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#LaudatoSiMoment Photo Contest

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Vatican News, and the Global Catholic Climate Movement warmly invite the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics to participate in a new Laudato Si’ photo contest that will help raise awareness about the urgent need to contemplate and care for creation.

Catholics around the world are asked to share their #LaudatoSiMoment before 15 May, the International Day for Biological Diversity.

How can people participate?

To participate, take a photo that shows one of three things:

  • The cry of the Earth: the impact of the ecological crisis on creation
  • The cry of the poor: the impact of the Impact of the ecological crisis on the most vulnerable
  • “For we know things can change” (LS 13), the theme of Laudato Si’ Week: Celebrating and showing creation’s beauty

There will be three winners per category. This contest will reward the significance of each photo’s message rather than the technique or precise quality of each image.

Next, participants should share the photo on social media with #LaudatoSiMoment and #LaudatoSiWeek and tag the following accounts on one of the below three social media channels:

When should participants share their photos?

The photo contest starts 28 April and closes 15 May. The awards will be given on 22 May, International Day for Biological Diversity.

The contest will conclude during Laudato Si’ Week 2021, when the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics will unite to celebrate the great progress the global Church has made on its journey to ecological conversion.

starts 28 April

closes 15 May

The awards will be given on 22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity.

Laudato Si’ Week 2021 will also be a time to reflect on what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us and to prepare for the future with hope.

How will participants know if they win?

They can sign up at laudatosiweek.org to be notified.

What can they win?

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A joint diploma from the Vatican Dicastery for Communication and the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Award-winning photos will be shared on social media by GCCM and the Vatican
An interview with Vatican News

Questions?

Participants can ask the Global Catholic Climate Movement questions on social (above) or by emailing [email protected]

NOTE: Transfer of rights

Participants should understand that GCCM receives the rights to your photograph in order for us to make use of it. The participants’ names, however, will always appear with the photograph in all publications.