11th Annual CGAP Photo Contest

7 July, 2016

Source: CGAP

Photo source: CGAP 2015 Grand Prize Winner: “Paddy Cultivation,” by Sujan Sarkar of India

Now in its 11th year, the CGAP Photo Contest is looking for original, striking images that capture the importance of microfinance and financial inclusion efforts around the world. Digital innovations and the growing use of smartphones are making it easier for poor and rural customers to manage their daily finances, grow a business, or respond to an emergency. But two billion people still lack access to basic financial services such as savings accounts and credit. Closing the access gap can play a role in reducing extreme poverty and increasing prosperity.                             

The 2015 contest received more than 3,300 entries from photographers in 77 countries. Winners were showcased by top global media outlets and viewed tens of thousands of times online. The top photographs receive prizes and recognition, and all entrants help to show why financial inclusion matters, in vivid and memorable ways. View the winners of the 2015 CGAP Photo Contest here.

This year, the CGAP Photo Contest seeks photos that reflect following themes:

  • Mobile money and innovations in digital finance;
  • Women's economic empowerment;
  • Resilience; and
  • Small businesses.

Show CGAP how access to financial services can empower people and communities around the world.

For more information, click here.

Good luck!


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