For the third time, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is holding a photography contest in the lead up to the 11th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD (COP11). The contest is organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Namibia, and ENTICO Corporation.
The application period runs from 3 June 2013 through 26 July 2013. Winners will be notified by 27 August 2013.
Photographers, both amateur and professional from any country can submit up to five pictures electronically. An international jury of renown professional photographers and experts on the issues of sustainable land management will judge the images and pick the winning photos.
The winner of the picture voted by the public – My Choice Award - and the best photograph submitted from each of the regions will receive honorable mention. The total prize fund for the winners is EUR3000, plus certificates. The first prize winner will receive sponsorship to attend the award ceremony in Windhoek, Namibia.
Winning pictures, including those receiving special mention, will be displayed at COP 11 to be held from 16-27 September 2013 in Windhoek and disseminated globally in the lead up to and during the Conference.