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 1520 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 Earths 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
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 UNESCOs science portal.
|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.
View all the photos.