OSCE photo contest illustrating the importance of development of sustainable energy and transport.

An OSCE photo contest invites photographers, both professional and amateur, residing in the OSCE area including in Partner for Co-operation states, to submit up to three photos illustrating the importance of development of sustainable energy and transport.

True security requires not only the absence of a military threat – it also requires a safe environment, sufficient economic opportunities and the respect for human rights. The OSCE works in all these fields to strengthen security. Finding environment-friendly ways to produce energy and transport goods is crucial to safeguard our future. In this regard, supporting the development of sustainable energy and transport has been high on the OSCE’s economic and environmental agenda for several years.

The contest is open to all photographers, professional and amateur, living and working in the OSCE area, including the Partner for Co-operation countries. Non-professional photographers are particularly encouraged to participate.
The photo contest aims to raise awareness about the importance of sustainable energy and transport. Qualified participants are invited to submit images of their interpretation of the theme. This could involve topics such as renewable energy, innovation and new technologies, international and trans-boundary co-operation, sustainable vehicles and fuels, environmental protection, adaptation of users’ behaviour and more.

The 1st prize winner will travel to Prague for the award ceremony on the margins of the Economic and Environmental Forum on 14-16 September 2011 and will receive a prize comprising photographic equipment; 2nd and 3rd prize winners will also be awarded photographic equipment. A selection of 12 photographs by finalists will be presented at a special exhibition at premises of the Forum in Prague.

How to apply
E-mail your photo material and entry forms, as well as any questions regarding the contest, to: contest2011@osce.org

Address for sending submissions and entry forms on a USB stick, CD-ROM or other standard storage medium:
Photo Contest, Press and Public Information Section
OSCE Secretariat
Wallnerstrasse 6, 1010
Vienna, Austria.

Deadline: 31 July 2011
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