Take part in WHO photo competition for adolescent health - win $US 1000!

Take part in WHO photo competition for adolescent health - win $US 1000!

As part of its work with young people, the World Health Organization is putting together a report on the health of the world's adolescents. The report will look at the health and development of adolescents, present summaries of what is known about adolescent health – including what promotes or undermines their health – and how communities and countries are meeting adolescents’ needs for health and development. As part of that report, the WHO is reaching out to young people to take part in their adolescent health photo competition.

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There is an exciting opportunity for young people aged 14-19 to take part in a WHO photo competition to promote adolescent health. The WHO are currently putting together a report on the state of global adolescent health and as part of that, here at YOURS, we strongly believe that road safety should be part of that report illustrating that road traffic crashes are a serious health concern for all young people, globally.

We therefore call upon you, the Global Youth Network for Road Safety to take part in this photo competition and encourage 14-19 year olds that you know to take part! It is a great opportunity to showcase your photo skills with a chance of winning $US 1000 and a special opportunity to work with WHO as one of 10 contributing photographers for the Health for the World’s Adolescents report!

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The themes on which WHO are looking for photos are:

  • Adolescents are healthy (engaging in healthy activities)
  • Adolescents learn about health (health education)
  • Adolescents use health services when needed
  • It can be difficult to stay healthy (images about the environment and risk-behaviours)
  • Adolescents are active in promoting health (advocating for health, participation)

In terms of road safety, your work as road safety abassadors could be captured in photos for this competition!

Who can enter?
The competition is free to enter and is open to anyone between the ages of 14-19 from all countries. If you are under 18, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s consent to submit your images to the competition.

Competition prize
The prize of the competition is the opportunity to work with WHO as one of 10 contributing photographers for the Health for the World’s Adolescents report. Each winner will be provided with a bursary of $US 1000 to take photos. The photos will belong to the winners, although WHO will have the right to use them in the report and for future publications.

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For some inspiration, check out the Long Short Walk!

Key dates

The photo competition whas been open since 15 July 2013. The deadline for entries is 15 September 2013. A panel will judge the photographs and winners will be contacted individually by 15 October 2013. Winners will be expected to provide their photographs by 15 November 2013.

How do I enter the competition?

  • Your contact information
  • Your age, sex and country of residence
  • Why you want to be involved
  • Which one of the 5 themes (see above) your photographs will focus on if you are one of the winners
  • Your experience in taking photographs
  • A completed consent form (see the link below)
  • Between 5-10 photos together with captions (please certify that you have taken these photos yourself)
  • What camera you used to take the photos you send in, and the details of any edits you have made (permitted editing includes minor burning, dodging, cropping and/or colour corrections).
  • Please send an email to adohealth2014@gmail.com with the subject line "photo" and include in the body of the email:

You can find out more information about the competition here.


Guidelines on the Competitions
Consent form for the Competition


Read more about the Adolescent Photo Competition here