Call for Entries: Sustainable Development Photo and Video Storytelling Contest

Deadline: 23 May 2021

Tying in with the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development 2021, the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) and Technische Sammlungen Dresden aim to mobilise professional and amateur photographers and videographers to advocate for sustainability through a storytelling contest. Photographers and videographers of all levels are invited to submit stories that relate to the Resource Nexus and one or more of the following themes:

  • Agriculture
  • Forests
  • Circular Economy
  • Climate Change
  • Biodiversity

Submissions should do one or both of the following:

  • Showcase the impact of any of the above on the Resource Nexus or vice versa
  • Showcase positive action for sustainable development

In addition to engaging a growing community of audiovisual storytellers, especially with increased digitalisation and access to handheld photo/videography globally, the contest aims to create a lasting impact by providing a platform for these sustainability stories to be told and amplified. A desired outcome of the activity is not just a heightened level of awareness of sustainability issues from the perspective of the respective themes, but also the mobilisation of civic action to do something for the planet.

Winning entries  with cash prizes worth up to 2,000 euros  will be judged based on their relevance to the themes, originality and creativity, and inspirational power or potential social impact. They will be showcased in a physical exhibition at the Technische Sammlungen Dresden and in a digital gallery, and will also be used in UNU-FLORES publications.


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