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Youth and climate change- Photo Contest 2012
Youth and climate change- Photography Competition 2012. Climate change is recognized as a priority challenge that humanity is facing in the 21st century and some of its consequences – like increased frequency and intensity of natural hazards – are already being felt.
Climate change is not an isolated phenomenon; on the contrary it will affect young people in all aspects of their lives. The impact of climate change will in many cases be strongest in developing countries, and thus climate change poses a threat to development, as it risks hampering access to water, food, sanitation and security, among other things. Indeed, if we don’t implement adequate responses to climate change, the long term realization of the Millennium Development Goals are at risk.
As more young people than ever before live in the world, on the eve of events that will affect them during their whole lives, incapacitating and involving young people in the response to climate change is crucial.
The goal of the competition is to provide young people with different backgrounds, to address global problems and find solutions through the development level of knowledge in Climate Change.
We want to see, in pictures, the Climate Change problems and solutions that are important to participants. This could be a piece of research that has the potential to cure disease, an environmental issue that needs more urgent attention, or a subject matter that you are particularly passionate about.
Photography has the power to capture the attention and interest of everyone, leaving them wanting to find out more and asking their own questions about what they see. Entries should aim to make the audience mindful about the issue that is being illustrated.
It is only open to amateur photographers and entrants can submit up to three photographs to the competition. The award-winning Photographs will be evaluated by a panel of professionals judges.
The best Photographs will be published monthly in the edition and mass-media. Short-listed entrants (which will be reimbursed travel and accommodation ) will be invited to an awards ceremony at the Constantin Brancusi Exhibition Centre of the Union of Artists on the International Day for Natural Disaster on 10 October 2012.
At the award ceremony will be invited representatives of government, embassies, diplomatic missions, sponsors and other officials. The event includes a guest speaker, exhibition of winning photographs and a canapé and drinks reception.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Young Photographer of the Year (18 and under): Prize $US- 1000
There will be additional prizes for the runner-up and highly commended entries to each competition ELIGIBILITY: International / Amateur Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: The copyright of the entire image must belong to the entrant. Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the competition, all entrants grant to the Center for Disaster and Climate Change Risk Reduction the right to publish and exhibit their photographs at the awards event and to use the image(s) in any of our publicity, including, but not limited to the calendar, marketing materials, newsletters, posters, and on our website. Entries may also be retained and used for the Center for Disaster and Climate Change Risk Reduction's photo library. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses. Entrants whose photographs are one of the finalists or runners up also agree to take part in post-competition publicity. While we make every effort to credit photographers, including in printed reproductions of their work, we cannot guarantee this.
Media will be allowed to publish winning images free of charge for the purpose of promoting the photography competition without express permission from the photographer. All images used by the media will be credited to the photographer.
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