Application Deadline: 6th September 2015
Good pictures can tell stories in ways that words sometimes cannot. RCS hope that ‘Out of the Blue’ will inspire Commonwealth citizens to use photography to engage with the vast blue world around the Commonwealth, to celebrate its beauty, highlight its importance and alert global leaders to its vulnerability.
By doing so, people of the Commonwealth can directly encourage global leaders to take positive action and adopt more of the solutions that we know are at hand to protect and use natural resources in a sustainable way.
- The Competition is open to all Commonwealth citizens.
- Only images taken in Commonwealth countries will be accepted.
Competition entries are invited in the following categories.
Images in this theme will be judged on their power to inspire a greater appreciation of the natural riches of our blue world.
People and the Oceans
Images in this theme will be judged on their ability to convey the interdependence between the human world and that of the oceans, seas and coastal environments. Winning entries might, for example, emphasize how healthy marine environments sustain people’s welfare through fishing or tourism.
Images submitted in this category will be judged on the extent to which they might raise awareness about the different ways in which the human race can impact on oceans, whether positively or negatively.
- The winning entries will be showcased at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that will take place in Malta in November 2015 through an exhibition that will be in place for the run up to and during the Heads of Government meetings.
- Awards will be given as follows:
- The Prince of Wales’s Commonwealth Environmental Photography Awards Overall WinnerThis Award will be given to the image which is judged to be the best overall image submitted into the competition.
- The winner of this Award will be invited to travel (expenses paid) to Malta in November to receive their prize at an Award Ceremony as part of the Out of the Blue Exhibition.
- Category Winners (over-18s)The Over-18 Category Winner Awards will be given to the images judged to be the best submitted in each thematic category for over-18s. There will be one Award for each of the competition’s three categories.
- Category Winners (under-18s)The Under-18 Category Winner Awards will be given to the images judged to be the best submitted in each thematic category for under-18s. There will be one Award for each of the competition’s three categories.
- Category Finalists (over-18s)There will be three finalists per category for over-18s.
- Category Finalists (under-18s)There will be three finalists per category for under-18s.
- Highly Commended – Smart phone entryThis Highly Commended Award will be given to the image judged to be the best photo taken using a Smart Phone.
- Highly Commended – ‘Most Liked’ photo entryThis Highly Commended Award will be given to the entry which receives the most ‘likes’ on the Out of the Blue competition website.
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