Terms and Conditions for the GlobalGiving 2016 Photo Contest
The photo contest submission deadline is 23:59:59 pm EDT on June 29, 2016. All Photo Contest submission forms must be submitted by this date. Forms that are submitted after this date will not be considered.
All photos must be uploaded to the relevant project page and approved for the GlobalGiving.org website to be considered for submission. The deadline to upload photos not already on project page(s) is 23:59:59 EDT Friday, June 24th.
Only organizations that have an active project on globalgiving.org may participate. Projects posted only on globalgiving.co.uk or only on GlobalGiving supported corporate sites may not participate.
The 2016 Photo Contest is open to organizations that have a GG Rewards Status of Partner, Leader, and Superstar. Organizations with a status of Emerging are not eligible to participate.
An outside judge will select 15 photos as finalists in each of the 5 categories. Only the finalists in each category will move on to the voting round and display. The five categories are:
Give Knowledge: Education
Give Hope: Economic Development, Women and Girls, Human Rights, Democracy and Government, Sport, LGBTQ
Give Green: Environment, Animals, Climate Change, Technology
Give Relief: Health, Disaster Recovery
Give Support: Microfinance, Humanitarian assistance, Children
Your photo will be placed into the category based on the primary theme of the project for which the photo was submitted.
The top 15 finalists from each category will be chosen by a third-party representative.
The 15 finalists from each category 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 noon EST on July 18, 2016 until noon EST on July, 22 2016.
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 you vote for the same photo five times, only one of those votes for that photo will count towards the total.
Any activity not in the spirit of having unique individuals vote will not be counted towards vote totals and will disqualify an organization from winning any of the prizes.
GlobalGiving will be monitoring all voting activity and will cross match email addresses, names, countries, and IP addresses to determine the validity of all voters. Votes that are deemed fraudulent will be removed and may disqualify the organization from winning any prizes.
The organization with the one photo that has the most votes overall at noon EST on July 22, 2016, will be awarded a $1,000 bonus to be used to support the organization’s project. Please note: The Bonus Prize is not secured until the organization receives a confirmation from GlobalGiving.
The organization with the photo that has the most votes in each category, excluding the overall winner, 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 the organizations receive a confirmation from GlobalGiving.