Nature photography competition for children launched

Competition focusing on flora and fauna open to 10- to 16-year-olds
Majjistral Park. Photo: Din l-Art Ħelwa

Bank of Valletta and NGO Din l-Art Ħelwa have launched a nature photography competition aimed at children aged 10 to 16. The theme is flora and fauna, and photos must be taken at the Majjistral Park.

DLĦ forms part of the Heritage Parks Federation management which runs the park.

A prize of €300 is to be awarded to each of the winning entries for the two photographic categories (flora and fauna), and €200 for the second-placed entrants. Participants are also encouraged to send a photo of themselves in the park.

Entries must be submitted by e-mail to admin@dinlarthelwa.org with a copy sent to stanleyfarrugiarandon@gmail.com by not later than December 30.

The judging panel will be composed of DLĦ and BOV members.

BOV CSR head Charles Azzopardi noted that environmental awareness is one of the main pillars of the bank’s CSR programme.

He added: “As an education officer, I have worked extensively with children of this age group and have found it to be a very influential phase of their development.”

DLĦ volunteer and competition organiser Stanley Farrugia Randon said the best way to get children to appreciate the beauty and fragility of the environment is to expose them to it, giving them “the opportunity and the time to see its complexity”.

Terms and conditions

1. This competition is open to children between 10 and 16 years.

2. There will be two categories of photographs for submissions: flora and fauna. Each participant may submit a maximum of one photo, one for each category.

3. Participants must have full rights on the entries submitted.

4. All images must be original. By virtue of submitting an entry, the author certifies the work as his own and permits the organisers to reproduce all or part of the entered material for publication and/or display in media related to this particular event. Participants personally assume responsibility for any claim or liability arising out of the publication of their entries. The organisers categorically disclaim any liability whatsoever.

5. Each photo should be submitted on a separate e-mail with the title of the photo written as the subject of the e-mail.

6. A first prize will be awarded to the best entry of each category as long as it reaches the acceptable standard. No work will be eligible to more than one award.

7. The organisers reserve the right to reject any entry.

8. In the event of a winning work is later found to have violated any of the above conditions, the organisers reserve the right to take any action they deem suitable, including the withdrawal of the prize awarded. In such an event, the winning entry will be declared void.

9. Participation in this competition signifies acceptance of all the above conditions.

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