Final call for submissions to Pacific Seabird Group's "Faces of Seabird Conservation"


“Faces of Seabird Conservation” is the theme of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group (PSG) next year in February, and a special exhibition is planned for the event which will celebrate the "people who love and work with seabirds".

Organisers are putting a final call-out for the public to get involved and submit a profile of a seabird scientist they feel should be featured in the exhibition. The exhibiton style is based on the famed Humans of New York project which combines candid photos with short first-person vignettes highlighting personal experiences.

Profiles submitted to the exhibition should adhere to the following specifications as requested by PSG:

Overall guidelines

  • Profiles and photos should be created and submitted by someone other than the subject. In other words, you can’t interview yourself, but you are welcome to ask someone else to photograph and interview you! 
  • Interview subjects can include people who work with seabirds in any capacity: not only PSG members and those in traditional academic, agency, or NGO positions, but anyone from any walk of life. Think journalists, artists, educators, guides, volunteers, boat captains, technicians, elected officials, local community members, tribal partners, administrators, and anyone else for whom seabird conservation is an important part of their life and work.
  • Please provide the subject’s name and e-mail so that we can verify that we have their permission to use their story and image. Subjects will be able to choose whether or not they would like their name to be shared along with their profile.


  • Photos may be vertically or horizontally oriented and show all or part of the subject’s body.
  • The setting should be visible and preferably outdoors (i.e., not a plain or studio backdrop) and can include materials related to the story or meaningful to the subject.
  • Photos should be sufficiently high resolution to be printed at up to 8x10 inch dimensions.


  • Written vignettes should be in the first person (I, me) and should be no more than 400 words in length (preferably shorter). Longer entries will be accepted but may be edited.
  • The vignette should describe a specific personal story, philosophical statement, or biographical detail, rather than covering the subject’s entire life or career. You may condense a longer interview as long as you maintain the subject’s words and voice.
  • Interviews can be conducted in any language. If your profile is not in English, please submit the original along with an English translation if possible.

Submissions received on or before 31 December 2023 will be considered for inclusion in the exhibit at the 2024 Annual Meeting. Further information on the "Faces of Seabird Conservation" project, including examples, a link to example interview questions, and the profile submission link, can be found, here. If you have any questions, please contact, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo..

The 51st Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group (PSG2024) is being held in Seattle, Washington, United States, 21-23 February 2024. Further information about the meeting can be found at the PSG2024 meeting page, here.

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