Noticias | 12 Ago, 2022

Call for application: contest on sea turtle memories

IUCN sea turtle conservation volunteer program in partnership with Con Dao National Park, Nui Chua National Park, Hon Cau Marine Protected Area has been running for eight years (2014 – 2022). This activity is within the framework of the project “Community-based marine turtle nesting conservation and bycatch reduction in Viet Nam” funded by the United States Fish and Wildlife Services (US.FWS).


In order to share moments, untold stories about sea turtle conservation activities, support volunteers to implement new initiatives/activities that contribute to raise community’s awareness and action about sea turtle conservation/marine ecosystems and environment, IUCN is going to organize a photo, video and idea contest “Sea Turtle Memories” for volunteers.


  • Provide financial and technical support for new ideas/activities on sea turtle conservation by volunteers;
  • Synthesize, collect and store images and information about sea turtles from volunteers over the years.
  • Raise public awareness on sea turtle conservation, reduce plastic waste use and marine environment protection.
  • Establish IUCN's Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteers Alumni to connect volunteers and support sea turtle conservation program activities in the future.


  • Submit entries: August 12 - October 9, 2022
  • Select and mark entries: October 10 - 23, 2022
  • Results announcement: October 24, 2022
  • Awards ceremony: in the first week of November 2022 (Exact location & time of awarding ceremony will be announced later).

Entry format

  • Photo about sea turtles/sea turtle conservation/sea turtle habitat.
  • Video about sea turtles/sea turtle conservation activities/sea turtle habitat.
  • Activities/ideas about sea turtle conservation after participating in the volunteer program.


Photo category: three prizes in total

  • First Prize: 3,000,000 VND
  • Second prize: 2,000,000 VND
  • Third Prize: 1,000,000 VND

Video category: three prizes in total

  • First Prize: 5,000,000 VND
  • Second Prize: 3,000,000 VND
  • Third Prize: 2,000,000 VND

Most public voted photo/video (based on the total number of likes/comments/shares on the official fanpage of IUCN Viet Nam sea turtle volunteers:

  • One prize: 3,000,000 VND

New activities/ideas on sea turtle conservation: three prizes in total

  • First prize: 15,000,000 VND (including 10% of personal income tax)
  • Second prize: 12,000,000 VND (including 10% of personal income tax)
  • Third Prize: 10,000,000 VND (including 10% of personal income tax)

For more information about the contest and how to apply, please see the contest information (in Vietnamese).