The contest welcomes entries from all walks of life: from amateur to professional photographers, of all ages. Through the contest, the Partnership wants to shine a light not only on the plastic waste problem, but also the solutions out there, our collective progress to date and the challenges and opportunities moving forward. As the recent COVID-19 pandemic has seen a soar in the amount of single-use plastic waste generated, giving visibility to the problem and the solutions has become more pressing than ever before.
Contest participants are invited to submit their entries in the following six categories which relate to the impacts of the plastic waste problem, the progress we’ve made and where we need to focus our attention:
- Let’s go outside! – Plastic waste and nature
- Plastic waste and our health and livelihoods
- Tiny but everywhere: Microplastics
- Let’s use it! – Plastic waste as a resource
- Let’s do it! – Solutions for avoiding single-use plastic products
- Let’s fix it! – Alternatives, new technologies and innovation
There will be three (3) winners per category – one amateur adult, one professional adult, and one child (under 18 years).
The winning photographs will be used to produce a calendar which will be gifted to participants at the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions in 2021. They will also be displayed at exhibitions in Geneva, Switzerland as well as in a dedicated exhibition space on the Basel Convention website.
[Image: Paul Domenick]