Children’s Eyes On Earth

July 17, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 0 Comments |
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The Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest, Festival and Exhibition 2012 aims to raise awareness of environmental issues through the eyes of young people and their photographs. Anyone aged 17 or under 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. The deadline for entries is 5 September 2012. As always, we suggest that you read the rules before entering your work. For more information, visit the website below.

Website: Children’s Eyes On Earth

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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!

The Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest, Festival and Exhibition 2012 aims to raise awareness of environmental issues through the eyes of young 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, its our 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 for young people to use photography to highlight crucial issues and share their vision with 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.

Who are we?
The Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest, Festival and Exhibition 2012 was initiated by Leyla Aliyeva, founder of the non-governmental organisation 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, http://www.childrenseyesonearth.com

Key dates
* The Contest is now open and the deadline for entries is 5 September 2012.
* Entries will be assessed by the judging panel from 6 September 2012.
* The Festival and Exhibition will begin the first 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.


Photo (c) REZA 1994 Mount Altai, Kazakhstan
A dancer arrives at a traditional Kazakh wedding on horseback.



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