GirlKIND presents the “Every Girl Matters,” Photo Campaign  - On-going, take part today!

Here is an opportunity for you to get involved and have your say about why every girl matters.

Together let’s help spread awareness on the issue of gendercide and the many gender discriminations females face. Let’s help bring an end to gendercide and change cultural values one girl at a time.

We chose the month of October as the United Nations has declared Oct 11th  "The Day of the Girl." A day to bring girls & womens rights to the forefront. A day to help raise awareness on the many issues girls and women face around the world. Join us this day or month and let your voice be heard.

Follow the steps below to get started.

Step 1:  Download and print a sign by clicking here.

Step 2: Fill in the blank (we recommend using a black marker so your message is visible) individually with your family, friends or classmates.

Step 3: Take a photo! If it’s a group shot, make sure the sign is readable. If you like, you can also write a short description about what your sign means.

Step 4: Share your photo in one of two ways.

Step 5: Make sure you email us a photo release giving us permission to use your photo. Click for photo release.

Step 6: Your photo may be featured in our e-newsletter or on our website!

Here are some examples to get you started.



How to Enter

Q: How can I submit my photo GirlKIND’s “EVERY GIRL MATTERS,” Photo Campaign?

Visit GirlKIND's website at  download  GirlKIND's handheld sign. Fill in the blank with why every girl matters, and then submit your photo.

We are using Facebook(C) and email to conduct this campaign.

Via Email – If you choose not to use Facebook to submit your image, you may complete our photo release and email your photo to support @ with subject line Every Girl Matters Photo Campaign 2013.  GirlKIND reserves the right to upload photos submitted through this process to its public page on Facebook.  Please clearly label all photos and read below for information about including a description.

Via Facebook – Please consider using this method to enter the campaign. To submit your photos via Facebook, login to If you do not have an account, you can sign-up for free at  After logging in, upload your photo.  If you are not already a member of GirlKIND’s page, visit and join by clicking "Like."

Browse to the image you wish to submit for the Campaign, and click "Tag Photo" to add your images to GirlKIND’s page.  Type in "GirlKIND." If you choose this option, you must still complete our photo release to let us know that you have submitted a photo.

If you have trouble using Facebook, please consult their online help files. GirlKIND Foundation is not responsible for any issues or problems you encounter while trying to upload a photo on Facebook.

All photos must have a summary - please see details below. If you do not complete all of these steps, then your photo will not be eligible for consideration in the campaign.

Rules & Regulations

Q: Who is eligible to participate in GirKIND’s  “Every Girl Matters,” Photo Campaign?

Anyone who would like to stand up for girls and women around the world. Anyone who has a message to spread is welcome to express his or her creativity by submitting a photo to this campaign.

Q: What types of photos will be accepted?

The theme of all photographs will be raise to a voice in the Fight Against Gendercide & Gender Discrimination.

Participants can submit a maximum of one photograph per person.

Each person may fill in GirlKIND’s handheld sign with a message about why girls matters, - why or how it's important to make a difference in the fight for the rights of all females. Photo captions/summaries must accompany all submissions, and should include the subject of the image, the location the image was taken and a description of the photo (maximum 100 words), including a concept or details that will be helpful to the public in understanding your concept, and the theme of the campaign.

Entrants must not infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person.

Q: What is an example of an Every Girl Matters photo?

We will be submitting photos online soon. We will post them so that you can browse the samples.  Here are some ideas for brainstorming ideas for your photo:

First answer these questions: Why do you want to  make a difference in the fight against gendercide Are you spreading the word by hanging a poster in your community centre? Are you supporting fundraising efforts  for GirlKIND? Whichever activity you choose, your activity demonstrates that the individual can make an impact in fighting Gendercide. Spread this message and invite others to join you.

Once you have this answer, think about your photo. Can family, friends help?

If you include anyone else in your photo, be certain that you have their permission to submit and publicly display the photo.

Q: What type of photographs will not be accepted?

Photographs considered by GirlKIND members and volunteers to be excessively controversial, profane or violent will not be accepted or published.

Photographs must be your own and must not have been published anywhere or sold to a third party, used for any commercial purpose or won in any previous competition.  Previously published photos for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see "Your Rights & Privacy" below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to GirlKIND, upon request.

Q: Are there technical guidelines?

    All photographs submitted may be a size 5 x 7 or 4x 6.

    Acceptable photo formats are TIFF, JPEG, GIF

GirlKIND recommends that entries have a resolution of 6 million pixels or greater (6 megapixels).

Q: How can I ensure the quality of my photos?

This campaign encourages community members to utilize the tools they have in their homes, including low-cost cameras.  Here are some tips from GirlKIND:

Get creative with your photo shoot in advance so you have an idea prepared, but also try different things throughout the shoot.

Photos with natural light are best. Try taking photos outside, near a window or in a well-lit area.Try shooting your photo from different angles.

Pay attention to the background of your photo subject. Ensure that if you are photographing a person, the background is non-distracting.

Q: What is the deadline to submit photos for the Every Girl Matters Campaign?

Online entries can be uploaded starting 12:01 am Pacific Standard Time on Oct 1, 2013.  GirlKIND reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.

Use of Photos

Q: Where will my photo be displayed? What happens to the photos after the campaign?

All appropriate photos will be accepted and displayed on Facebook.

The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness of Gendercide & Gender Discrimination among the general public.  To promote the photos and campaign to the general public, GirlKIND also reserves the right to display select photos on our website, in our email communications, on print publications and via social media tools.

Your Rights & Privacy

Q: Who has rights to my photographs and how will they be used?

Your photographs will help to raise awareness of Gendercide & Gender Discrimination. Thank you for helping to further GirlKIND’s mission through your photography.

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit – including ownership if applicable. If your image is selected to be featured on other materials, you grant GirlKIND a nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

Publish the images for GirlKIND’s purposes in any format, including on GirlKIND’s website and in GirlKIND’s publications or presentations, such as newsletters, brochures, fundraising appeals, public service announcements, grant proposals, reports, awards, thank-you cards, displays, mailings and invitations.

Keep the files provided, and to archive the images on CD or in other electronic forms, so that your photos can be used to support our mission and be properly credited.

As conditions of this permission, GirlKIND shall credit all photographs with the caption "© 2013 Person's Name" when the full name is available, or by the participants Facebook username. GirlKIND has final approval of any language that appears on its website with any of the photos and will not promote or endorse third-party products or services.

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable — other than those rights licensed in the next sentence. By entering the campaign, you hereby grant to GirlKIND (i) a nonexclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and publicly perform the photographs you submit to GirlKIND, and (ii) the right to use your name, city, province/state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.

Questions and inquiries about campaign rules can be emailed to support @, with subject line “Every Girl Matters Photo Campaign 2013.”