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THE FOURTH year of the photography competition Ecology in Lens intends to look at environmental problems through the aperture of photographs.

Eclipse of a Tree by Miroslav Mesaroš won the Grand Prix in last year's Ecology in Lens.Eclipse of a Tree by Miroslav Mesaroš won the Grand Prix in last year's Ecology in Lens. (Source: Miroslav Mesaroš)

THE FOURTH year of the photography competition Ecology in Lens intends to look at environmental problems through the aperture of photographs.

“This year's leitmotif is Climatic Change, Our Challenge!" the competition coordinator Ali Móži told the TASR newswire. He stated that in previous years, many participants managed to snap with one shot the moments many others do not see, or do not want to see.

“Sensitive photographs make people ponder our behaviour towards nature and think about looking for better solutions for the future,” Móži said.

Both laypersons and professionals can take part in the competition. Competitors can send one to nine photographs on the assigned theme until May 5. Their works will be evaluated by a jury consisting of experts on photography and climate change, and celebrities.

There will be prizes for the winners and the best works will be exhibited in the new building of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava upon announcement of the results and later in galleries and cultural centres in several Slovak towns.

The photo competition has two categories. The first is for young photographers between 10 and 18 years of age and the second is for adults over 18.

All photography fans and environmentalists can find more information on the rules as well as interesting facts and suggestions about the environment on the www.ekologiavobjektive.sk website.

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