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Photo Contest
International Geoscience Programme, IGCP
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UNESCO’s International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) launched a photo contest on 1 September on the theme of The Changing Face of the Earth, to raise awareness among youth of the state of the planet. The competition is open to 15–20 year-olds around the world and there are 40 prizes to be won. Entries close on 31 January 2008.

Each contestant is invited to submit a single colour photo depicting her or his personal testimony of the Earth’s rapidly changing landscape in a positive or negative way. The photo should illustrate one of the ten themes from the International Year of Planet Earth (see list). Photos may portray rural or urban scenes and should depict changes to the landscape caused by natural phenomena or resulting from human intervention.

Each of the winning contestants will receive a copy of two UNESCO books: Explaining the Earth and The Changing Face of the Earth. The names of the 40 winning contestants will be announced in the April 2008 issue of A World of Science and on UNESCO’s science portal.

A flooded Calcutta street in July 2006
Jayanta Shaw captured his changed surroundings in this poignant photo of a rickshaw puller making his way through a flooded Calcutta street in July 2006. Shaw entered this photo in the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education photo contest, ultimately won by Prasanta Biswas, also from India.
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