Global Landscapes Forum Photo Competition 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco ($USD 2,500 Prize)

Application Deadline: November 7th 2016

The competition will run until the Global Landscapes Forum on 16 November in Marrakesh.

Over 500 participants from all over the world will come together to attend this year’s conference on the sidelines of COP22. With representatives from the private sector, NGOs, leading international organizations, government and an online social media campaign that will reach millions through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and live streaming, this is the ideal opportunity to get your work real publicity.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • This year’s photo competition is open to anyone and everyone, whether you are a professional photographer or a casual enthusiast. If you’ve got a keen eye for photography, enter your submission now!

How to submit photos:

To participate, photographers must first upload their photos here to be considered for the jury’s choice award. Once your photo has been approved and uploaded to our website, you can then begin promoting your work on social media platforms – making sure to tag the relevant GLF social media page in all posts – to be considered for the audience choice.

Photos should be uploaded with a title, the photographer’s name and a short description explaining the location, subject and a brief background story that explains how it relates to climate change mitigation, sustainable land use or reforestation.

Winners of the audience choice award will be selected after the conference on 17 November, and there is no deadline for submission – however, earlier submissions will have a better chance of gathering social media attention. So send us your photos soon!

The deadline for submissions for the jury’s choice award is 7 November and the winners will be selected by 17 November.

Technical specifications:

Photo submissions must be uploaded as uncompressed .jpg or .tiff file between 150-300 dpi, with a minimum of 3,000 pixels in width (8mb max) 30 centimeters on the longest side of the picture dependent on the physical size of the posters at GLF.


The winners of this year’s photo competition will be divided into two categories:

Audience choice

The photo that receives the most votes from the online community will win this prize. You can vote for your favorite photos from Thursday 13 October 2016 and all photographers will receive a direct URL to their photos to be shared with friends and family via social media. Additionally, the 20 most popular photos will have their work displayed at the Forum in Marrakesh, where participants at the conference will have the opportunity to contribute to the vote tally.

Winner: USD 1,000

Jury’s choice

Two winners will be chosen by a panel of handpicked experts that will evaluate the submissions based on their quality and relevance to the competition topic (i.e. finding solutions).

  • 1st prize: USD 1,000
  • 2nd prize: USD 500

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Global Landscapes Forum Photo Competition 2016 



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