This competition seeks to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS amongst young people through photography. It aims to get youth to realise the social implications of being infected with HIV and to bring home the message that being young does not make them any less susceptible to the disease.
Your submission should reflect at least one of the following messages.
Anyone can be a victim of HIV/AIDS regardless of age
To destigmatise people living with HIV/AIDS
There will be two categories for the competition.
Category A - 15 to 18 years
Category B - 19 to 25 years
Rules and regulations
Participants are to email their entry to RetaliAIDS@gmail.com no later than 21 March 2010.
Size of photograph should not exceed 3MB, and should have a resolution of at least 300dpi. Please submit in JPEG RGB format.
The photograph can be submitted in colour or monochrome.
Each submission must be accompanied by a title and a short write-up of not more than 120 words to explain the photographers interpretation and reflection of the key messages.
Each participant can submit up to a maximum of three images.
Participants are to obtain all rights from all people (if any) appearing in their photographs.
Photographs shall be original and unpublished. Photographs that won a prize at other competitions are not allowed to be submitted for this competition. Those that have been used for commercial and/or other purposes will not be allowed.
Participants must own the sole copyright of their submissions. The organiser reserve the right to disqualify any prize winners who do not own the copyrights to their submissions or if the origin if the source is in dispute and to recover the prizes that have been awarded to them.
Photographs that are sexually explicit, racially and religiously discriminating, or deemed by the organiser to be offensive will be disqualified.
The organiser shall have the right to exhibit, edit the title and write-up, and use the submitted entries for publicity and educational purposes. They will remain as property of the organiser.
Winners of the competition are allowed to use their submission in their own portfolio but not for any commercial purposes.
The organiser reserve the right to alter and/or impose new rules as deemed necessary.
All participants are deemed to have agreed to the above rules and regulations.
Announcement of results
Winners will be announced at the Youth Health Symposium Event organised by YCPOD on 27 March 2010 at Republic Polytechnic.
The best 10 photographs will be shortlisted for judging.
Prize money will be credited to the winners designated bank account after the announcement of results.
There will be an on-site voting where attendees of the Youth Health Symposium will vote for their favourite photograph. This will constitute 50% of the result. The other 50% will come from the judges votes.
No correspondence on the decision of results will be entertained.
Shortlisted winners as well as all participants for the competition will be invited to attend the Youth Health Symposium event.
First - $1,500
Second - $1,200
Third - $ 1,000
All entries are to be submitted electronically to RetaliAIDS@gmail.com by 21 March 2010.
Please include in your submission the following details.
Name, Date of Birth, Age, NRIC, Name of School/Institution, Contact number (e.g. mobile number, email), and synopsis of your design.
Incomplete submission may disqualify your entry.
Please contact Ms Kelly Leow at firstname.lastname@example.org for further enquiry.