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The Lean In Collection at is a series of powerful stock images featuring female leadership in contemporary work and life, as well as the communities who support them.  The collection is jointly curated by iStock's visual trend experts and LeanIn.Org – the women's empowerment nonprofit founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
The collection aims to broaden the visual representation of females globally, so we are now offering everyone the opportunity to contribute to the re-picturing of gender.

We want to show authentic females in a broad spectrum of roles and celebrate diversity with images featuring real bodies and unique style.  Our goal is to use imagery to break gender stereotypes, and envision a more equal world.

Here’s where you come in:
We would like to see images you have taken that you feel represent females in a way that you would like to see in advertising today.  Show us what speaks to you, and we will help you share your images with the rest of the world.
Some examples of the types of images we’d love to see more of:

-       Women of all ages and backgrounds leading meetings, running businesses, holding the floor, being front and center in worklife
-       Females looking active, poised, and confident
-       Women or girls involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
-       Female athletes, looking strong and powerful
-       Girls breaking gender stereotypes: playing loud instruments, building robots, doing sports,  raising their hand in class, looking confident and comfortable in their own skin
-       Men being supportive at home and at work.  Listening, doing childcare, doing housework, being gentle and nurturing

It’s a changing world, and we want to see those changes reflected in your pictures. After all, you can’t be what you can’t see!

By submitting your photos, you’ll get a chance to win great prizes.

Our team is always looking for fresh talent and by entering the contest, you could also get the chance to join our roster of iStock contributors.

By joining iStock by Getty Images, you’ll not only be part of an open community of over 190,000 talented professional and amateur creatives worldwide, but you’ll also gain access to a global stock licensing platform.

iStock by Getty Images is the web’s original resource for crowd sourced royalty-free stock images, media and design elements, offering millions of hand-picked photos, illustrations, videos and audio tracks. A site “by creatives, for creatives,” iStock started in 2000 as the pioneer micropayment photography site. The site has become one of the most successful and profitable user-generated content sites in the world.

How it works:
Simply register on our competition platform and upload up to 10 of your photos based on the brief until 11:59pm February 29th 2016 (GMT).

Our judges will review the entries and select the best images based on composition, originality, technical skills and observance of the brief.

If you wish to be considered for this, please tick "I am interested in becoming a Getty Images/iStockphoto contributor" on registration.

For any image to be available for commercial use a release is required for any recognizable people or property in the image.
Click here for the details.

Please do not submit images of media events or photojournalism for this competition. We reserve the right to remove any images not relevant to the brief.

The Prizes
First prize will receive a USD $300 voucher* 
Second prize will receive a USD $200 voucher*
Third prize will receive a USD $100 voucher*

*This voucher cannot be combined with any other offer, and the full value must be used in a single transaction; any unused value is forfeited.  

Our Judges
Jessica Bennett, Journalist & Contributing Editor, Lean In
Braden Summers, Artist & Photographer, A winner of Getty Images' #RePicture Photo Contest
Pam Grossman, Director, Visual Trends, Getty Images