The UK is preparing to host the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021.
As we count down to COP26, the UK Mission is proud to launch our first Environmental Photography Competition. The idea is to showcase inspirational environmental photography from across international Geneva and encourage climate action.
Photos should have an environmental theme. For example, we hope to see entries that inspire us to live sustainably or enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences of and solutions to climate change.
The winner will receive a state of the art Canon camera (RRP 600 Swiss Francs), with prizes also on offer for 2nd and 3rd place. All those shortlisted will be invited to a reception hosted by the UK Ambassador, with their photographs on display. A panel from the UK Mission will judge entries.
We encourage anyone with a keen eye for photography and an interest in the environment to enter.
The deadline for entries is 23:59 CEST on Sunday 18 July 2021.
organisation/agency/institution you are associated with
job title (or student status)
your entry (we recommend using a file sharing service such as WeTransfer or Google Drive in order to link to your photo, to avoid the quality being compromised)
description of your entry (maximum 150 words)
You may enter up to two photographs – separately or together.
By entering the competition, you agree to the following:
the competition is open to anyone currently working or studying in Geneva, Switzerland (and the immediate surrounding areas)
submissions should relate closely to the theme
participants may submit up to two photographs
submissions should be uploaded in JPEG or PNG format. Other formats will not be accepted
photos may be portrait or landscape
photos should be original and must not infringe any copyrights or any other third-party rights
the UK Mission will not be responsible for any claim or complaints alleging violation of the rights of third parties
submissions should not be sexually explicit or suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional, or age group, profane or pornographic, or contain elements of nudity
submissions should not promote alcohol, drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda of message
submissions should not be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate speech
submissions should not defame, misrepresent, or contain disparaging remarks about other people or organizations
copyright of the material remains with the participants. By participating in the competition, entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide exclusive license to the UK Mission Geneva, for non-commercial purposes, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit).
personal data will be handled in line with GDPR requirements