with the support of
United Nations Department of
Joint United Nations Information Committee
International Photographic Council
JAL Japan Airlines
National Geographic Magazine
Television Trust for the Environment
Following two successful international photo competitions in 1991-1992 and 1994-1995, UNEP, generously supported by Canon Inc., invited photographers professional and amateur, adults and young people once again to show us the world as they saw it. The results were beautiful and horrific, charming and powerful.
From among the 16,690 entries from 160 countries, the judges selected just 124 entries as prize winners and winners of honorary mentions. All the photos in this issue of Our Planet are drawn from among these.
Based on the images submitted to the competition, UNEP, with the support of Canon Inc., is organizing a wide range of activities around the world to raise environmental awareness, starting with an exhibition and award ceremony in New York on 11 September 2000 and features in international magazines.
All the prize winners and honorary mentions can be viewed in the Focus on Your World Gallery on the One World website: www.oneworld.net/media/gallery/unep/
Gold Prize (Adult Division):
Hartmut Schwarzbach Floating kids at Manila Bay
Gold Prize (Junior Division):
Miriam Koehler Artificial Nature
UNEP Executive Directors Special Prize:
Au Chin Ki Seedling
The Canon Special Prize:
Luis Veiga My Planet
The Digital Camera Special Prize:
Claudio Bacinello Companions in the Mist
The International Photographic Council Scholarship:
Wang Xun Lovely Little Goose