UNESCO and Juventus launch power of football photo contest

13 April 2018

UNESCO and Juventus launch power of football photo contest

Pictures are telling more than a thousand words. Because they believe in the power of football UNESCO and Juventus are using this vision to showcase one of the most popular sports on the planet. Considering its global reach and its individual appeal, football holds enormous power and potential to bring people of different cultures and countries together are they telling. And to show that UNESCO and Juventus call on the fans to join a football photo contest.

UNESCO and Juventus call on the fans to activate the power of football and spread a message of peace and tolerance through stories of football. With the use of the photo contest UNESCO and Juventus aim at an online movement. In order to participate, the fans need to send a photo which showcases football’s potential to promote inclusion, overcome stereotypes and overturn discrimination in all its forms.

It’s simple, what are you waiting for? Grab your camera and get snapping!

Summary of the Contest Rules

To enter the contest, participants need to send their photo to WhatColour@unesco.org along with a 150-200 word testimony (in English or French) explaining how football promotes and fosters inclusion, unity and tolerance, and overcomes discrimination. First and last name must be indicated together with contact details and profession information.

Submission Deadline: Sunday 6 May 2018 at 11:59pm GMT+1.

Photo composition and format

  • The photo should be dynamic and express movement/campaign messaging
  • The photo should be in colour and in high resolution (minimum 300 dpi)
  • Dimensions can either be portrait or landscape, and the format can be either portrait, photojournalism, street photos, or action photos
  • Signatures, photographers’ names, or copyright notices should be submitted along with the photo
  • The photo must be sent by email, in digital format, as a .jpg file

Contest winners

A minimum of 3 winners and 7 runners-up will be selected. UNESCO will publish the results of the photo contest on 12 May 2018. Winners and runners-up will be notified directly and their photos and testimonies will be published on social media channels and the web. The ten best photos will be included in a promotional video which will be widely disseminated.

The three winners will receive a Canon DSLR camera (or equivalent). Contest winners and runners-up will receive a personalized Juventus shirt 2017/2018 and a football.

For more information, take a look at the UNESCO website: https://en.unesco.org/news/participate-unesco-and-juventus-photo-contest

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