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2024 Climatelinks Photo Contest

June 5–July 19, 2024
By Climatelinks

Our 2024 Photo Contest theme is In Focus: Communities Confronting Climate Change. We are looking for submissions that show the breadth of issues, impacts, and solutions to climate change across 14 categories. Submissions are now being accepted.

The main categories are listed in bold below. Examples of submissions under each category are also noted. A release form will be required upon submission for all images.

Agriculture and Food Systems 
  • Low-Emission Agriculture and Food Systems
  • Climate-smart Agriculture
  • Food Security
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • Integrated Forest and Agricultural Land Management
  • Climate Risk Management
Biodiversity Conservation
  • Wildlife
  • Nature Crime
  • Landscape/Seascape Conservation
  • Community Engagement/Locally Led Development
  • Fisheries
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
  • Biodiversity Corridors
Climate Finance
  • Circular Economy
  • Private Sector Engagement
  • Livelihoods
Democracy, Rights & Governance
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Governance/Civil Society
  • Human Rights
  • Environmental and Climate Defenders
  • Climate Justice
  • Climate Education
  • Youth Workforce Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Climate-resilient Education Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy
  • Microgrids
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Data/Technology/Innovation
Gender & Social Inclusion
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA)
  • Children, Youth
  • Self-determined Development
Green Cities
  • Resilient, Low-carbon Infrastructure
  • Ocean Plastics
  • Urban
  • Air Quality
  • Resilience/Adaptation
  • Heat
  • Nutrition
  • One Health
Humanitarian Assistance
  • Conflict
  • Migration
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Loss and Damage
  • Natural Disaster
Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities
  • Locally Led Climate Action
  • Locally Led Development
Natural Climate Solutions
  • Forest Conservation
  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Nature-based Solutions
  • Mangrove Restoration
  • Forests and Livelihoods
Water and Sanitation
  • Water Storage Infrastructure
  • Green Infrastructure (Nature-based Solutions)
  • Climate Resilient Water/Sanitation Infrastructure
  • Evidence-based Planning
  • Water Use Efficiency
Systems Change
  • Cross-sectoral
Strategic Objectives (cross-cutting)
  • Adaptation
  • Integration
  • Mitigation

**Photo submissions captured from August 2023 until June 2024 will be accepted.**

You may submit up to five images complying with the contest rules and requirements. Entries will be judged on relevance, composition, originality, and technical quality. Winners will be selected overall through an evaluation panel composed of USAID staff and the Climatelinks team.

The contest runs until July 19, 2024. All photos will be featured in a public Photo Gallery on the Climatelinks website, and may also be featured in the Climatelinks newsletter, blog, homepage, social media, or in other USAID materials.

Strategic Objective
Adaptation, Integration, Mitigation
Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate-Resilient Agriculture, Air Quality, Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change Integration, Climate Finance, Climate/Environmental Justice, Climate Risk Management, Deforestation and Commodity Production, Disaster Risk Management, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA), Inclusive Development, Education, Clean or Renewable Energy, Food Security, Gender and Social Inclusion, Health, Infrastructure, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, Locally-Led Development, Loss and Damage, Methane, Mitigation, Natural Climate Solutions, Private Sector Engagement, Resilience, Systems Change, Urban, Green Cities, Water and Sanitation, Youth



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