The Changes for New Hope Photo Contest

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       Welcome to our 2017 Second Annual 

Changes for New Hope International Photo Contest

      Get Ready to Have Your Creativity Appreciated!

The Changes for New Hope Photo Contest has been created for you to express your creative photographic talent, have an opportunity to win some great prizes, and have your photos exhibited in a national museum in Peru, The National Institute of Culture. At the same time you are helping children living in destitution and impoverishment in the Peruvian Andes with your entry fee. So, you have several reasons to feel good about being part of this Photo Contest. I want to thank you for taking part in this project with us.

See the video of our 2016 entrants' photography exhibited at the National Institute of Culture Museum in Huaraz Peru that ran June 15-June 30, 2017

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                                              The Theme is "A Beautiful Day"

A Beautiful Day contest will show photographs of interesting, humorous or griping daily life from the part of the world were you live. You are free and unrestricted in your portrayal of life as you see it, within reason of course. 


All photographers, professional,amateur and enthusiasts over the age of 18, are eligible to enter. Photographers from every country are eligible. There are no restrictions regarding the equipment that you use for your photographs. 

How To Submit Your Photos:

To enter, email your photos to us. Simply upload your submissions to the following email address: [email protected] Kindly do not send links or attachments. Inline photos are preferred. Include your short paragraph or two Bio with your name, location, title of your photos, and a little bit about you.In the subject line write Photo Contest. Then you are on your way to winning. 

Each photographer may enter up to five (5) photographs. Black and white or color photos are acceptable. High resolution is preferred  There are no restrictions as to the type of camera used for submissions.

Entry Fees:

The entry fee is $35 USD and can be paid via our website at by clicking the "Donate" button.Simply follow the easy instructions. You will be directed to our partner portal The Omprakash Foundation, which is a U.S. 501C3 organization that receives funds for our project. In the comment section write "Photo Contest".

Judging Process:

The contest will be judged with a total of six winners.  A first, second and third place winner and three Honorable Mentions. Images will be judged on artistic merit, originality, subject and style. Decisions of the judges are final. 

Meet the Judges:

Vance Walstra                    

Vance Walstra Photography 

Sergui Jiduc


National Geographic Explorer Team Leader

Jim Killon

Author, artist, photographer

Change for New Hope NGO


The first prize winner will receive $750 USD, 

The second prize winner will receive $500 USD 

The third prize winner will receive $250 USD. 

There will also be three photographers named as Honorable Mention winners. 

In addition to the prizes and Honorable Mentions, each winning photographer will have their photos and names exhibited in the prestigious National Museum of Culture in Huaraz Peru. Other submissions may also be exhibited based on space and availability at the museum. 

Winners will be announced by November 1, 2017 on the Changes for New Hope Facebook page, also on this website, as well as receiving an email to each winner of their accomplishment. 

Submission Dates:

The dates for submissions are July 1, 2017 until October 1, 2017. 

A Little Bit About Changes for New Hope

Changes for New Hope is a registered non-profit organization located in the Peruvian Andes which helps disadvantaged children living in destitution. Since 2009, we have reached thousands of children in the Andes, providing them with a meaningful childhood, vitamins and anti-parasite medicine to fight anemia and malnutrition. Over eight tons of school supplies, recreational materials, shoes and clothing have been supplies to the children as of this date. We have also developed their artistic talents which have enhanced their self esteem and have exhibited their artwork in six various venues, three of which were national museums. Our key message "Haz lo Correcto-Do the Right Thing" is a core value. This project was created and developed by Jim Killon, an American born humanitarian, photojournalist, author and artist. His own photography of the lives and conditions of the indigenous people of the Andes was shared in his photo essay, "The Hidden People of the Peruvian Andes" and shared internationally. His e-book, "A Gringo in Peru-A Story of Compassion in Action" also shares the story of the children and his creation of his project to help them. Our website is Visit us on Facebook at Changes for New Hope. 

Note: Net proceeds from this photo contest will be used for the benefit of the children of Changes for New Hope. 

Terms and Conditions:

By registering and entering the Changes for New Hope Photo Contest, you hereby accept these Terms and Conditions.

Each photographer may enter up to five (5) photographs. Black and white or color photos are acceptable. High resolution is preferred  There are no restrictions as to the type of camera used for submissions.

All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrant must be the sole copyright owner of all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries (or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured). Further, the entrant must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs.

Prizes awarded will be based on sufficient participation of entrants else the contest may be voided and entry fees refunded. 

Copyright of all photographs remain the property of the photographer with the express permission to use, display, exhibit and share such for the purposes of this photo contest, The Changes for New Hope Humanitarian Awards Magazine, and other publications for the purposes of promotion and exhibition.  
Images will be used strictly in connection to the awards and will not be used for any other marketing purposes other than to promote Changes for New Hope and our associated programs. Images will not be resold or used by any other third party. If there is a request for such, we will forward that request to the photographer via e-mail.
Photographs that are blatantly offensive, denigrating to a person's race, gender, sexuality, origin or sexually explicit  will not be accepted. If you have a question along these lines please contact us. 


It's all about the lawyers these days so here is some, not so interesting but necessary things you need to read: 

Changes for New Hope, the staff, owners, directors or affiliates/properties of Changes for New Hope neither assumes nor bears any responsibility for any form or type of loss, damage, or injury incurred as a result of participating in the contest and receiving of awards and/or prizes. Content of all images submitted is the responsibility of each entrant. It is the responsibility of each entrant to obtain all model and/or property releases. By submitting images each entrant assures that all images are their original works and no copyright and/or trademark infringement rights have been violated. It is not the responsibility of. Federal, state and/or local taxes are the responsibility of each winner. The determination of any tax liability and the payment of any such tax shall be sole responsibility of the entrant. All pages within this website and any material made available for download are the property of Changes for New Hope and/or the Photographers. All images on this site are copyright protected and may not be copied, downloaded or obtained in any matter without the express written consent of Changes for New Hope or the photographer. This website is protected by federal and international copyright and trademark laws. You shall keep intact any proprietary notices, including copyright notices, contained on any downloaded materials and shall comply with any applicable end user license agreements. 


Above information is correct and may be changed or modified at any time. By entering contest participants will be deemed to have read and agreed to all rules. By agreeing to the rules and proceeding to the entry form, you are also agreeing to receive periodic email announcements from Changes for New Hope. Your information will never be shared with a third party and you can opt-out of receiving these periodic announcements at any time.

     Questions?   Feel free to contact us via our email at [email protected]          

                There you have it. Enter our contest today.  Have fun. 

                                          Good Luck to everyone. 

2016 Photographers' entries were exhibited in the National Institute of Culture Museum in Huaraz Peru June 15th  through June 30th, 2017. 

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