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    You don’t need super powers to be a super dad


    Thank you for joining us!




    Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for Father’s Day! To celebrate, people from all over the world shared their super dad moments. Check out thousands of super dads making #EarlyMomentsMatter.



    The first 1,000 days of life can shape a child’s future. Children need play, nutritious food and love to build healthy brains. For every child, early moments matter - and, it’s on all of us to care for the little ones in our lives. We have one chance to get it right!



    A baby’s brain can form up to 1,000 new connections every second and these are the building blocks of a child’s future - and the future of our world.









    Enter our submission call from 1-19 June 2017, 09:00 EST.

    Share your photo/video via Instagram or Twitter.

    Your entries must include the hashtag #EarlyMomentsMatter.

    You must hold the copyright of all photos/videos you submit.

    Only photos/videos submitted during the call dates will be collected in the Gallery.

    You may enter as many photos/videos as you like.

    All ages and countries are eligible.

    If your photo/video includes recognizable individuals (people), you are responsible for obtaining the necessary permission from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide proof of this permission in writing to UNICEF, if requested.



    Participants are encouraged to vote for their favourite photos/videos on the campaign website.

    Participants may vote on an unlimited number of entries, but only one vote per photo/video.

    UNICEF reserves the right to disallow any photo/video that appears to have received malicious or fraudulent votes.

    Voting closes on 19 June, 09:00 EST.

    UNICEF creative editors will select up to 20 entries from the top 50 most voted photos/videos to feature on UNICEF channels at their own discretion.

    The selected entries will be announced on or after 19 June, stay tuned!

    The names of individuals may or may not be included with the selected photos/videos when published on the UNICEF websites, social media or in any other medium (digital and printed), at UNICEF’s discretion.




    The copyright in any submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry in this submission call constitutes entrant's irrevocable, perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation or attribution, to use the submission and the entrant's name, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter handle for educational, editorial, advertising, commercial and publicity purposes by UNICEF and/or others authorized by UNICEF, in any and all media now in existence or hereinafter created, throughout the world, for the duration of the copyright in the submission. UNICEF and/or others authorized by UNICEF shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the submission. Each entrant releases and discharges UNICEF, the selection panel, any party associated with the development or administration of the submission call, their employees, agents or representatives or any of their parents, subsidiaries, sister companies, or affiliates from any and all liability in connection with the submission call, including without limitation, legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demand or actions of any kind.


    By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless UNICEF and judges and their respective partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives, from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this submission call or any submission-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded by any and all UNICEF Country Offices, National Committees, partners, hereunder.

    As a condition of participating in this submission call, entrants agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between and among the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this submission call shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. In any such dispute, under no circumstances shall any entrant be entitled to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (if any) associated with participating in the submission call, and all such parties hereby waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

    If, for any reason, the submission call is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of fraud, act of God, or any other factor beyond UNICEF’s reasonable control which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this submission call, UNICEF reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the submission call.


    By accepting the terms and conditions, entrants confirm that they; are the copyright holders of the submitted photos/videos and that no third party has any right or claim to the entry; grants the following non-exclusive rights in perpetuity to UNICEF; to store, copy, and make the photos/videos available for all UNICEF Country Offices and National Committees worldwide on electronic equipment, CD-ROM, DVD or other similar media; the rights to use the photos/videos free of charge in any manner or purpose and sub-license the photos/videos to third parties for non commercial use.

    UNICEF will credit the photographer using their name or submission handle whenever possible when a photo/video is used. Entrants will hold UNICEF harmless from any breach of copyright.

    UNICEF reserves the right to delete, move or edit entries that we deem abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.

    Entrants may withdraw their entry by sending written notice to

    UNICEF will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, or misdirected submissions, or for unauthorized human intervention, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. UNICEF is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of entries in the submission call, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors.


    Contact your local UNICEF Country Office or National Committee to find out country-specific information and terms of reference.