Press Release: Announcing the 8th Annual 2012 Photoshare Photo Contest featuring the HIFA2015 Photography Award

3rd October 2012

Images capturing global public health and development in action and the people served.

Baltimore, MD (September, 20 2012) – Announcing the 8th Annual 2012 Photoshare Photo Contest – a popular international event mobilizing amateur and professional photographers to share their photos for charitable and educational use. The contest has a top prize of $1,000 USD. Deadline for Entries: December, 17 2012.

Contest categories for photos include:
- Health Care Providers (*Featured Category: HIFA2015 Photography Award)
- Family Planning and Reproductive Health
- HIV/AIDS
- Malaria
- Environment
- Agricultural and Economic Development
- Democracy & Governance
- Humanitarian Assistance
- Global Health (open subject)
- Human Interest (open subject)

Photoshare’s 2012 Photo Contest features the HIFA2015 Photography Award, spotlighting the critical role of Healthcare Providers worldwide. The contest leverages HIFA2015 as a key partner to further expand Photoshare’s reach and impact among health professionals working to improve the availability and use of healthcare information in developing countries.

The contest will support the advancement of photography as a vital tool to communicate issues related to global public health and development. Entries are accepted through Photoshare’s Upload Photos submission form.

In addition to cash prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, participants submitting entries to the featured Healthcare Providers category, are also eligible for an additional cash prize, the HIFA2015 Photography Award. Contest winners will be evaluated based on topic relevancy and technical execution. Winning and finalist photos will be showcased on Photoshare and hosted on a number of other medium to high impact virtual venues.

The 2012 Photoshare Photo Contest is brought to you by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, a USAID funded project at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (JHU·CCP), in partnership with FHI360 and Management Sciences for Health (MSH). Sponsorship is provided by HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information For All by 2015), a global campaign administered by the Global Healthcare Information Network.

For more information about the contest, visit the 2012 Photoshare Photo Contest Announcement: http://www.photoshare.org/2012-photoshare-photo-contest

Learn more about Photoshare:
Photoshare – a service of the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, helping nonprofits communicate global health and development issues through photography. By facilitating photo sharing among colleagues in international development, Photoshare has become a leading source for editorial development photography. The Photoshare collection, consisting primarily of photos taken by public health professionals in the field, contains 20,000 images illustrating the realities of urban and rural life in developing countries, as well as global efforts to improve and save lives. Photoshare is based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs. For more information, visit: www.photoshare.org . Thousands of international health and development images free for nonprofit and educational use.

About HIFA2015:
HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information For All by 2015) is a global campaign and knowledge network administered by the Global Healthcare Information Network, a non-profit organisation working to improve the quality of health care in developing countries. We are committed to a common goal: By 2015, every person worldwide will have access to an informed health care provider. One-third of members are based in Africa, one-third in Europe, and one-third in the rest of the world. Together we are working for a future where people are no longer dying for lack of basic healthcare knowledge. We are more than 8,000 health workers, librarians, publishers, researchers and policymakers in more than 2000 organisations across 167 countries worldwide, and we interact on five global email discussion forums (HIFA Global Forums) in three languages:
1. HIFA2015
2. CHILD2015 in collaboration with the International Child Health Group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the International Society of Social Paediatrics and Child Health
3. HIFA2015-Portuguese in collaboration with WHO, Geneva
4. HIFA-EVIPNet-French in collaboration with WHO, Geneva
5. HIFA-Zambia in collaboration with the Zambia UK Health Workforce Alliance
Over 160 leading health and development organisations worldwide have declared their commitment to the HIFA2015 goal.