Picture2050: new photo competition now open for submissions

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News Published 01 Jun 2015 Last modified 02 Sep 2016, 02:24 PM
What comes to your mind when you think of nature, economy and well-being? The European Environment Agency (EEA) invites you to share your views and observations of Europe’s environment in a photography competition ‘Picture2050 – Living well, within the limits of our planet’.

 Image © Dare Ferjan, Environment & Me /EEA

Our natural environment is the backbone of our health and our economy. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat all depend on healthy ecosystems. Our quality of life is closely linked to the state of the environment we live in.

In its 7th Environment Action Programme (7EAP), the European Union has defined the following long-term vision: ‘In 2050, we live well, within the planet’s ecological limits. Our prosperity and healthy environment stem from an innovative, circular economy where nothing is wasted and where natural resources are managed sustainably, and biodiversity is protected, valued and restored in ways that enhance our society’s resilience. Our low-carbon growth has long been decoupled from resource use, setting the pace for a safe and sustainable global society.’

To participate in Picture2050, you may choose to depict a personal or a generic story, consisting of three photographs, depicting your vision, interpretation or understanding of ‘living well, within the limits of our planet in 2050’ along the three objectives of the 7EAP: natural capital; resource-efficient, low-carbon economy; and human health and well-being.

Submission deadline: 15 August 2015 at 23:59 (CET). Entry is free of charge.

You may find more information on natural capital; resource efficiency and environment and health on our website as well as in our report The European environment – state and outlook 2015 (SOER 2015).

Prizes and competition rules

In addition to the first, second and third prize, Picture2050 offers a Youth Prize and a Public Choice Award. Competition winners will receive cash prizes, and all participants might have a chance of getting their work promoted by the EEA and its partners across Europe.

The competition is open to citizens of the EEA member countries and West Balkan cooperating countries. All participants must be 18 or older. You must have full copyrights to the submitted material.

For more information on how to enter, timeline, competition rules and terms and conditions, please consult our Picture2050 pages. 

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