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Fourth Photo Contest


Fourth IUCN Red List of Ecosystems
Photo Contest 



IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, through its Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) and the Thematic Group Red List of Ecosystems (RLE), are pleased to announce the Fourth IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest - My Place in Nature. The contest is open to all photographers and aspiring photographers worldwide. You are invited to share your story on ecosystems and show us your very own place in nature. Capture the essence of the one place or event in nature that has left you with a long-lasting impression because of its beauty, power or uniqueness and share your images of any ecosystem, either free from human intervention or altered by it.

Registration will be open from November 26th 2018 to April 30th, 2019.

Photographs may be submitted having a clear relation to the theme My Place in Nature, and two modalities: Individual Photo and Series of Photos. All submitted photographs will be evaluated in a first round by a jury. The photographs that receive the highest scores by the jury will move on to a second round where they will be evaluated by the general public. Winning photographs will be those that obtain the best, combined scores based on the votes from both the public and the jury. The first place winners for each of the two modalities will be announced on IUCN Red List of Ecosystems social media, exhibited at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in Marseille, France. Additionally, winners will be awarded with direct costs to attend the Forum of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 or costs paid up to $2000 (whichever is lower).

In order to submit your photos, please follow the following instructions:

  1. Carefully read the Official Rules.
  2. Select the photos you want to submit for the modalities of your preference (you may submit photos in both modalities).
  3. Gather all the required information for each of your photos, including Title, Description, Country, Location and Date.  
  4. Select the photographs having a clear relation to the theme My Place in Nature (File format: JPG or PNG).
  5. Fill out the Online Photo Submission Form no later than April 30th, 2019. 
  6. Photographs submitted by Minors must be accompanied by signed parental consent from the Authorized Representative in order to be considered.

If you cannot register with Google, please summarize your information in this excel spreadsheet and send it with your photo/s to [email protected]. We need this information for each of your entries separately, please send separate e-mails in case you are submitting several photos.

For more information please check the FAQ list. Likewise, if you have any problems with your submission, please contact us at [email protected].


Learn about our place in nature by following the contest submissions on Instagram and Facebook, and let us know which photos you like the best!

Stay tuned to vote on the second round for your favorite photographs right here on our website!

IUCN Red List of Ecosystems


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