SOUNDING THE ALARM​

Photography competition

Amateur and professional photographers and photojournalists are invited to participate in a photo competition aimed at documenting the deepening deforestation crisis in Malawi.​

PRIZES

The winning photos will also be featured in a collaborative photo essay which will be published in the Nation newspaper and an independent investigative dossier, and placed on display at a public photo exhibition in Lilongwe. 

1st  Place

K80,000

2nd  Place

K40,000

3rd  Place

K25,000

30  Finalists

K10,000

themes

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Deforestation

Tree cutting and timber felling in action, areas of deforestation

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Law enforcement & forest crime
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Charcoal

production, transportation, markets, or usage

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Photographic demonstrations of trees and forests

Their products, services, and other values

RULES

READ BEFORE SUBMITTING ENTRY

Photo Quality

at least 1MB/120 dpi in size. Larger photos are preferred, due to the need to print in large format for exhibition purposes

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Number of Images

Up to 10 photos can be submitted by an individual, of which up to 3 may be chosen by the judges

Queries

Questions can be sent to:

Please note that entries will not be accepted over email.

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Deadline

All entries to be submitted online at by 16th September 2021

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

READ BEFORE SUBMITTING

(1) Do not submit photos as separate file. All photos to be uploaded on the website. (2) Late entries will automatically be disqualified and will not be reviewed by the panel of judges. (3)  All photos must be submitted with a full description of the thematic areas that are addressed by the photo. (4) multiple photos can be shared as a zip file in the submission. (5) All photos must be taken by the individual submitting the entry.

The activity is led by the Association of Environmental Journalists and funded by USAID and the FCDO through the ‘Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests in Malawi (MCHF) activity, with technical support from Lilongwe Wildlife Trust. Note that the photos may also be used by USAID and FCDO in various online or hardcopy communications.