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About the Contest

The Children's Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest 2012  is a great opportunity for you to raise awareness about important environmental issues, as seen through YOUR eyes! We hope you'll enter the Contest with your photographs on the themes I Love Nature and I Fear Pollution, to share your experiences and help promote an understanding of some of the challenges facing our planet. The Contest, along with the following international Festival and Exhibition, is a great platform to show your photographs, which will inspire families, business people, decision-makers, politicians and others around the world to take action. So, what are you waiting for? Enter today!

Who can enter?

The Contest is open to residents of all countries. Entrants must be aged 17 or under at the time of entry. If you are under 16, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s consent to upload images onto the Children’s Eyes On Earth website.

Key Dates

  • The Children's Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest 2012 will begin 15 June 2012.
  • The deadline for all entries is 11.59pm (GMT) on 15 September 2012.
  • A panel of International Jury and Advisory Board members will be reviewing entries from 16 September 2012.
  • The Festival and Exhibition will begin the last week of November 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Contest prizes

· 1st prize: SLR camera, a laptop computer and a photo printer, a trip to Baku in Azerbaijan accompanied by a legal guardian, an invitation to attend to the festival and exhibition, and an exclusive photographic workshop with photographer Reza.

· 2nd prize: SLR camera, an iPad and a photo printer, a trip to Baku in Azerbaijan accompanied by a legal guardian, an invitation to attend to the festival and exhibition, and an exclusive photographic workshop with photographer Reza.

· 3rd prize: SLR camera and a photo printer, a trip to Baku in Azerbaijan accompanied by a legal guardian, an invitation to attend to the festival and exhibition, and an exclusive photographic workshop with photographer Reza.

· Public prize: SLR camera and a photo printer, a trip to Baku in Azerbaijan accompanied by a legal guardian, an invitation to attend to the festival and exhibition and, an exclusive photographic workshop in with photographer Reza.

Frequently asked questions

Q: How do I enter the competition?

A: Visit www.childrenseyesonearth.org and create a profile. You must submit at least two images to enter – one image to illustrate the I Love Nature theme and another image for the I Fear Pollution theme. Captions for each image or series of images must be included. Please find further details on how to upload an image below.

Q: How old do I have to be to enter?

A: Anyone aged 17 or under (at the time of entry) may enter the competition.

Q: Do I need my parents’ permission?

A: If you are under the age of 17, you will need a parent or guardian’s permission to enter the competition.

Q: How much does it cost to enter?

A: The competition is free to enter.

Q: When is the competition closing date?

A: Entries must be submitted by 11.59:59pm (GMT) on 15 September 2012.

Q: How do I upload an image?

A: Click www.childrenseyesonearth.com for more details.

Q: How many images can I upload?

A: You can upload a minimum of two and a maximum of 20 images. You must enter at least one image for the I Love Nature theme and one image for the I Fear Pollution theme.

Q: How do I know the upload has worked?

A: After submitting your images to the website, you can review how many you have uploaded by logging into your account.

Q: Can I post a CD with my images or send prints of my images?

A: No, images can only be submitted online by uploading a digital file.

Q: Can I make changes to my entry once the photos have been uploaded?

A: No, once your images have been uploaded they cannot be changed.

Q: What are the prizes?

A:

  • 1st prize: SLR camera, a laptop computer and a photo printer
  • 2nd prize: SLR camera, an iPad and a photo printer
  • 3rd prize: SLR camera and a photo printer
  • “Your Choice” prize: SLR camera and a photo printer

The three prize winners, each accompanied by a legal guardian, will travel to Baku in Azerbaijan and participate in The Children's Eyes On Earth Festival & Exhibition, which will begin the last week of November 2012. The three winners will also have an exclusive photographic workshop in Baku with photographer, Reza.

See full prize terms and conditions

Q: Who is judging the competition?

A: Entries will be judged after 16 September 2012 by a panel of Judges and an Advisory Board of photographic and art experts from around the world, chaired by photographer, Reza. The judges’ decisions are final.

Q: How will the entries be judged?

A: Photographs will be judged on their originality, creativity, photographic quality and relevance to the themes, I Love Nature and I Fear Pollution.

Q: When will the winners be announced?

A: Competition winners will be announced online on ...

Q: Can I crop or edit my photo?

A: Only minor burning, dodging, cropping and/or colour correction is acceptable and you must clearly note what changes have been made in the image description.

Q: What size image shall I upload?

A: All uploaded digital images should be at least 1,000 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,000 pixels tall (if a vertical image) and must be in JPEG or JPG format. All entrants must be able to supply a high-resolution image, suitable for printing in media or exhibition display, if selected.

Q: Can I use an image that I have used before?

A: Yes, provided it has not won a prize in another competition.

Q: If I have a question that isn’t answered above, who can I contact?

A: If you have any other questions about the competition, please email:

 contact@childrenseyesonearth.com