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“Major new environmental photography award launched – €10,000 prize fund, and free-to-enter for all photographers”

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has announced the launch of the PA2F Environmental Photography Award [linkto: https://www.photocrowd.com/pa2faward ]

Entries are open now and until 28th March 2021 for this free-to-enter award that comes complete with a €10,000 prize fund, a month-long exhibition in the Principality of Monaco, and a commemorative book.

The grand prize winner will take home €6,000, the title of “PA2F Environmental Photographer of the Year 2021” and receive an invite to the Monaco exhibition in May, including travel and accommodation.

The award is being launched in the 15th anniversary year of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and will run annually with the aim of raising awareness of environmental issues. It will reward photographers who are putting their creativity and skill to good use in documenting the current state of our world, and conservation efforts that offer hope for the future.

In this inaugural year the focus is on wildlife, with the theme “Humanity and Wildlife: Crossed Destinies, Shared Territories”. Entries are welcomed across three categories: Incredible Wildlife; Wildlife in Crisis; and Reasons for Hope. Photographers can enter up to 5 images into each category.

To read more about the awards, and enter now, visit the Award website here. [link to: https://www.photocrowd.com/pa2faward]


Two images are made available for publication:

Landscape format: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19fQVbXlVk7yL-CUY_mNpVKkrRSV8LKvN/view?usp=sharing

Portrait format: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19Xgk4-O2O21J99NGRu2-wl8c0UU02z-d/view?usp=sharing


Additional details:

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation [linkto: http://www.pa2f.org/] was launched by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2006 and supports projects focussed on environmental protection and sustainable development at both a local and global scale. In its 15 years it has supported almost 600 projects, with grants totalling €71m. More details can be found here [linkto: http://www.pa2f.org/]

“We are very pleased to launch this major award, with high quality partners and a prestigious jury of passionate professionals. The inaugural theme, of humanity’s relationship with wildlife, is especially relevant in the context of the current health crisis, and we hope that this award will contribute to efforts to develop more harmonious relations with nature” explains Olivier Wenden, Vice-President and CEO of the Foundation.

A prestigious jury has been assembled for the Award, comprising:

– Olivier Wenden, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and President of the Jury
– Ragnar Axelsson aka RAX, Photojournalist & Documentary Photographer specialising in the Arctic
– Laurent Ballesta, Photographer & co-founder of Andromeda Oceanology
– Anthony Boira, CEO of Monaco Digital
– Nick Danziger, Photojournalist, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, Winner of the Royal Geographical Society’s Ness Award,
– Frederick Dharshie Wissah, CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2019
– Daisy Gilardini, Environmental Photographer specialising in the polar regions
– Jean-Michel Krief, Photographer and co-founder of the Sebitoli Chimpanzee Project in Uganda
– Lisa Samford, Executive Director of Jackson Wild

Press contacts:

Nadège Massé
Director of Communication
Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
+377 98 98 44 44

Lea Lippisch
Digital communications and events officer
Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
+377 98 98 44 44


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