InterAction Photo Contest on Humanitarian Work

Deadline: 1 March 2013
Open to: all photographers
Prize: round-trip airfare to Washington, D.C.; publishing of winning photograph as cover of special Forum recap issue of Monthly Developments Magazine; one-year subscription to Monthly Developments Magazine; and one free half-page advertisement.


Monthly Developments Magazine is pleased to invite entries for InterAction’s photography contest, which focuses on incredible humanitarian and development work done in the field.

You’re encouraged to submit your most provocative photos that illustrate innovative, effective and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. All images should be of work in the field, outside the United States.


One Grand Prize Winner will receive round-trip airfare to Washington, D.C. (flights originating in the U.S. only), where they will receive their award at InterAction’s 2013 Forum, April 29-May 1.

The Grand Prize Winner’s photograph will run as the cover of the special Forum recap issue of Monthly Developments Magazine. The winner will also receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Monthly Developments Magazine and one free half-page advertisement.

Five Runners Up will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Monthly Developments Magazine, as well as a quarter-page advertisement. All winning photographs will be displayed throughout the special Forum recap issue of MonthlyDevelopments Magazine, in addition to an online gallery on the Monthly Developments website.

Contest Rules

  • Entries are limited to 3 photos per person.
  • Entries should be 300 dpi or larger at a size no smaller than roughly 3” x 5” (file sizes less than 8MB please).
  • Contest begins Jan 22, 2013 and ends March 1, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. All eligible entries must be submitted between these dates.
  • All entrants must hold exclusive rights to the photographs they submit and by entering are claiming such ownership. If it is determined an entrant has fraudulently claimed ownership of their submission, the entry will immediately become void and ineligible.
  • By entering a submission, entrants are granting InterAction perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive rights to display distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of their entry. When reproduced, all photographs will be credited to the photographer when possible. InterAction will not be required to pay for, or seek approval for, any and all usage of photographic submissions. InterAction will not sell or give away photograph entries to other parties without the permission of the photograph’s owner.

After judging, InterAction will notify the Grand Prize Winner of their selection. If the winner does not respond within 7 days of notification, InterAction may at its discretion select one of the Runners Up as the new Grand Prize Winner.

Failure by InterAction to enforce any of its rights at any point does not constitute a waiver of these rights. InterAction reserves the right to suspend or cancel the Contest or modify these rules at its discretion.


Entry is open to all, with the exception of InterAction staff.


All photo entries must be submitted using the online application form HERE by 1 March 2013. See the rules listed above or on the official website HERE for more information.

For questions and further inquiries, please contact Chad Brobst, Managing Editor of Monthly Developments Magazine, HERE.

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