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ICS Photo and Video Competition 2017 - Categories

You've got five separate categories to choose from - with videos being entered in their own category. Read the descriptions and check out some of the winning photos below then click here to submit your entry.

“I took the photo whilst attending church for the first time," said volunteer Lydia
© ICS / Lydia Daintith
“I took this whilst attending church for the first time," said volunteer Lydia

People

 A photo or video showing a person or people that particularly inspired you during your placement. That might be your fellow UK or in-country volunteers, host families or the members of the community and project partners who were a key part of your work.

Volunteer Krishan’s host home in Banteay Char, Battambang, Cambodia
© ICS / Krishan Clark-Varma
Volunteer Krishan’s host home in Banteay Char, Battambang, Cambodia

Environment 

This could be a photo or video capturing the essence of where you did your placement: perhaps a landscape, or an project that supports environmental sustainability in a developing country.

Greg captured this great moment of a girl learning during an ICS lesson
© ICS / Amy Smith
Greg captured this great moment of a girl learning during an ICS lesson

Education

This is about capturing a special moment in a learning environment on film, whether at a school, community centre, a home, in a workshop or at an awareness-raising event, involving young people or adults.

Voice

These photos should capture your work helping communities find their voice through direct action. It could show how you helped people gain a voice in their community, through local or national government, or campaigning for an important cause. 

Hayley's photo of Mr Pili Pili, a Tanzanian chilli sauce start-up
© ICS / Hayley Pang
Hayley's photo of Mr Pili Pili, a Tanzanian chilli sauce start-up

Enterprise

We’re looking for a photo here that captures business enterprise projects. It could show your work helping local farmers to increase their produce, supporting people to start their own businesses, or running training workshops with entrepreneurs and local businesses. 

Video

Film entries are in a separate category without any restrictions on subject matter.

You don’t need to be an expert filmmaker to submit a film. Just make sure: 

  • The film shows the impact you’re having in the community 
  • It’s less than two minutes in length. Exceptions will be made for longer-form documentaries about their time on placement

Enter your photo or video

Click here to submit your entry in this year's competition

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