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7th Colors of Life International Photo Contest

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7th Colors of Life International Photo Contest

Time: April 1, 2014 at 12am to June 30, 2014 at 12pm
Location: Colors of Life
Street: 1725 I Street NW - Suite 300
City/Town: Washington, DC 20006
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Organized By: Colors of Life
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2014

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International Deadline: June 30, 2014 - Colors of Life announces the 2014 Seventh Edition of the Colors of Life International Photo Contest. This years theme is "Young Men with Big Dreams", a call for photos highlighting courage, strength, leadership, kindness and the value education has for young boys and men living in low income communities.

Open to all photographers. All forms of photographic medium are eligible.

Colors of Life - An International Photo Contest provides an opportunity for photographers to submit and exhibit their works in the United States and internationally.


  • 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)

The 5 prize-winning photographs will be selected by:

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

This year’s competition will support the activities of 'Life Pieces To Masterpieces', a youth development and education 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.

The goal of this year’s competition is to produce a documentary-style exhibition from the 20 finalist photographs that will be exhibited at Pepco Edison Gallery in Washington DC during October 2014 and subsequently in other venues.

Preferred subjects for photographs submitted are those focusing 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.

Visit Color of Life website for easy instructions. Entry is by email or regular mail.

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

Colors of Life is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that embraces the idea that by combining art with philanthropic activities, the quality of life and conditions of the less-fortunate can be improved. Through the International Photo Contest, held annually, Colors of Life has provided support and attention for institutions and organizations that share its goals.

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