“Indigenous Perspectives” Photography Competition

Credito: DDI/OEAPhotographers of all ages and levels (professional, student, or amateur), are invited to participate in the “Indigenous Perspectives” Photography Competition, to tell stories about the indigenous peoples of the Americas, through pictures. Photographs must be received by the deadline of June 9, 2013..

This initiative forms part of the Department of International Law's Program of Action on the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.


Competition Details

REGISTRATION. Registration for the competition is free and participation is open to all interested parties (professional photographers, students, amateurs).

TOPIC. Photographs must contain some element characteristic of the indigenous peoples of the Americas (objects, people, places, arts and crafts, cuisine, work, social situation, etc.). In essence, the competition seeks to focus the photographer's eyes on the indigenous world as a key player in the social process. .

Deadline. Only digital photos will be accepted – that is, images shot with a digital camera or digitalized from scanned negatives or hard copies. Contestants must submit their photos, captioned “Indigenous Views,” by e-mail to by June 9, 2013, the deadline to received photos.

TITLE AND DESCRITION. The photographer must identify his or her work with a TITLE. "Untitled" photos will not be accepted, as they are unsuitable for archiving and cataloging purposes. Each photo must be accompanied by a description or written text no more than one paragraph of 100 words, conveying concise information about the photo's subject and its context (e.g., country, province or region, city or village, name of the community or person, features of the work, etc).

RESOLUTION. Each digital image submitted must be of a excellent resolution, with at least 300 DPI, which is suitable for viewing on a monitor screen.

RULES. The complete rules are available in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

Files received will be taken as individual photographs. Each contestant may enter up to three (3) photos.

Organizers: Departament of International Law (OAS) and AMA | Art Museum of the Americas

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