Panaroma view of a landscape in Ethiopia

The non-profit organization "Let's plant e.V." (, which has been accredited in Meckenheim / Bonn since 2018, organizes an international photo competition on its core concern: to upgrade / improve degraded land in the sense of holistic landscape management. The call for proposals takes place in cooperation with the “Tropentag 2020” ( This event will take place from 9th to 11th of September 2020 as an online conference. It is organized by the Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Sciences Working Group (ATSAF) e.V. ( together with the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. With around 1,000 participants, the "Tropentag" is regularly considered one of the largest scientific congresses on the subject of tropical and subtropical agricultural sciences worldwide. It is interdisciplinary and designed with a strong emphasis on young scientists.

The idea of ​​the photo competition is to find pictures and photo reports on the topic that are as expressive as possible. In this way, interesting, promising and emotionally appealing approaches should be collected and made known. The announcement of the competition can be found on the homepage of Tropentag 2020 ( and here.

The two categories of the competition are:

  1. Best single picture
  2. Best photo story (max 10 photos)

An informative title and, if possible, a small history and (scientific) background information should be provided for each submission. Submissions should be sent to A jury made up of members of Let’s Plant, the organizers of Tropical Day 2020 and, if applicable, expert sponsors, will review the entries and prepare a ranking list. During the congress, the participants will have the opportunity to look at the pictures and choose their favorites from the best-placed in the ranking. Depending on the number of entries, one, two or three winners will be selected and exhibited on the homepages of the Tropentag 2020 and of the NGO.

By submitting, the sender agrees to provide a non-exclusive right to the NGO Let's Plant e.V. to use the pictures and the accompanying texts for non-commercial purposes, in particular for exhibitions in print and online, always acknowledging and mentioning the sender/copyright holder. In cooperation with appropriate sponsors, Let's Plant offers to organise publically accessible exhibitions of the best placed photos.