Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon


13/08/2018 - 08:14
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Snap for Human Rights Photo Competition

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Union in Lebanon is launching a photo competition on four human rights themes: freedom of speech, gender equality, refugee rights and fighting against torture.

To take part, simply snap a picture, post it on Instagram and make sure to follow the rules listed below:

  • The photo competition is open to anyone from the Middle East and North Africa region and based in Lebanon.

  • Pictures can only be submitted on Instagram. Participants need to ensure their profile is public, tag @EUinLebanon and use either of the following hashtags:

    • #SNAP4HR1 for freedom of speech

    • #SNAP4HR2 for gender equality

    • #SNAP4HR3 for refugee rights

    • #SNAP4HR4 for fighting against torture

  • The photographer must be the author of the picture submitted in his/her name.

  • A picture can only be entered once. Pictures submitted more than once will be removed from the competition.

  • Each participant can only submit one picture. A participant that submits more than one picture will be disqualified.

  • Participants cannot submit a picture that has been part of a previous photo competition.

  • Pictures cannot be manipulated by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting, removing people and/or objects from within the frame. Minor cropping and colour adjustments are permitted.

  • The deadline to submit pictures is 13 October 2018.

A jury composed of photographers and human rights activists will look at the submissions, shortlist three photos per theme and vote for a winner.

If you make it to the top 12, you will have the chance to reveal your work on 10 December, on the occasion of Human Rights Day, in a photo exhibition that will last until 31 December 2018.

So grab your camera – or maybe your phone – and snap for human rights!


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