April 5, 2016

‘Water for Food’ photo contest submissions accepted through April 11

Thanks to grants from the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, eight UNL students are working on projects to contribute to a more water and food secure world.

The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute’s first photography contest is accepting online submissions through 11:59 p.m. April 11. Photographers of all skill levels and ages 18 or older can participate by submitting photos that depict what “water for food” looks like in today’s world.

Participants will be eligible to win several prizes and have their photos displayed among a global audience. The photos will be shown online and during a special exhibit at the institute’s 2016 Water for Food Global Conference April 24-26 at Nebraska Innovation Campus, located at 2021 Transformation Dr.

The photography contest is intended to draw attention to diverse perspectives of what “water for food” means around the globe. Examples include a droplet of rain on an ear of corn, a massive earthen dam or rice farmers in Bangladesh. All valid entries will appear on the institute’s website and social media sites and will be properly credited.

The photographs will be judged by a panel of professional photographers based on originality, technical excellence, composition, impact, artistic merit and subject matter relevance. The panel will evaluate the entries and notify the winners by April 19. First place is a $100 cash prize, runner-up is a $75 cash prize and second runner-up is a $50 cash prize.

There also will be a Viewers’ Choice winner, which will be awarded based on the number of “likes” received through the institute’s Facebook page from April 12-25. The Viewer’s Choice winner will be announced April 26, the final day of the conference.

All four winners will be given complimentary registration to attend the 2016 Water for Food Global Conference and their photographs will be enlarged, mounted and framed for a special display at Nebraska Innovation Campus during the event. Each winner will receive a gift certificate from Rockbrook Camera.

For official rules on the contest, click here.

For additional information about the contest, contact Jesse Starita at jstarita@nebraska.edu or 402-472-5317.