International Photo Contest on Greener Healthcare Waste Management 2019

Deadline:  15 July 2019
Open to: Professional and amateur photographers from all over the world
Awards: In total, 8 prizes of $400 vouchers/cheques (or whatever is applicable); appreciation certificates for tbe best 30 photos


Professional and amateur photographers from all over the world are invited to take part in the International Photo Contest on greener healthcare waste management, which will be held from April 30 to July 15, 2019. Participation of healthcare, environmental health workers, women and youth from developing countries is particularly welcomed.


  • To increase public awareness on the issues related to healthcare waste treatment and management (HCWM) through visual and artistic medium and
  • To promote best practices on HCWM along with non-incineration waste treatment and mercury-free technologies for greener healthcare practices.


To participate in the contest please fill out the online application form, attach your photo and submit until July 15, 2019. Participation in two categories of the contest (by submitting by one photo for each category) is allowed. By submitting a photo to the contest you also agree that the organizers can post the photo to social media and use the photo in promotional materials or for other purposes.


1. "Healthcare Waste Management for People and Planet";

  •  Two finalists will be awarded on this category.
  •  There will also be additional special nomination awards for photos depicting positive images for the following special categories (one for each):
    •    “Alternatives to healthcare waste burning/incineration”;
    •   “Mercury-free healthcare”;
    •   “HCWM for better infection prevention”;
    •   “Women and HCWM”.

2. "Greener healthcare I want to see in the future";

  •  Two finalists will be awarded on this category.


  • Submit a photo that shows your awareness on healthcare waste issues such as what impact it has on environment, what innovations and practices are introduced to minimize it.
  • You may also wish to express a creative vision of healthcare you want to see in the future, to demonstrate positive changes you want to see on food chain/soil, fishes/water or breath/air.


Professional and amateur photographers from all over the world can participate



In total, 8 prizes of $400 vouchers/cheques (or whatever is applicable).

Appreciation certificates for tbe best 30 photos.


Evaluation of photos will be conducted in two stages:

  •  Initial stage - preliminary selection. If the number of photos received exceeds 30 photos, preliminary selection of photos will take place. Up to 30 photos (by 20 photos in Category 1 and 10 photos in Category 2) will be selected for the second stage.
  •  Second stage - evaluation and selection of the winners by international Jury Team.The Jury Team, consisting of organizers and experts, representing different countries, will select the winners of the photo contest in each category. In total, there will be 4 winners (2 in each category) and additional 4 winners in special nominations.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or please write to:

The official web-page.