The European Environment Agency (EEA) is organising a photography competition ‘NATURE@work’, which invites European citizens to capture how nature benefits them.
The EEA’s annual photo competition aims to engage with Europeans around different environmental issues and this year’s competition focuses on the benefits we receive from nature. Did you know that green spaces in and around our cities help protect our homes from flooding by absorbing excess flood water, or that trees and urban parks help lower temperatures in urban areas during heatwaves? With its intrinsic beauty and rich diversity, nature is also a source of inspiration not only for art but also for designing machines, homes and many innovation solutions.
The ‘NATURE@work’ photo competition to citizens of the EEA member countries and West Balkan cooperating countries over the age of 18 and invites them to submit photographs that illustrate any of the following three themes:
•NATUREprovides: Can you capture in a photo the benefits nature makes available that you cherish most?
•NATUREprotects: Have you noticed how the nature around you – in the countryside, your town or city, protects you?
•NATUREinspires: Can you spot anything around you that was inspired by nature?
The photos must be taken in the countries mentioned at this website
•The winners in each category will be awarded a cash prize of EUR 1000, while EUR 500 is on offer for both the Public Choice Award and the Youth Prize.
•The Youth Prize will be awarded to the winning entry, selected among those submitted by persons aged between 18 and 24 (born between calendar years 1993-1999) to any of the competition categories.
One entrant may submit maximum 5 entries in total in the competition.
Image requirements: jpeg-format, minimum resolution of 2000 pixels for the long side of the photograph.
Entry deadline: 15th August 2017
For more information on how to enter and the competition rules