Samsung NX500 Sony CyberShot HX90 Canon PowerShot G3 X Panasonic DMC-FZ330 Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus Stylus 1s
Samsung NX500 Sony CyberShot HX90 Canon PowerShot G3 X Panasonic DMC-FZ330 Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus Stylus 1s
  News Headlines Apple Canon Casio Fujifilm HTC LG Microsoft Nikon Olympus Panasonic Pentax Ricoh Rollei Samsung Sony  
Lets Go Digital
Powered by True
Counted by
UNEP launches International Photographic Contest
Dennis Hissink : June 8th 2004 - 02:07 CET
Digital Camera Review Test Appareil Photo Numerique Prueba camara digital Digitale Camera Test Dijital Kamera Incelemeleri Digitalkamera Test Digitalkamera
CanonProfessionals and amateurs alike are today being urged to unclip their dust caps and load up their cameras for the world's biggest environmental photo competition. As part of the annual World Environment Day celebrations in Barcelona, Spain, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is launching its fourth International Photographic Competition on the Environment, sponsored once again by Canon Inc. Nineteen launches in addition to Barcelona are planned in key cities and centres around the globe including Beirut, Buenos Aires, Dakar, Berlin, New York and Tokyo. The competition, called "Focus on Your World" and centred on the theme "Celebrating Diversity," will run until 24 October, 2004 and is open to all nationalities and ages.
UNEP launches International Photographic ContestAlso supporting the competition are JAL (Japan Airlines), TIME Magazine, National Geographic Society, and Earth Report/Television Trust for the Environment.

A Gold Prize of $20,000 will be awarded to the winner of the General category, which is open to applicants aged 25 years or over. There are also separate categories and cash prizes for "Youth" and "Children".

Klaus Toepfer, UNEP's Executive Director, said: "The previous three competitions have proved highly successful, generating huge interest within the photographic world and significant public awareness of environmental issues globally. We are again extremely grateful to Canon for its sponsorship and those companies and organizations who will be promoting this important event."

Fujio Mitarai, president and CEO of Canon Inc., said: Our corporate philosophy is kyosei, which means living and working together for the common good. In accordance with this philosophy, we believe that a harmonious coexistence with nature and the environment is essential for society to achieve sustainable development. I hope that the photographers participating in this competition, through the images they have captured, will be able to share the kyosei philosophy ideal with the world.

The fourth competition has, as in the previous ones, secured the full support of the United Nations family through the United Nations Department of Public Information and more than 20 agencies who are members of the United Nations Communications Group.

To restore Planet Earth, its people, wildlife and ecosystems back to health requires sound science, assessments and policies, suggested Mr Toepfer. "But it also requires an unleashing of the human spirit with its capacity for compassion, fairness and respect. Images have, since primitive times, been sources of inspiration and contemplation able to reveal the joy and tragedy of our place in the world," he added.

"I hope the pictures submitted for the fourth competition will, like those from the previous ones, help catalyze the political and social changes needed to reach our goals and targets on issues from water and sanitation to wildlife, waste and poverty reduction. I hope they will also delight and illuminate, while bringing to the notice of the global public new names and a new generation of talented photographers," he said.
   Full details of the contest
   Canon introduces new PowerShot S60 camera
   Canon launches new MVX20 Series camcorders
   Next  Imaging Resource: review of Sony Cyber-shot P100
   Previous  Kodak introduces new DIGITAL GEM Airbrush Pro
   News by brand:Canon
   News by category:Contest
   News by brand and category:Canon Contest
   Canon EOS 750D - $749.00
   Nikon D7200 - $849.00
   Sony Alpha 6000 - $398.00
   Samsung NX3000 - $
   Nikon D3200 - $366.95
   Olympus PEN E-PL7 - $499.00
   Canon EOS M3 - $429.00
   Panasonic Lumix DMC GF7 - $519.00
   Canon PowerShot SX610 HS - $189.00
   Canon EOS 700D - $495.00

LetsGoDigital digital camera magazine
Latest Canon announcements
Canon EF-M 15-45mm lens
Canon PowerShot G cameras
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Canon PowerShot G9 X
Canon EOS M10 Compact System Camera
Canon ranked as one of the Best Global Brands
Canon 4K Ultra-HD broadcast lenses
Canon High-Sensitivity Network Surveillance Camera
Canon 4K UHD Wide-Angle Broadcast Lens
Canon 250 Megapixel APS-H-Size CMOS Sensor
Canon 120 Megapixel EOS camera
Canon 8K Cinema EOS System
Canon 4K Projector
Canon unveils new optical lens element
Canon EOS M3 digital camera
Twitter LetsGoDigital
Latest news headlines
Sony Alpha A68
CES 2016 Keynote
LG V10 Android smartphone
First smartphone to offer manual mode for video
LG V10
Samsung Z3 Tizen-based smartphone
Samsung Accessories for Galaxy Devices
Samsung Galaxy View
Toshiba DynaPad Windows tablet
LG V10 offers next-generation photography and video
ZTE official partner of the Cleveland Cavaliers
Chicago Bulls teams up with smartphone manufacturer
Canon USA honored with SmartWay Excellence Award
Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera
Samsung Home Monitoring Kit
  Accessories Android Apps Camcorders Digital cameras Mobile phones Smartphones Software Tablets   CES CeBIT Gadgets IFA Photokina PMA