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Climatelinks Photo Contest

The Climatelinks 2021 Photo Contest is now closed.

Thanks to everyone who submitted! We will announce winners by October 2021. 

About the Contest

You may submit up to five images complying with the contest rules and requirements. Entries will be judged on relevance to the photo contest theme, as well as photo composition, originality, and technical quality. One winner will be selected overall, in addition to winners chosen for each category, through an evaluation panel composed of USAID staff and the Climatelinks team.

Winning photos will be announced in Fall 2021, subsequently featured in Climatelinks communications, highlighted on the website's topic pages, and showcased in Climatelinks photo gallery. The winning photos will also be featured in the Office of Global Climate Change's official 2022 calendar.


Our 2021 Photo Contest theme is Climate Change and People: The Challenges and Opportunities. We're looking for submissions that capture the human dimension of climate change, in particular, social and economic responses to global change. 

Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic limited both travel and project implementation opportunities, photo submissions captured in years prior to 2020 will be accepted.

Examples of relevant photos include depictions of the links between climate change and: 

  • conflict and migration
  • adapting to climate and weather extremes
  • economic challenges and opportunities
  • nature-based solutions
  • youth climate leaders and climate action champions

Who Can Enter

The Climatelinks 2021 Photo Contest is open to anyone with great photos.

  • The Climatelinks community

  • Any individuals or organizations working in climate and development
USAID staff

  • USAID implementers

  • Non-USAID programs

Important Dates

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Contest Opens

Friday, July 23, 2021
Submission Deadline

Fall 2021
Winners Announced

Submit Your Photos

You must register and agree to the terms and conditions.


Check out our FAQs. For any additional questions or issues, contact the team at [email protected].

We're thrilled to have you joining our photo contest and can't wait to see your work!