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Are you or do you know anyone working to secure and improve rights across local and indigenous communities in order to build a more sustainable future? The competition is for anyone who is fighting to have rights to land recognized so that communities who are stewards of landscapes can continue to use their knowledge and experiences to protect the environment and their livelihoods. The competition entries will bring to light what individuals, communities and organizations across continents and countries are doing to promote and fight for land rights.

You are expected to tell their story in maximum 300 words and send along a photo to illustrate it. You may also share a video and relevant links of your landscape hero’s work and they might reach more than a quarter billion people.

People and communities need local, national and international support in their quest for rights. By submitting an entry you will be able to show what they are doing and help them catch the world’s attention.

Why this matters?

This year, -2019 GLF is focusing on celebrating the importance of indigenous and local communities’ rights as a way of building, strengthening and maintaining sustainable landscapes for all. The recent creation of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIPP) also stresses how much needed is local knowledge in climate mitigation and adaptation and rights are critical to allowing communities’ work to continue. The more stories explored and known, the more support those involved in landscape protection can get.

Submissions close: 24 May, 2019

Finalist submissions open for voting: 28 May – 12 June

Top finalists announced: 17 June

For more details and to register/submit applications, go to

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