Center for Protection and Research of birds in cooperation with german organization euroNatur and IUCN Regional Office for Easter and Central Asia (IUCN ECARO) second time in the row is organizing photo contest "Balkan Green Belt" with the aim to promote natural and cultural values of the former Iron Curtain in Montenegro. This area includes delta of river Bojana, Ulcinj Salina, Skadar Lake, the canyon of river Cijevna and National Park Prokletije.
The winners can expect following prizes:
- prize: Tablet Asus Zen Ped
- prize: Sony digital photo frame
- prize: external power bank
The steering jury composed from following persons which decide about the winning photos:
- Vladana Vojinović, Vladana Vojinović photography;
- Ivan Savić, photographer;
- Damira Kalač, daily newspaper "Vijesti".
The prize-winning pictures will be represented on the website of Center for Protection and Research of birds www.czip.me. The winners will be announced on 31st July 2017.
In addition, the national winners will automatically take part in the international Balkan Green Belt contest 2017. Each of the 9 countries along the Balkan Green Belt sends 3 national winner pictures to the international competition.
The board of the European Green Belt Association will select the 5 international winner pictures, which will be presented on the website www.europeangreenbelt.org.
Winner photo of the Photo Contest "Balkan Green Belt 2016"- Gavrilo Knežević (photo: Prokletije)
Please find more information about the details of the contest and conditions of participation here.
The photo contest is being implemented at the same time in all Balkan countries (Serbia, FYR Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Turkey and Montenegro) and presents the activity of the regional project "Protecting Biodiversity in the Balkans-Strengthening Cooperation along the Balkan Green Belt" which is supported by German Federal Environmental Foundation. The aim of the project is the improvement of cooperation on protection and promotion of the Green Belt, the network of protected areas and important areas which should be protected and which are situated along the former "Iron Curtain" on the Balkans.