Photography competition

A #ThinkLandscape photography competition

The photography competition of the Global Landscapes Forum, in partnership with Centro de la Imagen, has been closed. The two best photographs have been chosen and will be awarded $US 3000 (1st prize) and $US 1000 (2nd prize). Find out about the winners here


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The 24 best photographs selected by the jury were displayed in large format in the prime location of Parque Kennedy in Lima, Peru, during an event of global dimensions. In addition, an audience choice was determined through online voting. The photograph that wins the audience choice will be displayed at the conference venue, and widely shared online through our social media channels.

Competition details

The photography competition is part of the Global Landscape Forum that took place in Lima in December 2014, parallel to the 20th session of the United Nations climate negotiations.

The event gathered 1,700 participants from Latin America and the world, from the private sector, NGOs, leading international organizations, government and the general public, while the online mobilization campaign reached millions. The competition sought to highlight the urgent need to deeply rethink the role of sustainable landscapes in relation to the new climate and development agendas.

More than ever, in a world where resources are under increasing and multiple pressures, it is now crucial to approach land management in a holistic, inclusive manner and at all scales, in the sphere of international forums as much as in rural and forest communities.

The competition was open to photographers from anywhere in the world, both professional and amateur. Participants could submit up to 3 (three) photographs on issues related to sustainability of multifunctional landscapes.

Three winners were selected: a jury selected the best two photographs to receive the 1st and 2nd prizes, while an online voting open to all on led to the designation of an audience choice winner (on audience choice).

The 24 best photographs, selected by the jury, were displayed in Parque Kennedy, Lima.

For more information on multifunctional landscapes and sustainability please visit: This blog entry can serve as an introduction to landscape approaches.


Jury’s 1st prize: $US 3000 cash prize (to be spent on photography equipment or other related costs)

Jury’s 2nd prize: $US 1000 cash prize (to be spent on photography equipment or other related costs)

The audience choice winning photograph will be widely displayed and correctly attributed to its author both at the Global Landscapes Forum venue in Lima, and through our online campaign reaching millions more.

Enter the competition

To participate, photographers should send their picture(s) to:

[email protected]

The name of the participant should be included in the subject line, as so:

LAST NAME_First name

Please also provide the following information in your email:

  • Last name:
  • First name (s):
  • Contact details (phone, email, postal address):
  • For professionals only (required)– name of employer:
  • For amateur (optional)– occupation:
  • Title and/or Brief caption for your photograph (subject; location; how it relates to multi-functional landscapes and sustainability):

Photographs should conform to the following specifications of size and format:

  • .jpg file at 180 dpi
  • the size of the photograph should be 30 centimeters on the longest side of the picture
  • title of the photograph and the photographer’s name should be specified in the .jpg file name (example: jungle – john Smith.jpg)
  • please also submit a short caption describing the place and the subject of your photograph, and perhaps a brief background story

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

By submitting their entry, photographers agree to license their photograph with the Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-SA. The Global Landscape Forum will provide correct attribution to the photographers everytime their photographs are used.