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World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
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World Breastfeeding Week

1 - 7 August 2014

Breastfeeding :

A Winning Goal

For Life !

 
World Breastfeeding Week 2013 Photo Contest



Feature your breastfeeding photos in this year's Action Folder! WABA is organising a global breastfeeding photography contest again for WBW 2013.

This year's WBW theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Peer Counsellors can be anyone from the community who is trained to learn to support mothers. Trained Peer Counsellors, readily available in the community become the lifeline for mothers with breastfeeding questions and issues. The key to best breastfeeding practices is continued day-to-day support for the breastfeeding mother within her home and community.

Ten winning photos related to this year's theme will be selected, and contributors whose photos are featured in the WBW Action Folders, Posters and Banners will be awarded US$100 for each published photo.

Total worth of prizes US$ 1,000!
  • US$ 100 per winning photo
  • Feature in the WBW 2013 Action Folder, Banner and Poster which will be distributed to more than 170 countries worldwide!


The photography competition deadline will be extending to April 5. Please fill out the form with your picture(s) and send them to wbw@waba.org.my

As a reminder for you, this year's WBW theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Peer Counsellors can be anyone from the community who is trained to learn to support mothers. Trained Peer Counsellors, readily available in the community become the lifeline for mothers with breastfeeding questions and issues. The key to best breastfeeding practices is continued day-to-day support for the breastfeeding mother within her home and community.

How to participate
  1. You may submit an unlimited number of entries; which could be either analog/print or digital format or both.
  2. Analog/print format entries must be at least 8R in size.
  3. Digital format entries must be delivered in JPEG format file and no less than 2560 pixel x 1920 pixel.
  4. Submitted entries must have the title, date, year, location, name of photographer and caption.
  5. All cost incurred during this participation shall be borne by participant i.e. cost for image processing, printing, developing, delivery etc.
  6. All submissions must be completed together with contest form
Rules & Regulations
  1. This contest is open to all except for the manufacturers or distributors of breastmilk substitutes, related equipment such as feeding bottles and teats, commercial foods for breastfeeding mothers, and commercial complementary foods, including employees and associates of such companies.
  2. Participants may submit as many entries as they wish.
  3. Proof of posting is not proof of receipt.
  4. All submission are non-returnable and shall remain the sole property of WABA; WABA reserves all rights to reproduce, publicise or to exhibit the submissions in any form of media or medium whether locally or internationally without any prior notification or payment made to participants. Credit and acknowledgement will be given accordingly.
  5. Image submitted must not be published by any media or medium prior to this.
  6. All entries must be of participants' original works. Usage of third party/parties creative works are prohibited, in which the entry will be automatically disqualified.
  7. With the entry submission, the participants hereby agree to indemnify WABA from any and all legal claims or otherwise.
  8. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: subject matter, composition, creativity and technique.
  9. Minor photo touch-up is allowed i.e. adjustment of brightness of colour and softening or sharpening of the image.
  10. The following technique will not be accepted: digital super imposition, composite photographs, photo montage, trick photographs, digital imaging and image manipulations.
  11. All entries must be submitted by 22 March 2013 5th April 2013 to:
    WABA, P.O. Box 1200, 10850 Penang, Malaysia and/or wbw@waba.org.my
  12. Judges decision is final and any form of correspondences shall not be entertained.
  13. Winner shall be notified via email and WBW website by 22 April 2013.
Contest Form
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What are we looking for?
Understanding on the issue would help you take a great picture! Please read the WBW 2013 Calendar Announcement at for more information.
About WBW and the Action Folder
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated every 1-7 August since 1992 by breastfeeding supporters in over 170 countries. It is endorsed and supported by UNICEF, WHO, FAO and ministries of health in many countries. The WBW action folder is a global advocacy tool for breastfeeding advocates to highlight breastfeeding issues. An action folder is a 6-page information sheet that provides introduction and discussion of the chosen theme, examples and data where relevant, ideas for action, resources and regional WBW contacts. Visit www.worldbreastfeedingweek.net for samples of previous action folders. As a social mobilising tool, the action folder also carries colourful images/pictures to make it more interesting and readable.