The UNESCO Chair at MTU and Sport4Impact are collaborating to launch the third TRUST – Sport as it Should Be photo competition.
It is known that sports should be fun, fair, safe, clear, and accessible to all, yet some people can access their rights in and through sport easily, others face barriers.

What is the TRUST Photo competition

A picture paints a thousand words, and the organizers are looking for photos that talk about what sport should be.
Amateur and professional photographers can show what “human rights in and through sport” means through an image.

Who can participate?
The competition is open to people of all ages globally. It welcomes entries from rightsholder groups, including people with disabilities; women and girls; Travellers and ethnic minorities; the LGBTQI+ community; asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants; indigenous communities and other disadvantaged or marginalised communities.

Important Dates
The final date for entries is the 20th of March 2023.
The winners will be announced and showcased at 2 pm CET on the 31st of March 2023 at the Sport4Impact International Conference, which coincides with the home university’s (MTU) March Month of Enterprise.

How to participate?

Submit a photo(s) using the Competition Link‘ (up to 5). Include all details and a caption explaining the photo in English – and another language as you wish.

High-resolution photos in portrait or landscape are preferred and the photographer must own the rights to the photo.
The photographer retains copyright, but the UNESCO Chair MTU retains the right to use the photos for public information purposes.


· Photo Award – Professional photographer
· Photo Award – Amateur photographer
· Youth Award – Taken and submitted by an individual under the age of 18. Proof of age may be requested.
· Munster Technological University Award
· Public Vote Award
· Stephen Mc Carthy Award (Judge and two-time World Photographer of the Year)


Each category offers cash prizes (ranging from 50-100EUR) and a certificate from UNESCO Chair MTU. Winning entries announced at the Sport4Impact Conference in Milan. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to join virtually.