Photography Contest

2022 ZEKE Award for Systemic Change

2022 ZEKE Award for Systemic Change

Deadline |

CLOSED

Theme |

Sustainable Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Territory |

Worldwide

Eligibility |

Open to all

Entry Fees |

425/$30

Prizes |

Cash Prize
Two first-place winners will receive the ZEKE Award for Systemic Change

In partnership with the Foundation for Systemic Change, SDN will award two photographers the ZEKE Award for Systemic Change and a $2,500 honoraria to recognize their outstanding work documenting systemic changes leading to sustainable solutions to the climate crisis. First-place winners will also be featured at Photoville, in ZEKE magazine, and in a traveling exhibition.

Honorable Mention Winners

Other selected work documenting the climate crisis and solutions will be awarded honorable mention and also featured at Photoville, in ZEKE magazine, and in a traveling exhibition.

Submissions can include solutions as varied as reducing the combustion of fossil fuels by lowering our dependence on internal combustion engines, decommissioning coal- and gas-fired power plants, increasing use of renewal energy with wind and solar-generated power, and ongoing efforts to make our vehicles, appliances, homes and buildings more efficient. But there are also dozens of other solutions that are equally as important such as changes in our diet to reduce the consumption of beef and other large livestock, use of more locally-grown agricultural products, allowing people to commute less and work at home, encourage use of bicycles as a serious means of transportation, reduce consumption of consumer packaging, and many other less dramatic but important changes.