Connect4Climate and the High-Level Panel on Water are proud to announce that the winner of the #All4TheGreen Special Blue Prize is Probal Rashid, from Bangladesh, with a photo taken in his country portraying how water stress is affecting individuals in his community.
“I have been documenting the impact of climate change in my country, Bangladesh, over the last years. It’s a great honor to win this competition and I hope it will create more awareness on this issue”, said Probal Rashid during the announcement of the winner, on June 8th, World Oceans Day. Probal was presented as the winner at the UN Ocean Conference SDG Media Zone in New York City, who connected live with the All4TheGreen Media Zone held in Bologna. “Rainwater is the main source of drinking water due to sea level rise,” informed the winner. “Sometimes people have to travel long distances to collect drinking water”, he added.
Rashid, a documentary photographer, will be awarded with a trip to New York City to participate on High-Level Panel on Water at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) this year. The #All4TheGreen Photo4Climate Contest Special Blue Prize aimed to award the best photo of anything related to water in the participant's life.
His announcement was followed by a live broadcast, on Facebook from the All4TheGreen Digital Media Zone discussing the important role of protecting our oceans to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Probal Rashid talked live from Bangladesh through Skype, and thanked the jury for being awarded #All4TheGreen Contest Special Blue Prize.
The jury also decided to award four honorable mentions in addition to the winner to the following photos: