Share a picture on what matters For Every Child to be awesome, and you stand a chance to win the grand prize: a holiday for four to Cambodia!


We have compiled a list of common questions and answers you may find useful. If you have a question that is not shown here, please e-mail us at: picturemyrights@gmail.com

How We Use Your Personal Information

If you are selected as a winner of the Picture My Rights Contest, UNICEF Malaysia representatives will contact you to get your details:

  • First name, family name & Instagram name: So we know who you are in case there are any problems, and for verification that your entry was shortlisted as one of the top thirty-two entries.
  • Date of birth: This allows the system to work out your eligibility to join the contest.
  • Parent or Guardian’s name, MyKad/passport, email address & phone number:
    Because you’re below 18, the law requires us to get your parent or guardian’s permission for you to officially receive your prize in this contest, and to share your personal details such as your full name and your date of birth. Your parent or guardian’s MyKad or passport number will be used for verification. We need your parent or guardian’s email address and phone number to contact you regarding the Picture My Rights prize-giving ceremony.
  • We will not pass any of these details on to anyone else unless you are one of the winners (see below).
  • The data is stored on a secure server.
  • We will not use your data for marketing purposes.

Grand Prize Winner and Five Main Winners

Any entrant who is confirmed as one of the five main winners, the grand prize winner or the popular vote winner will have their name, age and state featured in press releases promoting the contest, which then could be used on the internet, newspapers and magazines. Your name and age may also accompany your image on UNICEF websites and social media accounts. No address, email address or date of birth data will be disclosed to any other parties without contacting your parent/guardian.

Who can enter the Picture My Rights Contest?
Anyone between 13 and 17 years old as of 30 November 2017. You also have to be currently living in Malaysia.

Is there an entry fee?
No, entry to the contest is free, but if you are lucky enough to be invited to the prize-giving ceremony, we cannot pay the costs of your trip. Only the grand prize winner and the five main winners will have transportation costs paid for them and their parents.

If I am submitting a photo, can I alter images using photo software?
We only want to see pictures that show real situations, so please don’t add or take anything away from the picture as it was originally taken. You may use contrast and colour settings to make your pictures look really good, and you can remove dust spots that have appeared by accident. You can also change an image from colour to black-and-white but don’t add artificial colours or change them too much. If the judges deem that an image has been manipulated, then the entrant and all of their entries will be disqualified. The key is to keep it real!

Can I enter composite or montaged images?
No. Composite or montaged images, from more than one original image, are not eligible. This includes images shot at different times and combined. However, multiple exposure ‘in camera’ is permitted.

How many photos, digital illustrations or doodles can I enter?
You can enter as many entries as you want, however only one of your entries can win in this contest.

What size should the entries be?
We need to make big prints of the winning submissions, so if you are submitting a photo, use a camera or mobile phone with at least a 5 mega pixel camera, and upload your biggest file size in JPEG format. Please ensure your photos are no smaller than 2MB and no larger than 5MB and don’t crop the final picture too much. If your photo is larger than 5MB, please reduce the file size, but keep the original file. This size also applies if you are submitting digital illustrations and doodles.

What will happen to the entries that don’t win?
UNICEF Malaysia will keep your entries and may consider using them in our digital and print communication materials to promote children’s rights, including their right to participation!

I live outside of Malaysia. Can I join this contest?
No, unfortunately, the contest is only open to children living in Malaysia.

Can I make changes to my entry?
Unfortunately, once you have submitted an entry, no changes are allowed.

When is the closing date?
The closing date for entries is 17 December 2017. Unfortunately, any entries posted after this date will not be entered.

When will the winners be contacted?
The winners will be contacted within one month of the contest deadline.

How do we find out who the grand prize winner, five main winners and popular vote winner are?
The grand prize winner, five main winners and popular vote winner will be announced in mid-November 2017 on the Picture My Rights website, as well as UNICEF Malaysia’s Instagram, Facebook & Twitter pages.

I’ve tried to submit my entry but it says that I exceeded the age limit.
Unfortunately, if you are 18 or older on 30 November 2017, you will be unable to enter this contest.

Is there a time limit on when the entry was produced?
There are no restrictions on the date that your photo, digital illustration or doodle is produced.

Can I have my logo or name on the photograph?
Images must not have any embedded marks, logos, names or borders.

Why do I need to obtain model releases for my entries?
Children and young people have all the rights of adults. In addition, they have the right to be protected from harm. Due to circumstances often out of their control, some children are more at risk of being harmed, stigmatised or discriminated. Since we don’t like people violating our rights, we must ensure we don’t do the same for others. Therefore, we advise that you practice caution when composing your photo entries to ensure the dignity and rights of every child in any circumstances are respected. Examples of children who are more at risk of further stigmatisation and negative implications are: children with disabilities, children living with HIV/AIDS, victims of sexual abuse, refugee children, etc.

Should your entry feature a child at risk, other than ensuring your entry provides an accurate context for the child’s story, it is also advisable to obtain written permission from them to be portrayed as shown. This permission is often known as ‘model release’.

The model release will ensure that the child in your entry is aware and has considered the risks of being photographed, and has given you the consent to do so. It will also keep you safe from legal implications should he/she wish to challenge the accuracy of the photo in the future. If the child is below 18, a parent or guardian must also sign the release.

Do I need to submit model release forms for my photo entries?
You do not need to upload model release forms for your photo entries.

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