UNFCCC/CDM Photo Contest 2010

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This Contest is intended to raise awareness about the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism. Enter 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.

Theme: “Clean Development Mechanism Changing Lives”


  • Global exposure and recognition.
  • The winning works will be displayed at the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Cancun in December 2010

All submissions must be associated with a registered CDM project. Check the CDM interactive map to find a registered one near you or search for a registered project using the CDM website’s project project search facility

Each photographer may submit up to three photos.

Judging criteria:

  • Creativity and originality
  • Composition (technical excellence and quality)
  • Artistic merit (wow factor)
  • Content and persuasiveness in telling the story of the CDM on the theme “Changing Lives”.

Submissions must be:

  • In JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg) digital format
  • At least 2,500 pixels wide (horizontal image) or at least 2,500 pixels tall (vertical image)
  • Saved at 300 pixels/inch resolution
  • High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable
  • Digital files can be saved as 8 bit RGB with the JPEG image compression option set at quality level 8 (80%) or higher
  • Digital photographs should be shot at the highest resolution possible
  • Each submitted image should not be more than 10 MBs in size

Note that the top 50 finalists may be asked to re-submit a higher resolution file or an 8×10 professional photographic print for further promotional purposes

link to upload your photos.

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