The IPPC is organizing a Photo Contest entitled “Pests without Borders” in order to raise awareness on why preventing pests is essential for protecting agriculture and the environment. Pictures must relate to three thematic areas: pests, the impact of pests affecting food security and the environment, and management of pests.

The contest is open until the 28th of February. The top three images will be awarded prizes consisting of assignments with IPPC for a photographic mission close to the residence of the awardees, and the winners will be announced during the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM)-10 to be held from 16 to 19 March 2015.

All information on the photo contest is available on the Phytosanitary Resources webpage: http://www.phytosanitary.info/pests-without-borders-ippc-photo-contest