Photo competition on Urban Informality


Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 6479

Opportunity Description


Penn institute of Urban research promote the projects and researches, develops partnerships, held conferences to increase the knowledge of the urban landscape.

In 2019 the Penn Institute for Urban Research lead the competition for photographers for sharing their capturing photos from different states of how people drive their life with informal ways, the photos can contain different area of cities’ life like: house, work, transportation, food production, education or etc.



  1. submit your photo from March 8 – April 18, 2019
  2. result announcement: 24 April, 2019



  • First winner $200
  • Each runner up $50


  • Everyone can apply for the competition including students
  • All participant should be mindful of ethical considerations of photographing vulnerable populations
  • Before capturing Culturally sensitive photographs observe the below condition:
  • Have attention to the emotional, psychological, political, economic, cultural, social, of physical condition of your photo before shooting.
  • Before you are going to the capturing the photos ask them for permission
  • Shoot your photo carefully and confidentiality
  • Have respect and context for photos
  • Submit high version of your photos
  • The photos you are submitting should be original
  • You are permitted to crop, collage and using Photoshop
  • Do not attach the other’s photos
  • No limitation for accepting for the publications

How to submit your photo?


  • Applicants should Tweet their photos with short description, the date and location of the photo should be mentioned, also use hashtag #IURPhotoComp
  • If you are not using social media send your photo to this email address,



More information  Please visit Penn Institute for Urban Research

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