About the Contest

Lending Spotlight – Poverty Relief Through a Lens is an international photo exhibition created and organized by China Internet Information Center (www.china.com.cn) and China Development Gateway (www.chinagate.cn). As one of a series of activities themed "Joining Hands Against Poverty", the exhibition focuses on international poverty relief and global development.

The contest aims to:

1) Share China's experience in poverty reduction with other countries.

2) Focus on the livelihoods of people trapped in poverty and seek global support to combat poverty.

3) Set up a collaborative platform for the global fight against poverty and promote international cooperation to end poverty and boost development.

4) Connect enterprises and poverty-hit areas by releasing supply and demand information and other project information.


Submission of entries: May 15, 2012 – September 20, 2012 

Assessment: September 20, 2012 – October 20, 2012

Exhibition: November, 2012

Entries submission 

The contest is open to professional and amateur photographers all around the world. There are two ways to submit your entries. 


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