Global Landscapes Forum Photography Competition 2017

Global Landscapes Forum Photography Competition 2017

Deadline: May 18, 2017

Submit entries for the Global Landscapes Forum Photography Competition 2017. Over 300 participants from all over the world will come together to attend the thematic Peatland event, with thousands more being able to tune in online. With representatives from the private sector, NGOs, leading international organizations, government and an online social media campaign that will reach millions through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and live streaming, Peatlands Matter can put your work on the world’s stage. The competition will run until the Global Landscapes Forum: Peatlands Matter conference on May 18, in Jakarta.

The Global Landscapes Forum is the world’s largest and only science-led multi-sectoral platform on integrated land use and contributes to the achievement of the Paris Climate Agreement and the SDGs through the widespread application of the landscape approach. A GLF thematic forum event on peatlands will be hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event, titled Global Landscapes Forum: Peatlands Matter, will bring together a range of stakeholders involved in the use and management of peatlands, from government officials to private sector representatives, community members, researchers and civil society.


The winners of this year’s photo competition will be divided into two categories:

Audience Choice

The photo that receives the most votes from the online community will win this prize. Voting will be available from March 27, 2017 when all participants will receive a direct URL to their photos to be shared with friends and family via social media. Additionally, the 20 most popular photos will have their work displayed at the Forum in Jakarta, where participants at the conference will have the opportunity to contribute to the vote tally.

  • Winner: USD 1,000

Jury’s Choice

Two winners will be chosen by a panel of handpicked experts that will evaluate the submissions based on their quality and relevance to the competition topic (i.e. finding solutions).

  • 1st prize: USD 1,000
  • 2nd prize: USD 500


  • This year’s photo competition is open to anyone and everyone, whether you are a professional photographer or a casual enthusiast. If you’ve got a keen eye for photography, show the world here!

Application Process

  • To participate, photographers must first upload their photos here to be considered for the jury’s choice award. Once your photo has been approved and uploaded to the website, you can then begin promoting your work on social media platforms — making sure to tag the relevant GLF social media page in all posts — to be considered for the audience choice;
  • Photos should be uploaded with a title, the photographer’s name and a short description explaining the location, subject and a brief background story that explains how it relates to peatlands.

Winners of the audience choice award will be selected before the conference on May 12, and there is no deadline for submission. However, earlier submissions will have a better chance of gathering social media attention. So send in your photos soon!

The deadline for submissions for the jury’s choice award is May 2, and the winners will be selected by May 12, 2017.

For more information, visit GLF Photography Competition.