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Climatelinks Photo Contest

The 2020 photo contest is officially closed. Visit the winners announcement to view the winning photos!

Welcome! Do you have great photos of climate and development? Do you want to showcase your photos and promote your work on Climatelinks? Now is your chance!

Submit your photos so we can share your work or your organization's work with our global community of climate practitioners.

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 2020, 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 2021 calendar.


This year's theme is Healthy Forests for a Healthy Future. We are looking to capture nature-based solutions, such as active reforestation, plantations, agroforestry, and natural regeneration. We would also like to highlight inclusive leadership in conserving, managing, and restoring forests to spotlight those who are driving change on the ground.

Who Can Enter

The Climatelinks 2020 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

Monday, June 15, 2020
Contest Opens

Friday, July 31, 2020

Submission Deadline

Fall 2020
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!