GIST Launches "Entrepreneurs in Action" Photo Contest

December 10, 2012

GIST invites everyone from the 44 eligible GIST program countries to participate in their Entrepreneurs in Action" Photo and Caption Contest. This competition is designed to celebrate technology entrepreneurship achievements in Eurasia, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia by highlighting entrepreneurs that make a difference in their own countries or regions and the world in general. Applicants are encouraged to submit a photo, design, or artwork portraying entrepreneur(s) in action along with a descriptive caption. (For example: An entrepreneur in the healthcare industry working with a patient using the new invention created by them).

The submission period is from December 3, 2012 - February 15, 2013.The voting process will take place from February 16 to March 1, 2013. The winners will be announced March 4, 2013. The first place winner will receive an iPad 2 16GB, second place will receive an iPad mini 16GB, and the third place winner will receive an iPod touch (5th gen) 32GB.

The instructions for how to enter are as follows:

  1. The applicants must use their own original photo, design, and artwork of one or more entrepreneurs involved in technology entrepreneurship. Photo enhancement tools such as the Instagram application may be used to enhance the photos.
  2. The applicants must upload their photos in GIF, PNG, JPG and JPEG format and submit their full legal name and valid e-mail address via the online application located on the GIST Initiative’s Facebook page, along with a descriptive caption.
  3. The applicants are strongly encouraged to publicize their photo and caption submission throughout their social networks, to increase the number of votes for their photo.

For more details about the contest and eligibility requirements, see the program announcement here.

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