief statement about the photos (not more than 50 words) explaining the image.

All submissions become property of the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai and will retain the right to show, reproduce digitally or in artistic productions, or otherwise used for programming purposes.

The last day to submit the entries is Midnight on Thursday, February 15, 2018.  Late entries will not be accepted.

 III.    Content Requirements

Photos should be submitted in high resolution . jpeg format

All entries must be completely original.  Do not submit copyrighted material. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified.

The photo/s cannot: defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging images about other people or institutions; be in violation of any law; be sexually explicit, violent or suggestive; derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group or be profane; promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); any particular political agenda or message.

IV.  Selection of Winners:

The top three winning entries will be selected based on public voting via social media. An additional winner will be announced after a deliberation of the total number of “selfies with the portraits” at various colleges and locations in Chennai between March 12-31, 2018. The shortlisted images will be determined by the Consulate and a panel of judges comprising Consulate officials and photography experts.  Decision of the judges will be final.



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