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Deadline: April 25, 2013
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Free Entry

Nurture forests for the future Photo Contest

nurtureforforest The objective of this photo contest is to create awareness worldwide of the meaning behind Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) and its linkages to food security. The contest will harness photo talent from around the world in order to illustrate and convey the many linkages between REDD+ and Food. Photographers can submit individual photos inspired by the theme: Nurture forests for the future -Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) for Food Security.

In particular, the image should depict one or more of the following topics:
o Farmers producing more on less land using agro-ecosystems and thus avoiding clearance of new forest.
o Good agricultural practices such as: agroforestry, alley cropping, agrosilvipastoral, inter cropping of trees and crops, trees produced on farms, tree apiculture, trees on pasture, etc
o Protected areas, forest reserves, conservation
o Forest dependent people in forest ecosystems, especially women and indigenous peoples
o Trees as suppliers of fruits, edible leaves, nuts, medicine, etc
o Livelihoods diversification and good land management.

The selection will be based on the following criteria:
o Clear relationship and relevance of the subject of the photo to between the photo and the theme of the contest “Nurture forests for the future – REDD+ for FOOD”
o Originality, creativity, clarity and overall impact
o Good composition, focus of photo, aesthetics and technical excellence

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The winner of the photo contest will be able to go on a mission with FAO to document through photos REDD+ in action and will have the opportunity to show his or her work on the National Geographic Italy website.

The best 25 photos selected will be showcased in FAO headquarters’ in Rome, Italy in occasion of the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition from 13-15 May 2013 ELIGIBILITY: Open to all / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: The copyright remains with the author. USAGE RIGHTS: By submitting the photo, the contestant agrees that if the submitted photos are selected among the 25 to be exhibited, FAO and the UN-REDD Programme may use them also for dissemination through social media and in printed material.

By submitting the photo, the contestant agrees that the submitted photos may be used for advertising of the contest using different social media and website exposure

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