Children’s Eyes on Earth

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2012 photography contest

Thousands of young photographers worldwide submitted their images to the youth photography contest, which aims to raise awareness of environmental issues. Children aged 17 and under were encouraged to illustrate the themes of ‘I love nature’ and ‘I hate pollution’. Here are the winning shots, along with a selection from those shortlisted

Reza Deghati, the organiser of the contest, was the first tutor at Pathshala way back in 1998 who then went on to form the media organisation Aina in Afghanistan. Drik and Aina were partners in the Fredskorpset exchange. Reza was the guest of honour at Drik’s 23rd anniversary.

SOS by Anastasya Vorobko, 8, Russia, first prize winner

Grain by Sazzid Ahmed, 17, Bangladesh, shortlisted

Emergency Exit, Juan Carlos Canales, 14, Spain, second prize winner

Morning at Situ Gunung by Michael Theodric, 10, Indonesia, joint third prize winner

In The Wind by Sophie Vela, 14, France, special prize winner

In The Dumps by Mary Ann Tablante, 16, Philippines, shortlisted

Fields of Green by Bianca Stan, 14, Romania, joint third prize winner

Contest Jury

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One Response to Children’s Eyes on Earth

  1. runi khan says:

    Simply amazing!  Scrolling down this web page of photographs in the early hours of this unusually cold October morning while sitting under a
    quilt with my Laptop was so uplifting; a meaningful glimpse into what young eyes are able to capture in a flash of a second for all time to come.
    My heartiest congratulations to all these contestants.

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