In a water-stressed world billions of people worldwide lack safe drinking water and sanitation access, negatively impacting public health, economic growth, and food production. The new U.S. Government Global Water Strategy envisions a water secure world, where people and nations have the water they need to be healthy, prosperous, and resilient. USAID, through its Water and Development Plan, is contributing to the Strategy by providing 15 million people with sustainable access to safe drinking water services and 8 million people with sustainable sanitation.
Can You Picture a Water Secure World?
USAID is holding a photo contest to highlight the many different people, places, and activities that are part of USAID water-related activities. We are looking for photos illustrating the breadth, scope, and positive impact of USAID’s efforts to improve water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) around the world, including development sectors such as public health, economic development, ecosystem conservation, and gender equality, just to name a few.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. For more background information, read the contest announcement on Globalwaters.org. Note: By submitting to the USAID #WaterSecureWorld photo contest you are agreeing to the terms outlined at the bottom of this announcement.
All photographs must be submitted no later than 12:00 a.m. EST (New York time), March 30, 2018.
Who Can Submit: This contest is open to all individuals and organizations, not just USAID and its partners.
How to Submit: You can send up to five photos as email attachments to email@example.com, with the subject line “2018 Photo Contest.” If your photos are too large to send as attachments: Please upload them to Google Drive, Dropbox, or any other sharing site, and include links to the photos in your email.
Include the following information in the email for each photo submitted:
For examples and ideas, check out WASH and Water Sector Themes on Flickr.
What to Submit: Photos must meet the following technical requirements:
Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: 1) clarity and relevance of the topic; 2) creativity; and 3) photographic quality. Preference will be given to photos that highlight WASH-related activities funded by USAID and its partners (information on relevant USAID activities must be included in the email).
The winning photos will be featured on Globalwaters.org and the official Global Waters Flickr page. Winners, along with other quality photo submissions, may be featured also on the USAID.gov water and sanitation pages, the @USAIDWater Twitter feed, and in our publications such as Water Currents, Global Waters on Medium, and USAID's annual water report. Photographs also may be used for other digital or printed outreach materials. All photos will be fully credited and used in a way that fairly represents the original context.
USAID has the right to reproduce your photo in any format, including print products, on the web, and in social media. Please make sure you read the disclaimer below for full details.
By submitting a photograph to this competition you: