Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity, 7 - 9 September, 2020, Global Soil Partnership, Italy

Publish Date: May 03, 2020

Deadline: Jun 30, 2020

Event Dates: from Sep 07, 2020 12:00 to Sep 09, 2020 12:00

Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity


Photo and video contest on soil biodiversity

Soil biota constitutes the greatest concentration of biomass of any part of the planet, and is composed of an immeasurable amount of mega, macro, meso and microorganisms. This diverse community of living organisms keeps the soil healthy and fertile. This vast world constitutes soil biodiversity and determines the main biogeochemical processes that make life possible on Earth. 

In the framework of GSOBI20, FAO and its Global Soil Partnership (GSP) is launching a photo and video contest on soil biodiversity.


The competition is divided in two main categories: 

  1. Mega & Macrofauna: e.g. Toads, moles, beavers, rabbits, badgers,  earthworms, termites, ants, millipedes, woodlice…etc
  2. Meso & Microfauna: e.g. Small invertebrates such as tardigrades, mites, insects like collembolans, diplurans and proturans, bacteria, protozoans, fungi, nematodes…etc

For both categories, competitors can submit either high definition pictures or short videos/time-lapse taken through any devise, including a microscope. 

Rules for participation

  • Each participant can submit up to five entries by filling and submitting the registration form.
  • Entries should be sent by email by 30 June 2020 using any file transfer services.
  • Entrants must own the copyright and must have taken the photographs/ videos themselves. They may have been taken at any time prior to the contest launch.
  • Photographs and videos should fall under one of the categories mentioned above. 
  • Participants should not forget to post their photos/videos if they have social media accounts, using the competition hashtags: #SoilBiodiversity,#GSOBI20 and #Biodiversity2020. The FAO corporate social media may share and retweet the winning photos on corporate accounts.

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