The Life Awards Photography Category

The Life Awards honour and support photojournalist who use their visual communication skills cover stories affecting the society in a way that is inspiring and promotes awareness of the danger of drug abuse.

The FIRST WINNER of this category will get a cash prize USD $2,500.
The SECOND WINNER of this category will get a cash prize USD $1,000.

For PHOTOGRAPHY CATEGORY, the Life Awards will honor SINGLE PHOTO entry.

Judges will be looking for material that, in particular:

  • has inspiring visual approach
  • creative and innovative use of the journalist’s chosen medium
  • promoting awareness, drawing attention to, and providing new insight to the issues at hand
  • displays a high level of visual communication skills through the work
  • has a wide appeal through the story’s ability to be compelling and imaginative
  • relays to the audience the impact drug prevention has on society
  • has the ability to impact government policy and/or public opinion


  1. This competition is open to all print, online, television, and radio journalists from Indonesia, Asia and the Pacific region.
  2. Each applicant may submit one entry of his or her work.
  3. Entries must have been originally published or broadcast in radio, television, print or online form during the competition period of 1 January 2010 – 25 April 2011.
  4. Materials must be received by the submissions deadline on 30 April 2011.
  5. Applicants must secure consent from their supervisors (or editor-in-chief) stating that the material submitted for competition will become the right of the organizers of the Life Awards, will not be returned and can be utilized for the following requirements:
    1. To be used and presented for the needs of the jury
    2. Life Awards has the right to display in the form of commercials and for the purpose of the competition, the works that have been submitted.
    3. Life Awards has the right to reproduce submitted works in the form of CD/DVD to be given to the sponsors and supporters of the event.
    4. Life Awards has the right to use the materials for campaign and other purposes.
  6. Applicants are required to state that the materials sent is free from infringement of third rights.
  7. The committee has the right to include or reproduce works of the winner and other participants in the case where the media that holds this competition considers the works suitable for reproduction.
  8. The committee has the right to edit the submitted works to be included or reproduced for the purposes of publication.
  9. Staff, including family members, who are involved or work for The Life Awards committee, including those who work within the UN System, which includes UNODC, Badan Narkotika Nasional Republik Indonesia, YCAB, Media Group, Masima Group are not eligible to take part in this competition.


  1. Photos in digital format only will be accepted.
  2. Digital submissions should be a minimum size of 3,000 pixels in length at 300 dpi, compression 8.
  3. No photo should in any way be digitally altered or enhanced except for basic cropping or colour correction. The content and context of the image should in no way be altered or enhanced.
  4. All captions and relevant information (such as creation date, city/state, country, and caption) must be embedded in the file (for example in the caption field under “field information” in Photoshop).

How to Submit Your Work to “The Life Awards 2011”?

  1. Download “The Life Awards 2011” submission form.
  2. Applicants must submit “The Life Awards 2011 submission form” and the entries to :

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