UNFCCC Secretariat Launches 2013 Edition of the CDM Photo and Video Contest

23 August 2013. Inspiring photos and videos can be powerful tools to raise awareness on climate change issues. In order to help a broad audience learn about the value and benefits of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat in partnership with the International Emission Trading Association (IETA) and Responding to Climate Change (RTCC) has launched the 2013 UNFCCC/CDM Photo and Video Contest. 

The two categories of the contest – photo and personal video – are meant to inspire participants to communicate a complex message in a way that might surprise, entertain and provoke thought. Photos and videos should highlight the benefits of the Kyoto Protocol's CDM and the importance of market-based approaches in the international response to climate change.

Both professional and amateur photographers are invited to participate in the photo contest. Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, artistic merit, and their persuasiveness in telling the story of the CDM on the theme "Changing Lives".

For the video contest, participants are invited to use video–enabled phone and record themselves completing the phrase: "People should know about this CDM project because?" or "People should know about the CDM because?", all in 30 seconds or less. Judging will be based on originality and effectiveness in answering one of the two phrases.

The winning works will be displayed in a dedicated booth at the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Warsaw in November 2013, while short-listed entries could be featured in print and promotional material, on the UNFCCC website and social media. 

Submission deadline: 30 September 2013

For further information please visit: https://cdm.unfccc.int/contest/13/index.html