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Join the idiaspora Photo Contest


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and IBER-RUTAS – Programme that aims to contribute to the promotion of cultural diversity in Ibero-America for the protection of migrants’ rights from an intercultural perspective – invite professional and amateurs photographers to participate in the iDiaspora Photo Contest.

The principal theme of the contest is “Diaspora”. The IOM defines Diaspora as “Migrants or descendants of migrants whose identity and sense of belonging, either real or symbolic, have been shaped by their migration experience and background. They maintain links with their homelands, and to each other, based on a shared sense of history, identity, or mutual experiences in the destination country”.



  • Open to both amateur and professional photographers over 18 years of age.
  • No person related to the IOM and/or IBER-RUTAS may participate nor their immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sons, daughters) or those who are part of their household.
  • Those who participate in this Contest, by submitting their photo, certify that their submission is not illegal and does not violate any law, regulation, treaty, or administrative rule and that the laws of their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry do not prohibit or restrict the possibility of receiving a prize in this Contest.
  • Only one submission per person is allowed.





How to apply

This contest will have two categories: Amateur and Professional.

  • Submit a photographic series of 3 unpublished photographs, in JPG format up to 8 Mb.
  • Create a profile and fill in your personal data by clicking on the “apply” button.
  • Complete the details of the photos: Title, a brief description of the photographic series, and how it portrays the themes of the contest (between 100 and 150 words).


Selection process

The quality of your application will determine if you will be selected.



The prizes for amateur and professional categories will be:

  • First Prize: USD $1,500.
  • Second Prize: USD $700.
  • Third Prize: USD $300.


End date

November 2022


Apply here


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