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Fourth IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest

Fourth IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest

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Fourth IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest is open for application entries. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, through its Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) as well as the Thematic Group Red List of Ecosystems (RLE), are pleased to announce the Fourth IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest – My Place in Nature. The contest is open to all photographers and aspiring photographers worldwide. Moreover, you can share your story on ecosystems and show your very own place in nature. Capture the essence of the one place or event in nature that has left you with a long-lasting impression because of its beauty, power or uniqueness and share your images of any ecosystem, either free from human intervention or altered by it.

Themes and Categories

Photographs may have a clear relation to the theme My Place in Nature, and two modalities: Individual Photo and Series of Photos. The categories are

Changing World

The “Changing World” category aims to illustrate the human footprint, showing those ecosystems that have been impacted in some way or altered by human intervention or pollution. However, this impact or alteration can be negative or positive.

Wild Beauty

The “Wild Beauty” category aims to capture the natural beauty, elegance, power, simplicity and / or drama of the world around us by covering images of any ecosystem free of evidence of human intervention or contamination.

Eligibility for Submissions

All photographers and aspiring photographers from around the world


Winners will be announced on IUCN Red List of Ecosystems social media and exhibited at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in Marseille, France.


  • Carefully read the Official Rules.
  • Select the photos you want to submit for the modalities of your preference (you may submit photos in both modalities).
  • Similarly, Gather all the required information for each of your photos, including Title, Description, Country, Location and Date.
  • Likewise, Select the photographs having a clear relation to the theme My Place in Nature (File format: JPG or PNG).
  • Fill out the Online Photo Submission Form no later than April 30th, 2019.
  • Photographs submitted by Minors must be accompanied by signed parental consent from the Authorized Representative in order to get considerations.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline30 April,2019
Open toAll
OrganizerIUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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