The Climate Photo Challenge

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Eco-Business’s Changing Course campaign aims to tell stories about the impacts of climate change, to highlight solutions, and to inspire meaningful change in our society.

As part of this, we are inviting you, our community, to participate in our climate photo challenge.

Remember the photo ‘Napalm Girl’ and how it changed the Vietnam war? Nobody can forget the haunting image; and in 1973, AP Photographer Nick Ut won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for his picture.

The image was unprecedented at the time and it is thought to be one of the most memorable photographs of the 20th century.

We want to find that equally powerful image for climate change for the 21st century.

So we are on the hunt for photographs — photographs that will help make the penny drop on the urgency to address this issue, photographs that capture the way climate change is changing lives and landscapes around the world, photographs depicting solutions… photographs that inspire change.

Share your best work with us by emailing it to [] with ‘The climate photo challenge’ in the subject line.

Separately, we are also hosting an Instagram competition for youth aged below 25.  All you have to do is to like Eco-Business on Instagram and post your photo publicly on your Instagram account with the hashtag #changingcourse.

We will select three winners each for the photography and Instagram competition. These photos will be exhibited at the Changing Course exhibition at the Singapore Botanic Gardens from 1st June to 12th July.

We are glad to announce that we will also be offering two eco-resort stays as prizes for the photo challenge, at Anantara Peace Haven, Tangalle, Sri Lanka and Banyan Tree Resort, Phuket, Thailand. More information on these prizes can be found here.

Information on the judges for the Climate Photo Challenge can be found here.

Update: Eco-Business would like to congratulate the three winners of the Climate Photo Challenge, Ben Haggar, Jan Tigges and Ajit Menon! More information on the winners and their submissions can be found here. These submissions are now on display at the Changing Course Exhibition in the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Terms and Conditions

Competition Guidelines

  • The Climate Photo Challenge is open to anyone regardless of age, background or experience levels.
  • Participants who wish to enter should follow these steps:
    • Send your photo via email to with ‘The Climate Photo Challenge’ in the subject line.
    • Include a short title and a caption of not more than 50 words in your email. Your caption should tell the story of your picture, such as the location it was taken, why you took it, and what does it say. Please also include your name, age, job title and organisation.
    • Ensure that your photo adheres to the following specifications:
      • Photo must be submitted as a .jpeg file.
      • The file size of the photo must not exceed 1MB.
      • If you are selected, you will be requested to send us a high-resolution photo of your image.
  • Participants under 25 who wish to enter via Instagram should follow these steps:
    • Like Eco-Business on Instagram
    • Post your entry publicly, with the hashtag #changingcourse.
    • Email with a link to your Instagram photo and include your name, age, job title and organisation.
    • Save the photo and be prepared to email it to us upon request.
  • The closing date for the contest is 11:59 p.m. on 10th May, 2018. Entries submitted after this deadline will not be entertained.
  • Please note that the judges’ decision is final, and correspondence after the decision will not be entertained.
  • Entries submitted via Instagram and entries submitted via email will be judged separately, with three winning photos selected from each channel.
  • Participants are allowed to participate in both competitions. However, they may only submit a total of 3 photos across both.
  • Do note that only participants aged 25 or under are eligible for the Instagram competition.
  • Each entry must be the original work of the participant and must not contain any trademarks or copyrighted material, owed whole or in part by a third party or violate any persons’ rights of privacy.
  • Eco-Business reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who Eco-Business has reason to believe has breached any of these conditions.

Intellectual Property and Trademarks

  • All content on the site, including but not limited to text, photographs and other forms of media remain the property of Eco-Business and should not be used without prior formal written authorization.
  • Entrants to our photo challenge retain full ownership of the copyright in each entry. Please note however that Eco-Business may publish any material you submit, with appropriate credit, at its sole discretion and it shall be entitled to make additions or deletions to any such material strictly for the purposes of the Changing Course Exhibition.

Exclusions of liability

  • By participating in this contest, in the event that your submissions infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any other third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity, you agree to fully indemnify Eco-Business of all relevant damages.

Privacy Practices

  • Email addresses collected during the process of this competition may be used by Eco-Business to send out Eco-Business communications. All material sent will contain clearly visible links to manage your subscription preferences or unsubscribe.
  • Please be assured that Eco-Business does not sell or share any contact information it gathers with any third parties whatsoever.
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