Zooming in on Biodiversity 2020

First Place: USD 1700


Zooming in on Biodiversity, a photo contest conceptualised by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, is open to all amateur and professional photographers from the 10 ASEAN Member States.

Communicating biodiversity conservation is never easy. Humans are so diverse that you have to think of ways to get the message across while transcending differences in age, culture, language, race, values, religion, and beliefs, among others. One effective tool to communicate the values of biodiversity and to promote appreciation to life forms is through photography—a form of art where you can deliver any message without even saying a word; a form of art that can produce powerful images with messages that can be understood by everyone regardless of their differences.

While 2020 has been designated as the “super year for biodiversity,” it is also the year when the world was hit hard by the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This pandemic resulted to lockdowns in many countries, travel bans, and movement restrictions. Hence, the theme for this year’s staging is Healing with Biodiversity: Building a Better Normal, to promote appreciation for the Region’s rich biodiversity and thereby promote its conservation to prevent future pandemics.


First Place: USD 1700
Second Place: USD 1200
Third Place: USD 600
Special Category (ASEAN Heritage Parks): USD 400
People’s Choice: USD 400


The competition is open to citizens of ASEAN Member States, who are 15 years old and above. However, employees, consultants of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, and other organisations associated with the competition, including their relatives up to the first degree of affinity and consanguinity, are not eligible.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Once submitted, the owners/photographers provide ACB the right to use the photos on educational and other promotional materials of ACB with appropriate credits to owner.


Macro/Micro Nature