SEARCA Photo Contest 2021 - One Health is Wealth:  Healthy Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems amidst COVID-19

SEARCA Photo Contest 2021 - One Health is Wealth:  Healthy Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems amidst COVID-19

With the unprecedented COVID-19 and Asian Swine Flu global pandemics already more than a year old and showing no signs of slowing down, we are constantly reminded of how interconnected our world is and should be managed. This interconnectivity between the health of people, animals, and the environment is also known as One Health, and is one of the 7 Priority Areas in SEARCA's 11th Five-Year Plan (FY 2020–2025), specifically "EcoHealth/OneHealth applications to Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD)."

As part of commemorating its 15th year milestone this 2021, SEARCA's Annual Photo Contest will focus on promoting One Health applications to agricultural and rural development (ARD), specifically sustainable food systems amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SEARCA Photo Contest 2021 - One Health is Wealth:  Healthy Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems amidst COVID-19

What to Capture

The 15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) with the theme One Health is Wealth: Healthy Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems amidst COVID-19 seeks images from across Southeast Asia that embody One Health. Photo submissions ideally showcase interactions between humans, plants, animals and the environment in agricultural and sustainable food systems settings in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.

Sub-themes of interest include:

  • Contribution of farmer families and youths toward One Health in pandemic conditions
  • Sustainable/environmentally harmonious food systems as a working example of One Health
  • Food safety, healthy diets, and improved nutrition through One Health in agriculture
  • Safeguarding animal health amidst the Asian Swine Flu pandemic
  • Environmental awareness and protection on the farm level in COVID conditions

SEARCA Photo Contest 2021 - One Health is Wealth:  Healthy Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems amidst COVID-19

Guidelines

  1. The 15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) is open to all Southeast Asian nationals except SEARCA staff and their immediate family members.
  2. All entries must be submitted via https://photocontest.searca.org during the submission period (13 September to 30 November 2021). A contestant can enter an unlimited number of entries for as long as these meet the photo contest specifications.
  3. To minimize cases of plagiarism, contestants will be asked during the submission process to certify that:
    1. they own the photographs submitted and that they grant SEARCA full permission to use it in knowledge packaging, sharing, and advocacy related to SEARCA mandate. SEARCA shall ensure that the photographer will be properly credited for photos used, such as in print and digital publications;
    2. the photographs are original, have not won any previous photo contests, have not been published elsewhere (whether print or electronic), and have not been submitted as entries to any other photo contests during the 15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) period. The same or similar photos submitted to past SEARCA photo contests may not be submitted again; and
    3. that the photos have not been digitally altered and/or enhanced in any way other than simple cropping.
  4. Entries must be digital, colored, in JPEG format, and at least 3,000 pixels wide for a horizontal image, or 3,000 pixels tall for a vertical image at 300 dpi.
  5. Each entry should have the following details in English:
    1. full name of photographer
    2. photographer’s country of origin;
    3. photo caption/description;
    4. place where the photo was taken (include town/municipality, province/state, and country);
    5. complete date taken;
    6. equipment/type of camera used; and
    7. other information that SEARCA may deem necessary to collect for reference purposes
  6. Winners will be notified via e-mail. SEARCA has the right to offer the prize to the next winning entry if the winner does not initiate any contact within two weeks after notification.
  7. Winners will be asked to provide their bank information where their cash prizes can be remitted; their certificates of recognition will be sent by mail

SEARCA Photo Contest 2021 - One Health is Wealth:  Healthy Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems amidst COVID-19

Criteria

Relevance to the theme 40%
Technical quality
(clarity, use of tones and color, photographic composition)
30%
Impact (regional flavor) 30%

TOTAL 100%

Deadline

All entries must be submitted online at http://photocontest.searca.org on or before 30 November 2021, 11:59 p.m. (GMT +08:00).

Prizes

  • USD 1000

    1st Prize

  • USD 800

    2nd Prize

  • USD 500

    3rd Prize

Special Awards

  • USD 500

    SEARCA Director's Choice

  • USD 500

    Philippine Department of Education Secretary's Choice

  • USD 400

    People's Choice
    (via Facebook voting)


  • USD 300

    Best Youth Photographer
    (Camera)*

  • USD 300

    Best Youth Photographer
    (Mobile Phone)*

* Special award for youth (18–35 years old) in celebration of SEARCA's 15th Photo Contest

Photo credits: Ferdinovem Depayso, Carl Danielle Cabuhat, Roger Tingle, Giri Wijayanto, Sabdo Wicaksono, and Huu Hung Truong

Submit Your Entries

Kindly read our guidelines before submitting your entry.
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Fields marked with asterisk (*) are required.

1. Your entry

Browse Image*
Maximum file size: 8 MB
...
Description*
Place taken*

Date taken*
Camera used*

2. Your profile

Enter your Profile ID
Enter Profile ID to get your personal information saved on our database. Profile ID will be generated after your first submission and will be sent to your email.

Or input your personal information
Name*
Address*

Email*
Online portfolio

Link to samples of your work.
How did you find out about the SEARCA Photo Contest?*
Are you a professional photographer?*
 
Are you considered youth (18–35 years old)?*
Will be used in the judging of Best Youth Photographer awards
 
Photo of yourself*

Maximum file size: 500 KB

3. Certification

  1. That I own the photograph, and that I grant SEARCA full permission to use it in knowledge packaging, sharing, and advocacy related to SEARCA's mandate. On the other hand, SEARCA shall ensure that the photographer will be properly credited for photos used especially in mass-produced print publications;
  2. That the photograph is original, and that it has not won any previous photo contest/s, has not been published elsewhere (print or electronic), and has not been submitted to any other photo contest/s during the SEARCA Photo Contest 2021 period. Furthermore, the same/ similar photos submitted to past SEARCA photo contests will be disqualified;
  3. That the photo has not been digitally altered and/or enhanced in any way other than simple cropping, and does not have watermark or any other mark in the photo itself; and
  4. That in case this photograph contains an identifiable child/minor subject, the child's parent/guardian has given me consent/permission (written or verbal) to use the photograph for the purposes deemed appropriate by SEARCA.

If you encounter any problems, email us at fotos@searca.org.