Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2011
In the past three decades, China has made important progress in economic development. At the same time, this progress has come with tremendous social costs, with adverse impact on many of China’s people, such as migrants and ethnic and rural populations, and on the environment.
Human Rights in China (HRIC) is inviting submissions of photographs that reflect the complex reality of the Chinese society, the problems facing its people, and the efforts of people to address those problems.
The photographs are intended for publication in Human Rights in China’s quarterly journal, the China Rights Forum, both in print and on HRIC’s website. There will be a modest honorarium of US $25 for each photograph selected for publication. All the selected photographs will be entered into a contest for the best three photos (see “Judging Criteria” below). The first place winner will be awarded a prize of US $300, the second place winner will be awarded a prize of US $200, and the third place winner will be awarded a prize of US $100.
In particular, we are interested in photographs that provide insights into the following areas:
Submissions should be made electronically to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Each email submission must include:
“I confirm that I took the photograph, that I am the sole owner of the photograph and all intellectual property rights in the photograph. I grant permission to Human Rights in China to publish this photograph in China Rights Forum in print and on its website. YOUR NAME (OR PENNAME) and DATE.”
(Please copy this exact language and paste onto the end of your email.)
Photographs will be selected based on their narrative power, artistic merits, and originality. They will be chosen by a panel of judges with in-depth knowledge of the social conditions in China.
Announcement of photographs selected for publication in China Rights Forum and the prize winners will be made in May 2011 on Human Rights in China’s website.
Individuals whose photographs are selected for publication and prize winners will be contacted by email for additional information regarding payment.