Visual Dialogue on Climate Change

An International Photographic Competition

ALOHA to everyone,

East-West Center Association (EWCA) Islamabad Chapter, is organizing this competition in collaboration with Gallery 6 Islamabad to promote the EWC’s Mission of better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific.

We very kindly request all Chapter Leaders/Representatives/Liaisons from 24 countries/ regions to share this announcement inviting EWCA members, alumni and all other citizens to participate. We will be extremely grateful if this could be especially shared with the photography clubs/societies in your country/region.

The photographs should serve as a product which would attract media, individuals and other stakeholders for spreading/creating awareness about factors leading to climate change and its resultant negative impacts. For example, the photographs could focus on negative impacts on biodiversity, degradation of land, rapid deforestation, invasion of open spaces, excessive consumption of fossil fuel, land erosion, affected people like “climate refugee” i.e. someone led into destitution by loss of orchards or lands,  birds that are moving away, animals that are becoming lesser in number, massive water crisis, etc., etc.

Each individual/photographer should send only ONE image any day from today but NOT LATER THAN 31 July 2021 through the link given below:

A panel of expert judges will select 5 most outstanding entries. These 5 winners will be presented $ 300 each.

An e-catalogue with best 50 photographs will be created and circulated to all the chapters, EWC and the 50 shortlisted participants. The Chapters and EWC will have the privilege to use as many photographs as desired in suitable ways. The only condition being acknowledgement of credit to the photographer, the project and the organizers.

Selected number of photographs (20-30) will be printed in large sizes on canvas or paper and exhibited at Gallery 6 Islamabad. Extensive coverage will be given through press, TV and social media, both nationally and internationally.

Similar exhibitions may be held on site or virtually by the other Chapters. We will provide all necessary assistance.

Let’s join hand to shine as a EWCA Community.