Share your pictures on the theme of empowerment

Guardian readers and Matthew Holmes
A young participant makes her point during a demonstration Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Readers’ picture desk is a new series where our picture editors set a topical theme and choose the best of your photos to publish in an online gallery every two weeks.

This week’s theme is “empowerment”. It could be something you’ve witnessed at a protest march, or something more abstract. However you choose to interpret, we’re looking forward to seeing your images.

Our picture editors will also share with you what they admire about the photographs they’ve chosen to display in the gallery, as well as highlight some of the skills necessary to develop as a photographer – and will enjoy seeing your progress along the way. You have until Thursday 23 March to upload your images. We will publish the gallery for this assignment on Monday 27 March and set our next theme on the same day.

You can see the galleries we’ve produced so far here.

What makes a good photograph?

Click here to see some advice on this from Fiona Shields, the Guardian’s head of photography. Think carefully about why you are uploading your shot, and tell us a little about it in the caption, for example where it was taken and when, and why you thought the subject would make for a successful image.

How to upload your photographs

To upload your images via GuardianWitness click the blue “contribute” buttons on this article. Please upload the highest resolution image you have – this will help us display the photograph in our gallery and will also allow our picture editors to consider featuring some of the best images in print.

  • GuardianWitness is the home of readers’ content on the Guardian. Contribute your video, pictures and stories, and browse news, reviews and creations submitted by others. Posts will be reviewed prior to publication.
  • This assignment is aimed at amateur photographers from around the world.
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