“Take the World to the World” Photography Challenge is open to all keen photographers

Comp_2 We want to see world globes photographed at any World Heritage Site. The globe can be any size, any variety - can be a printed image of a globe on your shirt, a miniature globe, a desk globe; a blow up beach ball globe or even a big floor globe. The more fun and quirky, the better.

Enter your images from this competition page only, NOT the standard World Heritage log in page. "Take the World" images cannot be submitted from other World Heritage site pages.

We will publish a wide selection of the submitted shots on this competitions page and a winning "Best Entry" photo will be selected by the OPP team at the end of every week. All of the selected photographs will be featured on our website and our social networking sites for the world to see! Our network includes photographers, filmmakers, writers, activists, media professionals, NGO groups and UNESCO personnel from around the world. That's a diverse and prestigious group!

So, get your globe, grab your camera and head out into Our Place and "Take the World to the World."

Prizes for Weekly "Best Entered Photo" Winners:
• A feature profile on the Our Place Photos website and spread to all our social networking sites and followers that includes UNESCO officials and respected photographers
• A chance to be in consideration to have the opportunity of a lifetime for an aspiring photographer by joining the Our Place team on "Special Assignment."

"Take Our World to into Your World" Photography Challenge FAQs


•    If you're not a member, to enter log in above and register. Once the registration process has been completed, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Then simply log on again, go to this competition page and follow the online instructions to upload images to enter the challenge. If you are a member, just log in and enter your photos.

NB: photos being submitted for the TTW challenge (or any other competition) must be entered from this competition page.

•    Entrants can submit as many photographs for the challenge.
•    We do not accept email or mail-in entries.
•    Each submitted photograph must be entirely original and taken by the entrant. NO PHOTOSHOP or graphic manipulation (e.g., adding a globe through Photoshop).
•    By entering the competition, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.
•    All submitted entries must be made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. It is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, online service provider, internet domain owner, or other person or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.


•    Selection of images to publish and any "best entered photo" decisions of the OPP Judges are final and binding.
•    The entries will be selected and judged in accordance with judging criteria taking into consideration, creativity, originality, and photographic skills, by the OPP professional photographic team.


•    The entries will be covered by one of the categories of Creative Commons License which have been selected by members and apply to all photos submitted to the Our Place Photos web site.

The weekly selection and any winning photograph will be available to be viewed online at www.ourplacephotos.org.
An Our Place Photos representative has the option to contact any chosen "best entered photo" winner for writing a short feature profile.

So, get yourself a globe and head off to a World Heritage site and let your creativity run wild…Our Place photos - World Heritage Photography for preservation and protection.


"Every Photo submitted onto the OPP web site has the chance to be selected by the professionals on the Our Place Photos team as the "Photo of the Week" - POW !

See your photo be featured on the OPP Home Page; share your fame with your friends, and be able to boast that your photographs are making a contribution to World Heritage Preservation and Protection.

Submit as many photographs as you want highlighting any of the 936 official UNESCO World Heritage Sites worldwide.









A chance to join the Our Place professional photo team...

Comp_1 The photographer whose gallery we've been most impressed by, will be invited to join the Our Place professional team of photographers to shoot a World Heritage site for the official collection.

Every six months a new photographer will be selected to go on a professional assignment to shoot a World Heritage site for the official UNESCO partnered World Heritage databank. To enter, upload your best World Heritage phtots for us to view.

To qualify you must submit a gallery of six photos from a world heritage site of your choice. Ideally you will submit several galleries of your photos - our professional team will assess your body of work, and if you meet the skill levels required we will contact you with an invitation to join the Our Place team as we work to document the World's Heritage.

Remember, the more photos that that you share, the better chance you have to be selected.

The winning entry will be announced on the website in due course, and the winner will be contacted and notified of their assignment.


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