Balkan Green Belt Photo Contest 2016

Balkan Green Belt Photo Contest 2016

“Balkan Green Belt” 2016 photo contest is organized by Green Balkans within a joint project implemented by the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation, Green Balkans, and EuroNatur (Germany) aimed at promoting the European Green Belt.

Balkan Green Belt Photo Contest 2016
The European Green Belt forms a 12.500 km long pan-European ecological corridor along the route of the former Iron Curtain from the Barents Sea in the north to the Mediterranean south of Europe, with an extraordinarily high level of biodiversity. The Balkan Green Belt is the southern part of the European Green Belt, running along 9 countries.
Participate in the photo contest!
The nature of the Balkan Green Belt is home to an astonishing variety of landscapes and creatures.
We invite all visitors and residents along the Balkan Green Belt to go on a journey of exploration and photograph the most beautiful motives and most impressive experiences.
Participation pays off!
The prizes are attractive and inspiring for all nature lovers. In addition the prize-winning pictures will be represented on and
Be part of the first Balkan Green Belt Photo Contest taking place in all of the nine countries along the Balkan Green Belt!
Who can take part?
Each person travelling along or visiting the Balkan Green Belt in Bulgaria.
What are the prizes?
First and second prize – a day in the Lesser Kestrel Release and Adaptation Module in the village of Levka, Sakar – an opportunity to take close-up pictures of the rare falcons both in the aviaries and in the vicinities of the Module.
Third and fourth prize – a day in the field (Sakar) together with Green Balkans’ staff, offering lots of opportunities to take pictures of the wildlife in the Bulgarian part of the Balkan Green Belt and participate in field activities.
Fifth prize – the fifth-place finisher will be given the opportunity to arrange an exhibition of his/her wildlife photographs in Green Balkans’ Demonstration and Information Visitor’s Center in the village of Levka, Sakar, as well as in the visitor’s section of Green Balkans’ Wildlife Rescue Center in Stara Zagora.
When is the closing date?
30th June 2016
How can the photos be submitted?
The participation is free. Send your pictures to:
This is the jury
Lyubomir Andreev
Ivaylo Zafirov
Emil Enchev
The winners will be announced by the end of July 2016 on the website of Green Balkans NGO -
We are looking forward to your pictures!

Download detailed information about the photo contest and application guidelines from the link below.

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