[Dateline: New York | Author: iSeek/UNDP]
Sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Caring for the Earth is a photo contest seeking out positive images - single photos and photo essays - profiling ordinary people in Africa working to mitigate or prevent the consequences of climate change and environmental degradation in their communities.
While the poorest in developing countries are often the first to feel these effects, they are also the true experts and potentially the most powerful advocates for protecting their own environmental future.
Contestants must enter either as professionals or amateurs, but not both. They can submit either a single photo or a photo essay, but again, not both.
The deadline is 31 August. UN staff are not eligible to enter the contest. However, they are encouraged to spread the word. Contestants must have lived in an African country for at least 12 months before 31 August to be eligible to enter.
Prizes include the latest in Olympus equipment; a trip to New York City for the first prize winners; and a working fellowship with an Agence France-Presse (AFP) bureau in Africa for one lucky first-prize winner in the professional category.
The contest is organized in partnership with Olympus Corporation and the Agence France-Presse (AFP) Foundation.
For more information on rules and disclaimers please go to: www.undp.org/picturethis.