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The World Organisation for Animal Health 2024 Photo Competition

In celebration of their 100th year of existence, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) has launched their 2024 photo competition which aims to highlight the vital work that animal health and welfare providers are carrying out around the globe.

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In its 6th year, the 2024 photo competition focuses on the theme ‘Animal health and welfare: looking to the past, embracing the future’, championing WOAHs major mission, improving animal health and welfare, and Vet Sustains Veterinary Sustainability Goals 2; ‘A good life for animals’ and 4; ‘Health and Happiness’.

Animal health and welfare is at the centre of everything that we do as veterinary professionals and WOAH hope this photo competition will ‘show how the animal health sector has evolved over the years and how it utilises lessons from the past but is ready to embrace the changes and innovations brought about by the present and the future when it comes to maintaining animal health and welfare globally’.

Veterinary practitioners and veterinary students working within WOAH’s global network (including the UK) are eligible to apply with prizes range from 800 to 1500 Euros depending on the category.

Applications are invited along the following themes:

  1. Animal disease surveillance, prevention and control e.g. surveillance activities, vaccination campaigns, prophylaxis and diagnostic tests, including interaction between wildlife, environment and livestock
  2. Aquatic animal health and production systems e.g. farmed fishing systems, amphibians, crustaceans, farmed fish, mollusc and their products
  3. Animal production systems e.g. family, intensive or extensive farming systems as well as transhumance, pastoralism systems, with then possible a highlight of sustainable practices
  4. Animal welfare e.g. transport of animals, stray dog management, working animals and other topics addressed in the WOAH standards
  5. One Health e.g. depicting the crucial link between human and animal health and the ecosystem in which they co-exist
  6. Veterinary education e.g. young students in practice/training, veterinary education establishments and facilities
  7. Innovation e.g. how the animal health sector and animal health professionals and making use of new technological advances to improve their work
  8. Partnerships e.g. how the animal health sector is working with domains outside its own to gather expanded expertise with the aim of better addressing global health threats

To provide some inspiration, previous winners can be seen here: The deadline for submissions is 18th March 2024 via the following entry form: https://photocompetition.woah....