02.03.06

WHO Photo Contest

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 œImages of Health and Disability 2005/2006

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The closing date for entries is 31. March 2006.
Main Theme: “Children and Youth” with a special invitation to young photographers
1st Prize: 1000 US-Dollars + one set of ICF publications
Special Prize: Health & Disability at work

1st Prize: 1000 US-Dollars + one set of ICF publicationsSpecial Prize: Health & Disability at workAfter the successful launch of the WHO Photo Contest in 2002 in conjunction with the release of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), the World Health Organization invites photographers around the world to participate in the international photo contest — œImages of Health and Disability 2005/2006.

The photographers are invited to photograph the notions of health and disability in a variety of ways:
¢ showing how people and in particular children and youth live with a
disease, injury or health condition;
¢ showing these themes from different perspectives, such as the body,
person or societal perspectives;
¢ capturing health & disability in the working environment;
¢ illustrating key conceptual features: What is health? Can we measure
health? Disability as universal human experience, which cuts across
mental and physical conditions.
¢ EXCLUSIVE CALL FOR YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS: This year children
and youth are invited to send us their photos on health and disability. Two
special awards will be given for the best photos: (i) for children up to 12
years old and (ii) for teenagers between 13 and 17 years old.
We strongly encourage you to give your creativity free rein. Further
information on Health & Disability and the display of awarded photos from last
years photo contest can be found on the ICF website:
www.who.int/classifications/icf

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There are five categories of submission:

1. Colour photographs (digital or prints)
2. Black and white photographs (digital or prints)
3. Digital Art photographs (images created or drastically manipulated by
computer software or electronic filters)
This year’s photo contest is supported by the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy/Italia Lavoro
Spa and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the USA.
4. SPECIAL CALL category I: Children up to 12 years old. Submissions
can be made as colour photographs (digital or prints), black and white
photographs (digital or prints) or Digital Art photographs (images
created or drastically manipulated by computer software or electronic
filters).
5. SPECIAL CALL category II: Teenagers between 13 and 17 years old.
Submissions can be made as colour photographs (digital or prints),
black and white photographs (digital or prints) or Digital Art
photographs (images created or drastically manipulated by computer
software or electronic filters)
In each category up to ten photographs may be submitted. For each category
the following awards will be given:
1st Prize
1000 US-Dollars + one set of ICF publications
2nd Prize
750 US-Dollars + one set of ICF publications
3rd Prize
500 US-Dollars + one set of ICF publications
Special mentions
100 US-Dollars + one set of ICF publications

The closing date for entries is 31. March 2006. If you would like to take part in
the contest by entering a photo, please consult the Competition Rules that
follow. Contest winners will be announced prior to the 59th World Health
Assembly which will take place in May 2006 in Geneva, Switzerland. The
announcement of contest winner will also be posted on the WHO ICF website.
A possible compilation of photos could also be published.

Competition Rules

Eligibility
The WHO photo contest on œImages of Health and Disability 2005/2006 is
open to all photographers with the exception of employees of the World
Health Organization. Photographs that have already been published
elsewhere or property of a photo archive are not eligible unless their copyright
is waived in favour of WHO.

Judging
Judging is scheduled to take place in April 2006 at WHO headquarters in
Geneva, Switzerland. The contest will be judged by professionals in the fields
of photography, journalism, public relations, as well as health and disability.
Photos will be judged on theme, creativity, technical quality and suitability for
presentation to a highly-varied international audience. Decisions of the judges
are final.

Announcement, Notification and Publication of Winners

The photo contest winners will be announced prior to the 59th World Health
Assembly which will take place in May 2006 in Geneva, Switzerland. The
images of all award winners will be displayed at the World Health Assembly
and will be published on the WHO ICF website together with the contest
results. A possible compilation of photos could also be published.

Prizes

Winners will be awarded the prizes assigned to each award category. The
prizes will be forwarded to the addresses specified when the photos were
submitted.

Entry Fees

The participation in the contest is free.

Publication
All entries become the property of WHO and will not be returned. Please do
not send your only copy of a photograph. WHO reserves the right to use,
name and publish any entry at their discretion, without additional
compensation to the photographer; however, the copyright will remain with the
photographer. Credit and notification will be given to the photographer when
possible. WHO reserves the right to grant permission for reprint of the
photograph to third parties.

Claim of Ownership

Contestants must own all rights to the works submitted and model releases
are the contestant responsibility. If there are any discrepancies as to the
correct ownership of the photo, WHO reserves the right to eliminate the photo
from the contest.
Contestants must be able to supply a signed release from any person(s)
appearing in the photograph or their guardians (but do not send release with
the entry).

Acceptance of Rules

The participation in the contest indicates your acceptance of contest rules.

Submission Procedure and Material Specifications
Up to ten photographs in all three categories, taken together, may be
submitted. All entries must be submitted with the official Entry Form. The
entrant must complete and sign the Entry Form. PLEASE PRINT IN
BLOCK LETTERS. The Entry Form should be attached to the images with a
paper clip, please do not tape or staple the Entry Form to the image. For
submission of digital images via e-mail the Entry Form should be included in
electronic format with electronic signature or faxed to Fax No. +41-22-
7914894.
Since all entries will be digitally projected during judging, digital entries are
preferred. If contestants are unable to enter digital files, prints will be accepted
and scanned by WHO. Slides are not accepted.
Digital entries should be so sized that their longest side is at least 1600 pixels
(vertical and horizontal). Image quality should be high and image resolution
must be set to 72 dpi or higher. Each images must be submitted as a separate
file in JPEG, GIF, TIF or RIFF format. Each file should by named with an ID
name in the following manner:
Category (BW for Black & White, CO for colour, DA for Digital Art,
CHILD for Special call category I: Children up to 12 years old and
YOUTH for Special call category II: Teenagers between 13 and 17
years old), Name of Contestant, Entry item number #.
For example: BW_Miller_01.jpg
If the image have a formal name or a working caption, include that after the
Entry item number. For example: BW_Miller_01_Work and Joy.jpg
Prints must be of any international photo format size not smaller than 14 cm.
Please write the ID name for each image on the backside using the same
structure as for digital entries:
Category (BW for Black & White, CO for colour, DA for Digital Art,
CHILD for Special call category I: Children up to 12 years old and
YOUTH for Special call category II: Teenagers between 13 and 18
years old), Name of Contestant, Entry item number #.
No identification should appear on the front of the image. Also, do not affix ID
stickers, or other kind of labels, to the back of images as they interfere with
proper mounting. If the image have a formal name or a working caption,
include that after the Entry item number. For example: BW_Miller_01_Work
and Joy.
All ID number must also be listed in the corresponding fields of the Entry Form
together with the respective capitation information.

Deadline
Work must be received at WHO in Geneva, Switzerland no later than 17:00
p.m. CET on Friday 31 March 2006 (Entrants are cautioned to allow adequate
time for mail delivery) Images that arrive after the deadline, but postmarked by
Friday 31 March 2006 will be accepted.
Shipping and Packing
Photos together with the completed and signed Entry Form should be sent to:
Ms. Sooyeon Hwang
MHI/CAT
World Health Organization
20, Avenue Appia
1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland
Entries should be shipped in mailers that will adequately protect them for
transit in the mails. The envelop should include a warning, “PHOTOS – DO
NOT BEND”. All entries from a contester should be sent in one shipment;
please do not submit entries on an intermittent basis. WHO cannot accept
postage-due shipments. Also, WHO cannot be responsible for late, lost,
misdirected or undelivered entries.
Digital Entries together with the completed electronic Entry Form can be
submitted in the following ways:
by email: ICFphotocontest@who.int
on CD-ROM to the above mentioned mail address.
 


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