Terms and Conditions for the GlobalGiving 2016 Photo Contest
The photo contest submission deadline is 23:59:59 pm EDT on May 4th, 2017. All Photo Contest entry forms must be submitted by this date. Forms that are submitted after this time will not be considered.
All photos must be uploaded to the relevant project page(s) and approved for the GlobalGiving.org website to be considered for submission. The deadline to upload new photos to project page(s) is 23:59:59 EDT Friday, April 28, 2017.
Only organizations that have an active project on G lobalGiving.org may participate. Projects posted only on GlobalGiving supported corporate sites may not participate.
The 2017 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, May 4, 2017. Organizations with a status of Emerging are not eligible to participate.
An outside judge will select 15 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:
Arts + Culture
Give Relief: Projects on GlobalGiving.org with a primary theme of:
Give Support: Projects on GlobalGiving.org with a primary theme of:
Peace + Security
Give Hope: Projects on GlobalGiving.org with a primary theme of:
Women and Girls
Democracy and Government
Give Sustainability: Projects on GlobalGiving.org with a primary theme of:
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 12:00:01 EDT on May 22, 2017 until 12:00:01 EDT on May 26, 2017.
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.
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 May 26, 2017, will be 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 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 each organization receives a confirmation from GlobalGiving.
If you have any questions, please contact the GlobalGiving team at
If you are interested in viewing the voting page and/or finalists from the 2016 Photo Contest, click here.