Applications invited for International Photo Contest on Greener Healthcare Waste Management

Applications invited for International Photo Contest on Greener Healthcare Waste Management

Organization: Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Event Duration: 06 Jul. 2019 - 15 Jul. 2019

Apply By: 15 Jul 2019

About the organization

The Global Environment Facility was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Since then, the GEF has provided over $18.1 billion in grants and mobilized an additional $94.2 billion in co-financing for more than 4500 projects in 170 countries. Today, the GEF is an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector that addresses global environmental issues.

Organizers and Partners

  • Organizer: GEF financed UNDP/WHO/Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) supported project, “Reducing UPOPs and Mercury releases from the Health Sector in Africa”, implemented in Ghana, Madagascar, Tanzania and Zambia
  • Government Partner: the Republic of Madagascar - Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MoE) and Ministry of Health (MoH).

Contest Goal

  • To increase public awareness on the issues related to healthcare waste treatment and management (HCWM) through visual and artistic medium.
  • To promote best practices on HCWM along with non-incineration waste treatment and mercury-free technologies for greener healthcare practices.

Target Audience/ Criteria

  • Professional and amateur photographers.
  • Participation of healthcare workers, environmental health workers and especially women and youth from developing countries is particularly welcomed.

Key Dates:

  • Official launch of the photo contest: April 30, 2019
  • Submission of applications: April 30 - July 15, 2019
  • International jury voting: July 15 -22, 2019
  • Announcement of winners: July 22, 2019


  • Official launch of the photo contest in Geneva during a side event at BRS COPs1.
  • All information related to the contest will be available on the International photo contest website: www.GreenHealthCareWaste-Photos.org

Categories of the Photo Contest: Photos will be accepted in two categories:

Category 1: “HCWM for People and Planet”

  • Two finalists will be awarded on this category.
  • There will also be additional special nomination awards for photos depicting positive images for the following special categories (one for each):
    • “Alternatives to healthcare waste burning/incineration”
    • “Mercury-free healthcare”
    • “HCWM for better infection prevention”
    • “Women and HCWM”

Category 2. “Greener healthcare I want to see in the future”

  • Two finalists will be awarded on this category.


  • In total, 8 prizes of $400 vouchers/cheques (or whatever is applicable)
  • Appreciation certificates for the best 30 photos

How to Apply

To participate in the contest please fill out the online application form, attach your photo and submit until July 15, 2019. Participation in two categories of the contest (by submitting by one photo for each category) is allowed. By submitting a photo to the contest you also agree that the organizers can post the photo to social media and use the photo in promotional materials or for other purposes.

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