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2019 Photo Contest Terms + Conditions:

  • All photos must be uploaded to the relevant project page(s) as the primary project photo of an active project and approved for the GlobalGiving.org website to be considered for submission. The deadline to upload new photos to project page(s) is Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at 23:59:59 EDT.
  • The photo contest submission deadline is Thursday, September 5th, 2019 at 23:59:59 EDT. All Photo Contest entry forms must be submitted by this date. Forms that are submitted after this time will not be considered.
  • Only organizations that have an active project on GlobalGiving.org may participate. Projects posted only on GlobalGiving supported corporate sites may not participate.
  • The 2019 Photo Contest is open to organizations that have a GG Rewards status of Partner, Leader, or Superstar as of 23:59:59 EDT on Thursday, September 5th, 2019. Organizations with a status of Emerging are not eligible to participate.
  • Our judge will select 20 finalists from each category.__ Each photo will be placed into a category based on the primary theme of the project for which the photo was submitted:**
    • Give Knowledge
      • Projects on GlobalGiving.org with a primary theme of:
        • Education
        • Arts + Culture
    • Give Relief
      • Projects on GlobalGiving.org with a primary theme of:
        • Health
        • HIV-AIDS
        • Hunger
        • Disaster Recovery
        • Malaria
    • Give Support
      • Projects on GlobalGiving.org with a primary theme of:
        • Microfinance
        • Peace + Security
        • Children
        • LGBTQIA
    • Give Hope
      • Projects on GlobalGiving.org with a primary theme of:
        • Women and Girls
        • Humanitarian assistance
        • Human Rights
        • Democracy and Government
        • Sport
    • Give Sustainability
      • Projects on GlobalGiving.org with a primary theme of:
        • Environment
        • Economic Development
        • Animal
        • Climate Change
        • Technology
  • The photos will be uploaded to the voting page on GlobalGiving.org for voting, and voting will be open to the public.
  • Voting will take place from Monday, September 16th at 12:00:01 EDT until Friday, September 20th at 12:00:01 EDT.
  • Votes will be counted based on email address. Only unique email addresses will be counted towards a unique vote.
  • Each vote must be confirmed via email. Once a vote has been made, the voter will receive an email from GlobalGiving to confirm his or her vote. Only upon confirmation will that vote be counted.
  • An individual may vote for as many photos as he or she wishes, but only one vote per photo will count. For example, if an individual votes for the same photo five times, only one of the votes for that photo will count towards the total.
  • To encourage voters to stay engaged with the projects they’re voting for, voters have the option of casting a vote and joining GlobalGiving email list and project report updates from their chosen photo selection, and such votes will count as three votes.
  • GlobalGiving will be closely monitoring all voting activity and will cross-match information including email addresses, names, countries, and IP addresses to determine the validity of all voters. Votes that are deemed fraudulent will be removed. Furthermore, any activity not in the spirit of having unique individuals vote will not be counted towards vote totals and will result in disqualification of an organization from the contest.
  • The organization with the one photo that has the most votes overall at 12:00:00 EDT on September 20th, 2019, will be awarded a $1,000 prize to be used to support the organization’s project. This organization will also be featured on the GlobalGiving homepage and will be highlighted through GlobalGiving’s social media outreach. Please note: The winner is not secured until the organization receives confirmation from GlobalGiving.
  • The organizations with the photo that has the most votes in each category will each be featured for a full day on the GlobalGiving homepage and will be highlighted through GlobalGiving’s social media outreach. Please note: These prizes are not secured until each organization receives a confirmation from GlobalGiving.
  • Placing finishers from 2018 can not resubmit their photography from our previous Photo Contest.

If you have any questions, please contact the GlobalGiving team at projecthelp@globalgiving.org. If you are interested in how last year’s contest went, check out the voting page and finalists from the 2019 Photo Contest.

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