Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE) photo contest:

In the context of the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE) , a photo contest is launched on the theme “The challenge of sound management of used and end-of-life computing equipment”, in order to show challenges and solutions of sound management of used and end-of-life computing equipment. Participants are invited to explore the many ways used and end-of-life computing equipment affects both the environment and human health, and especially how people can protect themselves and nature from this harmful waste.

Parties and Signatories to the Basel Convention, Regional Centres, IGOs, NGOs, academia and PACE members are therefore cordially invited to submit to the Secretariat photographs depicting activities related to the sound management of computing equipment. The competition is open also the general public and professional photographers as well.

A jury will select the best 20 entries, which will be displayed at the PACE side event during the Open-Ended Working Group 9 on September 16, 2014, in Geneva, during which event the 3 final winners will be awarded. Finally, the entries will feature on a dedicated webpage of the Basel Convention Secretariat’s website.

Photographs should be sent electronically to the Secretariat of the Basel Convention ( by  January 15, 2015.

For more information on the modalities and rules, please find here the Terms of References and cover letter.