Shining a Light: Water and Women until 31 December 2020

Deadline: 31 December 2020. The Muhammad Ali Center is honored to announce the topic of its eighth annual “Shining a Light” International Photography Contest and subsequent exhibition will be informed by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (#6), clean water and sanitation, as it relates to women and gender equality.

The Muhammad Ali Center requests submitted photographs pertinent to the above described topic. Images should relate to women’s work, lives, sanitation, and hygiene involving water.

Photographs from this contest will be used to produce a documentary-style exhibition of 30-45 photographs, which will be exhibited at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky beginning Saturday, March 6, 2021.


A monetary prize will be awarded to the contestants by the Muhammad Ali Center in recognition of placing first, second, or third in the photo contest.
1st Prize — $1000
2nd Prize — $750
3rd Prize — $500
The monetary prize will be awarded in the form of a check, mailed to the address provided by the winning photographer(s) in care of FedEx Express. The tracking number for the parcel will be provided to the photographer.

The Muhammad Ali Center does not send money directly to bank accounts or via any form of digital social payment services (i.e. Venmo, PayPal, wire, etc.).

Due to U.S. federal regulations, countries designated on the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sanctions list are not eligible to receive prize money from this contest; however, photographers from these countries are not precluded from participating in this contest by submitting photographs.

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