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ITU Photo Competition: Submit your entry by 12 August

The ITU Photo Competition is calling for compelling images that tell stories of “technology for good.” The deadline for submission of photos has been extended to 12 August.

In the run-up to the forthcoming Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-22), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and host country Romania have set out to advance green initiatives, gender equality and youth inclusion. In line with these PP-22 themes, the ITU Photo Competition seeks submissions in three categories:


As our lives become increasingly connected, the proliferation of devices contributes to the world’s rising carbon emissions. It also adds to e-waste – the alarming surge of discarded electrical and electronic equipment such as phones, laptops, fridges, sensors, and TVs.

At the same time, however, information and communication technologies (ICTs) must be part of the solution to slash carbon emissions across all sectors of the global economy.


The transformational potential of Internet access and use is not equally distributed. Women and girls form the majority of the estimated 2.9 billion people who are still unconnected in today’s world. The UN Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved without closing the digital gender gap.


Today’s world is home to around 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 – the largest generation of youth in history. Close to 90 per cent of them are living in developing countries.

Photos should illustrate how ICTs are created or used by a diverse range of people around the world and how they transform economies and societies.

How to enter:
  1. The ITU Photo Competition is open to all individuals that are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. It is also open to corporate entities such as ITU members and United Nations system organizations.
  2. Submit your photos through this form. (See technical and functional requirements here, terms and conditions here.)
  3. No limits on your imagination – as long as the photos show a creative and innovative approach to the use of technology.

Submission deadline: 12 August 2022 at 23:59 (Central European Time)

The top 20 photos in each category will be reviewed and shortlisted by a jury and presented to ITU social media communities for their votes.

Three winners in each of the three categories – gender, green and youth – will receive a prize equivalent to CHF 500.

The resulting top 3 photos in each category will also be presented at PP-22 to the anticipated 2500 decision-makers and influencers in attendance that will shape the digital world in the next four years. It will be a digital exhibition as PP-22 will be paperless!

Learn more about PP-22 here.

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