• The International Chamber of Commerce Photographic Award 2015 is a celebration of artistic skill and outstanding photography which aims to draw attention to—and stimulate dialogue around—the global challenge of climate change.

    The Award invites professional and amateur photographers from all over the world to submit applications reflecting on the theme of #OurClimate: from the causes and impacts of a changing climate, through to our response (past, present or future) to one of the biggest challenges facing humanity.

    Entries will be judged by a distinguished international jury chaired by John Danilovich, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The winning photographs will be exhibited alongside a selection of shortlisted images that most powerfully illustrate the theme of #OurClimate.

    The exhibition will be held in December 2015 during the landmark Paris Climate Conference (COP21), at ICC Global Headquarters in Paris. The winners will be announced at ICC’s COP21 gala reception on 8 December.


    The Award is open to all photographers—whether amateur, professional or student—who are invited to submit between 1-3 thought-provoking and captivating images exploring the theme of #OurClimate.

    The judging panel will award three prizes:

    • First prize: €2,000
    • Second prize: €1,000
    • ICC Young Photographer of the Year (26 years and under): €1,000

    Read the rules in other languages: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.


    Judging panel

    A high-level jury panel composed of six people will judge the submitted works. More details will be announced on the Award website.


    John Danilovich

    John Danilovich became Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce on 30 June 2014. Mr Danilovich is a global business leader with extensive experience in trade-related issues. He has also had a long career as an international diplomat.


    Terry McGraw

    Harold (Terry) McGraw III became Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce on 1 July 2013. Mr McGraw is Chairman Emeritus of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. He served as non-executive Chairman of the Company from November 2013 to April 2015.


    David Mayer de Rothschild

    David Mayer de Rothschild is a British environmentalist and head of Sculpt the Future Foundation, a charity that supports innovations and creativity in social and environmental impact efforts.


    Naziha Mestaoui

    Naziha Mestaoui is a Belgian-Tunisian avant-garde artist who personifies an altruistic vision of art and insists that nature be at the very heart of cultural issues. Her artistic project 1 Heart, 1 Tree will be showcased during the COP21 conference.


    Ami Vitale

    Ami Vitale is an American photojournalist, a Nikon Ambassador, a National Geographic photographer, emerging filmmaker and instructor who has worked in over 85 countries and has exhibited her work in famous galleries and museums all over the world.


    Christiana Figueres

    Christiana Figueres has been the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since July 2010. She has directed four consecutive successful Conferences of the Parties, and is now charged with the intergovernmental process to deliver the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change.


    Arancha Gonzalez

    Arancha Gonzalez is the recently appointed Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, the joint agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the World Trade Organization. She served as Chief of Staff to WTO Director General Pascal Lamy between 2005 and 2013.


    Claus Stig Pedersen

    Claus Stig Pedersen is Head of Corporate Sustainability at Novozymes, a global biotechnology company based in Denmark. He is also Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and member of the Board of the Danish Business Council for Sustainable Development.


    Bernhard Schwager

    Bernhard Schwager runs the Sustainability Office within the corporate communication department of Bosch and is the contact person for stakeholder groups pushing forward sustainability items. He is also the President of the German Association of Environmental Professionals.


    Pio Cabanillas Alonso

    Pio Cabanillas Alonso is a Spanish lawyer, entrepreneur and political figure. He was Director-General of Radio Television Espanola (RTVE) from 1998 to 2000, and Cabinet Minister and Government Spokesman to Spain. He is also a renowned photographer.


    For general inquiries, please send an e-mail to photoaward@iccwbo.org. Click here for the full terms and conditions.

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