Entries Invited for CGAP Photo Contest

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) Photo Contest, which aims to highlight stand-out photography from amateurs and professionals depicting microfinance and financial inclusion around the world, is now accepting entries for 2012.

All entries will be collected online at photocontest.cgap.org

Photos may represent a range of products, institutions, and methodologies, and may touch on a broad range of social, economic, developmental, and technological issues.

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Each photo submission must be accompanied by a brief description, including the place and country where it was taken and how it tells the story of microfinance and advances in access to finance.

Prizes include a grand prize, second prize and third prize as well as winners from each region. For the first time this year, CGAP has added a “people’s choice” category where others can vote for their favorite photos online.

This year’s grand prize is a $2,000 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories. CGAP made this announcement today, June 8.

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