Photo Contest Beat Plastic Pollution was launched by CENN, Nakanimamasakhlisi Photo school, Environmental Information, and Education Center with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.
Plastic pollution and Waste landfills swamped with plastic have become one of the biggest modern challenges that are destroying the environment, animal life, and human health.
Plastic pollution and Waste landfills swamped with plastic have become one of the biggest modern challenges that are destroying the environment, animal life, and human health. We are producing 380 million tons of plastic every year, 50% of which are just single-use plastic used for just a few moments and end up in landfills. Every year, over 8 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean killing over a million sea creatures. We see the devastating effects on wildlife as more and more sea mammals and seabirds are found dead on our shores with plastic-filled stomachs.
This is exactly what the authors of the photos are trying to convey through their creative vision and make us see the gravity of the problem.
CENN announced the winners of the photo competition Beat Plastic Pollution: 1st place – Boris Karslyan, 2nd place – Nino Kankava, 3rd place – Tamar Shoshitashvili.
Special prizes were given to Tbel Abuseridze and Levan Qashibadze for exceptional photos.
During the award ceremony, Nakanimamasashlisi also named their chosen photographer and gave a special prize: Lika Garsevnishvili.
Partner of CENN, Carrefour Georgia also revealed their favorite photographer Ina Kaplanishvili and was awarded a special prize.
The jury members were: Giorgi Mamasakhlisi – Nakanimamasakhlisi Photo LAB
Khatuna Khutsisvhili – Norwegian Embassy in Tbilisi
Eka Bendeliani – Environmental Information and Education Centre
Irma Gurguliani – Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture