Global Prize

© Andrees Latiff – US/Mexico Border

Seeking The Best Human Rights Photography

Our esteemed jury is looking for compelling, dynamic and impactful images that tell the story of the challenges facing those people living in human rights crisis zones as well as photos of hope that depict the heroes working to deliver solutions to the difficult realities in their regions.

For more information about human rights and to reference the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the milestone United Nations document outlining the fundamental human rights to be universally protected by every nation, visit:


Our esteemed judges are looking for original, evocative and compelling photographs that offer insight into human rights issues in the broadest sense.


  • You must be at least 18 years of age or older to enter
  • All entries must be submitted between May 1, 2019 12:00AM EST and October 15, 2019 11:59PM PST
  • All photography must relate to human rights issues illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, hate, compassion, human rights failures or victories in ways small and large
  • All images must be taken within three (3) years of entry date
  • Image file extensions accepted: JPG, JPEG
  • Accepted file size: 5MB – 20MB
  • Color must be RGB or sRGB format
  • All entrants may submit up to five (5) photographs
  • A high resolution file will be required for finalists
  • All rights to photography remain with the photographer
  • Refer to Terms & Conditions for more information

Free to Enter

Accepting entries beginning  May 1, 2019

Deadline for entries is October 15, 2019

Free to Enter

© Luis Echeverria – Guatemala


In 2019, the Top 10 finalists' photos will be exhibited at the United Nations General Assembly Gallery in New York City. An opening reception will be held for artists, UN dignitaries and media to announce the winner on December 10th — 
Human Rights Day.

United Nations Gallery NYC

The winner of the Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize will be announced on UN Human Rights Day in conjunction with the opening reception for the Photography 4 Humanity Exhibition at the United Nations Headquarters. The winning photographer, who will be selected by an eminent jury of photo editors, journalists and human rights champions, will receive a $5,000 USD cash prize and will have their photo promoted in all relevant media worldwide.

By entering the Photography ​​​​​​​4 Humanity Global Prize competition, I hereby accept the
Terms & Conditions.