The contest invited photographers, both professional and amateur, to submit up to three photos illustrating the importance of development of sustainable energy and transport.
Finding environmentally-friendly ways to produce energy, and transport goods and people, is crucial in safeguarding our future. The contest organized by the 2011 Lithuanian Chairmanship of the OSCE and the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, in May–July, encouraged professional and amateur photographers to demonstrate their visions of the development of sustainable energy and transport—the theme of the 19th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum held in Prague on 14-16 September 2011.
Windmills, bicycles and solar-powered cars, walking and wind-surfing, sledges, waste incineration and rural power-generation devices, symbolic images of light and speed—the contest participants sought to illustrate the idea of sustainable energy and transport in a variety of ways.
More than 140 photographers submitted over 300 photos from 35 countries in the OSCE region, including Partners for Co-operation.
The 1st and 2nd prize winners and 12 runners-up were selected by an international jury. The public vote winner was selected from the runners-up via Internet voting on the OSCE Facebook page.
Manol Donchev from Bulgaria, a photographer with a background in psychology and press journalism, is the 1st prize winner with his photograph “On the Other Side of Thinking” taken at a bicycle parade in Sofia two years ago.
Ended: July 31, 2011.
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