Last updated: 13 Sep 2023

Find here information on ongoing environmental contests launched by our partners.

FAO in Geneva World Food Forum 2023 Photo Contest

In line with the 2023 World Food Forum theme ” agrifood systems transformation accelerates climate action”, FAO Liaison Office in Geneva is hosting a photo contest,  presenting an exciting opportunity for youth to showcase their talent and present what sustainable agrifood systems and climate action mean for them through visual storytelling.

Winners will receive a certificate of recognition by FAO and the World Food Forum as well as a bag of FAO merchandise. The winning photographs will be displayed at the Palais de Nations during the World Food Day 2023 activities organized by the FAO Liaison Office in Geneva in October as well as during the Flagship Week of World Food Forum from 16 – 20 October 2023. More information and selection criteria can be found on the official  website.

The deadline for submission is 25 September 2023 at 12:00 CEST.

AI for Good Innovation Factory Challenge

Climate change is one of the biggest environmental challenges affecting the planet and humanity. The consequences of climate change are resulting in broad and deep social and economic consequences, impacting the lives and livelihoods of billions of people. The United Nations (UN) are playing a leading role in the global effort to fight and address climate change through a range of activities, initiatives and programs.

The combination of ICTs and AI technologies offer a promising approach to tackle the climate crisis by reducing emissions, increasing resource use efficiency, and building resilience to the impacts of climate change.

The winners will be announced at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 November – 12 December 2023 in the context of the Green Digital Action track.

AI for Good Innovation Factory has extended its call for applications from AI start-ups and solutions for climate change focused on water resource management, food, and climate-smart agriculture to 30 September 2023.

UNCCD Global Land Initiative and Green Storm Foundation Global Photography Competition

The UNCCD Global Land Initiative and Green Storm Foundation are organizing a global photography competition open to all under the theme “Beautiful Landscapes”. “Beautiful Landscapes” serves as a visual celebration of our planet’s diverse and captivating environments, where mountains stand tall, deserts whisper stories of resilience, water flows with grace, forests hum with life, and plains stretch as far as the eye can see. These enchanting terrains of inspiration beckon us to explore the wonders of nature and discover the extraordinary within our everyday world.

The delicate balance of our ecosystems is reflected in the beauty of landscapes. By capturing and showcasing their magnificence, we emphasize the urgent need to take action to protect them. “Beautiful Landscapes” is a reminder to reflect on the interconnectedness of all living beings and the critical role we play in safeguarding our planet’s natural heritage.

Participant can enter the contests under two categories:

  • Category 1: Images clicked using DSLR/Mirrorless cameras.
  • Category 2: Images clicked using mobile/smartphone cameras.

The finalists (the entries shortlisted for the exhibition) and the winners will receive a monetary compensation and be recognised at an Online/offline Award Ceremony to be held in April 2024. Finalists will be awarded a certificate of appreciation.

Deadline for submitting photos is 30 September 2023.

Human Rights Recognition Award 2023

The 2023 Human Rights Recognition Award of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue is dedicated to ‘Women Championing Environmental Rights’ and is intended to acknowledge and pay tribute to women who have exhibited remarkable skills, abilities, and innovation in the realm of environmental protection, conservation, and sustainability.

Deadline for applications is on 30 October 2023.

Eduki Fondation My Future, My Ideas! Competition

My future, my ideas! competition invites students aged from 4 to 19 from around Switzerland to share their ideas and take stock of the progress of Sustainable Development Goal implementation at the halfway mark to 2030.

Registration for the competition will be open from 4 September to 31 December 2023, while the deadline for submitting the projects is 29 February 2024. 

More information and updates can be received by signing up to the  Competition Newsletter.