International Youth Photography Contest

Last chance to enter an International Photography contest, with an environmental theme.

THE CHILDREN’S EYES ON EARTH
International Youth Photography Contest, Festival and Exhibition 2012

Inspiring young people to dream, achieve, discover and protect
our world for a better future

Deadline for entries – Saturday 15 September 2012
www.childrenseyesonearth.org

Young photographers still have until Saturday 15 September to enter the contest for the chance to win professional camera equipment and a trip to Baku in Azerbaijan to participate in The Children’s Eyes On Earth Photography Festival And Exhibition. The winners will also have an exclusive photographic workshop in Baku with internationally-known photographer, Reza.
 
The Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest, Festival And Exhibition 2012 aims to raise awareness of environmental issues through the eyes ofyoung people and their photographs. This exciting global initiative will give children and teenagers a platform to show how they see the natural world, and the chance to discover some of the challenges currently facing our planet.

By seeing through their eyes, it’s the hope that adults will also be inspired to take action, too. With the theme I Love Nature, I Fear Pollution, the Contest is a unique opportunity foryoung people to use photography to highlight crucial issues and share their visionwith others throughout the international community.

The Festival and Exhibition will be a chance to view the Contest entries and winning photographs. An international event, the Festival and Exhibition will visit major cities around the world and will raise global awareness about environmental issues.

Children collect rubbish from a huge dump outside the city to resell – the only way to raise money to feed their families. Phnom Penh, Cambodia © REZA

Who are they?

The Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest, Festival And Exhibition 2012 was initiated by Leyla Aliyeva, founder of the non-governmentalorganisation IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) and REZA,photographer and founder of the non-governmental organisation AINA World.
IDEA is the sponsor of The Children’s Eyes On Earth initiative, which is also supported by WPO (World Photography Organisation), National Geographic Kids UK, SDN (Social Documentary Network), Azerbaijan Ministry of Youth and Sports, FotoEvidence, Aina World and Webistan Photo Agency.

How to enter:
 
Anyone aged 17 or under (at the time of entry) may enter the Contest and all entrants must submit at least one image illustrating the theme I Love Nature and one image illustrating the theme I Fear Pollution. Entries will be assessed by an international judging panel, with a special ‘Your Choice’ prize being awarded by public vote. All entries must be in digital format and can only be submitted through the official Contest website www.childrenseyesonearth.org.

Key dates:

  • The Contest is open and the deadline for entries is 15 September 2012
  • The “Your Choice” public vote will be open from 16 September 2012
  • Entries will be assessed by the judging panel from 17 September 2012
  • Winners will be announced on 2 October 2012
  • The Festival and Exhibition will begin the last week of October 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan and thereafter will visit major cities around the world

Prizes:

  • 1st prize: SLR camera, a laptop computer and a photo printer.
  • 2nd prize: SLR camera, an iPad and a photo printer.
  • 3rd prize: SLR camera and a photo printer.
  • “Your Choice” prize: SLR camera and a photo printer.

The prize winners, each accompanied by a legal guardian, will travel to Baku in
Azerbaijan and participate in The Children’s Eyes On Earth Photography Festival And
Exhibition
. The winners will also have an exclusive photographic workshop in Baku with photographer, Reza.

IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action)

The sponsor of The Children’s Eyes On Earth Photography Festival And Exhibition is the non-governmental organisation, IDEA, founded by environmentalist, humanitarian and artist, Leyla Aliyeva, in Azerbaijan in July 2011. IDEA works with young people to put environmental awareness and action at the heart of family, community and national life and is based on the principles of dialogue, action, leadership and education – all essential ingredients for equipping a generation to create positive and sustainable environmental change. “Around the world, young people are waking up to the challenge of the environment. It is in our hands to create a future where we live in harmony with the nature which supports us and gives us life”, says Leyla.

Posted by Clare Kersey

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