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Environmental Photography Award 2023

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Environmental Photography Award is an annual contest created with the aim to reward photographers who put their creativity to good use in raising awareness on environmental protection.

Photographers are invited to reflect on human relationship towards nature and interrelation between human health and planetary health.

The best photographs will be presented in the framework of an exhibition in the Principality of Monaco and tour in various locations around the world. They will also be displayed in a high-quality photography book.

Exhibition and Tours

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Winning and shortlisted images are featured in an outdoor exhibition in the Principality of Monaco. Every year, at the end of the competition, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation presents the year’s Environmental Photography Award exhibition with large-format prints of the photographs, displayed in the heart of highly touristic areas, to convey the environmental values dear to the Sovereign and the Principality to the public and raise awareness towards main subjects.

The exhibitions are intended to travel internationally, contributing to the promotion of the Environmental Photography Award and that of the Foundation.

The 2nd edition of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Environmental Photography Award gave rise to an exhibition on the Larvotto Promenade of Monaco, from June 1st to 30th. An opening event took place in the presence of some members of the Jury and a private visit was organised in presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. Read more

The inaugural 2021 edition focusing on “Humanity & Wildlife” presented 46 of the best photographs selected by the Jury in the Monaco Casino Gardens. The exhibition was visited by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and met great success. Read more

The exhibition has since travelled to Rome, on the Piazza del Campidoglio, with more than 70,000 visitors, and then to the Giardino dei Liburni, San Marino in 2021 where it had more than 13,000 visitors.

It was also presented recently in Madrid, at the heart of the beautiful Parque del Retiro from September 20th to October 23rd, 2022, and a selection of the photographs are currently on display at the Kennedy Center in Washington (2-20 November, 2022).

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Protecting & Progressing Planetary Health

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco very early on promoted the ideal of a new relationship with nature and the various species with which we share our Earth. Aware that we were disrupting all the major planetary balances instead of safeguarding them, thus endangering the future of humanity, and having witnessed firsthand the profound upheavals wrought by the effects of climate change the Sovereign decided to become personally involved through His Foundation in order to amplify His action in favour of the environment.

Launched in 2006, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has become a leading NGO for the preservation and education of sustainable development on a global scale. For fifteen years, the Foundation has significantly contributed to more than 720 projects focused on three main domains of action – climate change, biodiversity and water, in three priority areas: the Mediterranean basin, the Polar Regions, and the Least Developed Countries.

The global crisis we are facing today urges us to form a new relationship with a nature we thought we dominated, and it shows us that We cannot exist without It. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has the strong conviction that together we can positively rise from this crisis. By joining forces, we can create a more sustainable world for the generations to come.

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