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Submit your photos for the 2024 Rohingyatographer Photo Awards

Updated: Mar 15

Submission: 15 March to 31 May 2024

Theme: Creativity and Innovation


Our theme "Creativity & Innovation" celebrates not just empowerment and culture, but also dreams, creativity, and imagination, especially when times are tough. We're calling on you, the storytellers of the Rohingya community, to capture moments that show these ideas.


Your submissions will serve as a window into the resilience and resourcefulness of the Rohingya refugee community, especially under the constraints of limited access to education. Through your photography, we seek to highlight the inherent human right to be creative and to learning through play, and showcasing how these fundamental aspects of humanity thrive even in the most restricted environments.


SOME IDEAS

  • Hope and Dreams: Scenes that visually narrate the dreams, ambitions and the imaginative power of the Rohingya youth

  • The Art of Handmade: Focusing on the creativity in handmade toys and crafts, play and learning.

  • Expressions in Art: Depicting how drawing, painting, and other art forms are vital outlets for emotional expression and learning.

  • Empowerment Through Learning: Capturing moments where education becomes a tool for empowerment.

  • Cultural Roots: Showcasing how education helps preserve and pass down Rohingya cultural traditions and practices.

  • Sports and Teamwork: Role of sports and group activities in teaching teamwork, resilience, and joy.


SUBMISSION DETAILS

  • Submit on this link (you will need a gmail account) - No WhatsApp submissions

  • Single images with captions or stories

  • There's no limit on submissions, but we prefer quality over quantity so please submit only your best shots

  • Open exclusively to Rohingya photographers

  • If your photographs feature people, it’s important to obtain consent from individuals featured in the images.


JURY PANEL

Johannes van der Klaauw, former UNHCR Representative in Bangladesh and top Rohingyatographer ambassador.

Bashir Ahmed SujaN, Bangladeshi photographer and member of Map Photo Agency

Louise Nora Rommelspacher, Author of “Asking the world to see: In/mobilities in refugees’ self-representation through the photography magazine Rohingyatographer”, National University of Singapore, 2023

Sahat Zia Hero, Founder @ Rohingyatographer

David Palazón, Producer @ Rohingyatographer and former Curator of the Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre

Ro Yassin Abdumonab, Photojournalist, Mentor and Senior Photographer @ Rohingyatographer

Ahtaram Shin, Editor & Writer @ Rohingyatographer

Ishrat Bibi, Photographer & Curator @ Rohingyatographer

Ro BM Hairu, Social Media Guru @ Rohingyatographer


FURTHER INFORMATION

Submissions: 15 March to 31 May, 2024

Submissions Review: June and July 2024

Awards Ceremony: 20 August 2024


Award categories: Best Photo, Best Portrait and Best Story

Prizes: 3 mobile phones for the best in each category

Recognition: 3 winners and the 10 top finalists will receive diplomas


Additional Opportunities: All submitted photos are eligible for publication in Rohingyatographer issue 4, with selected images being paid. Photographers will have the chance for promotion through Rohingyatographer opportunities, including exhibitions, publications, workshops, and assignments.


Any questions please send a private message to Sahat Zia Hero, Ro Yassin Abdumonab, Ahtaram Shin, Ishrat Bibi or Ro BM Hairu.





Please pass this message along to your friends. We're excited to see what you'll submit. Below, you'll find some inspiration. Best of luck!


© Sahat Zia Hero
© Ishrat Bibi
© Nur Moni
© Ishrat Bibi
© Ro Yassin Abdumonab
© Ro Rezaul Islam
© Sahat Zia Hero
© Nur Moni
© Sahat Zia Hero
© Ishrat Bibi
 © Sabekur Nahar
© Md Jamal
© Md Jamal
© Sabekur Nahar
© Ishrat Bibi
© Mayuu Khan
© Sahat Zia Hero
© Ro Yassin Abdumonab
© Ro Yassin Abdumonab
Sahat Zia Hero
© Ishrat Bibi
© Mayuu Khan
© Md Jamal
© Asun/Hasson
© Sahat Zia Hero
© Ro Yassin Abdumonab
© Ro Yassin Abdumonab
© Ro Yassin Abdumonab
© Ro Yassin Abdumonab
© Md Jamal
© Enayet Khan
© Abul Kalam
© Md Shaker

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