Poverty, Pollution, and Solutions Photojournalism Competition

Calling all youth and young adults passionate about eco-justice and photography:

The Joining Hands Networks of the Presbyteries of San Francisco and Cascades, and the UMAVIDA network in Bolivia are sponsoring a photojournalism contest and international exhibition focused on “Poverty, Pollution, and Solutions.”  The competition is open to non-professional photographers from the US and Bolivia between the ages of 14-30.

The contest challenges participants to tell the story of an ecological injustice or a person or a group working on eco-justice issues in a series of 3-5 photos.  The deadline for the contest is August 1, 2011.  Find rules for the contest and more information.  The grand prize for the competition winner is a paid trip to the International Youth Environmental Congress in Bolivia in January 2012.

The goals of the competition, from the group’s website:

  • to encourage young people in the United States and Bolivia to explore and document how poverty and pollution are linked in their communities
  • to highlight local solutions
  • to provide an international showcase where their voices will be heard
  • to raise awareness and educate the public on the international issue of poverty and pollution

What an exciting competition and a wonderful way to connect our faith, eco-justice, and poverty.

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