Published: 16 Jul 2021

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

UK Mission Geneva: Environmental Photography Competition

The UK Mission launched its first Environmental Photography Competition. The idea is to showcase inspirational environmental photography from across international Geneva and encourage climate action.

Photos should have an environmental theme.

The winner will receive a Canon camera, with prizes also on offer for 2nd and 3rd place. All those shortlisted will be invited to a reception hosted by the UK Ambassador, with their photographs on display. A panel from the UK Mission will judge entries.

The deadline for entries is 23:59 CEST on Sunday 5 September 2021.

WMO 2022 Calendar Competition

WMO launched the annual photography competition for its 2022 Calendar. WMO is looking for high-quality and artistic photographs of the amazing power and beauty of our weather and our natural surrounds. They welcome photographs that illustrate the theme of World Meteorological Day 2022, Early Warning and Early Action. Hydrometeorological and Climate Information for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The winning photographs will be chosen based on a combination of social media votes, geographic balance and technical artistic merit judged by our WMO jury (which consists of communications experts, photographers and meteorologists). The jury will make the final decision on the 13 photos for inclusion in the calendar (one for the cover and one for each month).  Winning entries will feature in the WMO 2022 online calendar. They will be showcased on the WMO website and social media platforms and feature prominently in our World Meteorological Day 2022 celebrations.

The deadline for entry is 15 September 2021.

Slogan Contest for the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15)

The next UN Biodiversity Conference, also known as the Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), will be held in Kunming, China, in 2021. It is an extremely important event, which will set the course for global biodiversity conservation for the next decade and beyond, with an aim to realize the 2050 Vision of “Living in harmony with nature”.

To build up the public awareness and call the whole world to pay sufficient attention to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, the Executive Committee for the Preparation of COP15 is soliciting slogans for the Conference. Create a slogan for COP15 and get it featured internationally in the lead up to COP15! Submissions are welcome until 6 September 2021.