CGAP Calls for Photo Entries


The Washington D. C based Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), is calling for entries for its 2013 photo contest. The contest is aimed at highlighting stand-out photography from amateurs and professionals around the world depicting poverty alleviation and transformation through financial inclusion.

CGAP is looking for original, striking images that illustrate the complex financial lives of people living in poverty and how financial inclusion makes a difference.

Photos may represent a range of products, institutions, and methodologies, and may touch on a broad range of social, economic, developmental, and technological issues. CGAP encourage entries from all regions, in both rural and urban settings. The grand prize is a $2,000 gift certificate for photography equipment and accessories.

CCAP works towards a world where everyone has financial access to the financial services they need to improve their lives. CGAP develops innovative solutions for financial inclusion through practical research and active engagement with financial service provider, policy makers, and funders.

CGAP which was established in 1995 and housed at the World Bank creates a platform for the poor to access finance.

All entries should be submitted online at between June 26 and October 2, 2013.