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Deadline: September 01, 2014
Winner is: Judged & Voted
Entry: Free Entry

APAN Photo Contest 2014

APAN Photo Contest 2014 In the APAN Photo Contest 2014, we want you to focus your attention on adaptation – and in particular, we want to see how you photographically interpret the themes we’ve set to discuss at the Forum. APAN wants you to take your best shot and show us: “How do you see climate change adaptation in your life?” What is Climate Change Adaptation? Adaptation is one of the two main policy responses to climate change; the other is mitigation (i.e. reducing greenhouse gas emissions). Adaptation measures help lower climate risks and build resilience to climate change. Many countries and communities are already putting in place such measures to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change, from building seawalls to protect against sea-level rise to planting different crops to ensure better yields.

From 1-3 October 2014, APAN will bring together over 500 adaptation practitioners and experts to find the best ways to address some of these adaptation and development challenges and more. This gathering is APAN’s flagship event – the 4th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum – which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Mainstreaming and Transformative Change: This theme refers broadly to policy, trade and finance, technology and knowledge transfer, public–private partnerships, ethics and values, gender sensitive development, community involvement, and poverty alleviation.

Development and the Food-Water-Energy Nexus: Under this theme, Forum participants will discuss agricultural land and water use, infrastructure, private investment, and energy, water, and food security.

Disaster Risk Reduction and Human Security: This theme focuses on insurance, risk communication and management, health, conflict, migration, and issues related to poor and vulnerable groups.

Forestry, Biodiversity and Ecosystems Change: Broadly, this theme covers livelihoods, traditional ecological knowledge, conservation issues, as well as community- and ecosystem-based adaptation solutions.

Cities with an Emphasis on Coastal Development and Sea-Level Rise:This theme will look at urbanisation, tourism, heat waves, mangrove protection, sea-level rise, and Small Island Developing States.


The photo must be taken in the Asia-Pacific region (i.e. countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, Central Asia, and the Pacific). The photo must depict climate change adaptation.

Each photo will be given points based on the criteria below. The maximum number of points any photo can get is 40. All entries will be first vetted by the APAN Regional Hub based on the judging criteria below:

The relevance to the contest theme and climate change adaptation [0-10 points]

The interpretation, creativity and the message of the photo [0 – 20 points]

The photo composition and the quality of the photo [0 – 10 points]

Based on these criteria, the top 10 photos with the highest score will be passed on to the judges. The judges will rank their preferences and make the final decision on first, second and third prizes.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The Judging Panel will select the Grand Prize winner and he or she will receive US$500 and the opportunity for his or her photo(s) to be showcased in APAN publications. Second and third prize winners will receive US$250 and US$100 respectively.

The photo with the most votes will be named the APAN Photo Contest 2014 Popular Choice Award winner and receive US$250 ELIGIBILITY: Open to All

The photo should be at least 2,000 pixels at the longest side of the image. All entries must be sent as hi-resolution digital image files in JPEG with minimal compression. Each image should not exceed 3 MB. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: The participant must be the author and sole owner of the copyright of each photograph submitted. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them. The participant shall retain the copyright of the photos submitted in the contest USAGE RIGHTS: The participant shall also grant the right to the APAN Regional Hub to publish, display and exhibit their submitted photographs in its publications, brochures and other materials as well as on its website and other online platforms. The photos will be used for non-commercial purposes without payment or fee to the participant. The APAN Regional Hub will make every effort to credit photographers but we cannot guarantee that every use of the photographs will contain the photographers' name.

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