IOM in partnership with UNCTAD and UNHCR will host a photo exhibition at the Global Entrepreneurship Week that visualizes the contributions of migrant and refugee entrepreneurs to their host and origin countries.
The 21st century has experienced sizeable and complex movements of people which have attracted negative coverage by media in the developed world. Since such movements are unlikely to decrease in the future, it is critical that the negative narrative on migrants and refugees are countered by communicating their contributions to their host and origin countries in the form of economic development at national and local levels, trade, job and business creation.
Entrepreneurship by migrants and refugees is an effective and relatable instrument where such contributions can be seen. A strong medium is the use of visual arts through a photo exhibition that can visualize contributions to host and origin countries with examples from across the world thereby making a universal case for the opportunities emanating from the movement of people.
The Photo Exhibition will take place on the 3rd floor of the E building at the Palais des Nations in Geneva during the GEW 2019 on 18-24 November 2019.
What to submit
Participants shall submit one digital photo with a descriptive caption capturing the contributions of migrant and refugee entrepreneurs in their host countries or countries of origin.
Submissions will be evaluated based on five criteria:
Selected photos will be displayed at Palais des Nations in Geneva during the Global Entrepreneurship Week on 18 - 21 November 2019.
How to submit
Participants are expected to upload their photos on Flickr following three steps.
Competition begins on Monday, 23 September 2019 and ends on Friday, 25 October 2019.
Who can submit
The competition is open to all public.
High-resolution pictures are expected to be at 594mm x 841mm in size with 300 DPI implying 7000 x 9900 pixels. The proposed formats are .jpeg,.jpg or .png not exceeding the 5MB size limit. Upon selection, participants may be reached for higher resolution photos that exceed the earlier size limit. Photos can be subject to standard optimization tools with reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast.
Participants retain the rights of the photograph and remain responsible for its ethical standards. Participants must obtain the necessary release from the individuals depicted. In addition, participants grant the organizers a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display their submissions for non-commercial purposes.