Photo courtesy Gail Payne

La Leche League International (LLLI) is holding a Photo Contest in Honor of its 60th Anniversary. The photo contest, Focus on Breastfeeding, is an exciting opportunity to provide breastfeeding images in various cultural contexts around the globe.

Submission guidelines

Choose a category

Please submit photos in one of four categories:

  • Breastfeeding everywhere
  • Skin-to-skin contact
  • Breastfeeding and working
  • Special moments

Photo guidelines

Images will be accepted in both full color and monochrome. Photographs must be originals in digital format (minimum 1,000-pixel size). LLLI supports the WHO Code, and photo submissions should not feature bottles or pacifiers.

Every photograph must be accompanied by the following information:

  • Title of the photograph
  • The category it belongs to
  • The name of the photographer
  • The photographer’s email address
  • A photo release form

The photo release form

When submitting their picture, participants, or legal guardians of participants if under 18, must also sign a photo release form. Once signed, this release gives LLLI permission to use the picture in any of its publications. We cannot accept any photograph that does not contain this release.

What the release form means

The photographer retains ownership of all photos but grants La Leche League International the right to reproduce them in all its printed and electronic publications, including its websites and all web sites of the LLL areas around the world, as well as all its printed publications, leaflets, brochures, posters, social media, press releases and exhibitions. La Leche League International is not responsible for the loss of photographs or for those sent after the deadline or to the wrong address. Participation in the competition means you automatically accept La Leche League International’s right to reproduce the images free of charge without conditions.

Where to send your entries

All photographs should be sent to

Closing date

The closing date will be March 11, 2017


The panel of judges will be composed of members of the LLLI Board of Directors, administrators of LLL websites and professional photographers. These judges will choose one winner in each of the four categories who will then be awarded their choice of LLLI publications worth up to US$100. In addition, one Overall First Prize will be awarded, at the judges’ discretion, and will be displayed on the LLLI site for at least one month with the author’s name and a citation.

Further information

To learn more about the photo contest and other events LLLI has created to celebrate its 60th anniversary, please visit Please see official photo contest guidelines here.