08 May 2019


Application open until 18 August 2019


The 4th edition of the European Disability and Development Week will take place between the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd) and the Human Rights Day (December 10th).

As part of the EDD Week, we are organising a new photo contest!

Objectives of the contest

As part of the 2019 European Disability and Development Week, we are collecting meaningful and beautiful photographs that encapsulate the Week’s theme: “Inclusion Together: Leave No One Behind” and that depict persons with disabilities, in the context of middle income countries or low income countries, with the objective to raise awareness on the rights of persons with disabilities.

The 10 best photographs will be exhibited in Brussels during the European Disability and Development Week 2019, and beyond.


Conditions of participation

This contest is free and open to everyone, the general public and photography professionals. Participant should be an individual and not an organization. Contest participants have free choice as to the treatment of the subject, within the theme.


Submission of photographs

Digital photographs must be sent to eddw@iddcconsortium.net by 18 August 2019.

Each participant can submit a maximum of three photographs.

The name of each file will include the initial of the first name, the name of the participant and the number of the photograph (eg JSmith01, JSmitht02 ...).

Only digital photos of good resolution (high quality picture “300dpi”) are accepted. Photos can be edited and filters applied, however, entries must comprise one image only. Photos that contain more than one image shot separately are not accepted, neither are photo collages or images with additional elements (watermarks, text, etc.). Photos shot using various methods (i.e. long exposure, stacking) and camera built-in effects are accepted.

Each photograph must come with a short description (350 words maximum), providing information on the place, context and identifying the persons and places visible in the photo.

Each participant must provide the duly completed and signed participation form in Annex.


Selection of the winning photographs

The selection of photographs will be based on both their technical quality and their originality. Only one photograph per candidate may be awarded. Ten photographs will be finally selected by the jury, and 1 winner will be designated.

The final ten photographs will be exhibited in Brussels (and in various places in Europe if possible) in 2019.


Implementation of the Rules

The registration commits the participant to the rules of the contest in all its provisions.

Failure to comply with one or more of these provisions will result in exclusion of the participant.

In addition, participants waive all recourse regarding the terms of the contest and its conduct, its results and the distribution of prizes.


Responsibilities of authors and use of photographs

Each participant certifies to be the author of the photographs sent and guarantees to have collected the necessary authorizations of the persons possibly staged in the photography or the owners of the interiors, works, objects or goods photographed.

By entering the competition, participants retain full copyright of their images. However, participants also agree to be bound by Facebook legal terms  (https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms).

Participants also grant IDDC the right to make free use of the photographs sent on the occasion of this contest (award-winning and non-award-winning), in particular as part of possible awareness-raising actions, publications, exhibitions ... The names of authors will, in all cases, be mentioned.

Any personal information, including, without limitation, the participant’s name, age, address (including postcode), mobile phone number and/or email address will be used solely in connection with this contest and will not be disclosed to any third party except for the purpose of the contest (including subsequent promotions as stated in these terms and conditions).

Check details on: https://iddcconsortium.net/what-we-do/european-union/european-disability-development-week-2018


For any information, please contact: eddw@iddcconsortium.net