World’s largest photography competition kicks-off at UN Climate Summit

metro photo challenge

Introduced ten years ago in Sweden and ran globally for the first time in 2007, the Metro Photo Challenge is the world’s largest photography competition.

In 2013, 40,000 photographers submitted more than 120,000 images, making Metro Photo Challenge the world’s largest photography competition.

The United Nations and METRO International have established a global partnership on the issue of climate change, and on the occasion of the UN Climate Summit, METRO International launched the 10th edition of METRO Photo Challenge.

The competition will be widely promoted to the 18 million daily readers of the newspaper in 24 countries, as well as by the UN’s network of information offices around the world. The partnership with the UN presents an extraordinary opportunity for metropolitans everywhere to participate in the call to action on this vital global issue and to put photography at the service of positive global change.

The competition is open to everyone everywhere. This year’s chosen theme is: “My Green City.”


My Green City

What is it that makes your city a truly green city?

Our cities are very vulnerable to climate change impact,yet at the same time they can provide very good opportunities as a leading force in the battle against climate change. Affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to shift towards cleaner, more sustainable and thus greener cities. Change is in the air, it surrounds us. Can you capture positive changes and progress made towards combating climate change in your city to give hope for the future of our planet and humanity?

Metro Photo Challenge 2014 and the United Nations invite you to showcase that taking climate action in your urban landscape can save money and promote other benefits such as cleaner air, a better health and fun for everyone; and stand a chance to win a trip to New York City!

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