|Deadlines: 31 March , 30 June, 30 September, 15 December
Open to: all
Award: One finalist will be selected every three months and will receive a prize of $250, the grand prize winner will receive $1,000
SEVEN (Social Equity Venture Fund) is a virtual non-profit entity run by entrepreneurs whose strategy is to markedly increase the rate of innovation and diffusion of Enterprise-based Solutions to Poverty. It does this by targeted investment that fosters thought leadership through books, films and websites supporting role models – whether they are entrepreneurs or innovative firms – in developing nations and shaping a new discourse in government, the press and the academy around private sector innovation, prosperity and progressive human values.
The SEVEN Fund is pleased to announce the ‘I Am an Entrepreneur’ photography competition. This competition recognizes the outstanding use of photography to tell compelling stories of role model entrepreneurs from around the world. Anyone globally is welcome to participate in this competition. Each quarter, ‘I am an Entrepreneur’ features a new theme to inspire photographers and document a different aspect of the entrepreneur’s experience. The theme for January – March 2011 is technology and the entrepreneur.
The competition will award four (4) prizes, one every three months, over a period of one year. Each month, one finalist will be selected and will receive a prize of $250. The grand prize winner (selected from among the 4 finalist photographs) will receive $1,000 at the end of the competition. Finalist photos will be announced on the 15th of thefourth month, from January 2011 to December 2011. The grand prize winner will be announced on January 30, 2012. All winning photos will be featured on SEVEN’s homepage and publications, and prominently displayed in galleries at SEVEN-sponsored programs and conferences around the globe.
Anyone may participate in this photo competition. The winning photographers will be required to enter into a contract with SEVEN prior to final awards stating that they hold rights to the image and granting SEVEN a perpetual, worldwide, royalty free license to use the image in connection with the competition. Participants from every field of study, discipline, level and area of professional experience, and geographic region are welcome.
How to Apply
Photos must be submitted electronically using the submission form on SEVEN’s website. No printed photos will be accepted. Along with the submission, you MUST include the following information in the submission form:
Your full name and mailing address, a contact telephone number and your email address.
- A brief paragraph biography of the photographer.
- A title for the photograph
- A brief description of the image, including where and when it was taken, any information on the person or other details in the image, and any relevant stories
No printed photos will be accepted. Photos must be submitted electronically as a high resolution image, with a minimum resolution of 1600 pixels on the shortest edge, a minimum file size of 2MB and minimum resolution of 300 dpi. The maximum file size is 5MB. All photos must be in .jpg format.