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3rd IUCN Red List of Ecosystems: Photo Contest
In order to raise awareness of our planet’s ecosystem diversity, their current status and how they are changing, the IUCNRLE team organized the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest, which reaches its third edition: Ecosystems at the Crossroads. The idea is to promote the conservation of ecosystems and the species diversity they house through knowledge.
Registration and reception of photographs begin on 31 March 2016 and end on 30 June of the same year. The contest is aimed at amateur (non-professional) photographers. Requirements: a passion for photography, nature and for showing our environment from the perspective of ecosystems to promote their conservation.
There are two categories of participation: Wild Beauty and Changing World. In each, there are two modalities: Individual Photo and Series of Photos. Under the Wild Beauty category photos of ecosystems in natural conditions, with minimal human intervention, are expected. Under the Changing World category images should illustrate ecosystems or environments with different levels of human intervention.
Contest Prize & TERMS
September 2016 in Hawai’i, United States.
The winning photographs will be published online on the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems
website (http://iucnrle.org/) and social media, as well as in promotional printed materials,
in CEM’s sole discretion.
Additional prizes will be announced if and as they become available Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Copyright in each image submitted remains with the Photographer. However, by entering the Contest, the Photographer (who may be an IUCN employee participating outside the
scope of his/her employment contract, or any other individual who is not an employee of
IUCN) hereby grants to IUCN, CEM and RLE a royalty free, worldwide, irrevocable,
nonexclusive sublicensable license to copy, distribute or otherwise use the
photograph(s) until the next IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest, or for a period
of up to two years starting as of 1
st November 2016, whichever comes first. The
Photographer may choose to extend this license if he/she so chooses at CEM’s request.
Additionally, by submitting his or her photo to the Contest, the Photographer grants the
Organizers the right to use his/her name, city, state and country of residence in
promotional material and other publications.
7.2. The copyright vests in and is retained by the Photographer. Consequently the
photograph(s) will be posted with the following credit:
© [Photographer’s name] USAGE RIGHTS: By entering this Contest, all Photographers agree to release, discharge, indemnify and
hold harmless IUCN,CEM and RLE, and their Members, partners, subcontractors,
employees, officers, directors, and representatives from and against any claims,
losses, expenses and damages (including legal fees) arising out of (i) their
participation in this Contest or any Contestrelated activities (ii) the acceptance, use,
misuse and/or possession of any prize awarded hereunder and (iii) the use of the
photograph(s) by IUCN, CEM and/or RLE.
Neither IUCN nor CEM or RLE shall bear any responsibility for any error, omission,
interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line
failure; theft, alteration or destruction of, or unauthorized access to Contest Entries or
Entry Forms. IUCN, CEM and/or RLE shall not be responsible for any problems with or
consequence of technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online
systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email Entry
to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at
any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury
or damage to Photographer’ or any third party’s computers related to or resulting from
participation in, uploading or downloading photograph(s) or other materials related to this
The Photographer(s) agree that the personal data he/she submits, including but not
limited to, name and address, may be processed, shared, and otherwise used for the
purposes of and in connection with the Contest as outlined in these Official Rules.
Personal data will be used by the Organizers solely for the purposes stated herein
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