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Photo Competition

UNHCR Tajikistan together with NGO “Refugees, Children and Vulnerable Citizens” are announcing a photo contest on the theme “Tajiks and Refugees as Neighbours and Friends”.

The participants are invited to take photos that reflect good neighbourhood and social relations between refugees and citizens of Tajikistan – i.e. joint events, studies, work, celebrations, and, in general, anything that is demonstrative of Tajiks and refugees as friends and neighbours.

The photo contest is open for everyone, including citizens of Tajikistan and refugees. Each participant can submit a maximum of 3 photographs in electronic format in high resolution (at least 1 megabyte). Photographs taken by the smartphone are accepted as well.

The following prizes are envisaged for the winners:

1 place: a tablet computer 

2 place: a smartphone 

3 place: an e-reader 

Winners will be selected by the Ad Hoc Committee comprised of UN agencies, Refugees Committee “Ariana”, NGO, Government counterparts and a professional photographer.

The deadline for submission of photographs is June 12, 2019 (23.59 Dushanbe time).

Any entries deemed offensive will be immediately disqualified. Qualifying photos will be judged on adherence to the contest theme through its message clarity, composition, spirit, and overall presentation. The photo caption must include a brief description, the place, as well as the name and contact details of the author. If a participant is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, UNHCR Tajikistan reserves the right to offer the prize to the next best entry.

The photo must be an original creation and no copyrighted images may be used. By entering the contest you certify that the submitted photos do not violate the rights of a third party or any copyright, and you have the permission of any persons included in the photograph to use the photograph in the contest with the privacy policy laid out in the contest announcement. UNHCR Tajikistan is not responsible for intellectual property violations that might have resulted through the submissions of photos. By submitting their photos participants agree to grant UNHCR Tajikistan the right to use the photo pro bono in any manner and media, including without limitation, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic media even if they are not the winning entries. UNHCR Tajikistan will mention the full name of the chosen contestant when printed or used in any other manner.

The winners will be announced on June 20, 2019, and the best photos will be exhibited during the World Refugee Day event to take place in Vahdat city.

You can send your photographs to the following email addresses:

  • hushang101@mail.ru (Dushanbe)
  • nazarov-0001@mail.ru (Dushanbe)
  • tsayoka@yandex.ru (Dushanbe)
  • dilorom.inamova@mail.ru (Vahdat)
  • kurbanova-75@mail.ru (Khujand)

or bring them on a flash drive to one of the following addresses:

  • Dushanbe, 44 Dekhlavi str. (near former "Green Bazaar");
  • Vahdat, 35 Umari Hayom str.;
  • Khujand, 203 B Ismoili Somoni Avenue (near Kazkomerts Bank, 2nd floor).