The 2012/2013 theme of the Syngenta Photography Award explores the relationship and tensions between rural and urban environments:
- Over half of the world’s population now lives in urban spaces.
- Yet rural areas provide the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat.
- With competition for land, natural resources and labor increasing, balancing these tensions is critical.
The Syngenta Photography Award offers photographers an important platform for outstanding imagery. It also provides the opportunity to explore, through a professional commission, an issue of global significance – such as food security, land preservation, water scarcity or biodiversity.
There are two categories – the Professional Commission and the Open Competition – with US$65,000 in prizes, including a professional commission. The winning professional photographer will design and complete his own commission, with a grant of up to US$25,000.
To enter this competition you will need to provide 3 photographs related to the urban / rural theme along with information about each one.
Register here to enter your photographs.