Introducing the Statistics2013 Photo Contest

Get your camera and your photographic eye ready for the newly announced International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013) photo contest! If you are selected a winner, you will receive a cash prize of up to $800 (U.S. dollars) for your photograph!

This new competition—called the Statistics2013 Photo Contest—is for secondary-school students (grades/years 7-12) around the world. The contest launched September 9 and the deadline for entries is November 1. Winners will be announced on or about December 16. Click here for contest criteria.

The theme for the contest is: “How statistics advances the wellbeing of people in your country or our global society”.

Contest organizers are seeking high-quality photos that effectively illustrate the impact of statistics. Your submitted image must be an original photo taken by you and tell a story about how statistics advances the wellbeing of people in your country or our global society.

The Statistics2013 Photo Contest is organized by continents (excluding Antarctica). So, be sure to submit your contest entry in the appropriate continent category.

In addition to a photo, you must submit a title and a maximum 50-word descriptive for your photo. These descriptive items, along with your photo, will be used by the international panel of judges to select the top three winning entries and up to three honorable mention winners on each continent as well as the top overall photo.

Speaking of winners, the lucky contestant whose photo is selected as the top overall photo from among all images submitted will be awarded a prize of $800!

Additionally, the top three place-winners on each continent will be awarded cash prizes (U.S. dollars) as follows:

  • First: $350
  • Second: $200
  • Third: $150

To enter your photo, go to the Statistics2013 website and click on the Statistics2013 Photo Contest logo on the top, right-hand side of the homepage. Then complete the Statistics2013 Photo Contest Submission Form and attach your photo. Remember to enter a title and 50-word descriptive for your photo before submitting the form. Or click here to go directly to the Statistics2013 Photo Contest Submission Form.

For more information, email Jeff Myers at