GlobalGiving 2020 Photo Contest

Nonprofit Participation Terms + Conditions

Photo Submission
  • All Partner, Leader, and Superstar organizations with active projects are eligible to participate in the GlobalGiving 2020 Photo Contest, with the exceptions of Indian-banked organizations, emerging organizations, and GlobalGiving-sponsored projects and Funds.
  • Organizations are invited to submit up to 3 photos from unique projects for consideration in the contest. Any photo that you would like to submit to the GlobalGiving 2020 Photo Contest must be set as the primary photo that is posted on your project page when you complete and submit the entry form.
  • New photos must be uploaded by Wednesday, July 29 at 11:59 a.m. EDT in order to ensure sufficient time for approval by the GlobalGiving team.
  • The deadline to submit a photo or photos for consideration in the GlobalGiving 2020 Photo Contest is Friday, July 31 at 23:59:59 EDT.
  • The organization with the photo that receives the most votes across all categories during the open voting period will be awarded a $1,000 grand prize to support the organization’s project.
  • In addition to the grand prize, 5 runners up will be awarded a $200 prize. There will be one runner up prize awarded in each category.
  • The runners up will be selected by external judges (to be announced).
  • To be considered for a $200 runner up prize, your photo must be among the top 5 photos with the most votes in its category (excluding the grand prize winner).
  • All 100 finalists may have additional opportunities to be featured in GlobalGiving social media promotions throughout the year.
  • Once all photos have been submitted, GlobalGiving 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:
  • Community
    • Projects on with a primary theme of:
      • Health
      • Arts + Culture
      • Hunger
      • Disaster Recovery
  • Development
    • Projects on with a primary theme of:
      • Economic Development
      • Technology
      • Democracy and government
      • Microfinance
  • Equality
    • Projects on with a primary theme of:
      • Peace + Security
      • Women and Girls
      • Humanitarian assistance
      • Human Rights
      • LGBTQ+
  • Nature
    • Projects on with a primary theme of:
      • Environment
      • Animals
      • Climate Change
  • Youth
    • Projects on with a primary theme of:
      • Education
      • Sport
      • Children
  • The photos will be uploaded to the voting page on for voting, and voting will be open to the public.
  • Voting will take place from Monday, August 17th at 12:00:01 EDT until Friday, August 21st at 12:00:01 EDT.
  • Votes will be counted based on email addresses. 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 August 21st will be notified by Friday, August 28th at 5:00:00 EDT, and awarded a $1,000 prize to be used to support the organization’s project. Please note: The winner is not secured until the organization receives confirmation from GlobalGiving.
  • The organizations that are selected as runners-up will be notified by Friday, August 28th at 5:00:00 EDT, and awarded $200 prizes to be used to support the organization’s project. Please note: These prizes are not secured until each organization receives a confirmation from GlobalGiving.
  • Placing finishers from 2019 can not resubmit their photography from our previous Photo Contest.

Donor Calendar Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions

  • No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  • This Photo Contest Calendar Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to all natural persons who are residents of the 50 Untied States and District of Columbia.
  • The Sweepstakes sponsor is GlobalGiving, located at 1 Thomas Circle NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20005. GlobalGiving and its respective affiliates, agents, contractors, board, and staff are not eligible to participate.
  • This sweepstakes begins at 12:00 p.m. EDT Monday, August 17 and is open until 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 21.
  • During the entry period, visit the 2020 Photo Contest voting page and follow the instructions to vote for your favorite photo(s) from the 100 finalists. You will be asked to provide your email address and your entry will only be counted once you have confirmed your vote via email. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other online platform GlobalGiving or others use to promote it.
  • Limit one entry per person during the entry period. You may vote for as many photos as you like, but your entry into the Sweepstakes will only be counted once. No third party entry or entry through robotic devices is allowed. GlobalGiving reverses the right to disqualify any entries it deems false or are in violation of the outlined limitations.
  • One (1) 2021 calendar featuring photography from the 2020 Photo Contest finalists will be awarded to 100 individual entrants.
  • Winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries collected during the entry period. The drawing will be conducted by GlobalGiving.
  • GlobalGiving reserves the right to disqualify any entry that has violated an outlined rule and select an alternate winner.
  • Winners will be notified by email by a GlobalGiving staff member and will have 14 calendar days to respond with their name and shipping address so the calendar can be sent to them.
  • If a winner does not respond within this timeframe, another will be selected and the previous winner will be considered disqualified. The prize will be sent to the winner by December 31, 2020.
  • The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received according to the outlined requirements.
  • By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to abide by the official rules and decisions of GlobalGiving. GlobalGiving reserves the right to refuse, disqualify or withdraw any entry at any time. You agree to release, discharge and hold harmless GlobalGiving, its affiliates, agents, contractors, board, and staff from and against any or all claims losses, injuries, or damages resulting from the participation in the Sweepstakes.
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