UNFCCC/CDM International Photo Contest 2009

    The secretariat of the UNFCCC is pleased to announce the launch of UNFCCC/CDM Photo Contest 2009 intended to raise awareness about the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism.

    Whether you are a professional or an amateur photographer, send us your best photos on the theme “CDM Changing Lives” and help the world learn about the value of the CDM.

    We’re looking for striking images that showcase CDM projects or their related benefits. Whether it’s a photo highlighting a climate-friendly project or related benefits in health, sanitation, infrastructure development, rural electrification or some other area, we want to see your vision of this remarkable mechanism.

    Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, artistic merit, and their persuasiveness in telling the story of the CDM on the theme “Changing Lives”. The Wow Factor is also very important, so we’ll be looking for photos able to grab the viewer’s attention and hold it.

    This is a great opportunity for photographers to gain global exposure and recognition. The winning works will be displayed at the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, when the countries of the world will be working hard to deliver a global deal on climate change. Plus, submitted works could feature prominently in important print and promotional material and on the UNFCCC/CDM website.

    Have a winning shot? Then send it in. Show off your work, show off the benefits of the CDM, and help promote development and GHG emission reductions.

    See http://cdm.unfccc.int/contest/index.html

    Submission deadline: 31 October 2009