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Group Description

This competition, in its ninth year, is being run on Flickr for the seventh time! It closes on May 1st and has cash prizes!

The theme of the competition is: COMMUNICATION FOR ALL

Communication rights invoke spaces and resources in the public sphere for everyone to be able to engage in transparent, informed and democratic debate. They invoke unfettered access to the information and knowledge essential to responsible democracy, empowerment, active citizenship and mutual accountability. They invoke political, social and cultural environments that encourage the free exchange of a diversity of creative ideas, knowledge and cultural products. Communication rights invoke the need to ensure a diversity of cultural identities that together enhance and enrich the common good.

The WACC Photo Competition 2012 seeks photos that illustrate the notion that communication is a basic human right, essential to people's dignity and community; or how communication promotes democratic values and social justice; or how communication helps restore voice and visibility to people, particularly vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.


There will be one first prize and five commendations

- First prize $500
- Each commendation $200
The prizes will be paid by bank transfer or by Paypal.


The competition is open to all women, men and children, of all ages and from all countries. Entries from amateurs and professionals are welcome. There is no limit to the number of photographs that a person may enter, but no entrant may win more than one prize in the contest.

Format for entries

- Images must be loaded to this group
- Entries must be licenced under group
- Entries must be licenced under "Creative Commons" licence. This can easily be added under "Additional Information" next to each photograph.
- Entries should have a short description of what the image shows and why it is relevant.

Closing date

The closing date is 1 May 2011. The competition winners will be announced one week later. The winning photos will be used in the WACC publications and websites.

A panel of judges will select the winners. All decisions by the judges are final and no correspondence will be entered into. All winners will be contacted immediately after the results of the competition have been announced.

Previous winners

See previous competitions below:


Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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