2018 OIE Photo Competition Announcement

The OIE will be holding its annual photo competition from 1 February to 15 April 2018.

The organisation has given prominence to its major mission of improving animal health and welfare in the photo competition, whose aim is to visually and creatively show the crucial importance of the work done to protect animal health and welfare worldwide through the implementation of OIE International Standards. The competition also seeks to highlight the crucial link between animal health and welfare as well as the significance of these latter elements to face the challenges of the future, and preserve human health and ecosystems.

The winning photos of the 2018 OIE PHOTO COMPETITION will therefore be those that best illustrate, both from an artistic and a descriptive point of view, the work carried out by animal health and welfare players. The jury will especially consider photos depicting the work of public and private Veterinary services in protecting animal health and promoting animal welfare worldwide in the context of the OIE Standards’ implementation, thus ensuring public health.


Photos should highlight the human/animal interactions that typify the activities of animal health and welfare professionals under the following themes:


Animal disease surveillance, prevention and control.

Photos could depict surveillance activities, vaccination campaigns, prophylaxis, and diagnostic tests, including interaction between wildlife (birds, rodents, etc), environment and livestock.


Animal welfare

Photos could illustrate transport of animals, stray dog management, working animals, and other topics addressed in the OIE welfare standards’ chapters.


Animal production systems

Photos could demonstrate familial, extensive or intensive farming systems, as well as transhumance, pastoralism systems, etc, with when possible a special spotlight on sustainable practices.


Aquatic animal health and production systems

Photos could show farmed fishing systems, amphibians, crustaceans, farmed fish, molluscs and their products.


One Health

Photos could depict the essential link between human and animal health and the ecosystem in which they co-exist.


Veterinary education

Photos could illustrate young students in practice/ training, veterinary education establishments and facilities etc.

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