• Each participant is allowed to send a Single image or a Photo story with maximum of 10 photos.

  • Each entry will have to register for the ‘Run for Inclusion’ signature run. Registration fees is Rs. 100/- per entry

  • All photos must have been taken on the competition theme “Marginalisation or Community Exclusion”.

  • All entries must be accompanied by an entry form filled in with personal details and a full specification of the material, and must be signed by the entrant.

  • Participants shall present their works between October 21th 2014 and November 15th 2014.

  • All images submitted must be the work of the entrant, who is the sole lawful owner of the copyright.

  • All images submitted must not have won a prize in any other photographic competition. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. Entrants must warrant that they are the authors of the submitted photograph and that they own the copyright for it.

  • In case minors are shown in the photos, written permission from the mother, father or legal guardian must be obtained. The author of the pictures must submit such authorisation to the photos submitted when demanded. (You can download a sample authorisation form).

  • Photos and the required documents to participate in this competition should be sent by e-mail to the following address photocontest@aide-et-action.org The receipt of the photos shall be confirmed/acknowledged by email. Until the receipt of this message, the participant should not consider her/his participation as accepted.

  • Photographs for award and Exhibition will be selected by the Team of Jury constituted by Aide et Action International - South Asia. The Jury for the award and Exhibition will consist of a Chairman and two to four other members. The decisions of the jury will be taken by a simple majority of the present members and voting. The jury can evolve its own rules for assessment of the entries. The recommendations of the Jury will be considered as final and non-appealable.

  • The decision of the jury shall be made public in November 2014 during the ‘Run for Inclusion’ Campaign through www.runforinclusion.org before that, the results shall be communicated to the winner.

Material Specifications
  • Entries will only be accepted in digital and must be sent in JPEG format. Image files should be 20 megabytes or smaller, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels in length (if a vertical image).

  • No masks, borders, backgrounds or other artistic effects are allowed.

  • The images may not show the name of a photographer, agency, publication etc.

  • Composite photographs, multiple exposures and manipulated images are excluded from the contest. Manipulation and/or adjusting of digital entries are subject to the following restrictions: the original structure of a digital image (scan and/or camera file) must never be altered except by such darkroom techniques as brightness, contrast and color adjustments, dodging and burning. All other kinds of changes of the original digital frame, or part of it, are not allowed.

  • Each photo submitted to this competition shall be named using a pseudonym and the photo number (1, 2, 3, etc) and the extension of the file. For example: Children1. JPEG, Children2. JPEG, etc.

  • The personal data of participants shall be stored at Aide-et-Action/South-asia Secretariat. The Secretariat shall be held solely responsible for the management of such data files. Data protection acts shall be complied with.
The Photo competition aims to promote empathy and assertive actions within the society for ‘Inclusion’ of the excluded population. Social exclusion (or marginalization) is social disadvantage and relegation to the fringe of society. Social exclusion is the process in which individuals or entire communities of people are systematically blocked from (or denied full access to) various rights, opportunities and resources that are normally available to members of a society, and which are fundamental to social integration within that particular society (e.g., housing, employment, healthcare, civic engagement, democratic participation, and due process). The goal of this competition is to foster a channel of expression for the next generation youth to share their views on social exclusion, exchange ideas and reflect on probable strategies that can enable marginalized communities to assert their rights.

Photographers both professional and amateur of any nationality but living in INDIA, SRI LANKA & NEPAL to participate in Photo competition for ‘Run for Inclusion-2014’.

Among the aspects sought from the photos are reflections of  :
  • Enthralling, enlightening and edifying moments of workers/ entrepreneurs.
  • Invisible and hidden moments that provide insights for development.
  • Uplifting, contagious enthusiasm and unique energy of young people /communities.
  • Visions and expectations of young people/communities.
Copyright of all submitted photos in this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the Competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, rights to the organizer started from the day of the selection, to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition. By submitting an entry, the entrant grants Aide-et-Action the irrevocable right to publish the photograph in relation to publicity of this competition without compensation to the entrant. By entering the Contest, the entrant consents to Aide-et-Action’s and its partner, affiliates and subsidiaries use of his/her name, except where prohibited by law, and use, reproduction, and display of his/her entry for any advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Contest, in any media now known or hereafter devised, without further notice, compensation, consideration, review, or consent and without regard to moral rights.