IPAM Launches Photo Contest Amazoniar14.09.2021 • News
The Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) launched today a photo contest, under the theme “Amazon for the Planet”. The initiative is part of the project Amazoniar, which started its third cycle of debates, focusing on “Culture and art of the Amazon indigenous peoples as a form of resistance” and will take place in September and October of this year.
The contest is open to all, regardless of age and nationality, and its main goal is to encourage the record of realities in the Amazon, as well as the cultural and artistic production in the region.
Candidates must submit their photos to one of the four categories below:
Earth sciences – the immensity of the Amazon forest, its rivers, vegetation, and natural and mineral wealth.
Cultural heritage – peculiarities of the culture and the ancient traditional knowledge of the peoples of the Amazon forest.
Conservation – efforts and results of forest conservation in the Amazon.
Biodiversity – Amazonian fauna and flora in their natural environment.
In order to be considered for the contest, the photos must have been produced in Amazonian territory, in one of the nine countries in the Amazon basin: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela and French Guiana. Applications must be submitted through this entry form and will close on October 24th, 2021.
IPAM is forming a panel of judges, which will select 20 photographs, five from each category. In recognition, the winners will have their photos exhibited, in digital format or via projection, in Glasgow, Scotland, during the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and at the Museu do Amanhã, in Rio de Janeiro, next to an exhibition scheduled to open at the end of the year.
Check all the rules here.
Amazoniar is an initiative by IPAM to promote a global dialogue on the Amazon forest and how it influences the relations between Brazil and the world.
The first cycle of the series focused on trade relations between Brazil and Europe. The second focused on indigenous peoples and their key role in combating deforestation, their contribution to science and culture, as well as their impact on the sustainable development of the region.
The theme of the third cycle of Amazoniar is “Culture and art of the Amazon indigenous peoples as a form of resistance”. There will be four virtual events between September and October 2021, all live streamed via Zoom, in Portuguese and English. Register for the next ones:
Sep 23rd at 10 am (Brasília) – Listen to this story: The wealth of indigenous literature and legends
Oct 7th at 10 am (Brasília) – Indigenous voices: Traditional and current songs and how they mix
Oct 21st at 10 am (Brasília) – Indigenous perspective: Traditional peoples through the lens of photography and audiovisual
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