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Photo Competition: GLF Amazonia

A snapshot of the Earth’s mightiest jungle


GLF Amazonia: A snapshot of the Earth’s mightiest jungle

Send us your best photos of the Amazon Biome and its communities

The Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest on the planet – but how much longer can it survive in the face of rampant deforestation and a mounting climate emergency?

At GLF Amazonia: The Tipping Point – Solutions from the Inside Out, we’ll be exploring solutions to bring the Amazon back from the brink, and we need your help to show it to the world in all its grandeur.

We want you to send us your best photographs of the Amazon region – from its brilliant biodiversity to its bustling metropolises, from its Indigenous defenders to the logging, ranching and mining interests that are tearing it down.

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Prizes

  • Cash prizes of EUR 600 (1st place), EUR 300 (2nd place) and EUR 150 (popular vote).
  • A spread and interview in Landscape News
  • A showcase at the GLF Amazonia digital conference

Eligibility

  • The GLF Amazonia photo competition is open to anyone aged 18 or above, whether you’re a photo enthusiast or a professional photographer.
  • As such, the competition will include professional and non-professional categories.

How to participate

  • To participate, upload your photo here.
  • The uploaded file must include the photo’s title, the contributor’s name and contact information including email address, social media handles and a caption listing the location, subject and year the photo was taken.

Selection

All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges selected by the GLF, who will shortlist up to 25 photos from all eligible submissions received during the competition period. Finalists will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity (30%)
  • Photographic quality (30%)
  • Composition (30%)
  • Execution of theme (10%)

The finalist photos will be published on the GLF’s online platforms. The public will be invited to vote for their favorite photos, and the submission that receives the most votes will receive the ‘popular vote’ award. First and second prize winners will be chosen by the panel.

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Who can participate?

Anyone aged 18 or above can submit photos to the competition. We are looking for perspectives on the Amazon from around the world.

Outcome

Finalist photos will be featured and shared across GLF platforms and products. The most popular photos after public voting will be featured at GLF Amazonia, with the winning photo receiving EUR 600 as a prize.

Evaluation process

A panel of judges selected by GLF (to be announced) will select up to 25 photos from all eligible submissions received during the competition period. Please note that while one person can submit more than one photo, any single contributor can have just one finalist photo. Finalists will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity (30%)
  • Photographic quality (30%)
  • Composition (30%)
  • Execution of theme (10%)

On 11 September, the finalist photos will be published on GLF platforms and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite photos. The submission that receives the most votes during the voting period will be deemed the Grand Prize winner, subject to verification and compliance with these official rules.

How do I submit my photo?

Upload your photo via the submission form.

Terms and conditions

Contributors must be 18 years old or older to submit a photo. The photo must be original and owned by the contributor. By submitting photos to the competition, the contributor agrees to a creative commons, attribution, non-commercial share-alike license (BY-NC-SA).

Competition organizers reserve the right to use photos submitted through the competition for GLF materials and exhibitions during Forum events. Contributors will be given proper credit when the organizers publish or use their pictures. Contributors do not have permission to use the photos they submitted for commercial purposes.

Contributors who work for the media are required to attach an authorization signed by a representative of the media company employing them. This authorization should state that the organizers of the contest have permission to publish the author’s piece from the media outlet in which the photo originally appeared. Please attach your authorization (if applicable) in the submission form.

The GLF reserves the right to disqualify contestants in the case of suspicious activity throughout the voting period. Fraudulent activities will be monitored and will lead to exclusion.