The Syngenta Photography Award aims to “stimulate dialogue around key global challenges and explore issues of global significance.”
The third Syngenta Photography Award is now open for entries and explores the theme ‘Grow-Conserve’. As the world’s population continues to increase, so does the tension between our growing demand for more food, energy and resources, and the protection of our planet. How can we manage economic, social and technological growth in a way that supports the needs of today as well as for future generations? Bold and transformative action is needed.
Professional and amateur photographers from all over the world are invited to submit applications in two categories – the Professional Commission and the Open Competition. The Award prize totals $65,000 which includes a $25,000 professional commission for the first prize winner in the professional category to develop a photography project around the theme of the year. An exhibition will be held in March 2017, featuring the work of the finalists for the Award as well as images that illustrate the themes that have emerged from the submissions. Entries will be judged by a distinguished international judging panel chaired by the author and curator William A. Ewing.
The Grow-Conserve tension is one of the world’s most pressing challenges. How can we ensure continued growth and prosperity while lessening the impact on nature and our resources? Can we realistically do more with less and conserve what we have today? Can we grow economies and sustain our planet at the same time, or is this mutually exclusive? Will a more sustainable landscape impact overall global food security? Can we learn to conserve today, to enable tomorrow’s growth? Or do economic and population growth simply have to stop?
The Syngenta Photography Award is a celebration of artistic skill and brilliant photography. Photographers, whatever their approach, are invited to submit images that explore the theme of ‘Grow-Conserve’ and tell stories about the relationship and trade-offs that exist between these two forces that are shaping the sustainability of our planet.
Applications must be submitted by completing the online application form at www.syngentaphoto.com. There are no entry fees. The deadline for submissions is Monday 22 August 2016.