All photographers, professional and amateur alike, including youth, are invited to compete for a $500 grand prize and other awards by submitting photos that depict the Southern struggle for equality and justice to the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. The deadline for submission is Oct. 15.

The contest will culminate in a photo exhibit entitled “Free Within Ourselves” to be held on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at Bull City Forward, 101 W. Main St. in Durham.

Separate awards will be offered to professionals, amateurs and youth. Prize details and submission guidelines can be viewed at or by calling 919-323-3380.

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice is a Durham-based organization that deploys lawyers, organizers and media to promote community struggles for human rights.

— From press release