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2006 winners

2006 photo competition on climate justice

photo competition winners announced

The judges have made their choices for the first-ever Friends of the Earth International photo competition and you can see the top five winning photos below.

This year's theme was ‘climate justice’

Over 300 photos were received from 37 countries around the world, from both amateur and professional photographers. We are grateful to all of those who entered photos!

The photos were judged in five categories, and were judged both on technical merit and on relevance to the theme of climate justice.

The winners are the following:

Affected communities

Gabriel Tizon, Spain


First place: Gabriel Tizon, Spain


Second place (tied): G.M.B.Akash, Bangladesh


Second place (tied): G.M.B.Akash, Bangladesh


Third place (tied): Gunnar Album, Norway


Third place (tied): G.M.B.Akash, Bangladesh


Fourth place: Pip Starr, Australia


Fifth place: Boaz Rottem, United States




Threatened environments

Theuns Botha, South Africa


First place: Theuns Botha, South Africa


Second place: Daryl Mulvihill, Ireland


Third place: G.M.B.Akash, Bangladesh


Fourth place: G.M.B.Akash, Bangladesh


Fifth place: Ahmed Zahid, Maldives





Philippa Reeves, United Kingdom


First place: Philippa Reeves, United Kingdom


Second place: Tomasz Chmarra, Poland


Third place (tied): Gwendal Danguy des Deserts, France


Third place (tied): Mark Cole, Netherlands


Fourth place: Tano Pansino, Argentina


Fifth place: Rene Jakl, Czech Republic





Olmo Calvo Rodriguez, Argentina


First place: Olmo Calvo Rodriguez, Argentina


Second place: Rene Jakl, Czech Republic


Third place: Juraj Rizman, Slovakia


Fourth place: Gwendal Danguy des Deserts, France


Fifth place: Sari Leinonen, Finland




Sustainable energy


Rodney Dekker, Australia

First place: Rodney Dekker, Australia.


Second place: Chris Mole, United Kingdom


Third place: Nicolas Pousthomis, Argentina


Fourth place: Simon Coutts, Australia


Fifth place: Max Hogg, United Kingdom




The judges for the competition were:


Yann Arthus-Bertrand, France (see


Pal Hermansen, Norway (see


Tatiana Roa, Colombia (Friends of the Earth International Executive Committee)


Yuri Onodera, Japan (Friends of the Earth International Executive Committee)


Catherine Pearce, UK  (Friends of the Earth International Climate Campaign Coordinator)


Roque Pedace, Argentina (Friends of the Earth International Climate Campaign Coordinator)


Josie Lee and Damian Sullivan (Friends of the Earth Australia Climate Justice campaigners)


The FoEI Secretariat Communications team



A selection of the photos (first and second place winners in each category) will be printed in our 2007 wall calendar, which will be available for order from in mid-September.


The winning photos and many of the other outstanding photos from the competition will become part of a virtual exhibition on the Friends of the Earth International website later this year.


If your photo has been selected for the exhibition, you will hear from us separately by e-mail in the coming weeks.


For details about the exhibition, keep checking
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