SEAMEO BIOTROP believes that conservation of the region's biodiversity is everyone's responsibility. Recognizing the unique and rich biological resources we have and understanding their real values are critical considerations toward having more meaningful conservation efforts. Photo documentation is one practical way towards actualizing this purpose. It is for this reason that SEAMEO BIOTROP is launching this regional biodiversity conservation photo competition.
This annual competition is among the special initiatives of SEAMEO BIOTROP under its 9th Five-Year Development Plan (2012-2017). In general, the competition aims to usher greater public awareness and support to biodiversity conservation efforts in Southeast Asia. Different themes will be featured for every competition year that would build upon each other towards achieving the contest objective. Other than generating a database of quality photographs of the region's biodiversity, the contest is expected to surface biodiversity conservation concerns from the public's perspectives that need more policy and research interventions and financial support from governments and development organizations.
SEAMEO BIOTROP is launching the competition this year with the theme "People and Biodiversity" that emphasizes many important uses of biodiversity in peoples' lives (mainstreaming biodiversity into economic, socio-cultural, and environmental aspects).
The contest is open to all nationals and residents of Southeast Asian countries who will be divided into two categories as follow:
Registration is free
Cash prizes and certificates shall be awarded to the winning entries. The cash prizes are as follows:
|Prizes / Category||General||Student||Most Favorite*|
|First||USD 400||USD 200||USD 50|
|Second||USD 300||USD 150|
|Third||USD 200||USD 100|
*Photo that complies with competition rules according to judges decision and get the most likes through facebook will be nominated as favorite photo.
BIOTROP will accept submission of photo entries starting 08 August to
15 October 2016 30 October 2016 through website http://photo-contest.biotrop.org.
BIOTROP has the right to cancel or suspend the contest to infection by computer virus/bugs, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the Centre's control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest. BIOTROP would inform all participants about the cancellation/suspension and instructions on how to proceed with the Contest if problems could be addressed.