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Beyond the Lens Photo competition application form

Celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the Office of the Minister of State for Women’s Affairs and the Launch of the National Strategy for Gender and Equality 2017/2030
Photography Competition Terms and Conditions:
Women Beyond the Lens
                                                                                                                                                                                  
 
A.Introduction:
Under the patronage of H.E Jean Oghassabian Minister of State for Women’s affairs, the office of the minister of state for Women’s affairs invites you to share your perception of our National Strategy towards gender equality by putting the spotlight on Women and honoring the role of Women in our Lebanese society, by organizing a photography competition entitled: “Women Beyond the Lens”.
  In portraying this theme photographically, you will snap a moment that represents active Women participation in Lebanon through your vision. We invite you to join a unique movement and submit photographs that relate to Women in 12 different fields.
“Women Beyond the Lens” is a photography competition for Photography and media students. Selected work will be exhibited during a celebration to announce the 12 winners that will take place on December 15.  Top winners of each category will be awarded during the ceremony.
The National Strategy covers 12 areas for action:

1-Poverty

2-Legal Reforms

3-Power and Decision-Making

4-Education

5-Economy, Employment and Entrepreneurship

6-Gender Based Violence

7-Health

8-Media and Culture

9-Environment

10-Peace and Security

11-Natural Crisis and Disasters

12-Institutional Mechanisms
 
 
 
B.How to participate:
I-Fill the application form
       II-An Envelope pertaining the following should be presented at the OMSWA office
1-      Print your picture on A4 photo paper (the picture should not mention any name or sign)
2-       The Universities should contact OMSWA to choose one of the themes, kindly note OMSWA works on a first come first served base.
3-      ONLY the chosen theme should be specified on the back of the A4 printout as follows: (depending on the theme previously selected by your university)
 
1-Poverty
2-Legal Reforms
3-Power and Decision-Making
4-Education
5-Economy, Employment and Entrepreneurship 
6-Gender Based Violence
7-Health
8-Media and Culture
9-Environment
10-Peace and Security
11-Natural Crisis and Disasters
12-Institutional Mechanisms
 
4- A title or a maximum of 65 words description of the photo printed on A4 document (Kindly keep the print out document anonymous)
5-Personal Authentication Papers (copy of ID)
6-Letter of consent signed (original copy to be sent)
7-Send a saved original picture on a CD (minimum 20x30cm 300dpi)
 
III-Photos should not be older than a year: please present the date during which that picture was taken on the back of your A4 Photo Printout
IV-Photos should not be a winning photo in a previous competition
V-Photos should not have any logo or watermark
VI-Photos should not have advanced post processing
C.Dates and Deadlines:
Launching the competition: October 23rd, 2017
Filling the online application:  Deadline 3rd of November
Submission Deadline: 23 November 2017
Photo Exhibition and announcement of winners:  15 December 2017 (time and place to be determined)
D.Eligibility:
 

  • University Students under the age of 28 years old nominated by the university
  • The theme of the photo will be previously selected by your university
  • Kindly commit to the deadline any photo received later will be discredited

 
E.Selection Process:
 
1-      Apply before 10 of November 2017  the application can be found online on www.womenaffairs.gov.lb Kindly print the application and send it by email to thochar@womenaffairs.gov.lb or info@womenaffairs.gov.lb
2-      Send your envelope pertaining all the required printouts & CD before 23 of November 2017 16:00 placing your name only on the outer side of the envelope and directed to the following mailing address:
 
5Th Flr., intraBank Bldg., Massaref Str., Beirut-Lebanon
M+(961)3 856239 T +(961)1 982313 F+(961)1 982314
 
3-      You will be notified by email if your application is submitted and if your picture has been pre-selected to be exhibited during the celebration.
4-      Remain anonymous in your A4 Photo picture printout, yet you need to mention on the back of your photo the category, theme and a creative title you propose for your photo.
5-      Members of the jury will use a grading system based on the following criteria:
a.       Representation of the theme
b.       Innovation and creativity
c.       Technical Aspects of the Photo:
** Frame/composition
** lighting                
** estatics
Please make sure that you meet all requirements and deadlines to be considered as a competitor in this competition. For any additional inf