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Nat Geo invites kids to 'See The Bigger Picture'

MUMBAI: The National Geographic Society in the US is inviting youngsters from around the world to enter the See the Bigger Picture photography contest.









They can submit images illustrating plants, animals or anything else that captures biodiversity to www.seethebiggerpicture.org. The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., and will meet with photojournalist Joel Sartore, a contest judge. Entries must be received by 8 September.

 
See the Bigger Picture is a joint project of Airbus, National Geographic and the Secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity in support of The Green Wave. This is an outreach program that promotes the goals of the United Nations biodiversity treaty and that will contribute to the celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010.

As part of "The Green Wave" project, children and youth in schools worldwide plant a local tree species on 22 May each year, uniting to send a green wave across time zones from east to west.


The organisers hope that the contest will encourage children around the globe to snap and submit a photograph illustrating biodiversity in their community or from their travels and help to create the world’s largest biodiversity outreach programme.


Sartore says, "I am thrilled that Airbus is getting behind the biodiversity photo contest. If we stand a chance of preserving the delicate balance of life and protecting the future of the fragile planet I’ve been photographing for 20 years, big business must be involved. It’s great to involve kids, too, and to motivate them to take notice of the environment around them. I hope this will be a fun summer project for them."

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