Light a Beacon for Climate Change: Photography Competition

Closing date: 29th September, 2014

The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in collaboration with The Festival of Curiosity, kick started an exciting campaign to light the first beacon for climate change in Europe during the BT Young Scientists and Technology Exhibition, Dublin in January 2014.

European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn launched the campaign with the video message (on Light a Beacon website) explaining the importance of climate change research in Horizon 2020 and inviting everyone to light a beacon.

You too can have your say by adding your message to the beacon using the hashtag #lightabeacon on twitter, or by posting to the Lightabeacon Facebook page to create and inspire our community to take action and play their part in global effort on climate change.

You can also enter the Light a Beacon Photography Competition digital photography competition entitled 'Why should I care about climate change?' for primary and post primary students (ages 9-18 years).  To enter, students simply have to take a photo, complete the entry form and upload the photo to the website.  The photo should portray the topic of climate change and include a 100 word max description of why they care about climate change. 

The photos will be judged on their creativity, link with the topic, and quality of the picture. There will be two winners each receiving an iPad mini. The competition closes on 29 September 2014.  You can find full details on the competition website.

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