ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Better Living Photojournalism 2020

Global Shapers Kuala Lumpur (GSKL) is pleased to announce the inaugural Better Living Photojournalism Competition 2020.

Aim
The competition aims to provide a youth perspective on the climate change and environment through a creative approach in the form of photojournalism. 

 

Outcome and Impact
Submissions will be showcased on GSKL’s social media and in a public exhibition by GSKL.

Theme

This year’s theme is ‘The Earth We Live, The Air We Breathe’, which focuses on climate change and livelihood.
Change in world climate would influence the functioning of many ecosystems and their member species. Likewise, there would be impacts on livelihood. Some of these impacts would be beneficial.

For example, in currently hot regions, a further increase in temperatures might reduce the viability of disease-transmitting mosquito populations. Overall, however, scientists consider that most of the impacts of climate change would be adverse, and the world’s climate system is fundamental to our ecosystem’s life-support.

In line with GSKL Better Living’s goal of building and empowering young generations about the effect of climate change on livelihood, the Photojournalism Competition 2020 hopes to inspire visual representations, from a youth perspective, on two interrelated socio-environmental issues that are often felt, but rarely seen: climate change and livelihood. 


Coverage areas related to climate change may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Air and water;
  • Animal and ecosystem;
  • Tree and forest;
  • Health and wellbeing; and
  • Sustainable food, among others.

Importantly, given that most discussions around climate change and livelihood have been at a global level, taking a Malaysian perspective should contribute to new insights from a local perspective, and thus, is highly encouraged. 

Criteria

  • A high resolution image with a title and an accompanying caption of not more than 200 words;
  • An original piece of work;
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of socio-environmental issue(s) related to climate change and human health;
  • Provide thoughtful suggestions to address socio-environmental issue(s) related to climate change and human health;
  • Inspire a call to action to address socio-environmental issue(s) related to climate change and human health;
  • References to global discussions and initiatives, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the World Economic Forum Systems Initiative; and
  • Include hashtags #betterliving #globalshaperskl #voicefortheplanet for social media submissions.
  • Submission must be by a single author / photojournalist (i.e., individual submission only).

Submission

Option 1 - Via Social Media

  • To submit via social media, please upload a high resolution image with a title and an accompanying caption of not more than 200 words on Facebook or Instagram and include hashtags #betterliving #globalshaperskl #voicefortheplant.
  • Your profile and post (submission) should also be set to “public” so that your submission is accessible to the panel of judges.

Option 1 - Via Email Submission

  • To submit via email, please send a high resolution image with a title and an accompanying caption of not more than 200 words to betterliving@globalshapers.org.my.
  • Winning submissions will be selected by a panel of judges from GSKL and/or partners of GSKL. The panel of judges will also name for commendation submissions.
  • Winning and commendation submissions will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment by GSKL during the public exhibition in Q3 2020.

Important Dates

  • Submission opens 1 March 2020
  • Submission closes 15 April 2020
  • Judging of submissions 16 to 30 April 2020
  • Results announcement 1 May 2020
  • Public exhibition Q3 2020

Have questions? 

For more information, please contact us at betterliving@globalshapers.org.my.

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