NPG 2017 Photography Scholarship Contest

Photography Scholarship Contest Rules

Multiple Prizes from $500 to $1,500!

NPG, a national membership organization devoted to population issues, invites students to compete in our Photography Scholarship Contest.

President Donald Trump and the more than 50 new Members of the 115th Congress should learn about the critical issue of population growth.  Students should submit an original photo showing how the U.S. environment is being damaged by population growth.  With your photo, include your own 40-50 word description of why an official population policy will help to slow, halt, and eventually reverse our nation’s population growth – and protect environmental treasures in the U.S.  Your submission may be used to create an NPG advertisement.

The NPG Scholarship Committee will select multiple winning photographs.  Photographs will be judged based on originality, relevance to topic, and evidence of critical thinking.  All decisions are within the discretion of NPG Scholarship judges and all decisions are final.  All scholarships will be paid directly to the accredited college or university account of the winning student(s).  Official Contest information is available on our website (www.NPG.org).

Official Contest Rules and Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Entries must be received by April 7, 2017. Those received after the deadline will NOT be accepted.  Winners will be announced online at NPG.org by June 9, 2017.
  2. Entries must be submitted via email to NPGPhotoScholarship@gmail.com. No mail, fax, or other submissions will be accepted.
  3. Follow submission instructions carefully to ensure your entry is accepted for consideration. Partial submissions, submissions that do not meet specified criteria, and submissions that do not include all material (photo, description, Application and Release Form) in one email will NOT be accepted
  4. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.
  5. Applicant must be a senior in high school or a college freshman, sophomore, or junior enrolled in an official undergraduate program of study for the Fall 2017 semester. Applicant must be 14 years old or older.
  6. Applicant must be currently attending an accredited school within the United States, or operated overseas by the U.S. government, for the Fall 2017 semester.
  7. To be considered, each entry must be complete and include the entrant’s name, address, email, and telephone number. (Full criteria and submission instructions available at www.NPG.org.
  8. No purchase or contribution is required for entry. Neither membership in nor contributions to NPG will enhance the chances of winning.
  9. Photograph(s) must be the original work of applicant. Photograph(s) must be submitted in JPG or PDF file format, file size of 1MB to 2MB, in high resolution (250 to 300 dpi).
  10. Applicant must sign and date the Application Form and Release Form. (A parent or guardian signature is also required for all applicants under 18.)
  11. All submissions are subject to the NPG Privacy Policy (www.NPG.org/npg-contest-privacy-policy.html).
  12. Relatives of employees or directors of NPG are not eligible.
  13. Not valid where prohibited.
  14. One completed submission per photo being entered for consideration. (See full submission instructions online.)
  15. Please email your questions to npg@npg.org.

NPG Official Contest Submission Instructions:

  1. Contestants may submit more than one photo for consideration. For each photo, submit a completed entry following the instructions below.  (Note:  for each photo submitted, a unique 40-50 word description is required.)
  2. To be considered, each submission must include within one email:
    1. Your name, address, telephone number, and email (type within body of email);
    2. Your photo (attachment, meeting specified file size and format);
    3. Your original 40-50 word description (type within body of email);
    4. Your completed and signed copy of the Application Form (attachment, see instructions below);
    5. Your completed and signed copy of the Release Form (attachment, see instructions below).  
  3. NPG will ONLY accept submissions in the following formats:
  4. Option 1.  Download and print the PDF the PDF which includes the Application & Release Forms, complete all fields, and sign (as well as parent/guardian signature is also required for students under 18).  Scan completed Application and Release Forms and save (as PDF or JPG file).  Email in one email your Application Form, Release Form, and photo, along with your contact information (name, address, telephone number, and email) and your 40-50 word description within the body of the email to NPGPhotoScholarship@gmail.com.  
  5. Option 2. On our website (www.NPG.org) open the PDF which includes the Application & Release Forms, fill out all fields, and digitally sign (as well as parent/guardian signature for students under 18).  Save the completed PDF file on your desktop.  Email in one email your Application Form, Release Form, and photo, along with your contact information (name, address, telephone number, and email) and your 40-50 word description within the body of the email to NPGPhotoScholarship@gmail.com.
  6. Photograph(s) must be the original work of applicant. Photograph(s) must be submitted in JPG or PDF file format, file size of 1MB to 2MB in high resolution (250 to 300 dpi).

Entries must be received by April 7, 2017.  Those received after the deadline will NOT be accepted.  Winners will be announced online at www.NPG.org by June 9, 2017. 

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NPG

There is no remedy that can possibly avert disastrous Climate Change and Global Warming unless we first address the problem of world population size and growth, and its impact on the size of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.That means that we need to address the population size and growth of each nation, which together make up the world total.

World population, now over 7.3 billion, is predicted to rise to 9 billion by 2050, an increase of almost two billion, or 23%, in the short space of only 34 years from now.In the highly unlikely event that per capita greenhouse gas emissions could possibly be decreased by an equal percentage in such a short space of time (a blink of an eye) the total amount of worldwide emission would remain the same!

From this simple illustration it would appear that without drastically reducing the size of world population, there is no solution to the problem.None at all.So then why do our world leaders pretend that there is one?What is to be gained by pretending rather than by proposing a solution that would solve the problem – a reduction in the size of world population to not more than 1- 2 billion?
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