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2013 ICIMOD Digital Photo Contest on Water and Life
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is organizing a Digital Photo Contest on the theme of ‘Water and Life’ to celebrate its 30th Anniversary. This photo contest also coincides with the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation 2013.
The contest aims to draw the attention of the public, policymakers and relevant stakeholders to the importance of water and challenges of water-related issues in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region in relation to human needs, gender, environment, biodiversity, and climate change and adaptation, as well as to good practices in water and related risk management, including water cooperation. The contest is also a reflection of the importance that ICIMOD places on water cooperation at all levels and symbolizes its commitment to continued efforts in this area.
The contest is open to anybody from anywhere in the world. However, their entries (digital images) should have been taken in the Hindu Kush Himalayan portion of ICIMOD’s regional member countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, or Pakistan.
Category 1: Uses and benefits of water and related resources
Themes in this category could include: the significance of high altitude wetlands both spiritually and as wintering grounds for migratory birds; waterways for transport of goods and people; (micro)hydropower generation; water sports and adventure (fishing, rafting, kayaking, etc.) for promoting tourism; aquatic resources, including fisheries; water mills; panning for gold; irrigation for farming; water for human needs, biodiversity, and environment.
Category 2: Hazards, conflicts, or issues related to water (or lack thereof)
Themes in this category could include: landslides; flash and riverine floods; glacial lake outburst floods; drought; desertification; overextraction of ground water; siltation/sedimentation; water logging; displacement; water pollution with health implications; water-related diseases; water disputes or conflicts arising due to lack of access to water or related resources.
Category 3: Good Practices in Water and Related Risk Management.
Themes in this category could include: good practices based on traditional, indigenous, or modern knowledge, e.g., traditional irrigation systems; micro-irrigation; water-related adaption measures; rooftop water harvesting; early warning systems for floods/glacial lake outburst floods; water-related disaster preparedness; bioengineering/reforestation to prevent water-induced landslides; water storage and distribution systems; water purification; water-powered renewable energy technologies; integrated water management approaches; equitable water sharing; technologies/approaches for reducing drudgery for women, such as the time spent fetching water or irrigating a farmland; cryosphere or river basin monitoring; hydrological/meteorological data collection; good examples of water cooperation.
Each participant can submit up to three photos per category. As there are a total of three categories, each participant can enter up to nine photos.
Contest Prize & TERMS
People's Choice award $200 along with a certificate of achievement.
27 Honourable Mentions receive certificates ELIGIBILITY: International / 18+/ Hindu Kush Himalayan portion of ICIMOD's Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Entries should be the work of the entrant, and he/she must own the copyrights. The entrant retains the rights to his/her photographs. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the photo contest, the entrant grants ICIMOD and its media partners a non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries and texts, in whole or in part, in any media now existing (such as publications, websites, and social media) or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly and all other standard purposes of ICIMOD.
Due credit will be given to the entrant each time his/her photo is used, wherever feasible. ICIMOD will provide a digital copy (print copy on request) to the entrant of any publication that includes his/her image(s). Photos and text will not be used for commercial purposes.
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