Mikhail Kapychka from Belarus is the winner of the 2013 VinylPlus Sustainable Thinking Platform photo competition. The prize was awarded to the best photograph submitted in response to the question, “Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth for Europe and beyond. How do we make it happen?”
Due to the large number of last minute submissions and by popular demand, the Sustainable Thinking Platform is glad to announce the deadline for voting on our photo competition has been extended to midnight 24 May 2013.
Submissions – which closed on 30 April -will be initially rated in a first round by the online platform members. The shortlisted finalists will then be judged by a panel comprised of international journalists and industry representatives.
Following the enormous success of the last multimedia competition, VinylPlus has re-launched its Sustainable Thinking Platform, the online community for young people from all around the world to discuss and learn about sustainability issues. More than 2,500 people from over 90 different countries had signed up to join the 2010 edition.
“After shooting photos for several years, I have come to understand photography as a very sensitive instrument to denounce serious issues in our lives and environment. The Sustainable Thinking Platform helps young people have an exchange of ideas on how to make the world a better place and I hope my photo will contribute to that debate. The Sustainable Thinking Platform does very important work and I am very proud of being the winner of this year’s edition!” explained the winner Mikhail Kapychka.