WIPO Photography Prize for Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Youth

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Nondegree
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    WIPO member states
  • Opportunity ID 23222
  • Funding Type Self Funded

Opportunity Description

Through this program, the aim of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is to celebrate and make the innovation and creativity of Indigenous and local community youth widely known. The program also aims to raise their awareness about how to use copyright to protect their creativity showed in the photographs. The theme for the 2021-22 prize is Climate Change and Climate Action: mother earth through our lenses. Applicants are expected to inspire indigenous and local community youth to express themselves regarding this issue which is of great global importance.

Brief Details:

Organizer: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Deadline: January 22, 2022

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Shortlisted Photographs Announcement: March 22, 2022

Winner Photographs Announcement: April 22, 2022

Photographs Condition:

The photographs must illustrate the influences of climate change on your communities, biodiversity, and environment (land, water, air, fauna and flora, and etc.) and/or they should show practices or climate actions that enable your community in adapting to or mitigate the impact of climate change.


  • The program accepts applications from members of Indigenous peoples and local communities who are located in one of the WIPO Member States.
  • The applicants must be under 30 years old on the closing date of the program.


  • An original photograph relevant to the theme of the program.
  • A short description of the relevance of the program to the program theme. It must be prepared by the candidate in a short video or document.
  • A short personal textual profile written by the candidate.
  • A profile photo of the candidate.
  • A brief explanation about the indigenous people or local community you belong to, and the ways you are involved in that community. (document)

Application procedure:

To apply to this prize, applicants must fill and submit the application form linked below (Apply Now);

Create an account, start your entry (save it in-progress), and submit your entry to participate.

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Read about this program on the official website.

For any further information regarding the program, contact the organizers through their email: [email protected]

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