Thomson Reuters and Nokia team up for photo contest to “empower women”
posted Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM EST
The Thomson Reuters Foundation and Nokia have teamed up for a new photography competition, one specifically aimed at "empowering women around the world through the power of images." And while there might not be a large prize purse at the end, the contest is aimed at aspiring photographers and photojournalists, and the winner will receive training, education, and high-end critiques — alongside the award itself.
Dubbed Click for Change, the project wants images of women's empowerment the world over. The photos will be chosen based on popular vote, but also a judging panel including "Reuters Photographer and World Press Photo Winner Finbarr O’Reilly; Journalist, Author and Chime for Change Managing Editor Mariane Pearl, Thomson Reuters Foundation Editor-in-Chief Tim Large, and Nokia Imaging Technology Marketing Manager Kristina Bjorknas."
Ten finalists will be selected, and will be loaned Nokia Lumia 1020s to create a portfolio, and it's from this final trial the winner will be chosen.
The winning photographer will be awarded:
- The very first Thomson Reuters Foundation-Nokia Award
- An all expenses paid trip to attend a Mobile Journalism training course organized by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and led by professional journalists
- A Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone
- Exclusive opportunity to have your work published on Thomson Reuters Foundation’s award-winning website trust.org and across the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Nokia’s social media channels
- Exclusive opportunity to have your work/portfolio reviewed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation multimedia team
- Interview published on trust.org
While the competition is meant to be open for submissions, unfortunately the webpage where you're to upload the files seems to be down. But for an aspiring photographer, this could be an incredible opportunity to not only get your work seen, but also learn a huge amount.