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International Photo Contest on Greener Healthcare Waste Management 2019

Deadline: July 15, 2019

Entries are invited from Professional and amateur photographers from all over the world for them to take part in the International Photo Contest on Greener Healthcare Waste Management 2019.

Submit a photo that shows your awareness on healthcare waste issues such as what impact it has on environment, what innovations and practices are introduced to minimize it. You may also wish to express a creative vision of healthcare you want to see in the future, to demonstrate positive changes you want to see on food chain/soil, fishes/water or breath/air.

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


  • Healthcare Waste Management 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”.
  • Special nominations will be selected among photos submitted in Category 1.
  • 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


  • Open to Professional and amateur photographers from all over the world
  • Participation of healthcare workers, environmental health workers and especially women and youth from developing countries is particularly welcomed

Selection Process

Evaluation of photos will be conducted in two stages:

  • Initial stage – preliminary selection. If the number of photos received exceeds 30 photos, preliminary selection of photos will take place. Up to 30 photos (by 20 photos in Category 1 and 10 photos in Category 2) will be selected for the second stage.
  • Second stage – evaluation and selection of the winners by international Jury Team. The Jury Team, consisting of organizers and experts, representing different countries, will select the winners of the photo contest in each category. In total, there will be 4 winners (2 in each category) and additional 4 winners in special nominations.


To participate in the contest, fill out the online application form, attach your photo and submit.

For more information, visit International Photo Contest.

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