Deadline: 31 December 2022. The #MakeMercuryHistory Photo Contest features three categories (mercury pollution, the environment, and the people working to phase out mercury), with photographers encouraged to send one picture per category and help open the eyes of a broad public that may have not yet realized the magnitude of the problem, showing that everybody can contribute to the reduction of mercury pollution.
A jury of communication and environmental experts from leading global organizations such as United Nations Environment Programme, the GEF, and the Global Mercury Partnership will decide on the most relevant photos in each category.
The results will be announced on 22 April (Earth Day) 2023. There will be one winner for each of the three categories listed above and nine finalists. Exciting awards and visibility will be offered for each winner.
There will be one winner for each of the three categories listed above and nine finalists. Exciting awards and visibility will be offered for each winner.
• Winners will receive a framed printed copy of their photo and an official certificate from the secretariat of the Minamata Convention.
• Winners will be invited to be part of a special event on photography and mercury in the context of the public awareness campaign for the Convention’s 6th anniversary in 2023.
• Winner and finalist photos in each category will be part of a virtual exhibition on the Minamata Convention website to be launched for the World Environment Day – 5 June 2023 and promoted through social media challenges giving credit to the authors.
• Winner and finalist photos will be part of a physical photo exhibition at the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP-5) to be held in October/November 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland.
• Winner and finalists’ photos will be part of a 2024 Minamata Convention calendar to be gifted to COP-5 participants in November 2023, and downloadable from the Convention’s website.
• Winner and finalists will receive a printed copy of the 2024 calendar.
Photo Contest Website: https://www.mercuryconvention.org/en/news/participate-now-makemercuryhistory-photo-contest