2019 Climate Tracker Climate and Health Photo Contest
Deadline: April 13, 2019.
In 2017 and 2018 alone, populations around the world were exposed to heatwaves (in Japan and the United Kingdom, for example), severe flooding (in China, France and India), wildfires (in Greece, Sweden and the USA) and tropical storms (in Japan, the Philippines and the USA).
Climate change impacts health both directly and indirectly. Some of the health impacts associated with the climate crisis include respiratory diseases, vector-borne diseases, heat strokes, mental illness and others, as mentioned in the latest report on Health & Climate Change launched by the World Health Organization during COP24.
This year, Climate Tracker is launching an exciting photography competition to highlight the impacts of climate change on human health.
You can choose one of the main 5 themes related to health and climate change:
- Air Pollution: you could show the pollution from public transportation in a cosmopolitan city, for example.
- Vector-borne diseases: such as malaria, dengue, and others which affect populations around the world.
- Climate change-induced disasters: how are the communities being affected by these climate-induced disasters? What type of adaptation measures have they started?
- Food security: you could take a look at issues related to malnutrition, agricultural practices, and others.
- Migration: you can show how movements of populations due to environmental issues are also exposed to diseases.
- Everybody is welcome to participate. They are looking for 8 winners from around the world who can show issues related to health, climate and development through their photographs.
- They accept applicants between 18 and 30 years old. However, you are encouraged to apply anyway if you are above the age limit.
- The potential publication of your pictures on the platforms of the World Health Organization, Climate Tracker, and other organizations
- 8 winners will be selected to produce a photostory (30 – 35 photographs) about the impacts of climate change on health.
- After completing the photoshoots, the 8 winners will receive a 200 USD cash prize.
- These photostories will be featured in an eBook that highlight the work of the photographers.
- Following the 8 photostories, 1 winner will be awarded with a fully-funded fellowship to attend the COP25 in Chile on December 2018 with the with Climate Tracker team.