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World Happiness Photo Contest 2024

"In the midst of death, life persists;

In the midst of untruth, truth persists;

In the midst of darkness, light persists."

Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness Strategy Foundation organises various contests on happiness to engage more people and share and spread happiness ideas. Submissions are invited for the fourth annual World Happiness Photo Contest 2024. The first annual World Happiness Photo Contest 2021, second annual World Happiness Photo Contest 2022 and third annual World Happiness Contest 2023  received participation from around the world and all the six continents and resulted in books namely World Happiness 2021 , World Happiness 2022 and World Happiness 2023. A free copy of these books is available in the past contests on this website.

With great pleasure, Happiness Strategy Foundation is inviting photography submissions to the fourth World Happiness Photo Contest 2024. During these unprecedented times, we would like to focus on happiness in your lives. We all have places, people, hobbies, events, and so on that brings us happiness, and we are inviting you to share these with us through this photography contest. Successful submissions will be published in a virtual coffee table book by the Happiness Strategy Foundation. The Happiness Strategy Foundation is a not-for-profit think tank for research on happiness and well-being and sharing the research findings with masses and industry to make a meaningful contribution to the happiness of India and the world.

 You do not need to be a photographer or a photography lover to participate in this contest. The focus of this competition is on your happiness and not on photography per se.

The winning photos will be selected by a distinguished jury consisting of leading global experts in happiness, design, photography, media and civil society.

 

Entries to the contest are open from Feburary 1, 2024 and the closing date for submission of entries is August 1, 2024. . Photographs should be submitted following the rules of the contest in this form:  https://forms.gle/R8nJynnFMUCxHsfFA

Opportunities for Sponsorship

There are sponsorship opportunities for the World Happiness Photo Contest 2024.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact info@happinessstrategyfoundation.org

World Happiness Photo Contest 2024 Rules & Other Details

  1. Rules of Participation in the Contest

  • All submissions must be original and unpublished photos taken by the photographer.

 

  • All submissions must have necessary information embedded into photographs IPTC like caption (maximum word limit: 10 words), description of why it is a happy photo (maximum word limit: 30 words), creation date. 

 

  • Photography captions and descriptions must be written in English. Kindly check the caption and description limits before sending your photos.

 

  • Photo specifications:  JPG format. The acceptable compression will not exceed 10. The image is to be no less than 2480 x 3508 pixels (300 dpi).

 

  • No signatures, stamps or any other identifying mark is allowed anywhere on the entry. Photographer's name or company should not be mentioned in the captions. Photographer will be credited if the photo is published.

 

  • Digital Manipulation and any kind of Photoshop effects are not allowed; only basic colour corrections are allowed.

 

  • The file name must contain the full name of the author, country and year it was shot, separated by underscores, for example, Nitish_Kumar_Mumbai_2024. The file size must not exceed 20 Mb. The file must also contain all the EXIF or IPTC data.

 

  • Photographers must be the copyright owner of the submitted photographs, and photographs must not violate any third party rights. Photographer has the liability for copyrights and non-violation of any third party rights.

 

  • Photographers need to give an undertaking that this is their original, unpublished work and they have the copyright of the photograph, and they are not violating any third party rights. For this, submit the specified photo copy right release form. Kindly note that organisers may ask for proof of the source of the photo and a brief profile of the photographer, including a photo identity card.

 

  • The winning photos will be selected by an independent panel consisting of leading global experts in happiness, design, photography, media and civil society.

 

  • The winning photographers will be informed latest by December 30, 2024.

 

  • Winning photos will be published in a virtual coffee table book. Photographer will be identified in the publication.

 

 

  • The closing date for submission of entries is August 1, 2024.

2. FAQs

Que. Is there any entry fee?

Ans. There is no entry fee.

Que. Can one submit multiple entries?

Ans. No.

Que. Is there any cash award?

Ans. There is no cash award.

Que. How to participate in the contest?

Ans. Submit your photo, caption and description as specified above in the rules via this form 

https://forms.gle/R8nJynnFMUCxHsfFA

Que. What will happen with the selected photos?

Ans. Selected photos will be published in a virtual coffee table book.

Que. Can submitted photos be replaced or withdrawn?

Ans. No

Que. What is the last date of submission?

Ans. August 1, 2024.

Que. When will the results of the contest be announced? 

Ans. The winning photographers will be informed latest by December 30, 2024.
 

3. Checklist for submission.

  • It should have the photo, title of the photo, a brief description of photo, why it is a happy photo, a permission for Photo Copyright Release Form , a brief profile of you, and what makes you happy.

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