Launched on International Youth Day (August 12, 2021), the World Intellectual Property Organization  (WIPO)  Photography Prize was designed in consultation with an Advisory Board, made up of members of Indigenous peoples and local communities, as well as members of organizations, governments and individuals working on climate change, biodiversity, photography, intellectual property, media and entrepreneurship. WIPO is deeply grateful for their advice and support.

WIPO aims to celebrate and make widely known the creativity of Indigenous and local community youth, as well as raise their awareness on how copyright can be used to protect their creativity expressed in the photographs. The theme of the WIPO Photography Prize is Climate Change and Climate Action: Mother Earth through our Lenses. Participation is meant to encourage Indigenous and local community youth to express themselves on this issue of immense global significance.

Photographs should illustrate:

the impact of climate change on your communities, biodiversity and environment (land, air, water, flora and fauna, etc.); and/or practices, including ones based on Indigenous and traditional knowledge, or climate actions that allow your community to adapt to or mitigate the impact of climate change. 

All applications must be submitted  HERE, by 22 January 2022 at the latest. For more information , please visit the  website of the WIPO.