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YACHAK’s new photography contest will send an adventurous photographer to the Brazilian Amazon and award them $25,000

PURCHASE, NY— YACHAK Yerba Mate Energy Tea announces a photography contest offering one talented individual their life’s mission. In collaboration with National Geographic photographer and Nikon Ambassador Ami Vitale, YACHAK’s Amazon mission will offer an ambitious photographer the opportunity to travel to the Amazon in Brazil this fall where he will document the brand’s reforestation efforts with the organization at nonprofit One Tree Planted. The herbal energy tea brand sources sustainably from the central and southern regions of South America. As such, YACHAK is committed to giving back to the Amazon, its people and the animals that live there, and aims to publicize its reforestation work through the Amazon Assignment.

The chosen winner of the Amazon Assignment will spend up to two weeks as the brand’s field photographer in the rugged Amazon rainforest. Plus, they’ll receive $25,000, professional mentorship from Ami Vitale, and a year’s supply of YACHAK Yerba Mate Energy Tea to fuel their photographic ambitions. Their images captured during the trip will both bolster the chosen photographer’s personal portfolio and feature prominently on YACHAK’s digital and social platforms. The brand also plans to create a virtual gallery on to house the photographer’s work and celebrate One Tree Planted’s ongoing reforestation efforts fostered by their partnership.

Applications for The Amazon Assignment are open starting today, August 30, 2022 through September 12, 2022. To enter, photographers must submit four to six original nature photos and complete an application at , where more details can be found. on the application process.

“The Amazon Mission will be a deeply impactful opportunity for a photographer looking to create meaningful work and learn more about this extraordinary ecosystem,” said photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale. “I am honored to work with YACHAK to personally select this deserving photographer and give him a chance to further his career creating stunning and storytelling images in Brazil. I have had the privilege of learning more about the world through my work, and it’s exciting to be able to give another photographer the chance to do the same, while supporting important reforestation efforts that are giving back to our planet in a meaningful way.

In addition to her acclaimed work with National Geographic, Ami is an award-winning Nikon Ambassador who has traveled to over 100 countries to tell stories of wildlife, natural beauty and the human spirit through the lens of her camera. She has spent the past three decades sharing powerful stories that drive change and push boundaries. Today, Ami works to illustrate personal stories about individuals who, against all odds, are making profound changes in their communities and in the world. She is the founder and executive director of Vital Impacts whose mission is to support local organizations that protect people, wildlife and habitats.

“YACHAK is a special brand in that every box purchased directly supports our efforts with One Tree Planted to protect and restore the Amazon – a place so vital to our ingredient supply,” said Julie Raheja-Perera, Managing Director, North America, Pepsi Lipton. Partnership. “The Amazon Mission is a unique opportunity for a photographer to showcase and experience the work being done locally in Brazil through eye-catching visuals, and we’re thrilled to leverage Ami Vitale’s esteemed photography credits to bring this to life. This program.”

During the trip, the Amazon Assignment photographer will be responsible for capturing the reforestation efforts that YACHAK supports directly with the non-profit organization One Tree Planted, to help restore the endangered Amazon rainforest. Working with One Tree Planted, the brand has pledged to restore nearly 300 acres of green space by planting 280,668 tree seedlings and will plant more than 500,000 trees by 2024. The partnership has also provided 72 farmers a sustainable income and employment thanks to their work so far. .

“We admire YACHAK’s dedication to the environment in the Amazon, and are thrilled to partner with them on The Amazon Assignment,” said Matt Hill, Founder and Chief Environmental Evangelist at One Tree Planted. “We look forward to working with the winning photographer to raise awareness of the important work being done by our partners on the ground in the Amazon.”

All five YACHAK brand ready-to-drink canned teas are available at select retailers nationwide and on e-commerce. Herbal Energy Teas are USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO, and made with Fair Trade Certified sugar. Each 16 oz. The can contains 165 mg of organic caffeine and sells for $2.59 to $2.79.

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PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than a billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $70 billion in net revenue in 2020, thanks to a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, Tropicana and SodaStream. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that each generate more than $1 billion in estimated annual retail sales.

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About a planted tree

One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to make it easier for everyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are carried out in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create impact on nature, people and wildlife. Reforestation helps rebuild forests after fires and floods, create social impact jobs and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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