Friday, 7 November 2008

FAO : IYP (Potato) contest 2008

Let us look at the winners in this contest.
Great photos in both categories.

Professional category

* 1st prize: Eitan Abramovich, Peru
"Harvest of native potatoes"
* 2nd prize: Pablo Balbontin, Spain
"The custodians of biodiversity"
* 3rd prize: Viktor Drachev, Belarus
"Belarus soldiers eat potatoes"

Amateur category

* 1st prize: Xi Huang, China
* 2nd prize: Dick Gerstmeijer, Netherlands
"Digging up potatoes"
* 3rd prize: Marlene Singh, Philippines
"Bamboo boat"

Contest to reflect on the potato as a global food

The IYP World Photography Contest
, Focus on a global food, supports two key objectives of the International Year of the Potato: to increase awareness of the importance of potato as a food in developing nations, and to promote research and development of potato-based systems as a means of contributing to achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.


Professional photographers category:
1st place - US$4 000 and a Nikon D300 kit (D300 body + AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR lens)

Amateur photographers category:
1st place - $US2 000 and a Nikon D60 kit (D60 body + AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR lens) .

More info on the website

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