Shoot Nations

Youth Photographic Competition

Shoot Nations 2008 is addressing the theme of Young People in a Changing Climate’. We want to build a global picture of how climate change is affecting young people worldwide, how they can act now to slow the change and how they can adapt to the inevitable changes in the future. Shoot Nations enables the smallest family, community or environmental issue to reach the highest level of global governance’

Competition opened on 1st May 2008 and closes Thursday 31st July at 6pm GMT. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 12th August, International Youth Day 2008.

The concept is simple: Any young person aged 11 ñ 24 can take and enter three photos (or drawings) to express their feelings on the following three briefs:

1. How is climate change affecting your life?
2. Act now – be the change!
3. Your world in the future.

They stress that no photography experience necessary so it is accessible to anyone. They are encouraging you enter one photo/drawing per brief and upload your entries to with a caption to explain what your photo is about
Don’t forget you can submit entries that were created before the competition start date so if you have a great image that you have captured sitting in your camera or on your computer please send them in.

So what can you win?

On International Youth Day selected winning photos will be presented as a light-box installation at the World Youth Congress in Quebec to celebrate International Youth Day 2008.
The light-box presentation will take place on 12th August. Winners will be in with a chance of accompanying the Shoot Nations team to Quebec for the presentation.

You can submit images by post to Plan UK or to one of Plan’s regional offices.


Visit the website to download this form to submit with your entry by post. Make sure you enclose your name, city, country, address, telephone number and email address (if you have one).

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