Por el Planeta is not just a photography contest, it’s a movement seeking to transform our relationship with the planet and its wildlife. The competition was born out of a desire to reaffirm narrative photography as a powerful tool that encourages nature conservation and generates an appreciation for biodiversity.
“We believe photography is more than just light, beautiful pictures or perfect proportions,” said award-winning photographer Cristina Mittermeier, director of Por el Planeta. “It is also a vehicle for real change.”
Por el Planeta will award more resources than any other photography contest to recognize the dedication, skill and talent of photographers who strive to create images that infuse society with an understanding of and care for our shared natural heritage. At the same time, Por el Planeta wishes to encourage the development of new photography and conservation projects, mobilize audiences and raise awareness of the daily threats faced by our biodiversity.
• Por el Planeta is a Wildlife, Nature and Conservation Photo Competition organized by Televisa, the Mexican government and National Geographic as a mission partner.
• Por el Planeta will allocate over $300,000 US in prize money for the winners.
• All profits will be donated to conservation initiatives.
• Submissions close date: March 27, 2015
For more information and to enter, visit porelplanetaphoto.com