EDF Photography Competition 2023 to focus on 'Breaking Barriers - Stories and voices of women and girls with disabilities’

September 21 2023, 09:03am


The European Disability Forum (EDF) has announced announcing its open call to submit entries for its annual photo competition for 2023.  

Women and girls, particularly those with disabilities, are consistently left behind in various aspects of life. Across all life stages, women encounter both instances of discrimination and opportunities for growth, challenges, and achievements that shape their experiences. 

The EDF Photo Competition 2023 ‘Breaking Barriers – Stories and voices of women and girls with disabilities’ aims to challenge participants to present images that break down stereotypes and preconceptions surrounding women with disabilities from diverse cultural, background, and/or ethnic contexts. 

EDF are seeking pictures that capture their everyday lives, struggles, and accomplishments, covering a broad range of topics, including gender and social equality in: 

  • work, 
  • sports, 
  • health,
  • education,
  • culture, 
  • accessibility,
  • activism and leadership,  
  • maternity and  
  • personal identity. 

This competition is open to all who wish to contribute to portraying the empowerment of women and girls with disabilities around the world. Your photograph may amplify their voices and show their stories. 

Grab your camera and shoot. Submit your photo now! 

The closing date for receipt of entries is 15 December 2023 and its important to note that participation is for an individual rather than for an organisation. There is no entry fee and EU/EEA citizens or residents from all ages are eligible to enter.

For more on the competition see the EDF website


Photo: Image of a collage of photos of women of all ages. Credit: EDF