Dóchas Awards Photo Competition 2019

Following its success last year, the Dóchas Awards Photography Competition is returning in 2019.

As 2019 is the UN Year of Moderation – highlighting the importance of dialogue, tolerance, understanding and cooperation – the theme of this year’s Dóchas Awards is collaboration. To celebrate this theme, Dóchas member organisations are invited to submit one photo that showcases the work of their organisation in relation to dialogue, tolerance, understanding and cooperation. 

Twelve photos will be selected and a Dóchas calendar will be produced, showcasing one photo for each month of the year. The photos will also be displayed at the Dóchas Awards 2019 ceremony on 23 October.

Please submit your photo according to the following requirements:

  • One photo per organisation

  • Ensure the photo adheres to the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages, including in relation to all necessary consent and permissions

  • All pictures should be submitted as JPEG files (.jpg)

  • Resolution should be medium/high (minimum of 1,000 pixels on shorter side of image, maximum of 4,000)

  • Each photograph must have a minimum file size of 2.5mb and no greater than 5mb

  • A caption (max 280 characters) must be included, which briefly explains the photo;

    • Describe who is in the photograph and what is going on in the photo

    • Name the village, city, state and country where the picture was taken

    • Provide the date and year the photo was taken

    • Credit the photographer

  • Provide a brief paragraph explaining the context of the photo in relation to the work of the organisation – link to a particular programme, campaign, etc.

Submit photo and accompanying text in a separate document to awards@dochas.ie, by 10 September, 5pm.

Find out more about the Dóchas Awards 2019 and the three award categories.