You Had Me At {Hello} Citizen Diplomacy Campaign Announces Photo Contest

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“Act locally with global perspective.  Act globally with local perspective.  Act often.  Act like a diplomat.  Share the impact of your experience to inspire others… Then act again.” - Diane Rasmussen, Director US Center for Citizen Diplomacy

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 9:45am

CAMPAIGN: The New Global Citizen

CONTENT: Press Release

Washington DC/Des Moines, IA, July 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - : The U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy (USCCD) is excited to announce the “You had me at {Hello}” photo contest. The contest is part of USCCD’s online engagement campaign centered on the theme “You had me at {Hello}." (Miss the campaign video? Check it out here.) Lifelong connections with people from around the world often start with a gesture or expression – whether simply through a smile or just a friendly {Hello}.  

If you have participated in a cultural exchange activity or program – formal or informal, abroad or at home – and have captured these powerful interactions that highlight and celebrate diversity, we invite you to share them by entering our photo contest!

The contest, which is separated into a category for individuals and a category for organizations, will select the 4 photos that best represent citizen diplomacy in action. The two winners from the individuals category will receive $100 and a highlight on the USCCD blog. The winning organizations will receive a mention on the USCCD blog as well as a one–year, all benefits included USCCD membership.

Important dates:

Entries open: Jul 8

Entries close: Aug 9

Public voting: Aug 19 – Sept 2

You can vote once a day for your photograph(s) or your favorite submissions. Invite friends and family to vote by sharing, tweeting, or emailing the link to your entry.

Public vote winners announced: Sept 3

Internal jury winners announced: Sept 4

So, go ahead, enter those photos exemplifying citizen diplomacy in action!

1)      Go to the contest link – Contest

2)      Submit up to 5 photographs of citizen diplomacy in action

3)      Select the category of the submission – Individual or Organization

4)      In 100 words or less, tell us the story of the photo and how it fits the theme “You had me at {Hello}.”

For details, contact: Natasha Uppal, Membership and Outreach Coordinator at


Natasha Uppal
US Center for Citizen Diplomacy