INCHES Launches International Film Competition
Amsterdam September, 2008 - Professionals and amateurs alike are today being urged to get their cameras ready for the world’s first environmental health film competition.
As part of the 10th Anniversary celebrations starting from 15 September 2008, the International Network on Children’s Health, Environment and Safety (INCHES) is launching an International Film Competition on Health and Environment, sponsored by several organisations.
The competition, called “Focus on Children in a Healthy Environment” and centred on the themes “Climate” and “Environmental Health” will run until 1 September, 2009 and is open to all nationalities and ages.
Peter van den Hazel, INCHES’ chair of the board, said: “The last decade has shown highly successful activities in the children’s environmental health field, generating huge interest on children’s environmental health. The new technologies of showing films on the internet gives us possibilities to reach out to more young people and increase significant public awareness of environmental health issues globally. We are again extremely grateful to those organizations who will be promoting this important event.”
To restore Planet Earth and its children back to health requires sound science, health assessments and child specific policies, suggested Mr. van den Hazel. “I hope the films submitted for this competition will help catalyze the political and social changes needed to reach our goals and targets on issues from saving children from hazardous environmental situations, such as poor water quality and sanitation, air pollution, waste and poverty reduction,” he said.
Full details of the competition’s rules and regulations; information on how to submit films and an application form can be read and downloaded at http://www.inchesnetwork.net/filmcompetition.html
INCHES was established by a group of organizations including representatives of NGO’s, universities, World Health Organization, U.S Environment Agency and the European Environment Agency in 1998 in Amsterdam at the first International Conference on Children’s Environmental Health. Since the conference in Amsterdam there were international conferences in Washington (2001), London (2004), Vienna (2007) and the next conference will take place in Bangalore, India in 2010. INCHES mission is to create a healthier environment for children around the world by exchanging information, promoting research and training professionals.
Information on the competittion, can be found at www.INCHESnetwork.net/filmcompetition.html
For More Information Please Contact Peter van den Hazel, Chair of INCHES’s Board, on Tel: +31 652513669, E-mail: filmcompetition(at)INCHESnetwork.net
INCHES News Release 2008/September