PAFSO Launches its 2019 Photo Contest

The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) is pleased to invite you to take part in the Ninth Annual PAFSO Photo Contest.

The theme for this year’s contest is The View from Here. What is unique about where you work and live? What images most evocatively communicate this? Your photos should capture the extraordinary experiences of your day-to-day life: inspiring landscapes, unique architecture, interactions with family and coworkers, exchanges with locals, the daily wonders of life as an FS at home and abroad (which may or may not include gravy boats).

The contest is open to all PAFSO members. Spouses and dependents are welcome to contribute, but all entries need to be submitted under a member’s name.

Entry limits
There is a limit of three photos per member.

Original images only
Submissions must be original images which have not been published previously.

Digital alterations
While minor digital enhancement is permitted, images which have undergone significant modifications will not be accepted.

Consent of subjects
Please make sure that you have the consent of any people depicted in the images you are submitting.

File size
Images should be submitted in JPEG (at high quality) or TIFF format. For optimal publication, we require files to be a minimum of 5 megapixels or 300 dpi in resolution and no larger than 15 Mb per image.

File names
The filename of your submissions should include your full name, the title of the photo and the location. (e.g. Firstname_Lastname_TitleOfMyPhotograph_City_Country.jpg)

You can enter the contest by using the online submission form located here.

All entries must be received by Friday, October 18, 2019.

Judges will select the wining photographs based on their creativity, composition, visual impact, and respect of the contest theme.

Winning entries will be featured in a future edition of bout de papier, as well as in the 2020 PAFSO calendar, PAFSO social media, and the PAFSO website. The top three winners will be awarded gift certificates.

PAFSO reserves full usage rights indefinitely of all entries for use in PAFSO promotional material, bout de papier, and indefinite display on the PAFSO website. By entering the photo contest, you grant PAFSO the non-exclusive right to publish, use, distribute, reproduce and publicly display your photograph, and to create derivative works from your photograph, in perpetuity, in any of its online, print or other media publications, materials or exhibitions, for purposes of promoting PAFSO, without payment of compensation unless prohibited by law. Photos will be credited to the photographer. Subject to the rights granted to PAFSO, you retain all other copyrights and rights to future use of the photographs you enter into the contest.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

PAFSO Executive Committee

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