Let the pictures do the talking!
With the annual Photo Contest, we want to show the Alps from different perspectives: their cultural richness and heritage, their majestic natural splendour, their unique biodiversity and ecosystems and the vibrant life.
The Photo Contest is open from June until August.
The submitted pictures compete for a spot in the Alpine Convention’s calendar.
***This special 2020 edition of our #PhotoContest about “Contrasts in the Alps”, is closed. Thanks to everyone who participated! We are ready to dive into the deliberation and will disclose the winners at the end of autumn, in the countdown to International Mountain Day on 11 December!***
Contrasts in the Alps
Many things seem to turn out differently this year. The way of life as we knew it was suddenly no longer self-evident and at one point even began to feel inconvenient. In these stormy months, family, friends and neighbours proved important anchors albeit often virtually. Good, local food and some fresh alpine air became increasingly valued as vital resources for our wellbeing.
One thing that will not (completely) change is our alpine-wide photo contest. We are proud to present the 11th edition of the Alpine Convention’s Photo Contest, with the support of the upcoming Swiss Presidency of the Alpine Convention, CIPRA International and the CIPRA Youth Council.
This year’s edition will be dedicated to “Contrasts in the Alps”. Although at first sight the Alps build a harmonious entity as a transnational mountain area, taking a second look there are a lot of differences to identify. A castle in the mountains stands quite in contrast to a traditional Alpine hut. The Alpine mountain landscapes differ in colour and shape. Some Alpine spots are crowded, others are remote and solitary. Some landmarks are made of concrete, others built with sustainable materials. In certain Alpine villages you can still breathe the air of the past and experience folklore, whereas others present themselves in a more modern look.