One of the shortlisted images, by Sazzid Ahmed from Bangladesh.
Public voting is now open for the Children's Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest.
You can vote for your favourite images in this new youth photography contest until 25 September 2012.
The Children's Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest, Festival And Exhibition 2012 aims to raise awareness of environmental issues through the eyes of young people and their photographs. This exciting global enterprise 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.
Children aged 17 and under were encouraged to explore some of the challenges currently facing our planet by submitting photographs demonstrating the themes of ‘I love nature’ and ‘I hate pollution’. The public now has the opportunity to vote on a selection of 50 stunning shortlisted images by visiting the website before 25 September. The image with the most votes will win the ‘Your Choice’ Award.
The winner of ‘Your Choice’ will be announced on 2 October and receive digital camera equipment, as well as a trip to Baku in Azerbaijan to participate in The Children's Eyes On Earth Photography Festival And Exhibition. The winner will also have an exclusive photographic workshop in Baku with internationally-known photographer and one of the founders of the contest, Reza.
In its inaugural year, The Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest has received over 4,000 image submissions of an incredibly high standard.
The public can judge a shortlist of 50 images. To judge the images, visit the website and rate each one on a star system of 1 to 5. The image with the most points will win the ‘Your Choice’ Award. In the case of two or more images receiving an equal number of votes, Reza's decision will be final.
Voting closes at midnight on 25 September. Visit the Children's Eyes On Earth Website