Youth and climate change- Photography Competition 2012 (PhC2012)
|Event Date/Time: Jun 26, 2012||End Date/Time: Oct 10, 2012|
|Registration Date: Sep 30, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: Sep 30, 2012|
Climate change is recognized as a priority challenge that humanity is facing in the 21st century and some of its consequences â€“ like increased frequency and intensity of natural hazards â€“ are already being felt.
Climate change is not an isolated phenomenon; on the contrary it will affect young people in all aspects of their lives. The impact of climate change will in many cases be strongest in developing countries, and thus climate change poses a threat to development, as it risks hampering access to water, food, sanitation and security, among other things. Indeed, if we don't implement adequate responses to climate change, the long term realization of the Millennium Development Goals are at risk.
As more young people than ever before live in the world, on the eve of events that will affect them during their whole lives, capacitating and involving young people in the response to climate change is crucial.
The goal of the competition is to provide young people with different backgrounds, to address global problems and find solutions through the development level of knowledge in Climate Change.
We want to see, in pictures, the Climate Change problems and solutions that are important to participants. This could be a piece of research that has the potential to cure disease, an environmental issue that needs more urgent attention, or a subject matter that you are particularly passionate about.
Photography has the power to capture the attention and interest of everyone, leaving them wanting to find out more and asking their own questions about what they see. Entries should aim to make the audience mindful about the issue that is being illustrated.
It is only open to amateur photographers and entrants can submit up to three photographs to the competition .
Participants must complete the registration form and send it along with photographs and Fee payment slip to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Photography Competition 2012.
The award-winning Photographs will be evaluated by a panel of professionals judges.
The best Photographs will be published monthly in the edition and mass-media.
Short-listed entrants (which will be reimbursed travel and accommodation ) will be invited to an awards ceremony at the Constantin Brancusi Exhibition Centre of the Union of Artists on the International Day for Natural Disaster on 10 October 2012.
At the award ceremony will be invited representatives of government, embassies, diplomatic missions, sponsors and other officials.
The event includes a guest speaker, exhibition of winning photographs and a canapÃ© and drinks reception.
There are two categories of award:
Photographer of the Year (over 18) : Prize $US- 3000
Young Photographer of the Year (18 and under): Prize $US- 1000
(There will be additional prizes for the runner-up and highly commended entries to each competition)
Closing date: midnight on 30st September 2012
The competition is only open to amateur photographers and entrants can submit up to three photographs to the competition.
Competition Terms & Conditions - please refer to before entering by clicking on the ' Photography Competition Terms and Conditions ' button at the bottom of this page.
Competition Application Form - please download the Registration Form by clicking on the ' Photography Registration Form' button at the bottom of this page complete it and return with your photograph(s) and Fee Payment Receipt/Slip to the Competition organizing committee: email@example.com
All enquiries regarding the competition should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org