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The Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest Winner

October 2, 2012

The Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest, Festival And Exhibition 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First prize: SOS! By Anastasya Vorobko, 8 years old from Russia

 

 

 

 

 

Second prize: Emergency Exit by Juan Carlos Canales, 14 years old from Spain

 

 

 

 

 

Third prize (joint): Fields of Green by Bianca Stan, 14 years old from Romania

 

 

 

 

 

Morning at Situ Gunung by Michael Theodric, 10 years old from Indonesia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special prize: In The Wind by Sophie Vela, 14 years old from France

 

 

 

 

 

Your Choice Public Vote prize: The Last Breath by Kseniya Saberzhanova, 17 years old from Russia

 

The winners have been announced for the inaugural Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest, with first prize going to eight-year-old Anastasya Vorobko from Saint Petersburg in Russia, for her image SOS!

 The Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest aims to raise awareness of environmental issues through the eyes of young people and their photographs.

 Anastasya’s photograph was selected from thousands of entries from over 90 countries. Showing an artistic maturity beyond her years, the photograph depicts a bird flying over the thick smog being emitted from a factory funnel. Anastasya has only been taking photographs for a year but is keen to document the environment through photography. Upon finding out that she had won the contest, she said:

“I’m so excited about winning the Children’s Eyes On Earth contest – it’s really inspired me to keep taking photographs to tell stories. I wanted to show everyone how bad the air is in our city. I see the bird in this picture as carrying a message around the world, with the hope that adults everywhere will start to care about the air that we breathe. If we don’t look after our planet, then who will?” 

The full list of 2012 winners are:

  • First prize: SOS! By Anastasya Vorobko, 8 years old from Russia
  • Second prize: Emergency Exit by Juan Carlos Canales, 14 years old from Spain
  • Third prize (joint): Fields of Green by Bianca Stan, 14 years old from Romania and Morning at Situ Gunung by Michael Theodric, 10 years old from Indonesia
  • Special prize: In The Wind by Sophie Vela, 14 years old from France
  • Your Choice Public Vote prize: The Last Breath by Kseniya Saberzhanova, 13 years old from Russia