Terms and Conditions for "Chickens for Change" 2020

"Chickens for Change" is a joint fund-raising photographic competition open to anyone. It has been set up in support of the Rural Poultry Centre in Malawi and the Kyeema Foundation which works in several countries in Africa and the Pacific.


The competition closes on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Submissions received after that date will not be considered for this competition but will be held over till the next one.

There will be two categories, one for professional photographers and another for amateurs.

The top three entrants (as well as donors of $50 or more) will receive a nominal prize consisting of a set of blank greeting cards featuring the winning photos.

Our theme this year will be "Chickens of the World". To be eligible for consideration, the subject of the photograph must be consistent with that theme in the context of rural or village poultry. It can be in any country and does not even have to be chickens, just consistent with the theme. Manually created graphics or photographs of paintings are eligible.

Entrants may submit up to a maximum of three photographs but only one may be included in the winning three entries. Criteria for evaluation will include visual aesthetic value, composition, technical excellence, artistic merit, and impact in the context of rural poultry development.

All entries must be in digital format with a recommended maximum file size of 6 megabytes per photograph.

Photographs by staff or board members of Kyeema or RPC, the Judging Panel, or their immediate family members, may be submitted for display but are not eligible for prizes.

Kyeema and RPC will appoint a three person Judging Panel to evaluate the merits of eligible entries. The Judging Panel will consist of persons each with demonstrable experience in photography, art, and/or rural poultry development. All decisions of the Judging Panel are final. Kyeema, RPC and the Judging Panel will not enter into any discussions or correspondence regarding any decision in relation to the final decision. No feedback will be provided on unsuccessful entries.

For photographs with identifiable people (including children) in the photograph, we will need appropriate releases signed by the individuals depicted (or parent/guardian). Copies of the signed release(s) should be provided to RPC. Here's a sample you might wish to use. The release statement must include something equivalent to:

"I agree to having my picture (or that of my ward) taken for photographic or video use. I understand that the image(s) may be used by RPC, Kyeema, or their partners, in any document or publication, or on the internet or social media for educational and informational purposes. I grant permission to publish my image.

By submitting any photograph and participating in this competition, you agree that:

  1. The submitted photograph is your own original work and does not infringe any copyright or intellectual property rights of any other person or entity. Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still hold right to grant Kyeema and RPC a license as described below.
  2. Copyright of the material remains with the entrant. By submitting your photograph(s), you grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide exclusive license to RPC and Kyeema, to reproduce, distribute, and/or display the photograph or derivative works for non-commercial purposes in their publications, website, and other media used to communicate their content, free of any charge, royalty or obligation.

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