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Deadline: May 1, 2016

THEME FOR 2016: “Animal welfare, beyond the cliché”

Today, in our multicultural and cosmopolitan world, the notion of animal welfare and what cruelty to animals entails varies from one region and culture to another. Given the complexity and multidimensional nature of animal welfare, the need to harmonise standards has become increasingly urgent. Consequently, the OIE has been developing international welfare standards for terrestrial and aquatic animals since the early 2000s, standards which are adopted by consensus by all its 180 Member Countries.

The winners of the 2016 OIE PHOTO COMPETITION will therefore be the photographers who best illustrate, both from an artistic and a descriptive point of view, the work carried out by animal welfare players, in particular by Veterinary services both in their public and private components, to promote and protect animal welfare worldwide in the context of the OIE welfare standards’ implementation.

Photos illustrating the crucial interaction between humans and animals as well as the links between animal health and animal welfare will be given preference when selecting the winners. The jury will also consider the creativity of the photo caption.

ELIGIBILITY

You at least 18 years of age and part of the OIE network in an OIE member country OR you are a student above 18 years of age studying in a Faculty of Veterinary Medicine?

COMPETITION PRIZES AND BENEFITS

  1. A winner will be chosen from each region in the OIE global network:
  • Africa Prize
  • Americas Prize
  • Asia, Far East and Oceania Prize
  • Europe Prize
  • Middle East Prize

Each prizewinner will receive the sum of €1,000.

  1. Veterinary Students Award

A winner will be chosen from the entries submitted by all veterinary students from each  region in

  • Africa Prize
  • Americas Prize
  • Asia, Far East and Oceania Prize
  • Europe Prize
  • Middle East Prize

Each prizewinner will receive the sum of €500.

The prizes will be awarded during the opening ceremony of the 84th OIE General Session on Sunday, 22 May 2016.

For more information, visit the OIE Photo Competition page

 

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