Winners will raise awareness about a global threat to women’s health – and receive a cash prize and wide distribution of their images.
In 1 in 7 pregnancies, the mother's blood sugar is periodically or consistently too high — and the vast majority of women and babies affected live in low-and middle-income countries.
To raise awareness about this serious – and preventable - threat to women and children, the World Diabetes Foundation and Women Deliver launched the Diabetes in Pregnancy Photo Contest on World Diabetes Day 2017. The deadline has been extended to 1 March, 2018.
The contest is open to all photographers who are 18 years old or older. All photos entered must highlight subjects, scenes, etc., from India, China or Nigeria.
Each entry must tell the story of someone who has experienced diabetes during pregnancy in some capacity. Examples include a woman who has, or has had, diabetes during her pregnancy; health workers who work with women diagnosed with gestational diabetes; spouses of women who have experienced diabetes during pregnancy; or children whose mothers have experienced gestational diabetes.
15 prizes will be awarded:
Grand Prizes: $1,000 awarded to three photographers — Women Deliver will choose one photo from each country (China, India, and Nigeria)
Honourable Mentions: 12 photographers will receive $250 — Women Deliver will choose 4 photos per country (China, India, and Nigeria) submission
Women Deliver will select photos for highlight on its website, on social media channels, or display in a publicly accessible contest archive.