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Nokia calls for photojournalists who would capture the “moment of women’s empowerment”

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has teamed up with Nokia to recognize international photographers who document various aspects of what it is to be a woman in the contemporary world. The competition titled “Click for Change” is calling the aspiring photojournalists and creative enthusiasts to submit their works by February 11 for a chance to continue their “investigation,” armed with Nokia Lumia 1020.

The contestants may submit their photo entries revolving around the modern women’s image that relates to leadership, mother courage, passion, opportunity, and more. “These themes are only limited by your imagination. Ultimately, we want to see positive images, with the power to inspire and trigger change,” says Nokia.

The entries should be made on Talenthouse until February 11. The photos will be posted online to vote from February 12-19. A panel of jury including recognized experts in the areas of photography, journalism and women’s rights and Nokia’s official representatives will name ten finalists, including the one determined by the public.

The finalists will be given Nokia Lumia 1020 for the test period and asked to create more works under the theme using the device. The winning work will be chosen from the entries submitted during the second phase.

The overall winner will be announced on April 2, and will be awarded with the Nokia Lumia 1020 device itself, all-expenses-paid trip to attend a week long professional training on mobile journalism organized and run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a copy of the 2013 edition of the “Reuters Our World Now” photobook, as well as promotion across Talenthouse, trust.org and Thomson Reuters Foundation global websites.

“This Award is an opportunity to give those on the ground a creative platform to showcase women’s empowerment in its very different forms”, said Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO, Monique Villa. “A picture of a woman driving a car can have a very different meaning depending in which country they drive, and this contest aims to showcase precisely that.”

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