With the photo contest starting today the CADI-project wants to attract attention to the aesthetic values of the cold winter desert, its use, threats, and protection.

The cold winter (also temperate) deserts, spreading from northern Iran across Central Asia to Mongolia, are an important migration area for birds and the last wild herds of ungulates. The enormous land masses deliver a broad range of ecosystem services. Also, for people living here for several generations, deserts have an important role.

Show us how important deserts are for you by entering the competition!

You can submit photos in two nominations:

  • Nature of desert
  • Desert and human

Timeline from March 14 till October 14, 2019

Checklist for entrants:

  • I’m of legal age.
  • Photos I want to submit were taken in cold-winter deserts of China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan.
  • Find more about terms and conditions.
  • Fill in the entry form.