Friday, July 8, 2011

Blue Carbon Photography Contest (Announcement)

Grassroots organizations involved in coastal and marine conservation are invited to participate in UNEP/GRID-Arendal’s Blue Carbon Photography Contest. Selected photographs are intended for use in a special image-based publication for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa (COP17), and for an online image resource - the Blue Carbon Photo Library.

The theme of the contest “Life on the coasts - Blue Carbon” focuses on the importance of a healthy marine environment in coastal livelihoods.

UNEP/GRID-Arendal is looking for iconic images in two categories – People & the Environment, and Coastal & Marine Ecosystems. Examples include coastal and underwater scenes, community based restoration and conservation projects, our connection to healthy coastal ecosystems (e.g. fisheries, tourism), and how a changing ocean and climate impact the daily life of people and communities living along the coast.

As long as there is a clear affiliation with a grassroots organization, all professional and non-professional photographers worldwide are welcome to submit. Organization logos will also be highlighted in the special publication. Blue Climate Solutions has offered a digital underwater camera as a prize for the best image. Additional sponsors are welcome (click here).

INFORMATION

For Announcement and Competition Rules see:
http://www.grida.no/marine/activities/blue-carbon.aspx?id=4804
(see Photo Contest pages)

SUBMISSION

To submit your images, please see the Competition Rules and send all submissions to: photocontest@grida.no

Personal Release forms are required for all images that include recognizable subjects and children (see Competition Rules).

DEADLINE

The deadline for submitting pictures to UNEP/GRID-Arendal is SEPTEMBER 30, 2011.
Finalists will be announced in October 2011.

After reviewing the Competition Rules, you will be fully prepared to enter the contest.

Good Luck to everyone!

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