Focus for Survival Photographic Competition is a celebration of Mother Nature through photography. This is a free-to-enter contest, which offers the chance for a wide audience to be inspired by an image of the natural world. By sharing the story of images, entrants will be helping to raise awareness about vulnerable wildlife and at-risk wild spaces. Focus for survival 2021 is now accepting entries for two categories, namely Wildlife and Wild Spaces. Anyone can register and submit their entries by June 30. The organizer plants a tree through their Carbon for Conservation scheme on behalf of everyone entering an image. Twenty-six finalists will receive a complimentary one-year membership to their Explorer Club. All of them are eligible for the annual People’s Choice Award, an award voted for by the public. The finalists’ images limited edition prints will be available via the pop-up and online stores, with all proceeds going to the 21 For 21 Project Fund. These images will also be part of a digital display at the Royal Geographical Society. Six images will be shortlisted by the panel for the annual Focus for Survival Photographer of the Year award.
Photo contests like these are a celebration of nature through photography. By celebrating nature, everyone and anyone can help to protect it. Moreover, entries will be showcased as a small selection of images by various patrons, celebrity supporters, and professional photographers. Additionally, this contest has no requirements, and anyone can easily submit their entries. Participants have the opportunity to reach a wide audience and to raise awareness about species extinction and habitat loss.
The Real World Conservation Trust (RWCT), a registered United Kingdom Charity, has two working names of the Trust: ‘Explorers Against Extinction’ and ‘Sketch for Survival.’This charity’s mission is to promote the conservation of rare and endangered species and the protection of their environments; to advance the education of the public in the conservation issues around rare and endangered species and the threats to their environment, and to help local communities impacted by proximity to rare species benefit from their protection.
Refer to the below table for more details of the scholarship:
|Organization||The Real World Conservation Trust|
|Number of Awards||2|
|Application Deadline||June 30, 2021|
|Requirement||An original photograph|
Who May Be Eligible
- Anyone living anywhere in the world
- Entrants under the age of 16 must email a consent note from a parent/guardian/teacher giving permission to enter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org the subject: “Focus for Survival Under 16 consent – Your name”.
How to Apply
To enter, participants can click ‘Enter Here’ on the official website, complete the form and submit the photos.
- An original photograph
There are two main awards for this contest, namely Focus for Survival Photographer of the Year 2021 and Focus for Survival People’s Choice Award 2021. Focus for Survival Photographer of the Year 2021 is where six photographers will be shortlisted for the award, with the expert panel deciding the winner. The winner will be announced at the Royal Geographical Society in London. The shortlist will be announced on September 3, 2021. All shortlisted photographers will be invited to the RGS event. Focus for Survival People’s Choice Award 2021 is where entries are chosen by the public through an online vote from the 26 finalists. This award will be given to the image with the highest votes. Voting opens in November and closes during the RGS event.
The submission deadline for this photography competition is June 30, 2021.