Friends of Tour du Valat Association

During the Summer 2014, for the 60th Anniversary of the Fondation Tour du Valat, the association “Friends of Tour du Valat” has been launched, with the aim to bring together a whole network of people around common values such as the philosophy and the sense of the action of Tour du Valat. There is a real community scattered around the world and the Association ambitions to reconnect as many of its members as possible and create opportunities to share and exchange. The association has also been created to support and promote the action of the Tour du Valat on key audiences.

More in details, the objectives are:

  • To assemble and animate the network of natural or legal persons who share the values and the philosophy of the Fondation Tour du Valat,
  • To create the conditions of exchange, sharing and production of knowledge and experience in the areas of conservation, protection, expertise, development, and animation of the heritage of Mediterranean wetlands, in order to support the activity of the Fondation Tour du Valat,
  • To promote the action of Tour du Valat to the general public and wetland stakeholders (users, decision-makers, managers, NGOs etc...) through human, logistic and financial support.

Vera Michalski-Hoffmann is the chairwoman of the Association. She is surrounded by 15 other members belonging to 4 colleges (Founders, Friends, Former Employee and Employee).

Join us using the membership form and send an e-mail to amis@tourduvalat.org.

You can also follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/amistourduvalat

on tweeter twitter.com/AmisTourduValat

and Instagram www.instagram.com/amistdv

but also have a look to the video-clip of the Association (https://vimeo.com/200848848). Feel free to share it !


 

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PHOTO COMPETITION 2017

 

Who ?

Competition open to everyone, both amateurs and professionals, form any country, whether member or not.

Theme ?

"Blue"

Its aim is to promote wetlands as being rich in biodiversity and a welcoming environment for people.

Categories ?

  • Classic category where you send the photo directly by e-mail according to the terms and conditions laid down in Article 2 of the regulations;
  • Smartphone category (#bleutourduvalat) in which the photo is initially posted on Instagram before being sent directly by e-mail according to the terms and conditions laid down in Article 2 of the regulations.

Awards ?

During the opening of the photo exhibition from the competition, at the Tour du Valat Open Day (on World Wetlands Day), 4th February 2018.

Competition organisation ?

  • From 16st October to 26th November 2017 : sending photos by participants
  • 6th December 2017 : the panel will preselect the bestphotos and the 4 winning photos in the Classic category and the winning photo in the Smartphone category.
  • From 8th January to 2nd February 2018 : the preselected photos will be posted on the Association’s Facebook page for the public to vote.
  • 4 th February 2018 : the winners will be invited to attend that day, which will also be the opening of the exhibition.

Regulations to view and download on www.tourduvalat.org/soutenir or https://www.facebook.com/amistourduvalat

Photo to send with title and caption to amis@tourduvalat.org before the 26th November 2017.

 

PHOTO COMPETITION 2016

from 1st to 30th November 2016 « People and Wetlands »


Who ?

Competition open to everyone, both amateurs and professionals, form any country, whether member or not. Each participant can submit only one photo.

Theme ?

People and Wetlands

Categories ?

  • Young (under 18)
  • Adult
  • Public (Facebook vote)

Awards ?

During the opening of the photo exhibition from the competition, at the Tour du Valat Open Day (on World Wetlands Day), 5th February 2017.

Competition organisation ?

  • From 1st to 30th November 2016 : sending photos by participants
  • 7th December 2016 : the panel will preselect the best 30 photos and the 3 winning photos in each of the Young and Adult categories.
  • From 4th January to 2nd February 2017 : the 30 preselected photos will be posted on the Association’s Facebook page for the public to vote.
  • 5 th February 2017 : the winners will be invited to receive their prizes that day, which will also be the opening of the exhibition.

Regulations to view and download on www.tourduvalat.org/soutenir or https://www.facebook.com/amistourduvalat

Photo to send with title and caption (one per participant) to amis@tourduvalat.org before the 30th November 2016