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Colors of Life Photo Contest 2014

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June 30, 2014

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About Colors of Life Photocontest

  • Colors of Life is conducting a Photo Contest, through this it is  providing an opportunity to the photographers to submit and exhibit their work in the United States and internationally.
  • It is the 7th Edition of Colors of Life International Photo Contest.

Theme of the Colors of Life Photo Contest 2014: “Young Men with Big Dreams” 

This subject focuses on courage, strength, leadership, kindness and the value that education has for boys and young men living in low-income communities worldwide, and related to the activities, mission and goals of Life Pieces To Masterpieces.

Philanthrophic Side of Colors of Life Photo Contest 2014

  • This year’s competition will support the activities of 'Life Pieces To Masterpieces', a youth development and educational organization that uses artistic expression to develop character and leadership, unlock potential and prepare African American boys and young men (ages 3-25) to transform their lives and communities. 
  • Along with art, LPTM students participate daily in academic tutoring, mentoring, leadership, youth development as well as character education and life skills building.

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Colors of Life Photocontest Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region Global
Class/ Age No Age Bar
Details  All forms of photographic medium are eligible

Colors of Life Photocontest Reward

1st prize winner will receive US$ 1,000 plus a Contest catalog

2nd prize winner will receive US$ 750 plus a Contest catalog

3rd prize winner will receive US$ 500 plus a Contest catalog

Two honorable mention awards will receive a Contest catalog (no cash prize)

Colors of Life Photocontest Application form and Process

  • The file Format should be: JPG/JPEG 300 ppi, longest dimension 1200 pixels and the File size should not exceed 2 MB each 
  • Please do NOT include borders or watermarks 
  • File name should include artist’s first and last name_ image title_ and _number
  • Example: John Smith_ Child at School_ 1 

The files can be sent: 

  • By email:

Pay the entry fee

Send up to 3 images complying with the SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS to the following email address: photocontest@colorsoflife.org

Provide your complete name and address 

  • By regular mail:

Pay the entry fee

Send a CD/DVD with a completed copy of the entry form (click here to download it) to the following address:

Colors of Life International Photo Contest

1725 I Street NW - Suite 300

Washington, DC 20006



Jury review and selection will be completed by July 15, 2014. Finalists will be notified by email shortly afterward. 

All finalist artists must send to photocontest@colorsoflife.org by no later than AUGUST 15, 2014: 

  1. The selected image(s) preferably in TIFF format (allowing the image to be enlarged to a minimum of 20 x 30 inches). Alternatively, details about where to upload the image(s) will be sent to the finalist photographers after the jury selection 
  1. A current CV in a Word document 
  1. A comprehensive educational narrative (caption) regarding the selected image(s) in a Word document

Entry fee

A non-refundable entry fee of US$ 30.00 entitles each artist to submit up to 3 images. 

Each artist can pay the entry fee via: 

A valid PayPal account (www.paypal.com) to the following seller account: info@colorsoflife.org

A valid credit card - all major credit cards (Amex, Visa, MasterCard) are accepted for payment of the entry fee via PayPal (www.paypal.com) to the following seller account: info@colorsoflife.org or

By international money order or check drawn on a US bank made payable to Colors of Life 

Colors of Life Photocontest Selection Process

The 5 prize-winning photographs will be selected by: 

  1. Anne Fletcher, Art Curator – Capital One
  2. Marina Galvani, Art Curator – The World Bank
  3. Robert Houston, Prize-winning photographer

 Jury review and selection will be completed by July 15, 2014. Finalists will be notified by email shortly afterward.

Finalist Photos Announcement: Jury review and selection will be completed by July 15, 2014 and the 20 selected finalist photos will be announced at such time.

Exhibitions: A documentary-style exhibition from the 20 finalist photographs will be exhibited at Pepco Edison Gallery in Washington DC during October 2014 and subsequently in other venues.

Colors of Life Photocontest Address

Colors of Life International Photo Contest, 1725 I Street NW - Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006, USA

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Colors of Life

It is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in Washington that embraces the idea that by combining art with philanthropic activities, the quality of life and conditions of the less-fortunate can be improved.