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WasteAid launches photography competition “The Wonders of Waste”

WasteAid, the waste management charity that prevents plastic reaching the oceans, has launched its first ever photography competition, with the theme “The Wonders of Waste”.

Photographs are invited that show the beauty in waste materials, recycled products, or recycling processes. For those with artistic flair or who simply enjoy taking photos, the WasteAid competition is a great way to inspire others to see waste as a resource.

WasteAid Head of Communications, Zoë Lenkiewicz, said, “People around the world bring wonderfully creative ideas and ingenuity to their work with waste, and that’s what we’d like to celebrate with the WasteAid photography competition and calendar.”

Entries might capture people working with waste, some visually interesting machinery, a collection of materials, or even an interesting object made from waste.

Zoë added, “We’d like to inspire people to see waste through a different lens. A lot of our problems with waste stem from our perceptions of it. To fix the waste the problem we need to start by changing how we look at it.”

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” —Confucius

An exhibition of the winning entries will take place at RWM exhibition, 12-13 September, NEC Birmingham UK.

Winners will be selected through an independent judging process and will be notified by email. The 12 winning photos will feature in the WasteAid calendar 2019, and all winners will receive a free calendar.

The first, second and third entries will also win prizes of £100, £50 and £30 (GBP).

Here are the quick rules – for all the details, please read the Terms & Conditions.

  • Photographs need to be landscape, 2480 x 1748 pixels minimum dimensions, 3:2 or 4:3 aspect ratio recommended.
  • You can use any kind of digital camera to take your photo, provided the picture quality is high resolution.
  • Email your entries to photo2018@wasteaid.org.uk by Tuesday 31 July (midnight GMT).

Provide your name, country, and some information about your photograph:

  • What is in the picture?
  • Where was it taken?
  • What is it about this picture that you love?
  • How does this photograph share the wonders of waste?
  • Please do not add any watermarks or words to your photo.

The WasteAid calendar will be available to pre-order from the RWM exhibition and through the WasteAid website.

For enquiries about entering or sponsorship opportunities email photo2018@wasteaid.org.uk

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