The CGAP Photo Contest is looking for original, striking images that capture the importance of financial inclusion efforts around the world. Digital innovations and the growing use of smartphones are making it easier for poor and rural customers to manage their daily finances, grow a business, or respond to an emergency. But 2 billion people still lack access to basic financial services such as savings accounts and credit that can help improve their lives. Financial services can help play a role in reducing extreme poverty and increasing prosperity.
Show how access to financial services can empower people and communities around the world. The CGAP is looking for original, striking images portraying the impact of microfinance and financial inclusion for poor people around the world. These images may reflect a range of products and services, people and institutions, and may touch on social, economic, developmental, and technological issues. The CGAP is seeking entries in both rural and urban settings.
•Innovations in Digital Finance
•Creating Opportunities for People in Crisis
•Building Sustainable Livelihoods
•Connecting People and Services
Entry deadline: 29th September 2017
•Grand Prize Winner – US$2000 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories.
•Categories Winners: US $500 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories
•Regional Spotlight: US$500 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories
•Judges’ Honorable Mention – Judges may select up to 8 winners to receive US$250 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories
•People’s Choice Winner – US$100 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories
Up to 20 photographs may be submitted per person. Online submission of digital photographs via the website: https://photocontest.cgap.org/
CGAP (the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) is a global partnership of over 30 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusion. CGAP develops innovative solutions through practical research and active engagement with financial service providers, policy makers, and funders to enable approaches at scale. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP combines a pragmatic approach to responsible market development with an evidence-based advocacy platform to increase access to the financial services the poor need to improve their lives.