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The Global Observatory for Gender Equality and Sport and partners are proud to launch a photo competition and exhibition aimed at empowering women and girls in sport.

The Global Observatory for Gender Equality and Sport and partners UNESCO, UN Women, the Office for the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR), UNAIDS, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, the Sports for Social Change Network Africa and Bobbi Brown are proud to launch a photo competition and exhibition which puts a spotlight on empowering women and girls in all their diversity in and through physical activity, physical education and sport, from all walks of life.

Quoting Serena Williams, through this captivating photography contest titled “Overpower. Overtake. Overcome: A Visual Tribute to Women & Sport”, we aim to celebrate women and girls in sport in all their diversity, striving to overpower stereotypes, overtake obstacles and overcome barriers across all walks of life.

Global women and female role models from rural fields, school playgrounds, refugee camps to elite sport stadiums, women who are challenging the status quo, levelling out the playing fields and pushing for a transformation, with resilience and courage despite sparse resources and multiple challenges.

About the contest

To mark the Paris 2024 Olympic and beyond, the Global Observatory for Gender Equality & Sport, UNESCO, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UN Women, UNAIDS, MTV Staying Alive Foundation, Sport for Social Change Network Africa and Bobbi Brown are teaming up to organize a powerful globally travelling photo exhibition:

 “Overpower. Overtake. Overcome: A Visual Tribute to Women & Sport.”

The winning photographs, depicting the strife and the triumphs of women and girls, harnessing the power and potential of physical education, physical activity and sport (PEPAS) to advance their health, rights and empowerment, will be travelling around the world and be showcased in prestigious  locations including art galleries, selected museums, UN offices in Geneva, Dakar, Johannesburg  and Paris, and many more places during Paris 2024 and beyond. Further, the winning picture will be prominently shown as part of a high impact exhibition organized by the UNESCO at their headquarters in Paris, that is dedicated to empowerment through sport. In addition, a virtual exhibition with global reach will be hosted.

While some photos will be selected for display during Paris 2024, as a legacy and a testament to sustainable activism and advocacy, a broader and expanded range of photos will be depicted in an “Overpower. Overtake. Overcome: A Visual Tribute to Women & Sport“ Exhibition Photobook available for purchase.

Entry information

Who can participate?

The competition is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, gender, or nationality. Entrants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or guardian. By entering the contest, entrants under 18 years of age indicate that they have obtained the permission of a parent or guardian.

Theme

Your interpretation of "OVERPOWER. OVERTAKE. OVERCOME" Women & Girls in Sport.

How to enter the competition?

Submit your favorite pictures through the Global Observatory’s Website. You will find all the necessary information and technical details on the entry page.

Please submit your best pics by June 6th, 2024.

 

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Country
All countries
Region
All regions
Sport
All sports
Sustainable Development Goals
5 - Gender equality
Themes
Target Group
Girls and women

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