International Photo Contest on Climate Change and Ozone Winners Announced

Sep 11, 2017

The announcement ceremony of the winners of the international photo contest on climate change and ozone layer and a photo exhibition of winning photographs was held at the Art Gallery in Tashkent.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol and the photo contest aimed at sending a global message through photographs to protect the ozone layer for this and future generations and contribute significantly to global efforts to address climate change. The international photo contest was organized by UNDP Uzbekistan, State Committee on Ecology and Environment Protection of Republic of Uzbekistan and Centre of Hydrometeorological Service under the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Republic of Uzbekistan in partnership with UNDP regional hub in Istanbul and OzonAction branch of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  

“I believe the International Photo Contest that we are jointly finalizing today, was able to demonstrate the importance of taking timely action to protect our planet, the only one, for sustainable development of the humanity, and to leave the nature and environment to our next generations in the same condition as we have inherited from our ancestors”, said Helena Fraser, UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan during the announcement ceremony.   

The international photo contest was held in two categories: 'The Ozone Layer and the I' and 'Climate Change with My Eyes'. The contest attracted participants from 155 countries around the world, receiving 285 submissions from amateurs and professional photographers from 60 countries.

All the submitted photographs went through 3 stages of selection: preliminary voting by an international jury panel, open online voting at www.envcontest.uz to identify the best 20 photographs (10 in each category).

The winners of the photo contest are the following:

Category ‘Ozone Layer and I’

1. Lusine Torosyan (Armenia)

2. Shamsieva Khurshidakhon (Uzbekistan)

3. Viktorija Joveva (Macedonia (FYROM)

Category ‘Climate Change in my Eyes’

1. Moniruzzaman Sazal (Bangladesh)

2.   Naveed Ali (Pakistan)

3.  Markarimov Azamat (Uzbekistan)

Special ‘Women and Ozone Layer’ Category by UNDP Regional Bureau in Istanbul

Rabemanantsoa Andry (Madagascar)

Special Category by the ‘UzWaterAware’ national project (Uzbekistan), implemented by the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) and funded by the European Union

Ecaterina Herta, (Moldova),  Pranab Basak (India), Anvar Ilyasov (Uzbekistan), Azamat Matkarimov (Uzbekistan), Khubutiya Rusidan (Uzbekistan).

Exhibition of photographs is open to the public from September 12-16 at the Arts Gallery of Uzbekistan.    

For more information about the winners please visit this website.