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Oct 21 Deadline For Religious Diversity Photos Contest (Pluralism Project)

October 17, 2013

(Via The Pluralism Project) – We invite you and your students, networks, and organizations to participate in our fourth annual Pluralism Project Photo Contest. We are looking for high-resolution digital images that convey the vibrancy of religious diversity in the USA. We are particularly interested in images in the following categories:

Religious practices and rituals
Religious centers, including festivals, center openings, and parades
Participation of religious groups in American civic life
Interfaith encounter or social action
Women’s leadership and participation
Emerging leadership within Muslim and Sikh communities
Images of the Atheist/Humanist, Bahá’í, Confucian, Daoist, Native American, Shintō, Unitarian Universalist, and Zoroastrian communities in the USA

One grand-prize winner will be selected; the winning photographer will receive a $250 cash prize and an extended exposé in the spotlight on our homepage,
All winning photos may be featured in the online publication, On Common Ground: World Religions in America (, on the Pluralism Project website, or on the Pluralism Project Facebook Page and Twitter account. The photographer’s name will be cited.
In order to participate, you must:

be the photographer of the image
grant the Pluralism Project rights to use the image on our website
have the permission of those persons in the picture, if applicable

Entries must be submitted via email to by 5 PM on October 21, 2013. Photos should be sent as an attachment. Please put “contest” in the subject line.
In the body of the email, please include:

your name and title
relationship to the Pluralism Project, if any
addresses – mailing and email
phone number
a brief caption, including location of the image(s), when the image(s) was/were taken, and what is happening (2-3 sentences)
a brief statement indicating that you were the photographer, and that you grant the Pluralism Project the rights to use the image(s) on our website, if selected as a finalist. Please also indicate whether the Pluralism Project has permission to showcase the photo(s) on social media to promote the contest and feature winning images. (Click to read more about Facebook’s data use policy and Twitter’s privacy policy.)

Submissions of more than 10 photos should be sent on CD-ROM to:
The Pluralism Project 2013 Photo Contest 2 Arrow Street, 4th Floor Cambridge, MA 02138
Information is also available at:

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