ADB NGOC Photo Contest

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  • Addressing Climate Change
  • Gender and Development
  • Managing the Effects of Disasters
  • Food Security

Enter images that capture the challenges that the world of seven billion faces, as well as the efforts being taken by various stakeholders – governments, non-profits, industries and the communities – to resolve them, with inclusive growth as the overarching theme.


  • Amateur
  • Professional


  • Professional
    • First Prize: $600
    • Second Prize: $500
    • Third Prize: $400
  • Amateur
    • First Prize: $500
    • Second Prize $400
    • Third Prize: $300
  • Popularity Contest:
    • One winner of $200 for each category

Image requirements: at least 300dpi resolution; no watermarks, signatures, frames or other markings such as date and/or time stamps; only basic post- processing actions for contrast, color balance, sharpening, cropping, dodging and burning.

You may submit up to three entries. Submission of digital images by email [email protected].

Judging criteria:

  1. Substance, impact and creativity: 50%
  2. Composition, clarity and technical quality: 50%

Eligible countries: Afghanistan; Armenia; Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Belgium; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Canada; People’s Republic of China; Cook Islands; Denmark; Fiji Islands; Finland; France; Georgia; India; Germany; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kiribati; the Republic of Korea; Kyrgyz Republic; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Luxembourg; Malaysia; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Federated States of Micronesia;, Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; The Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Pakistan; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Portugal; Samoa; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Taipei, China; Sri Lanka; Tajikistan; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Turkey; Turkmenistan; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; and Viet Nam


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