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Climate Tracker – Climate and Health Photo Contest

Climate Tracker - Climate and Health Photo Contest

Climate Tracker – Climate and Health Photo Contest

About Climate Tracker – Climate and Health Photo Contest


In 2017 and 2018 alone, populations around the world were exposed to heatwaves (in Japan and the United Kingdom, for example), severe flooding (in China, France and India), wildfires (in Greece, Sweden and the USA) and tropical storms (in Japan, the Philippines and the USA).


Climate change impacts health both directly and indirectly. Some of the health impacts associated with the climate crisis include respiratory diseases, vector-borne diseases, heat strokes, mental illness and others, as mentioned in the latest report on Health & Climate Change launched by the World Health Organization during COP24.


This year, in partnership with the World Health Organization, Climate Tracker is launching an exciting photography competition to highlight the impacts of climate change on human health.




* 8 winners will be selected to produce a photostory (30 – 35 photographs) about the impacts of climate change on health.


* After completing the photoshoots, the 8 winners will receive a 200 USD cash prize.


* These photostories will be featured in an eBook that highlight the work of the photographers.


* Following the 8 photostories, 1 winner will be awarded with a fully-funded fellowship to attend the COP25 in Chile on December 2018 with the with Climate Tracker team!


How to apply:


Are you passionate about photography and climate change? Show us what you got. To apply to the competition, you will have to complete your application through our platform which should include:


– A photograph or a photo story (up to 10 photos) that shows the challenges and/or the solution to issues related to health and climate change.

By completing this submission, you confirm you are the author of the submitted pictures and have the rights to these pictures, and you agree that your pictures can be shared and used on various social media platforms and websites. Your pictures will receive this CC copyright and will be accredited ©WHO/Your Name.


– A 200-word paragraph with the idea for the photostory you will create if you are among the 8 winners. You can choose one of the main 5 themes related to health and climate change:


Air Pollution: you could show the pollution from public transportation in a city, for example.


-Vector-borne diseases: diseases such as malaria, dengue, etc., which affect populations around the world.


-Climate change-induced disasters: how are the communities being affected by these climate-induced disasters? What type of adaptation measures have they started?

-Food security: you could take a look at issues related to malnutrition, agricultural practices, and others.

-Migration: you can show how movements of populations due to environmental issues are also exposed to diseases.


Need more ideas for your photos? Follow this toolkit on how to create visuals about Health and Climate.


Key Dates:


Launching of the competition: March 17

Deadline to submit applications: April 13

Announcement of 8 winners: April 17

Photoshoots: April 24 – May 5




1 Which regions are eligible for the competition?

Everybody is welcome to participate! We are looking for 8 winners from around the world who can show issues related to health, climate and development through their photographs.


2. Is there an age limit?

We accept applicants between 18 and 30 years old. However, you are encouraged to apply anyway if you are above the age limit.


3. Can I submit a photograph or photostory already published in another media outlet?

Yes, but you will need to submit a written authorization for publishing the photo on Climate Tracker and the World Health Organization’s platforms.


4. How will the winners be selected?

The Climate Tracker team will evaluate both your photo(s) and pitch for the photo story you will have to produce. Then, 8 winners will be selected.

The rating system focuses on 5 main qualities:

* Photographic composition
* Originality
* Expression of theme
* Clarity and quality of submission
* Social Impact
You can find more information about the rating system here:


5. What are the prizes?

* 200 USD cash prize for the 8 best participants who will have to complete a photoshoot.
* Your photos will be featured in a special eBook.
* 1 fully-funded fellowship to join the Climate Tracker team at COP25 in Chile on December 2019.


Contest Publisher Website


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