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The People & Planet International Photo Competition 2011

Are you a photographer with a passion for social justice and/or the environment?

The People & Planet International Photo Competition is back! Entry is free and there is $2000 in cash prizes as well as professional publication up for grabs.

Open to amateur and professional photographers anywhere in the world, the competition selects 53 photos to be published in the People & Planet 2012 Diary & Calendar, which help raise vital funds for a group of around 40 social justice and environment charities.


Submit images of people, places or things which tell a story about a social-justice or environment issue. Photos of almost any genre are be accepted, including portraits, landscapes, animals, objects, or any combination of these.

People living in the developing/majority world are particularly encouraged to enter.

For those of you who don’t already know, People & Planet raises funds for and supports the work of Australian environment and social justice organisations.


Winners of the cash prizes, as well as the other 52 photos which will be published in the People & Planet diary will be notified by 1 September 2011.

  • 1st Prize: $1,300 AUD
  • 2nd Prize: $350 AUD
  • Diary/Calendar Cover Prize: $350 AUD


  • The People & Planet International Photography Competition is open to everyone.
  • The images can be colour or B&W, but should be at least at 300 dpi resolution, supplied in JPEG format, with a maximum file size of 10 MB.
  • Please don’t submit images that were submitted to this competition in previous years.
  • Entries which have been previously published elsewhere are acceptable.

How to enter?

Email entries to: peopleandplanet [at] (please replace [at] with @), but first make sure you read the complete guidelines on the official website.

You can submit up to 4 photos per entrant. All submitted photos must be accompanied by 3-5 sentences describing the image and the social-justice or environment issues which are raised by the photo. Photos will be assessed jointly with the accompanying description.