Plastic Atlas Photo Contest

Plastic pollution is rapidly growing globally. Time to play your part in highlighting Asia’s significant role. 

Journey to the Waste

As Heinrich Boell Stiftung (hbs) Hong Kong Office and Break Free from Plastic Asia Pacific (BFFP AP) prepare to launch the Asian edition of our publication, Plastic Atlas, in early 2021, we are jointly organising a photo contest so that YOU too can raise awareness of Asia’s part in the plastic pollution crisis. 

Both amateur and professional photographers are welcome to take part. 

The best 20 submissions will be awarded prizes up to HK$3,000 or equivalent. They may also be used on hbs websites, for social media campaigning and for a photo exhibition as part of the Plastic Atlas Asia launch. 

What is the theme? 

We are looking for pictures on any topic related to plastic pollution. Examples include single-use plastics and food packaging, plastic pollution at sea, plastic pollution amid the pandemic, etc. Be it plastic-clogged waterways or oceans, discarded food cartons, endless plastic bags, waste management issues, or inspiring solutions, now is your chance to showcase what is happening around the region. For more potential subjects, see the Plastic Atlas International edition.

Who is eligible to take part? 

The competition is open to residents of any age and gender from any Asian country. 

What equipment can I use? Are there any other specifications? 

All types of cameras (DSLR, mobile phone) and file types are allowed. Submissions can comprise either a standalone photo or a photo essay (up to 5 images) on a particular subject. 

Who will be on the selection panel? 

Winning pictures will be chosen by an expert jury of creative professionals, environmental activists, and representatives from hbs and BFFP AP. 

When and where should I send my submission? 

Send your entry from 30 November 2020 (12:00 AM onwards) to 31 January 2021 (by 11:59 PM). All dates and times are GMT+8. 

Please submit your photos:

(1) By email: plastic@hk.boell.org (Subject: Plastic Atlas Photo Contest)

OR

(2) By post: Heinrich Boell Stiftung Asia Ltd, Unit E, 22/F, Derrick Industrial Bldg, 49 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Hong Kong. 

Winners will be announced and notified by email in March 2021.