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Photo and Video Contest on Soil Biodiversity 2020

Photo and Video Contest on Soil Biodiversity 2020

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The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations calls application for Photo and video contest on Soil Biodiversity 2020. The competition has two main categories:

  • Mega & Macrofauna: e.g. Toads, moles, beavers, rabbits, badgers, earthworms, termites, ants, millipedes, woodlice…etc
  • Meso & Microfauna: e.g. Small invertebrates such as tardigrades, mites, insects like collembolans, diplurans, and proturans, bacteria, protozoans, fungi, nematodes…etc

Main objectives

The objectives of the Photo and video contest on Soil Biodiversity are to

  • Promote and give visibility to the importance of soil organisms.
  • Raise awareness of the urgency of protecting soil biodiversity.
  • Stimulate engagement and participation of a wider broader audience on social media in relation to soil biodiversity.


The winners of each category will receive a prize of USD 500. In addition to that, additional prizes will be given to the 5 shortlisted finalists of each category. They will also receive soil-related gadgets, an official certificate of recognition, and will have their entries printed and exposed in the FAO Atrium during the Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity, on UN/FAO websites and social media channels, and on a special article featuring the winners of the contest.

Rules of Partipication

  • Each participant can submit up to five entries by filling and submitting the registration form.
  • Entries should be sent by email to [email protected] by 30 June 2020 using any file transfer services.
  • Entrants must own the copyright and must have taken the photographs/ videos themselves. They may have been taken at any time prior to the contest launch.
  • Photographs and videos should fall under one of the categories mentioned above.
  • Participants should not forget to post their photos/videos if they have social media accounts, using the competition hashtags: #SoilBiodiversity,#GSOBI20 and #Biodiversity2020.
  • The FAO corporate social media may share and retweet the winning photos on corporate accounts.


  • Submission opens: 5 April 2020
  • Submission closes: 30 June 2020
  • Shortlisting of the 5 best submissions for each category: July-August 2020
  • The public vote opens: 7-9 September 2020
  • Public vote closes (announcement of the winner): 9 September 2020



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline30 June,2020
Open toAll



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