The United Nations is running an International Youth Photography Competition, open to all young people aged 7-18, and focused on capturing the effects of climate change.
“In today’s world, where photography is an increasingly accessible medium, participants need only a mobile phone to capture powerful images of the effects of climate change,” said the official call for the In Focus competition.
Closing on October 17, the competition asks young people to submit their images documenting climate change and its effects, and then stand the chance to have their work exhibited at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference, which will be held in Marrakech in Morocco from 7-18 November.
We might be the generation that reverses poverty but also the last to solve climate change.
-Ahmad Alhendawi @UNYouthEnvoy
— Mwende👧🏾 (@_muwendey) September 9, 2016
“Young people are critical in this global effort to address climate change. Having photographed the UN Climate Change conferences for many years, I became inspired to create a global competition involving the younger generation, our future climate custodians, at a grassroots level,” said Henry Dallal, acclaimed photographer and founder of the Addressing Climate Change Legacy Project and author of Addressing Climate Change.