UN hosts photo, video contest on climate change [Worldwide]

UN hosts photo, video contest on climate change [Worldwide]

Posted on September 19, 2013


September 30, 2013

The competition accepts photos from professional or amateur photographers and videos shot via mobile phones.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is looking for striking images and interesting phone videos that showcase the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

The theme of the photo contest is "Changing Lives." A professional or amateur photographer can submit a photo that highlights a climate-friendly project or related benefits in health, sanitation, infrastructure development, rural electrification or some other area. Each photographer may submit up to three photos.

For the video contest, participants must record themselves on a video–enabled phone and complete the phrase: "People should know about this CDM project because?" or "People should know about the CDM because?" all in 30 seconds or less. Videos must be in English or subtitled in English.

The winning works will be displayed in a dedicated booth at the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Warsaw in November, while short-listed entries could be featured in print and promotional materials, on the UNFCCC website.

The deadline is Sept. 30.

For more information, click here.