The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) is pleased to invite you to take part in the 2020 Annual PAFSO Photo Contest.
This year’s contest theme is Vision 2020. It is an understatement to say that our current year is turning out to be quite memorable. Our judges are interested in seeing how 2020’s particularities have impacted your daily experience where you work and live. Your photos should capture, for better or for worse, how 2020 has shaped your workplaces, neighbourhoods and communities. Despite all of its challenges, 2020 might also bring forward some glimmers of hope. We look forward to seeing what you capture through your lens.
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.
There is a limit of three photos per member.
Original images only
Submissions must be original images which have not been published previously.
While minor digital enhancement is permitted, images which have undergone significant modifications will not be accepted.
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.
The filename of your submissions should include your full name, the title of the photo and the location.
How to enter
You can enter the contest by using the online submission form.
All entries must be received by Friday, August 7, 2020.
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 the 2021 PAFSO calendar, PAFSO social media, and the PAFSO website. The top three winners will be awarded gift certificates.
Terms and conditions
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!