Bangladesh is a densely populated country where there is a high prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), mental health, stroke, injury, eye, kidney disease, etc. combating non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has become a major public health challenge due to its high morbidity and mortality rates. According to WHO country profile 2018, NCDs contributes to the 67% of death in Bangladesh, where the major NCDs responsible for these deaths and disability are cardiovascular diseases (CVD) (30%); cancers (12%); chronic obstructive respiratory diseases (10%); and diabetes (3%). Besides, COVID-19 has disrupted every corner of the healthcare system, NCDs health services in particular. No special arrangement in terms of quality treatment, medication, and other services has been made to support people living with NCDs which may increase their complications. The Photography and Story Writing competition aims to identify the scope for multisectoral engagement in response to NCDs and COVID-19 in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh NCD Forum targeted compiling the sufferings and risk factors associated with NCDs through Photography and Story. Through a national NCD Photography and Story Writing contest, BNCDF will prepare a Photobook and a Storybook which will be disseminated among national and international stakeholders. The National Photography and Story Writing competition become possible with the help and assistance of the global NCD Alliance. 

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The NCDs Photography Competition 2021, Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Non-Communicable Diseases Forum hosts the NCDs Health Photography Competition as a part of the solidarity fund of the global NCD Alliance.

Background

Bangladesh is a densely populated country where there is a high prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), mental health, stroke, injury, eye, kidney disease, etc. combating non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has become a major public health challenge due to its high morbidity and mortality rates. Being the global leading cause of death and disability, NCDs contributes to the 67% of death in Bangladesh, where the major NCDs responsible for these deaths and disability are cardiovascular diseases (CVD) (30%); cancers (12%); chronic obstructive respiratory diseases (10%); and diabetes (3%). Besides, COVID-19 has disrupted every corner of the healthcare system, NCDs health services in particular. No special arrangement in terms of quality treatment, medication, and other services has been made to support people living with NCDs which may increase their complications. The photography competition aims to identify the scope for multisectoral engagement in response to NCDs and COVID-19 in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh NCD Forum targeted compiling the sufferings and risk factors associated with NCDs through photography. Through a national NCD photography contest, BNCDF will prepare a photo book which will be disseminated among national and international stakeholders. The National Photography competition becomes possible with the help and assistance of the global NCD Alliance.

Objective

To identify the scope for multisectoral engagement in response to NCDs and COVID-19 in Bangladesh.  

Focus Diseases

Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Stroke, Kidney disease, Eye, Mental health, Injury.

Eligibility

  • Bangladeshi citizens and anyone from other countries can take part in the competition.

  • Photos must be NCDs-related health experience.

Photograph Technical Guidelines

  • You may use any device.
  • Format: JPEG only.
  • File size should not exceed 10-megapixels
  • The photo must be at least 1,600 pixels wide or tall (if horizontal or vertical image respectively)
  • No collages will be accepted.
  • Digital alteration of photos should not be done/kept to minimum.

Instructions

  • Your photo will reflect the Risk factors associated with NCDs. Unhealthy lifestyles, food habits, disease prevalence, sufferings, along with healthy lifestyle, attitude, food habits, surviving, etc.
  • One can submit multiple photos but one photo shall be nominated for the award.
  • Photos captured for other organizations, or submitted to another competition, or publicly published photos shall not be accepted for the competition.
  • Victims photo or photo that violets individual’s privacy, or violent and horrid photo, or photo that express religion, race, and gender-based discrimination shall be rejected.
  • Photo that conflicts with the state’s law, Humanitarian Standards, Copyright laws shall be ineligible for the competition.

Submission guidelines

  • Submit before 30th November 2021
  • Upload your photography here
  • Use hashtags #NCDs #NCDA #BNCDF

Judging Criteria

An independent panel of five judges will assess the photography. Photographs screened initially based on content (relevance to category), message, theme, creativity etcetera. Then they are judged based on the technical aspects i.e. exposure, focus, color, lighting.

Prizes

  • Special award for the best five Photographs.
  • Frist ten candidates will get 50% fund of a course fee.
  • A digital photography book publication with the best fifty (50) photographs
  • The stories dissemination various international forums i.e. NCD Alliance, WHO, WHF, etcetera.

Announcement of Results

On 16th December 2021 winners will be announced. The results will be posted on the website of BNCDF / Facebook pages and the participants will be notified via email before the announcement.

Conditions of Submission

Photos will be screened for adherence to ethical principles and a digital photo book will be published with accepted photos. Entries that violate copyright or the laws and ethics of the country or people in which they were taken are not acceptable.

Questions? 
Contact: tushar@eminence-bd.org | +8801709649911

The NCDs Health Story Writing Competition 2021, Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Non-Communicable Diseases Forum hosts the NCDs Health Photography Competition as a part of the solidarity fund of the global NCD Alliance.

Background

Bangladesh is a densely populated country where there is a high prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), mental health, stroke, injury, eye, kidney disease, etc. combating non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has become a major public health challenge due to its high morbidity and mortality rates. According to WHO country profile 2018, NCDs contributes to the 67% of death in Bangladesh, where the major NCDs responsible for these deaths and disability are cardiovascular diseases (CVD) (30%); cancers (12%); chronic obstructive respiratory diseases (10%); and diabetes (3%). Besides, COVID-19 has disrupted every corner of the healthcare system, NCDs health services in particular. No special arrangement in terms of quality treatment, medication, and other services has been made to support people living with NCDs which may increase their complications. The Story competition aims to identify the scope for multisectoral engagement in response to NCDs and COVID-19 in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh NCD Forum targeted compiling the sufferings and risk factors associated with NCDs through Story. Through a national NCD Story contest, BNCDF will prepare a Storybook which will be disseminated among national and international stakeholders. The National Story Writing competition becomes possible with the help and assistance of the global NCD Alliance.

Objective

To help the people living with NCDs raising their voice to secure their right to healthy and quality healthcare services, and share their views on NCDs and COVID-19 publicly.

Focus Diseases

Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Stroke, Kidney disease, Eye, Mental health, Injury.

Eligibility

  • Bangladeshi citizens and anyone from other countries can take part in the competition.

  • Stories shall be NCDs-related health experiences.

Story Writing Technical Guidelines

  • Maximum word limit – 1500 
  • Language: Bangla and English

Instructions

  • Your story will reflect the Risk factors associated with NCDs. Unhealthy lifestyles, food habits, disease prevalence, sufferings, along with healthy lifestyle, attitude, food habit, surviving, etc.
  • One can submit multiple stories but one story shall be nominated for the award.
  • Stories written for other organizations, or submitted to another competition, or publicly published stories shall not be accepted for the competition.
  • Story that violets individual’s privacy, or violent and horrid story, or story that express religion, race, and gender-based discrimination shall be rejected.
  • Story that conflicts with the state’s law, Humanitarian Standards, Copyright laws shall be ineligible for the competition.

Submission guidelines

  • Submit before 30th November 2021
  • Upload your Story here
  • Use hashtags #NCDs #NCDA #BNCDF #GlobalCharter

Judging Criteria

An independent panel of five judges will assess the stories. Stories are judged based on content (relevance to category), message, theme, creativity as well as the technical aspects i.e., language, words, relevance, introduction & conclusions, etc.

Prizes

  • Special award for the best five Stories.
  • A digital storybook publication with the best fifty (50) stories.
  • The stories dissemination various international forums i.e., NCD Alliance, WHO, WHF, etcetera.

Announcement of Results

On 16th December 2021 winners will be announced. The results will be posted on the website of BNCDF / Facebook pages and the participants will be notified via email before the announcement.

Conditions of Submission

Stories will be screened for adherence to ethical principles and the nominated stories will be published in Bengali newspapers. Entries that violate copyright or the laws and ethics of the country or people in which they were taken are not acceptable.

Questions? 
Contact: tushar@eminence-bd.org | +8801709649911

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