Dead Sea, Israel. It’s a wonder of the world. Your jaw will drop and your body will feel something like zero gravity when you step into the extreme saltiness of the Dead Sea.

A complex array of environmental, economic and more factors are causing the Dead Sea to disappear at an alarming rate and we feel it is time to enshrine these images before it is too late. The Dead Sea Revival Project and the Dead Sea Virtual Museum are inviting photographers from around the world to preserve this wonder in images before the Dead Sea is gone forever. So they are announcing the:

2020 International Dead Sea Photo Competition. Submissions to open April 22, in celebration of Earth Day at:, and close on May 21. Prizes in the value of $6,000.

The idea that the Dead Sea needs documenting came from Noam Bedein & Ari Leon Fruchter. Noam is a photojournalist who built the media center in Sderot and has been capturing the Dead Sea through time-lapse photography for the past 4 years. Ari Leon Fruchter is an ex- fashion designer turned entrepreneur and art collector whose family are among the founders of the Israel Museum. Together they are laying the foundations for the Dead Sea Museum and submissions from the contest will be part of a permanent virtual museum and an exhibition.

For any question, please contact Noam Bedein:, +972-545-598-977.