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”Children’s Eyes on Earth” International Youth Photography Contest, Festival and Exhibition 2012

August 31, 2012

We’re delighted to support “Children’s Eyes on Earth” and international youth photography contest that’s being organised by Reza, an awesome National Geographic Explorer and Photographer. The deadline is close, so you’ll need to get involved quickly!


“The International Youth Photography Contest, Festival and Exhibition shall raise awareness to important environmental issues through the eyes of children. It unites children and youth from around the world to promote public awareness and inspire adults to take action.

Participants’ challenge is to cultivate an environmental connection through imagery. It’s a unique opportunity to explore photography as an artistic medium that addresses crucial issues, bringing them to families, professionals, decision-makers, and the international community at large.

The festival and traveling exhibition is an international event. They will be held in major metropolitan cities all over the world. Organizations, institutions and international medias, will raise awareness on environmental issues worldwide.

Who are we ?

The Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest, Festival and Exhibition 2012 was initiated by Leyla Aliyeva, founder of the non-governmental organisation IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) and REZA, photographer and founder of the non-governmental organisation AINA World.

IDEA is the sponsor of The Children’s Eyes On Earth initiative, which is also supported by WPO (World Photography Organisation), National Geographic Kids UKSDN (Social Documentary Network), Azerbaijan Ministry of Youth and Sports, FotoEvidenceAinaWorld and Webistan Photo Agency.

Who Can Join ?

 Anyone aged 17 or under (at the time of entry) may enter the Contest and all entrants must submit at least one image illustrating the theme “I Love Nature” and one image illustrating the theme “I Fear Pollution”.

 Entries will be assessed by an international judging panel, with a special prize being awarded by public vote. All entries must be in digital format and can only be submitted through the official Contest website :

Key dates

  • The Contest is now open and the deadline for entries is 15 September 2012.
  • Entries will be assessed by the judging panel from 16 September 2012.
  • The “Your Choice” public vote will be open from 17 September 2012.
  • Winners will be announced on 2 October 2012.
  • The Festival and Exhibition will begin the last week of October 2012 in Baku, Azerbaïjan and thereafter will visit major cities around the world.


  • 1st prize: SLR camera, a laptop computer and a photo printer.

  • 2nd prize: SLR camera, an iPad and a photo printer.

  • 3rd prize: SLR camera and a photo printer.

  • Public prize: SLR camera and a photo printer.

The prize winners, each accompanied by a legal guardian, will travel to Baku in Azerbaijan and participate in The Children’s Eyes On Earth Photography Festival And Exhibition. The winners will also have an exclusive photographic workshop in Baku with photographer, Reza.”

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