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Photo Competition: Positive images of menstrual hygiene

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A picture speaks a thousand words! And particularly when it comes to taboo subjects, it is important to break the 'visual silence' and spread images that convey positive social norms! Therefore, we are looking for photographs that

  • show examples of menstrual hygiene management related activities and programmes
  • highlight good practice or depict innovative programming
  • challenge taboos, myths and barriers around menstruation
  • create positive norms around menstruation and MHM

The winning entries will be published in a special feature on the CLTS website. Both winning and non-winning photos will be used in publications such as our Frontiers series and/or Learning Briefs/Learning Papers, as well as on the website, with full credit to the photographer, so by submitting an image you are giving us permission to use the photo in this way.

Send up to a maximum of three photos by email to clts@ids.ac.uk with the subject line MHM Photo Competition by Friday 21st June 2019.

The top three entries will receive

  • 1st prize: A signed copy of 'Can we know better: Reflections for Development' by Robert Chambers
  • 2nd prize: A hardcopy of one of the two Knowledge Hub books (Sustainable Sanitation for All or Innovations for Urban Sanitation: Adapting Community-led Approaches)
  • 3rd prize: A set of all Frontiers publications to date (choose between English, French and Portuguese)

Submission requirements

  • Images must be your own
  • Size: At least 1MB
  • Print resolution: 300 dpi
  • Format: JPEG or PNG file
  • Landscape and portrait images are acceptable
  • Images respect the integrity and dignity of the people depicted and appropriate consent has been obtained

Send each photo separately and include in your message the following information:

  • Name of photographer and contact email
  • Title/description of photograph
  • Location (country and city/town/village where photograph was taken)
  • Date (if unknown, please provide the year) each photograph was taken
  • The level of consent provided from any people pictured in the photo

Submit your entry by email to clts@ids.ac.uk by Friday 21st June 2019. We look forward to receiving your entries.

Please note that only submissions that meet the above requirements and include all the requested information will be considered.

Download a pdf of the competition details and criteria

Date: 17 May 2019