CLOSED - 2008 Human Rights Photo Competition

It's 60 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights came into existence. Australia's Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission is holding a photo competition to celebrate.

This photo was the 2003 winner taken by Amanda Lim. It's called Ring of Respect.

Have a look at the website to see how the Declaration affects us all. We often take our basic human rights for granted.

DEADLINE: 31 October 2008

THEME: Dignity and justice for all of us.

The theme reinforces the vision of the Declaration as a commitment to universal dignity and justice, and reinforces how human rights are an inextricable part of our lives - for everyone, everywhere, everyday.


Under 18 (male), Under 18 (female) and 18 and above (age at 30 June 2008).

Anyone residing in Australia can enter.


Winners: $500 voucher at Digital Camera Warehouse

Runner up - a year's subscription to Australian Photography magazine.

The winners, highly commended and shortlisted entries will all be placed on the website and displayed at the annual Human Rights Medals and Awards Ceremony on 10 December 2008.

Your photo might also be included on posters, postcards or other publications. You will always be acknowledged as the photographer.


Entry is free. You can enter up to six photos. Photo size should be 20 x 25cm to 20 x 30cm.

You can post prints or email your photos as jpgs at 300dpi.

Be sure to label your emailed photos with your name. You must submit a posted, hard copy entry form.

Each photograph must be accompanied by a title and up to 50 words explaining the picture and the circumstances in which it was taken.


Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission 2008 Photo Competition

Thank you Leon for submitting details of this competition.....editor.