Fourth IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest 2019

Application Deadline: April 30th 2019

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, through its Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) and the Thematic Group Red List of Ecosystems (RLE), are pleased to announce the Fourth IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest – My Place in Nature

The contest is open to all photographers and aspiring photographers worldwide. You are invited to share your story on ecosystems and show us your very own place in nature. Capture the essence of the one place or event in nature that has left you with a long-lasting impression because of its beauty, power or uniqueness and share your images of any ecosystem, either free from human intervention or altered by it.

Photographs may be submitted having a clear relation to the theme My Place in Nature, and two modalities: Individual Photo and Series of Photos. All submitted photographs will be evaluated in a first round by a jury.

Benefits:

The photographs that receive the highest scores by the jury will move on to a second round where they will be evaluated by the general public. Winning photographs will be those that obtain the best, combined scores based on the votes from both the public and the jury. Winners will be announced on IUCN Red List of Ecosystems social media and exhibited at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in Marseille, France.

Requirements:

1 .The contest is open to all photographers, regardless of age, gender or nationalityand professionalskill levels. Entrants under 18 years of age (“Minors”) require valid written and signedpermission from a parent or legal guardian(“Authorized Representative”) through the parental consent form, which can be found within the submission form.

How to Enter:

Complete and submit the Contest online form available at https://iucnrle.org/contest/.

Participation in this Contest is free of charge for the Photographer(s).

Each entry must comply with all of the following requirements:i.Have a clear link to the theme “My place in nature”.

Fall within the below entry modalities:

●Individual photo●Series of photos: between three (3) and five (5) numbered images, with a clear conceptual link.

Each Photographer may submit up to two (2)Individual photos.

3.5.Each Photographer may submit up to two (2) Series of photos (up to ten(10)images in total). Each Photographer may send submissions under both modalities, under the limits established in 3.4 and 3.5 (up to twelve(12) images in total).

3.7.Photographs of any ecosystem (terrestrial, freshwater, marine, etc.) may be submitted.

3.8.Entry is strictly limited to original images to which the Photographer holds all applicable rights. Images that have received an award or recognition in any other photography competitions are not eligible. Images that have been previously published may be submittedas long as all the rights are held by the photographer.3.9.All photographs must be taken in or from a safe and lawful location. The Organizers are not responsible for any consequences arising from the taking of any photographs in circumstances that may result in personal injury or unlawful conduct.

Each Photographer may send submissions under both modalities, under the limits established in 3.4 and 3.5 (up to twelve(12) images in total).

3.7.Photographs of any ecosystem (terrestrial, freshwater, marine, etc.) may be submitted.

3.8.Entry is strictly limited to original images to which the Photographer holds all applicable rights. Images that have received an award or recognition in any other photography competitions are not eligible. Images that have been previously published may be submittedas long as all the rights are held by the photographer.

3.9.All photographs must be taken in or from a safe and lawful location. The Organizers are not responsible for any consequences arising from the taking of any photographs in circumstances that may result in personal injury or unlawful conduct.

Technical requirements:

i.Only digital images will be accepted, but images do not need to have been taken with a digital camera.

ii.Images that have been retouched using software or by other means will be accepted, but it is not permitted to add or remove objects to/from the image or otherwise to alter the image so that it misrepresents the reality of the scene it depicts.

iii.Both colourand monochrome images will be accepted.iv.File format: PNG or JPG.v.File resolution: 300 dpi.vi.Minimum image size: 15 cm per 30 cmvii.Maximum file size: 20 Mb

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest 2019

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