#ItsPossible to #EndPoverty in #Malaysia Photo Competition

November 15, 2016


This year, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, will be celebrated in Malaysia with a Photo Competition: #ItsPossible to #EndPoverty in #Malaysia, jointly organized by the World Bank Group and UNDP Malaysia, on how the country is working to end extreme poverty and promote a more inclusive and equitable economy for all.

Share your photo and tell us how your creativity, ingenuity, and perseverance can help end extreme poverty by 2030, and reduce inequality in Malaysia. Be creative! For example, share photos of children in schools, better infrastructure and electricity in rural areas, development in villages, skills training, entrepreneurship programs, community participation for development.

How you can join:

1. Share your photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and include hashtag #ItsPossible
2. E-mail your photo with caption to

Stand a chance to win End Poverty t-shirts and other goodies if your photo is part of our Top 12 selections.

The photos will be displayed in a public exhibition. They will be selected based on their relevance to the theme, technical quality and visual impact.

The competition runs November 15 – December 16, 2016.


Selection Process

  • The World Bank will select 12 photos 
  • The 12 selected photos will be displayed:

- In a public billboard in a key shopping area in Kuala Lumpur in January/February 2017

- A public exhibition in Sasana Kijang foyer in January 2017

- Posted on the World Bank Malaysia and UNDP Malaysia Facebook pages from Jan 3 – 31, 2017


  • The competition is open to anyone who lives or has worked in Malaysia
  • There is no entry fee of any kind
  • Photos must be original, unpublished work by the contestant and cannot infringe upon copyright laws. The contestant must own the photos and hold full rights to use them.
  • The organizer reserves the right to remove and disqualify submitted photos which may cause offence or may be unsuitable/inappropriate for the competition
  • The contestant must receive permission from the subject(s) in the photo

Legal Disclaimer

By entering a photo in the competition, the entrant accepts the full terms and conditions of the competition. The entrant agrees to grant the World Bank full non-exclusive copyright for all photos entered in the competition. The World Bank reserves the right to use the photos in not-for-profit advocacy and promotional materials such as social media, multimedia packages, television, billboards, and printed materials, online and offline.

When photos are used, credit will also be given to the entrant, but no monetary payments will be made.

The photos may be added to World Bank online galleries, Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and made available to any party the World Bank deems suitable, subject to appropriate crediting.