The Illinois Water Resources Center’s (IWRC) “Water Is” photo contest recognizes Illinois photographers who have captured what water means for them, their communities, and the state. Winning images will be featured in IWRC materials promoting the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, a new state plan designed to improve local and regional water quality.
The contest is open to the public, including state employees. Professional photographers are welcome to submit entries under a separate category. All participants may submit a total of five images.
All entries must be original work. Previously-published material may be entered as long as the submission includes the date and name of the publication.
Entries must be submitted as high-resolution JPEG files no larger than 8 megabytes. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (cropping, color adjustment, etc.) will be disqualified.
Email your submissions to Eliana Brown at email@example.com by May 21, 2015. Emails must also:
- Explain what is happening in the photo
- Identify the location and date the image was taken, including the name of the waterbody if appropriate
- Identify the category of submission – amateur or professional
A panel of judges will select first place and honorable mention winners.
IWRC will have unrestricted use of all submitted photos and accompanying materials and has the right to use all entries in any future online and print materials. Photographers assume responsibility for obtaining consent from any persons appearing in their photograph prior to submission.
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Kenyan environmental activist Phyllis Omido has won the prestigious Goldman prize.
She is being recognised for her campaign against a battery smelting plant accused of damaging the health of a community in the city of Mombasa.
As an employee at the plant, she was inspired to act after her baby son was diagnosed with lead poisoning.
Read profiles of Omido and the other winners at http://www.goldmanprize.org/blog/introducing-the-2015-goldman-environmental-prize-winners/.
The Alliance and PIC Green invite you to submit your museum as a model for environmental sustainability for the 2015 AAM Annual Meeting in Atlanta (April 26–29). The purpose of this recognition program is to educate, facilitate and encourage green practice and to acknowledge and celebrate leaders in environmental sustainability. The application deadline has been extended to April 3, 2015.
This year we hope to receive a larger number of entries by small institutions. We want to show that sustainable practice does not have to be LEED-certified to have lasting consequences for our planet.
SEA winners will be celebrated at the Annual Meeting, in Aviso and Museum magazine.
The John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism, which carries a $5,000 prize and plaque, is given annually for news reporting that makes an exceptional contribution to the public’s understanding of environmental issues. The award was founded in 1993 by Oakes’ family, friends and colleagues. It recognizes journalists whose work meets the highest standards of journalistic excellence, and it is presented in the fall at Columbia Journalism School.
The SEJ awards honor the best environmental journalism in seven categories: two Kevin Carmody Investigative categories, two Beat categories, a Feature Story category, a Rachel Carson Book award, and a category for Outstanding Photojournalism. $500 is offered for first-place winners in each of the categories.
Applications due April 1.