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the winners 2008 photo competition

Here are the top winners of the 2008 Friends of the Earth International Dreams, Hopes and Possibilities for a Better Future photo competition!

The competition, now in its third year, received more than 600 photos from 62 countries from people ranging in age from 10 to 67 years old. Each year the winning photographs, chosen by our panel of experts, go on to be published in the Friends of the Earth wall calendar.

 

Michael Foley, Ireland. First place, Reclaiming Traditions category. Friends of the Earth groups favorite: second place (tied). Julius Mwelu, Kenya. First place, Building Towards the Future category. Friends of the Earth groups favorite: first place. Alfredo Felipa, Peru. Second place, Reclaiming Traditions category. Friends of the Earth groups favorite: second place (tied). Ayan Sinha, India. Second place, Building Towards the Future category.

reclaiming traditions

first place:
Michael Foley, Ireland

building towards the future

first place:
Julius Mwelu, Kenya

reclaiming traditions

second place:
Alfredo Felipa, Peru

building towards the future

second place:
Ayan Sinha, India

 

 
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View the gallery with all the winners


Read interviews with some of our winners and judges:

  • G.M.B. Akash, Bangladesh - 2006 top winner, Friends of the Earth photo competition judge 2008
  • Shantanu Das, India - 2007 category winner and competition judge 2008
  • Alfredo Felipa, Peru - first place winner in the 2008 Friends of the Earth International photo competition


 

The photos were chosen by an expert panel of judges:


Our member groups around the world also voted to determine the top 3 "popular choice" photos in each category.

These photos were printed in a beautiful and environmentally friendly 2009 wall calendar. Order yours today.

 
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