Photo Competition - Integrity in Wastewater Management 2017

Publish Date: Nov 11, 2016

Deadline: Jan 31, 2017

Integrity in wastewater management

How does corruption and malpractice affect water and wastewater management? What does integrity in wastewater management mean? How can we visualize it?

We know images can help show the impact of corruption and poor governance. Photos have the power to reflect how increased water integrity can help improve the water sector and help improve lives. WIN is proud to relaunch our photo competitions and encourages photographers to share their vision and make a difference for water integrity.

We will reward the photos that best show integrity in wastewater management. Participants should submit up to two photos showing either the impact of corruption and/or integrity and anti-corruption work in wastewater management.

Our jury of water and media specialists will select the winning photo and reward the winner with a 1000 USD voucher for photography equipment. For the 2nd prize a voucher of 500 USD will be awarded and for 3rd prize a voucher worth 250 USD.

Winners will be announced on World Water Day 2017, 22 March 2017. All shortlisted photos will be displayed on the WIN website.

To participate, please submit your photo with captions and the signed Terms and Conditions form, before 23:59 CET on 31 January 2017 to

Selection criteria

Photos will be scored and shortlisted by WIN, according to the following criteria:

  •   Submission in eligible formats (JPEG/GIF/BMP) before deadline

  •   Submission of signed Terms and Conditions form

  •   Inclusion of a coherent caption

  •   Thematic relevance

  •   Technical quality of the photo (resolution, color-balance, sharp/soft focus)
    A jury of water and media specialists will then select the winning photo and runners up, bearing in mind the following qualities:

Balance: the photo holds the viewers’ attention and shows a consistent focus

Message: the photo clearly identifies a subject which relates to either positive actions for water integrity or the negative impacts of corruption (exclusive of the caption)

Aesthetic Quality: the photo shows a good focus of the subject
Caption: the caption explains the circumstances in which the photo was taken and/or its relevance to water integrity.

Anonymity of the photographers will be observed during the final selection process.

Please physically sign this document and send it as an electronic scan together with your photo(s) to before 23:59 CET on 31 January 2017.

  1. Each participant may submit up to a maximum of 2 photographs, in digital formats (JPEG/GIF/BMP).

  2. Each photo must be accompanied with a short conceptualization caption (up to max. 30 words)

  3. By entering the competition, the participant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photo is an original work created solely by the participant and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.

  4. By entering the competition, the participant assumes, privately, personally and exclusively, all civil/criminal liability related to people, animals and/or objects depicted in their work, resulting from the concept, creation and marketing of their image and releases any such liabilities from the Water Integrity Network, its institutional partners and any other publishing or marketing body related to the promotion of the competition

  5. By entering the competition, the shortlisted participant grants permission to the Water Integrity Network (WIN) to utilize and reproduce their photos at any such time and for any such non-commercial means as it desires, without any limitation on space, timeframe, language, quantity of copies and quantity of usage, by way of the media, formats and channels which it has approved including but not limited to: newspapers, internet, media in general, reports, books, posters, banners, in whichever venue, conference, seminar, national or international display, or by other materials and media of any nature, provided that the photos are correctly credited to their photographer (the participant).

  6. All participants authorize the Water Integrity Network to use their image, name and personal details in photos and advertising spots and by whichever type of media and promotional material, for publicizing the results of the competition.

  7. The competition is open to general public, however WIN staff and members, or their relatives may not apply.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here:

Similar Opportunities



Opportunity Types



Eligible Countries


Event Types