Did you enter one of the IWD 2020 Competitions?

To celebrate the achievements of women and the organizations supporting them, a number of exciting competitions are run to support International Women's Day activity.

  • IWD 2020 Best Practice Competition
  • IWD 2020 Cake Competition
  • IWD 2020 Photography Competition
  • IWD 2020 Women Street Artists Competition
  • IWD 2020 Women Typographers Competition 
  • IWD 2020 Women Rappers Project

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International Women's Day Best Practice Competition

From grassroots groups to large-scale corporations, the IWD Best Practice Competition provides great inspiration. Last year saw over 300 entries, which was great growth from the previous year that saw over 100 entries. The aim of the IWD Best Practice Competition is to showcase the types of activity that provide useful guidance and inspiration for further groups

A difficult decision was made in light of the COVID-19 pandemic not to run the annual IWD 2020 Best Practice Competition. This is due to many groups needing to focus their attention on more pressing activity and concerns currently. Plus, some groups were not able to run their IWD events and activity in March as planned, in an attempt to reduce any potential risk for audiences.

We do know, however, for those groups who were fortunate to be in countries where it was still possible to proceed with their IWD events, there was considerable and impressive activity. Much best practice and innovation was observed across the world - and International Women's Day as a worldwide movement was certainly mobilized. 

Looking back, see last year's Best Practice Winners plus check out the IWD Best Practice Hall of Fame


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IWD 2020 Cake Competition

Did you create a superb International Women's Day cake creation? Were you able to gather your friends, colleagues and community together to honor women's achievements and enjoy the collaboration and festivity that comes with International Women's Day? Many organizations and groups also ran their own IWD Cake Competitions. You've got to want a piece of that! 

See some of the brilliant IWD 2020 celebration cakes here.

Late additions can email your IWD 2020 cake creation images with the subject header: IWD Cake Competition for consideration.


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IWD 2020 Photography Competition 

The IWD 2020 Photo Competition in collaboration with EyeEm, saw over 39,200 entries and was open to all genders who could represent women in diverse, authentic and unstereotyped ways.

Entries were open from March 1 - 31st, 2020. Sadly, the devastating corona pandemic impacted some photographers who had planned to enter their creations.  

Congratulations to the winner Georgina Abreu and the Finalists. Reflect back on last year's winner and highly commended entries from the 51,200+ entries worldwide in the previous year. 

Plus, see the exciting IWD 2020 Image Collection.


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IWD 2020 Women Street Artists Competition

How exciting is it when you see vibrant social statements creatively sprawled across public spaces!

Women street artists worldwide are on the rise and their work is incredible. Public art inspires communities, broadcasts important messages and excites diverse audiences.

We ran an IWD 2020 Women Street Artists Competition, supported by an impressive international crew of Women Street Artists from across the globe.

See the fabulous IWD street art creations here.  


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IWD 2020 Women Typographers Competition 

While the field of graphic design has certainly seen an increase in women, sadly the world of typography is still dominated by men. But we aim to challenge that through celebrating the work of women typographers worldwide.

Learn about the IWD 2020 Women Typographers Competition and the winners here.


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IWD 2020 Women Rappers Competition

To support the IWD 2020 #EachforEqual ongoing campaign theme, we're asking rappers worldwide to create their own #EachforEqual rap throughout the year. So have your say. Get your message of equality across - and let us promote your wisdom.

Need inspiration see the awesome #EachforEqual rap by award-winning London rapper C Cane who kicked off the global call for equality raps earlier in the year.

Read more about the brilliant IWD 2020 Project for Women Rappers and help us celebrate women rappers like never before. In fact, you may have seen last year's fabulously popular #Balancefor Better IWD rap by Janet Taras of Speaking Rights.


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