Photo competition for secondary school students

Published on
April 3, 2018

Wageningen University & Research is challenging secondary school students to send in photos of their daily lives for the #ShareYourWURld photo competition. Scientists will be showing unexpected connections between the winning photos and their research on the 100 years WUR themes of Life, Food, and Earth.

The organisers are hoping for imaginative photos to serve as a creative way to involve secondary school students in the fields in which WUR is active. The 100 years WUR themes of Life, Food, and Earth appear in our daily lives in many different ways, such as in food, nature, and the people around you. This enables practically any photo to be linked to these themes, which is exactly what scientists will be doing with the best 25 entries.

By now, all secondary schools in the Netherlands (approximately 1600) have received a poster that invites secondary school students to send in interesting and unique photos. The submitted photos will be reviewed by a jury of experts consisting of WUR in-house photographer Guy Ackermans; Ruben Smit, one of the Netherlands’ most famous nature photographers; and WUR student and TV personality Sterrin Smalbrugge. On 8 June, those who took the 25 best photos will receive an invitation for the celebratory gathering on 29 June. This is when the jury will announce the winner of the photo competition. The best five entries will win a spot at a photo workshop by nature and landscape photographer Melchert Meijer zu Schlochtern and the winner will also receive a KeyMission camera, which can take 360-degree videos and photos.

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