By now, you must be familiar with our competitions and opportunities, and you probably heard about our rating system for articles.
Now, we present you our new Climate Tracker Score for rating photographic work. This focuses on five qualities: Composition, Originality, Expression of theme, Quality of submission, and Social Impact.
Every submission will receive a score – detailing how the submission did on each of the five attributes – on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest.
Composition in any work of art describes the placement of elements such as: color, patterns, symmetry, angles, lines, textures, shapes, etc. There are no rules when it comes to composition but rather how you choose to guide the viewer’s eye to the most important elements of your photo.
To evaluate the composition of your photograph and your technique, we will be looking at these elements:
Expression of theme
Quality of the photograph
Additionally, although not included as a score in our feedback, Climate Tracker also considers to following criteria when reviewing publications:
Human Interest: Climate Change is about people, so it is important to show the people who are affected or involved in the story you are bringing.
The Inclusion of Women: More than half of the world population consists of women, and women are disproportionally affected by climate change. Nonetheless, women’s voices are underrepresented in the media. Try to include the perspective of women, for example by focusing on gender-related issues or interviewing women.
The Inclusion of Marginalised Groups: We support journalism that focuses on environmental impacts on women, youth, indigenous people, people with disabilities or ethnic minorities.