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About Photo Contest

Shining a light on the Cryosphere and Society in the HKH 

We are looking for photo entries that tell compelling visual stories about different interactions between the cryosphere (snow, glaciers, permafrost, meltwater, glacial lakes) and society in the Hindu Kush Himalaya, including climate change impact and adaptation, related disasters and vulnerability, contributions to water resources and their management, the importance to livelihoods and biodiversity, as well as cultural, spiritual, and gender aspects. 


The results will be announced during the upcoming International Forum on Cryosphere and Society to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 28 to 30 August 2019. The winner of the photo contest will be invited to receive the award and present the photo story to participants of the Forum. The winning entries and honourable mentions will be exhibited during the Forum and featured in the Forum proceedings, related publications, and on ICIMOD’s Cryosphere Initiative website.

Please see details below.