ASEAN-wide Photo Contest

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 jeffrey 0 Comments

The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and GIZ are inviting all photographers to join the ASEAN-wide photo contest entitled, "Zooming in on Biodiversity and Climate Change". We all know that one of the least understood yet very important topic in environmental concerns is the relationship between biodiversity and climate. As climate is the driver of biodiversity loss,  the corrosion of habitats and damaging of biodiversity only worsen the climate change. So, what can you do about it? Use the power of photography to promote awareness about the environmental issue. You can choose which category to join: Professional, Amateur, or Student. Submit it online for a chance to win cash prizes worth $1,000 for Professional and $500 for both Amateur and Student category. Your entries will also be published in the ASEAN Biodiversity Magazine and featured in an exhibit. By the way, did I say that participation is FREE of charge? Go ahead, take a shot and make a difference.

Contest Requirements:
  • Open to all residents of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam
  • Three (3) Categories:
    • Professional–Photographers who derive income from the sale of photographs or provision of photographic services
    • Amateur–Budding photographers (25 years old and above)
    • Student–Students(16 to 24 years old)
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to and download the official entry form 
  2. Theme: "Zooming in on Biodiversity and Climate Change"
    • Climate change is real.Climate change is here–Photos depicting the tell-tale signs of climate change (e.g. flooding, drought, forest fires, etc.)
    • Climate change affects us all–Photos that show the impact of climate change on biodiversity (agriculture, species, marine biodiversity, forests, etc.)
    • Conserving biodiversity to mitigate impacts of climate change–Photos depicting ways by which people curb climate change (e.g. conservation activities of organizations and individuals, tree growing activities, using of bicycles ins tead of motorized vehicle, etc.)
  3. Entry Guidelines:
    • Must be original and must not be digitally altered or enhanced in any way other than simple cropping
    • Must be submitted in digital format (JPEG or TIFF) format
    • Should have a minimum resolution of six megapixels (6MB) or a screen resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels
    • Should not have been submitted to previous photo contests or published elsewhere
    • The title of the photo must contain the following:
      • Photographer's name
      • Image name (title)
      • Number of the photo entry
  4. Together with the accomplished entry form, submit your entry/ies to with "Photo Contest" in the subject line
  5. Judging Criteria:
    • 40% Relevance to the theme
    • 20% Composition
    • 20% Creativity
    • 20% Technical excellence
  6. You may submit as many entries as you can but may only win once in the entire contest period
  7. The entry will be disqualified if the image file you sent is not readable and cannot be downloaded
  8. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: February 15 - July 31, 2013
  • October 2013 - Announcement of winners
Contest Prize:
  • Professional
    • First Prize - $1,000
    • Second Prize - $500
    • Third Prize - $300
  • Amateur
    •  First Prize - $500
    • Second Prize - $300
    • Third Prize - $200
  • Student
    • First Prize - $500
    • Second Prize - $300
    • Third Prize - $200
*Winning photographs will also be published in the ASEAN Biodiversity Magazine and featured in an exhibit
    • Online submission
    • Multiple entries allowed
    • CASH prize
    • Participation is FREE of charge
    • Contest is not exclusive in the country (ASEAN-wide)
    For more info, log on to