In line with the celebration of the World Environment Day (WED) 2020 on June 5, the DENR R8 held an Online Photo Story Contest to encourage the public to share their time for nature during the quarantine period for COVID-19. The participants were asked to submit one photo along with a story that visually and creatively tell their environment-friendly activities during the quarantine period and in line with this year’s World Environment Day theme “It’s time for Nature”.

Of the 15 shortlisted entries, the top three entries chosen won cash prizes of P5,000, P3,000 and P2,000, respectively. Entries were judged according to photo quality and visual impact (25%), story composition (25%), Facebook likes and shares (20%), and adherence to the theme (30%).