This is Gender 2021 Global Photography Competition

This is Gender 2021 Global Photography

This is Gender 2021 Global Photography Competition

Global Health 50/50 invites everyone to apply for This is Gender 2021 Global Photography Competition. The competition invites photographers to share their vision of what gender looks like and to submit photographs that explore the diverse ways in which gender norms – rigid and fluid, traditional and progressive – are lived and subverted by men, women and non-binary people.


At this moment of global upheaval, lives and society at large are being impacted and changed in diverse and gendered ways. It’s now more important than ever to produce and distribute imagery that reflects the diverse realities of gender. The competition encourages photographers to contribute to expanding the imagery associated with the concept of gender by exploring, for example:

  • How the landscape of work – professional, domestic, care or otherwise – is gendered
  • How gender intersects with health and wellbeing
  • How politics and commercial industries exploit gender roles and how they are challenged
  • How gender intersects with other aspects of identities and vulnerabilities


This is Gender 2021 Global Photography Competition offers the following benefits

  • £500 cash prize for first place and cash prizes available for secondary category awards.
  • Global exposure across our platform, media partnerships, and through our world-recognized annual report.
  • Opportunity to have your work featured in a curated exhibition (online if COVID-19 dictates).
  • Opportunity to join our global photographer database and connect with organizations and individuals seeking imagery to complement their work in global health and development.
  • GH5050 certificate for the outstanding depiction of gender.


  • The competition is particularly interested, but not exclusively, in works that contemplate these topics in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • All photographic and photojournalistic forms are welcome and photographers from low- and middle-income communities and countries are particularly encouraged to participate.
  • Winners will be decided by a panel of international experts in photography, visual culture, gender and global health.

How to enter?

In order to inter This is Gender 2021 Global Photography Competition, each contestant may submit no more than two images per submission (entrants can submit up to three times) with the following details

  • A brief narrative on the significance of the image to the themes of the photo contest
  • Where and when the photo was taken
  • Short artist biography
  • Acceptance of Terms and Conditions


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline 03 January,2021
Open to All
Organizer Global Health 50/50