Next Mapting Photo Contest for International Biodiversity Day 12-22 May!


Graphic made by Dino De Francesco

We are excited to announce that we will be carrying out another photo contest on our app Mapting from 12-22 of May to celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity The theme chosen this year to celebate our biological diversity is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

Our photo contest will allow winners to win one of three Solar Lamp Kits from LEDsafari! Simply download Mapting, take pictures of actions contributing to SDG 14 & 15, and share them on Mapting using #BiodiversityDay and a short description of your picture!

Mapting is an app we have created with Soka Gakkai International where people can share pictures or videos to show concrete and everyday actions they take part in to help achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. People can connect with others around the world and share positive stories happening in their part of the world.

We’re also excited to announce our winners from our most recent contest to celebrate Earth Day. We were thrilled to see so many shared pictures of what your actions to celebrate this day and help achieve the SDGs! Check out our winning pictures:


Laly (Argentina): Professors and Alumni working together on an Earth Day poster to raise awareness


胡晏誠 (Taiwan): Installation to share solar energy


Tcliew (Malaysia): Teaching students to appreciate nature through art lessons.


We also had great participation during our International Women’s Day photo contest sharing actions of SDG 5 Gender Equality! Check out our winners below:


Indy (Brazil): Project on Gender Equality with children


Sabrinasinanan (Trinidad and Tobago): Promoting Gender Equality through art. Work done by Hailee Camacho of Form 4 Teacher – Deborah Hutchinson


Abdulrahman Abdullahi (Nigeria): Say no to violence against women and girls


We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the message of our photo contest to your networks encouraging more people to download and use the app at www.Mapting.org. The more people connected, the more positive stories shared around the world!