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News Climate Change and Environment in Lebanon: win €1,000 in EU photo competition

The EU Delegation in Lebanon is calling on young amateur photographers to take part in a competition around the theme of ‘Climate Change and Environment in Lebanon', with €1,000 for the winner. 

A press release from the Delegation said that, "since one of the major causes of climate change is the degradation by man of his environment, the Delegation of the European Union proposes to amateur photographers residing in Lebanon and aged between 18 and 25 years to testify, via photographic images, to the harmful impact of the action of man on the environment in Lebanon." 

At a press conference to launch the competition on 16 April, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union, Ambassador Patrick Laurent said: "The European Union is at the forefront to combat climate change, but its efforts will have only limited effect, if all nations - developed and developing - do not take the necessary steps... The protection of the environment starts with each and every one of us. We must change some of our habits to build a sustainable future, and this requires a change in thinking. The youth should be at the forefront of this action, because it is their planet, that of future generations, that is endangered." 

Photos will be judged on artistic merit, technical excellence and originality, as well as on the personal vision of the photographer with regard to the influence of man on his environment. 

The deadline for the submission of photos is 16 June, 2010. Prizes will be awarded for the best three photos:

  • 1st prize: € 1,000
  • 2nd prize: € 750
  • 3rd prize: € 500
The competition rules and the participation form can be downloaded from the website of the Delegation of the European Union:    

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Keyword(s) Climate Change and Environment
Geographical coverage Lebanon
News date 19/04/2010
Working language(s) ENGLISH