To mark the recent 50th Anniversary of Earth Day this year, SustainableQATAR is joining a non-profit arts project entitled ‘One Home: An Environmental Symphony’, in cooperation with UK-based composer Charles Mauleverer.

Mauleverer is composing an Environmental Symphony to inspire climate action and to collectively reverse global warming. SustainableQATAR was chosen for a photographic entry from Qatar.

According to Mauleverer, they would like the symphony to be accompanied by photographic contributions and messages from each country in the world. Some of the entries that have been collected so far can be viewed on Mauleverer’s Instagram page.

Photo Submission

SustainableQATAR is looking for photographs of something important and/or iconic to Qatar that will be affected by climate change. The image shall be accompanied by a separate message in the format of ‘For the love of _______ ‘ and the photo should represent the element or idea.

For example, a Canadian might say ‘For the love of glaciers’ with a photo of the snowy Rocky Mountains, or ‘Pour l’amour du sirop d’erable’ with a photo of maple trees.

The message with your photo, in the above format, should either be in Arabic or English. The message will be incorporated into the choir’s lyrics of the symphony and will also appear with the image.

Photo Requirements

SustainableQATAR is urging photographers to visually realise this very important requirement of the photo competition. Entries should be submitted through email to [email protected] by 30 June. Winners will be announced on 15 July.

  • At least two photos per person
  • jpg file format
  • Landscape orientation
  • 3000 x 2000 pixels (6 MB)
  • No logo or watermark
  • Caption in Arabic or English should be: ‘For the love of __________ ‘
  • File name: Last Name.First Name.Location_EnvSymph.jpg

Eligibility and Selection

Anyone living in Qatar with a camera may participate. All submissions will be judged by an expert panel and one finalist will be selected. The top entry will get their photo, message and name used in the Environmental Symphony to represent Qatar. Winner will also get a Music Gift Card and a plant or tree.

Honorable Mentions will be recognised by SustainableQatar on their website, and their images will be featured and promoted on their social media platforms.

Please note that by entering the Environmental Symphony photo competition and submitting entries for the project through SustainableQATAR, you are giving permission to use your photos, messages and first name to SustainableQATAR and the Environmental Symphony project, on all platforms where the symphony will be presented.

The aim is to perform the symphony in as many countries as possible around the world, raising awareness for the globally pertinent issues and social responsibilities surrounding climate change. Ownership of the photo will remain with the artist.

For more information about the competition, visit sustainableqatar.com