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Travelers with Purpose Photo Contest

Nov 16, 2007
Travelers with Purpose Photo Contest


Submit your photos for a chance to win great prizes, and share your experiences around

the world!

Are you a person with a disability? Have you

been abroad to study, volunteer, teach, intern

or research? Do you have photos? Share them

with the world!

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the

National Clearinghouse on Disability and

Exchange (NCDE) want your photos for a

full-color, 12-month 2009 calendar and


Deadline: March 31, 2008


_ 1st Prize: Wheeled Backpack

with Docking Daypack from

Destinations- The Travel Store

_ 2nd Prize: $100 American Airlines

Travel Gift Certificate

_ 3rd Prize: Rick Steves' Europe

Through the Back Door Travel Publications

_ Other prizes include: Mobility International USA's Survival Strategies for

Going Abroad: A Guide for People with Disabilities and MIUSA 'Challenge

Yourself and Change the World' T-shirts.

The 1st prize-winning photograph will be featured on the cover of our full-color calendar and on a

screensaver. Second and third place photos, along with ten other honorable mention photos, will be

featured in the calendar and screensaver. All contest entrants whose photographs are chosen for the

calendar will receive a copy of the calendar and screensaver.

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What We Are Looking For

High quality photos depicting people with various disabilities (apparent and non-apparent) taking part

in overseas experiences: studying, volunteering, teaching, interning or participating in an

international educational experience.

Suggested themes include:

_ Local life / Interaction with the local population

_ Participating in cultural events

_ Working / Volunteering / Community Service

_ Teaching / Classroom settings

_ Enjoying the landscape and architecture

_ Taking part in adventure

_ Using public transportation

All photos entered in the contest should adhere to the ethics of cultural sensitivity

Submission Guidelines and Contest Rules

_ Photos must be submitted in digital format (jpeg, TIFF) on a CD with a brief description of the

photo, including who is in the photo, what it is of, where and when it was taken, the name

of program (if any) and by whom the photograph was taken. Please make sure corresponding

photo file names are included with descriptions if more than one photo is submitted.

(See Contest Entry Form).

_ Photos must be at least 500kb in size.

_ Photos must be submitted by either the photographer or person appearing in the photograph if

the photograph(s) was/were taken with the subject's camera.

_ If recognizable people are portrayed, the subject(s) must have given the photographer

permission or informed consent to have the photograph taken.

_ By submitting photographs to this contest, contest entrants thereby give permission to Mobility

International USA (MIUSA), the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE),

the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and members

of the NCDE Roundtable Advisory Board Consortium (RTC) to use submitted photographs in

the calendar, screensaver, future print and online publications as well as promotional and

marketing materials.

_ It is the contest entrant's responsibility to assure that submitted photographs are the sole and

exclusive property of the contest entrant and that exclusive rights to the photograph have not

been given or sold to any other organization or person.

_ Although disclosing specific information about a subject's or photographer's disability is

optional, it is asked that in the description of each photo at least some general information

regarding the disability of the subject and/or photographer is included, i.e. physical disability,

learning disability, blind, Deaf, etc. This information is intended for use in photo captions.

_ Contest is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

_ Contest entrants must be over the age of 18 or have legal parent or guardian sign the Contest

Entry Form.

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_ Photos must be original and not altered digitally in any way. Minor cropping is acceptable.

_ All photos must be accompanied by a signed Contest Entry Form.

_ There is no limit to how many photos may be submitted by one person, however there is a one

prize limit for each person entering the contest.

_ Photos must be submitted in digital format on a CD with accompanying Contest Entry

Form to:

Mobility International USA

Attn: Travelers with Purpose Photo Contest

132 E. Broadway, Suite 343

Eugene, Oregon 97401

_ Submissions must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2008. Submissions postmarked after

March 31, 2008 or incomplete submissions will not be considered for this contest. Photo

submission deadline may be extended at the discretion of NCDE / MIUSA.

_ Photos will be selected by the NCDE Project Director, NCDE staff, and a representative of the

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

_ Winners will be notified within 30 days after final submission deadline and

prizes awarded shortly thereafter via U.S. Post to the name and address submitted on the entry


_ Shipping charges for prizes will be the responsibility of MIUSA / NCDE. Any applicable taxes

on prizes will be the responsibility of the prize winners.

_ Calendars and Screensavers will be sent to winners and available for purchase in November,


_ There is no fee to enter this contest.

_ This contest is not open to MIUSA, ECA or RTC staff or staff family members.

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by Mobility International USA

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