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Thomson Reuters Foundation and Nokia Launch Global Photography Contest

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Nokia and the Thomson Reuters Foundation started a photography contest directed at empowering women around the world through the power of photography.  People are invited to send in there photos about women’s empowerment such as, leadership, courage, passion, opportunity, innovation and motherhood.

Photos send it will be judged by a public vote and a board of experts from the world of photography, journalism and women’s rights.  After the public vote and the board votes they will select ten finalist to create a portfolio of their images that show the empowerment of women.

The winner will receive the following:

  • An all expenses paid trip to attend a week long professional training on a mobile journalism organized and run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • A Nokia Lumia 1020
  • Full promotion across Talenthouse’s global platform
  • The opportunity to have his or her work published on the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s award winning website.

How to participate:

Submissions are open until February 11, 2014 and participants can enter the contest via the Thomson Reuters Foundation website, the Thomson Reuters Foundation Facebook page or via Talenthouse.com. Entries will be submitted for the public to vote between February 12 and February 19. The shortlisted candidates will be notified on March 5, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 2.

Press release:

Thomson Reuters Foundation and Nokia Launch Global Photography Contest

Call for powerful photo submissions capturing women’s empowerment around the world

LONDON (4 December 2013)—The Thomson Reuters Foundation and Nokia launched a new international photography contest aimed at empowering women around the world through the power of images.

The contest which was announced yesterday evening at the Trust Women Conference, an annual event organized by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the International New York Times – invites creative individuals and aspiring photojournalists to submit photos to document the many aspects of women’s empowerment on the ground exploring themes such as: leadership, courage, passion, opportunity, innovation and motherhood.

 Photo entries will be submitted to the public vote and judged by a distinguished line-up of experts from the world of photography, journalism and women’s rights, including: Reuters Photographer and World Press Photo Winner Finbarr O’Reilly; Journalist, Author and Chime for Change Managing Editor Mariane Pearl, Thomson Reuters Foundation Editor-in-Chief Tim Large, and Nokia Imaging Technology Marketing Manager Kristina Bjorknas. The judging panel will be looking for submissions that are able to both spark debate and inspire others.

 Ten finalists will be chosen from the pool of entries and asked to put the new Nokia Lumia 1020 to the test by using the smart phone to create a portfolio of photos that capture the empowerment of women.

 The winner of the competition will receive the first Thomson Reuters Foundation–Nokia Photography Award, which includes: an all expenses paid trip to attend a week long professional training on mobile journalism organized and run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. A Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone, full promotion across Talenthouse’s global platform and the opportunity to have his or her work published on the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s award-winning website.

 “This Award is an opportunity to give those on the ground a creative platform to showcase women’s empowerment in its very different forms”, said Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO, Monique Villa. “A picture of a woman driving a car can have a very different meaning depending in which country they drive, and this contest aims to showcase precisely that.”

 “People use their cameras to explore the world around them and in this way they become tools of change”, stated Carla Eid, Global Head of Social Engagement at Nokia. “By capturing the best possible images on a small device such as our Lumia 1020, which is always with the photographer, we can empower through the eye of the lens.”

 Submissions are open until February 11, 2014 and participants can enter the contest via the Thomson Reuters Foundation website, the Thomson Reuters Foundation Facebook page or via Talenthouse.com. Entries will be submitted for the public to vote between February 12 and February 19. The shortlisted candidates will be notified on March 5, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 2.

 About the Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the world’s leading news and information provider, leverages the skills, values and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programs that trigger change and empower people across the world: free legal assistance, media development, and in-depth coverage of the world’s under-reported stories. The Foundation stands for human rights, women’s empowerment, anti-corruption and the rule of law and. Visit our website at trust.org.

 About Nokia

Nokia is a leader in mobile communications, enabling mobility through its different businesses. Our Devices & Services business creates innovative mobile products for people around the world. Together with Microsoft, Nokia has been building a global ecosystem that offers people a distinct alternative to iOS and Android. Our aim is to deliver differentiated and innovative products to people around the world. We believe – like the millions of people who have already bought into the ecosystem – that Windows Phone and the broader Windows platform offer unique and compelling experiences make Nokia Lumia smartphones stand out by delivering unique experience.

 

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