SE Asia-wide photo contest on climate change now open

  • 11 December 2014, Thursday

Source: Manila Bulletin
11 Nov 2014

SEARCA Photo Contest 2014 sponsored by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) based in Los Baños is on.

The competition is open to Filipinos and nationals of the 10 other member countries of SEARCA’s mother association—the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). The deadline for submission of entries is Nov. 15, 2014, which has for its theme “Climate Change and Agriculture in Southeast Asia: Faces of Vulnerability and Resilience.”
SEAMEO is an inter-government treaty body founded in 1965 to promote cooperation among Southeast Asian nations in the fields of education, science, and culture. The Philippines is a charter member of SEAMEO and is represented by Education Secretary Armin Luistro in the SEAMEO Council, the organization’s highest policy-making body composed of the education ministers of the member states.

SEARCA, headed by Director Gil C. Saguiguit Jr., said the contest will award entries that “best capture how vulnerable Southeast Asian agricultural communities are to climate change or what these communities are doing to respond to the challenge of climate change. We are looking for photographs that emphasize climate change vulnerability and resilience initiatives at the individual, household, and community levels.”

Dr. Saguiguit further said, “The millions of people in Southeast Asia who are among the hardest hit by the consequences of climate change, which are increasingly devastating and far-reaching At the same time, these people are also the ones for whom climate change resilience is most essential and critical.”

There are no limits to the number of entries to be submitted by a contestant provided that these have not won previous photo contests or published elsewhere (print or electronic).

Only colored photographs will be considered. Entries must be original and must not be digitally altered or enhanced by any way other than simple cropping. Watermarked photos will be disqualified.

Each entry should include the photographer’s name and nationality caption; place (town, province, country) where the entry was taken; when it was taken; and camera used.

Visit www.searca.org for more details.