Application Deadline: April 13th 2019
In 2017 and 2018 alone, populations around the world were exposed to heatwaves (in Japan and the United Kingdom, for example), severe flooding (in China, France and India), wildfires (in Greece, Sweden and the USA) and tropical storms (in Japan, the Philippines and the USA).
Climate change impacts health both directly and indirectly. Some of the health impacts associated with the climate crisis include respiratory diseases, vector-borne diseases, heat strokes, mental illness and others, as mentioned in the latest report on Health & Climate Change launched by the World Health Organization during COP24.
This year, in partnership with the World Health Organization, Climate Tracker is launching an exciting photography competition to highlight the impacts of climate change on human health.
Everybody is welcome to participate! We are looking for talented photographers from around the world who can show issues related to health, climate and development through their photographs.
8 winners will be selected to produce a photostory (30 – 35 photographs) about the impacts of climate change on health.
After completing the photoshoots, the 8 winners will receive a 200 USD cash prize
These photostories will be featured in an eBook that highlights the work of the photographers.
Following the 8 photostories, 1 winner will receive a fully-funded fellowship to attend the COP25 in Chile on December 2019 with the with Climate Tracker team!
How to apply
Are you passionate about photography and climate change? Show us what you got. To apply to the competition, you will have to complete your application through our platform which should include: A photograph or a photostory (up to 10 photos) that shows the challenges and/or the solution to issues related to health and climate change. By completing your submission, you confirm that you own the photo(s) and you agree to transfer the copyright to the World Health Organization for non-commercial uses. Your work may be shared on WHO’s platforms including your name as the author.
A 200-word paragraph with the idea for the photostory you will create
if you are among the 8 winners. You can choose one of the main 5 themes
related to health and climate change:
– Air Pollution: you could show the pollution from public transportation in a cosmopolitan city, for example.
– Vector-borne diseases: diseases such as malaria, dengue, etc., which affect populations around the world.
– Climate change-induced disasters: how are the communities being affected by these climate-induced disasters? What type of adaptation measures have they started?
– Food security: you could take a look at issues related to malnutrition, agricultural practices, and others.
– Migration: you can show how movements of populations due to environmental issues are also exposed to diseases.
Deadline to submit your application: April 13
Announcement of 8 winners: April 17
Photoshoots: April 24 – May 5
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