European Union-The Hindu Centre Essay Competition: Submit by Aug 15; Win 4 Day Europe Tour + Photography Competition [17th June-17th Sept]; Win Kickass Cameras

Summers in India are getting hotter, with the heat wave claiming a couple of thousand lives across the length and breadth of the nation this year.

On the other hand, the rainfall prediction, too, does not look promising. In fact, globally, eight of the last 10 years have been the hottest in recorded history.

Extreme weather conditions have become more frequent these days. What would be the effects of climate change on the country?

Providing a platform for people to ‘Voice Out’ their concerns and come out with possible solutions, the European Union Delegation to India, in collaboration with The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, has announced the launch of an essay competition on climate change in India.

The competition is open to undergraduate (Bachelor’s) and graduate (Master’s only) students who hold Indian passports and are residing in India.

Essays (1,500 words in English) should be submitted before August 16, 2015, on one of the following three topics:

• Climate Change in India: Challenges and Solutions

• Making India’s Growth Sustainable

• Clean Development in India: the Way Forward for Towns and Cities

Authors of the top three essays will be taken on a four-day study tour of Europe.

Photography Contest: Say it with a picture

A picture is worth a thousand words! With the overall theme #MyClimateMyFuture, the Photography Contest will run from 17th June to 17th September, 2015 and will be open for all Indian residents above 18.

Participants can post a maximum of 3 photographs which best illustrate how they feel about Climate Change. The photographs can be shots of climate change impact, challenges and solutions.

To allow participants to click and upload while on the move – the photo competition allows uploading pictures taken from camera, phone or tablet.

The four winners will be announced in October 2015.

Two ‘Climate Photo Prize’ winners will be chosen by viewers based on the maximum number of ‘likes’ on a photograph, while the other two ‘Climate Photo Jury Prize’ winners will be selected by a special editorial committee, together with the photo editors.

Participants have a chance to win a Canon EOS 700D camera, with an 18-55 mm lens and a 55-250 mm lens.

Full details are HERE.

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