One Billion Voices Photo-Story Competition

One Billion Voices Photo-Story Competition

Take part in the One Billion Voices Photo-Story Competition and stand a chance to win one of 6 amazing photo cameras with lens and accessories!

Submission deadline: April 8, 2021 – 13.00 GMT.

Time to Speak Up!

It’s a year since schools first closed because of COVID- 19. In that year over 1 billion people’s education has been impacted around the world.

A central ambition of the #OneBillionVoicesForEducation campaign is to collate and elevate the stories of people whose education or that or their families and communities have been affected by COVID- 19. This Photo-Story competition is an opportunity to encourage people from around the world to DOCUMENT and SPEAK UP about the impact of COVID- 19 on education.

Are you one of the BILLION people whose education was affected by COVID- 19? Was your child’s education impacted ? Your nieces and nephew’s, your friends’, your grand-children’s, your neighbor’s, your students’? How did your community cope and organize?


Submit your photo-story, see it featured in the campaign and contribute to building a powerful unified voice to call for change!

How to Enter the Competition

This competition is free and open to all! Participants can enter multiple photo-stories in one or several of 6 categories:

First, find the right category for you:

  1. Africa
  2. Asia Pacific
  3. Europe and North America
  4. Latin America and the Caribbean
  5. Middle East
  6. Photo gallery
What to Submit

Under categories 1 to 5 participants must submit:

  • A single image taken in 2020 or 2021
  • A caption [Who, Where, When, What]
  • Copyright information
  • A short paragraph presenting the story (max 200 words)
  • A consent form (if the subject of the image is a minor)

Under the “Photo gallery” category (no.6) participants must submit:

  • A one-page text or interview presenting the story told in the photographs
  • A photo story composed of 8 images
  • A caption for each picture [Who, Where, When, What]
  • Copyright information
  • A consent form for each image (if the subject of the image is a minor)

To Enter please fill out this Entry Form and submit it alongside your image(s) via email at [email protected] , by April 8, 2021 – 13.00 GMT

Judging, Winners’ announcement and Prizes

The Jury, composed of GCE Board members will select one winner per category. The prize for each winner is a D7500 20.9MP DSLR Digital Camera with 18-140mm VR Lens – and Essential Accessories Bundle worth USD 1,200.

REMEMBER! The jury will be looking for the following criteria:
  • The story presents an event or issue relevant to the theme i.e. the impact of COVID- 19 on education.
  • Visual creativity and Skills.
  • Inclusivity and non-discrimination.

Winner will be announcement on April 26, 2021 as part of the One Billion Voices Global Action Week for Education!

Read the One Billion Voices Photo-Story Competition Rules here.