Submissions Now Open for the 2013 ICIMOD Digital Photo Contest on "Water and Life"

Submissions Now Open for the 2013 ICIMOD Digital Photo Contest on "Water and Life"

ICIMOD Panschir AfghanistanWater and Life: 2013 ICIMOD Digital Photo Contest

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is organizing a Digital Photo Contest on the theme of 'Water and Life' to celebrate its 30th Anniversary. This contest also coincides with the United Nation’s International Year of Water Cooperation.


The photo contest aims to draw the attention of the public, policymakers and relevant stakeholders to the importance of water and challenges of water-related issues in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region in relation to human needs, gender, environment, biodiversity, and climate change and adaptation, as well as to good practices in water and related risk management, including water cooperation. It is also a reflection of the importance that ICIMOD places on water cooperation at all levels and symbolizes its commitment to continued efforts in this area.


How to Enter

The contest is open to anyone in the world over 18 years of age, and each participant can submit up to three photos per category. As there are a total of three categories, each participant can enter up to nine photos. The deadline for submission is May 20, 2013.


To participate, please visit ICIMOD’s website for information on terms and conditions, thematic and geographical scopes of the photo contest, and criteria for judging entries, including how to submit entries.


Awards and Prizes

The top three photos judged the best, second best and third best by a panel of judges will receive cash prizes of USD $1,000, $800, and $600 respectively, along with certificates of achievement. The next top 30 photos (10 from each of the three categories) will be eligible for the People's Choice award, based on a week-long voting process on Facebook. The photo with the highest number of ‘likes’ on the ICIMOD Facebook page in each category will receive a People's Choice award of USD $200 along with a certificate of achievement. The remaining 27 photos will receive Honourable Mentions, along with certificates.


For any query and clarification, write to:

ICIMOD Photo Contest Organising Team

Email: photocontest[at]

Photo Credit: ICIMOD


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