The Third United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCDD) Photo Contest 2013.


Submission Deadline: 26 July 2013

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.

Entry Criteria

  • The contest is open to any photographer, amateur or professional, of any country. Nationals of Namibia,may also chose to enter their photos for the specially designated national award category.
  • Entrants must be over 13 years. Minors are responsible for complying with all the contest requirements.
  • Each photographer may submit up to five photos plus a completed application form
  • By submitting the photograph for consideration,the photographer attests that:
  • Entry is an original photograph
  • S/he created the image and owns full copyright to pictures submitted.
  • Entrant is prepared to certify this attestation on request
  • Submitted image has not been published in the pas
  • Submitted image has not been submitted in past UNCCD photo contests
  • S/he has obtained all necessary third‐party releases
  • Submissions are in compliance with the legal and copyright laws of his/her country
  • If your photo(s) is shortlisted, you will be asked to re‐submititing high resolution (300 dpi on A3 size paper). If deemed necessary, an entrant may also be requested to submit the original source files.

Submission are made by 11:59 pm CET (22:59GMT), 25 July 2013.

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