Through this Photography Prize, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) aims to celebrate and make widely known the creativity of Indigenous and local community youth, as well as raise their awareness on how copyright can be used to protect their creativity expressed in the photographs. The theme of the Prize is Climate Change and Climate Action: Mother Earth through our Lenses. Participation is meant to encourage Indigenous and local community youth to express themselves on this issue of immense global significance.

Photographs should illustrate:

  • The impact of climate change on your communities, biodiversity and environment (land, air, water, flora and fauna, etc.); and/or
  • practices, including ones based on Indigenous and traditional knowledge, or climate actions that allow your community to adapt to or mitigate the impact of climate change.

Who can apply?

The WIPO Photography Prize is open to members of Indigenous peoples and local communities located in one of WIPO’s Member States and under 30 years old on the closing date for submissions.

Submission deadline: January 22, 2022
Apply here