Friday, April 12, 2013

Call for Participation in 2013 ICIMOD Digital Photo Contest on "Water and Life"

Call for Participation in

2013 ICIMOD Digital Photo Contest on “Water and Life”

(10 April – 20 May 2013)


The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is organizing a Digital Photo Contest on the theme of 'Water and Life' to celebrate its 30th Anniversary. This contest also coincides with the United Nation’s International Year of Water Cooperation 2013.


The photo contest aims to draw the attention of the public, policymakers and relevant stakeholders to the importance of water and challenges of water-related issues in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region in relation to human needs, gender, environment, biodiversity, and climate change and adaptation, as well as to good practices in water and related risk management, including water cooperation. It is also a reflection of the importance that ICIMOD places on water cooperation at all levels and symbolizes its commitment to continued efforts in this area.


The top three photos judged the best, second best and third best by a panel of judges will receive cash Prizes of USD 1,000, 800, and 600 respectively along with certificates of achievement.  The next top 30 photos (10 from each of the three categories) will be eligible for the People's Choice award. This award will be decided based on week-long voting on Facebook. The photo with the highest number of ‘likes’ on the ICIMOD Facebook page in each category will receive a People's Choice award of USD 200 along with a certificate of achievement.  The remaining 27 photos will receive Honourable Mentions, along with certificates.


Who can participate?

·         The photo contest is open to anybody from anywhere in the world as long as he/she is above 18 years of age at the time of participation.

·         There is no entry fee required to participate.

·         Each participant can submit up to three photos per category. As there are a total of three categories, each participant can enter up to nine photos.


How to participate?


To participate in the photo contest, please first visit the following website for information on terms and conditions, thematic and geographical scopes of the photo contest, and criteria for judging entries, including how to submit entries:


For any query and clarification, write to:

ICIMOD Photo Contest Organising Team

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