Photo contest: Shining a light on the cryosphere and society in the HKH

icimodICIMOD is looking for photo entries that tell compelling visual stories about different interactions between the cryosphere (snow, glaciers, permafrost, meltwater, glacial lakes) and society in the Hindu Kush Himalaya, including climate change impact and adaptation, related disasters and vulnerability, contributions to water resources and their management, the importance to livelihoods and biodiversity, as well as cultural, spiritual, and gender aspects.

The results will be announced during the upcoming International Forum on Cryosphere and Society to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 28 to 30 August 2019. The winner of the photo contest will be invited to receive the award and present the photo to participants of the Forum. The winning entries and honourable mentions will be exhibited during the Forum and featured in the Forum proceedings, related publications, and on ICIMOD’s Cryosphere Initiative website.

Theme: Cryosphere and society

  • Ice and life: Impacts of cryosphere change and adaptation
  • Disasters and related vulnerability
  • Water in the high mountain communities
  • Life at the Third Pole: Cryosphere’s importance for livelihoods
  • Mountains, snow, ice, and biodiversity
  • Cultures in the cold: cultural, spiritual, and gender aspects of the cryosphere

Participants are encouraged to submit images that shine a light on the importance and role of the cryosphere in relation to society. Entries addressing gender and social inclusion aspects are highly encouraged.

The top entry will be awarded USD 300, and USD 100 each for following top two entries. The remaining photos will receive honourable mentions and certificates.

Visit: cryosphere  for details and to apply

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