A photographer from Belarus has won a VinylPlus competition for a photo showing a polluted fishing environment. The competition was designed to find the photograph which best answers the question “Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth for Europe and beyond. How do we make it happen?”
The 2013 VinylPlus Sustainable Thinking Platform photo competition received 55 entries from around the world before narrowing down the selection to 10 photos from the Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Bulgaria, France and Romania. Mikhail Kapychka from Belarus was eventually chosen as the winner.
Judge Ole Grøndahl Hansen, who is chairman of Denmark's PVC Information Council, said the photos highlighted how social media can “spread awareness of sustainability”.
As well as Hansen, the judging panel included Carlo Latorre (editor in chief of Plastica Verde), David Cook (executive ambassador of The Natural Step) and Adam Berry (a professional photographer).
All ten of the final photos can be viewed online.