Deadline: 3rd June 2017 23:59 CET

Open to: contestants who are 16-35 years old, professional and amateur, all genders and nationalities from the WHO European Region

Award: Winner will be invited to attend 6th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in Ostrava, Czech Republic, 13-15 June, 2017! Travel arrangements are supported by Women Engage for a Common Future International (WECF).



The European Environment and Health Youth Coalition (EEHYC) is opening a call for entries to our new photo competition!

The competition aims to draw the attention of the public, policymakers, and relevant stakeholders to the views of young people on issues related to environment and health in Europe.

It is being organized to coincide with the World Health Organization’s Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health which is taking place in Ostrava, the Czech Republic 13-15 June 2017.

We are asking you to send us a photo taken which shows issues connected with environment and health in one of the following categories: Sustainable health systems; air pollution; inadequate water and sanitation services; hazardous chemicals; waste and contaminated sites; climate change; sustainable cities.

What you need to do:


▪ Size: maximum 50 MB;

▪ File format: JPEG;

▪ There are accepted both color and monochrome photographs;

▪ Each entry should include a title, date and location;

▪ Brief description (optional);

▪ Use tags #6MCEH2017; #EuropeEnvHealth and #EEHYC ‘three-letter country code’ (e.g. EEHYCCZE, EEHYCPOR, EEHYCLTU etc.) all abbreviations can be found here.

▪Don‘t forget to mention ‘@EuropeanEnvironmentAndHealthYouthCoalition’ when posting a photo.


We encourage you to address the current environmental and health challenges and issues that you find important in your country. We also encourage you to share ideas on how these challenges and issues can be solved. For example, if you decide to address air pollution you can reflect on the significant positive impacts of being an active individual on your health and national / international pollution levels: by walking and cycling rather than driving your car to get to work / school. Remember, one picture is worth a thousand words so get inspired and help us make a real change!

Download the detailed eligibility criteria, full terms and conditions and application form.