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The registration period for the Third IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest - Ecosystems at the Crossroads has officially ended

With the official participation of 65 photographers and 322 photos of ecosystems from around the world, the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems team is pleased to announce the closing of the registration period for the Third IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest - Ecosystems at the Crossroads.

The Red List of Ecosystems team extends its thanks to the photographers and nature lovers who attended this call and participated in the third edition of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest - Ecosystems at the Crossroads. We are pleased to announce that the process of receiving photographs successfully ended on Friday July 8 at 23:59 UTC-4:00 (Venezuelan time zone).

Since the reception of photographs started - on March 31, 2016- 92 photographers joined us in this campaign to promote and disseminate knowledge about the world's ecosystems, their current status and how they are changing. We received more than 500 photographs, of which 322 (from 65 photographers) met both the technical and thematic requirements, formally becoming participants in the contest. We received photos from around the world, with a large percentage from the American continent, followed by Asia and Europe, and with all the continents represented with at least one photo.

For the third edition of the contest we had the same two categories as in the previous edition (Wild Beauty and Changing World) and added a couple of modalities to each of the categories (Individual Photo and Series of Photos). The participation in this combination of categories and modalities is summarized as follows:

  • Wild Beauty - Individual modality (WB-I): 78 photos
  • Wild Beauty - Series of photos modality (WB-S): 21 series (92 photos)
  • Changing World - Individual modality (CW-I): 64 photos
  • Changing World - Series of photos modality (CW-S): 20 series (88 photos)

Now that the period for reception of photos has closed, the evaluation process has started. It consists of a first round of appraisal by a qualified international Jury until the end of July, when the selected finalists will be shared with the public for a second round of voting. The winners of the contest will be determined by the combined votes of the jury and the public. The finalist photographs will be exhibited during the IUCN World Conservation Congress, which will take place 1-10 September 2016 in Hawai’i. Furthermore, the winners of the contest will be publicly announced during this global event, on September 3 at 19:00 local time.

We invite you to visit our social networks Facebook and Instagram, where you can see all the participating photos, as well as stay informed regarding the finalist photographs and the initiation of the public voting, so that you can help us choose the winners!

Provita Jul 19, 2016

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