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Getty Image Student Photo Contest My View on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Application Deadline: September 4th 2016
The contest’s theme is to encourage students to “reflect on the Sustainable Development Goals, communicate their feelings in a photograph and share it with many other people.” We will invite the participation of a wide range of students, particularly those in the more than 40 Japanese universities, including Sophia University, participating in the UN Academic Impact, a partnership between the United Nations and institutions of higher education.

Getty Image will have several judges including celebrity photographer Leslie Kee and Newsweek Japan’s photo director Hideko Kataoka. As for awards, one student will win the first prize, three will win the second prize, one will win a special prize respectively, and several honorable mentions will also be made. These prizes will be bestowed by cooperative enterprises.

There will be an award ceremony and exhibition at Sophia University of prize winning works on the United Nations Day (24th October), when the UN Charter came into force in 1945. In addition, there is a possibility that license contracts with Getty Images will be made available for the winning contestants (however, their works submitted in this competition will not be covered).

Application requirements:

  • university students, junior college students, postgraduate students, vocational school students (any nationalities welcome/ not a requirement to be living in Japan)

Prizes:

  • 1st Prize (Foreign Minister Prize) for 1 person
  • 2nd Prize for 3 persons
  • Special Prize (Dior Woman-Empowerment Prize) for 1 person
  • Honorable mention for several persons
  • Prizes:

    1st Prize for 1 person
    Prize money JPY100,000
    – Nikon Digital Single-Lens Reflex D5500 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit
    – SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM for APS-C cameras
    – MUJI GIFT CARD of ¥20,000 worth
    – MUJI×JICA project : Kyrgyzstan felt goods
    – “Newsweek Japan” one year subscription (50 issues)
    – UN・SDGs logo goods
    – Photo-books (Leslie Kee, Natsuki Yasuda, Getty Images “Year in Focus”)
    – The winner will also receive “Foreign Minister Prize”

    2nd Prize for 3 persons
    – Prize moneyJPY20,000
    – Nikon 1 J5 standard power zoom lens kit
    – Gift certificate from SIGMA Corporation (JPY10,000)
    – MUJI GIFT CARD of JPY10,000 worth
    – MUJI×JICA project : Kyrgyzstan felt goods “Newsweek Japan” six-month subscription (25 issues)
    – UN・SDGs logo goods
    – Photo-books (Leslie Kee, Natsuki Yasuda, Getty Images “Year in Focus”)

    Special Prize (Dior Woman-Empowerment Prize) for 1 person
    –  Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet (Eau de Toilette)
    –  Dior Addict Lip Gloss
    –  DIORSNOW etc. Dior products of JPY30,000 worth
    – UN・SDGs logo goods
    – Photo-books (Leslie Kee, Natsuki Yasuda, Getty Images “Year in Focus”)

    Honorable mention for several persons
    – UN・SDGs logo goods
    – Photo-books (Leslie Kee, Natsuki Yasuda, Getty Images “Year in Focus”)

    Judges:

  • Leslie Kee (Photographer)
  • Natsuko Yasuda (Photo Journalist)
  • Hideko Kataoka (Photo Director, Newsweek Japan)
  • Hiroaki Mizushima (Professor, Sophia University Department of Journalism)
  • Kaoru Nemoto (Director, United Nation Information Centre)
  • Rebecca Swift (Creative Director, Getty Images)
  • Host:
    United Nation Information Centre and Sophia University
  • Special cooperative company:
    Getty Images Japan
  • Sponsors:
    Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Global Compact Network Japan (GC-NJ)
  • Cooperative companies:
  • CCC Media House Co. Ltd., The Computer Graphic Arts Society (CG-ARTS), NIKON CORPORATION, PARFUMS CHRISTIAN DIOR (Japon) K.K., Ryohin Keikaku Co. Ltd., SIGMA CORPORATION (in alphabetical order)
  • Additional gifts will be bestowed by the host, special cooperative and cooperative organizations

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Student Photo Contest My View on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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