Photo competition for sustainable tourismWorld Tourism Day has been annually observed on September 27 since 1980. The day is celebrated in order to raise awareness on the contribution of sustainable tourism to development.
World Tourism Day has been annually observed on September 27 since 1980. The day is celebrated in order to raise awareness on the contribution of sustainable tourism to development. Energy, accessibility, and water and tourism have been some of the topics tackled in the previous years and the theme for 2017 is Sustainable Tourism—A Tool for Development.
In this spirit, DFID Nepal, Nepal Tourism Board, and Samarth-NMDP jointly launched the World Tourism Day 2017 photo competition last week. The photo competition aims to encourage more discussions around the importance sustainable tourism for Nepal.
The competition is open to all photographers and photo enthusiasts who can enter a maximum of three original images that justify the theme. Each photo needs to be accompanied by a short caption describing where the photo was taken, when and why it represents the theme for the competition. The organisers have stated that the photographers with the winning images will get to choose between three domestic travel packages—Chitwan, Pokhara, Bardiya.
“We’re trying to understand the different perceptions that people have about sustainable tourism in Nepal. And what better medium than photography to capture the most exciting ideas out there that are worth exploring,” said the organisers, adding, “The competition aims to find positive and transformative ideas from around the country that have high potential for sustainable tourism initiatives.”
The deadline for submissions is October 31 and more information can be accessed via the competition’s Facebook page.