Laos in Focus photography contest

Laos in Focus

Lao photographers and amateur snappers have now got only four days left to submit their photos to the ‘Laos in Focus’ photo contest, which is due to close this Sunday 13 October 2013.   

“We would like to encourage people to submit their photos as soon as possible and not leave it until the last minute”, advised Khavi Homsombath from the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office.

The contest, launched six weeks ago by the United Nations in Lao PDR and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with support from Beeline, aims to focus attention towards the key development issues in Lao PDR such as poverty, nutrition, maternal health, education, women’s empowerment, diseases, environment and unexploded ordnance (UXO).

The two categories in the competition include “General Entry”, which is open for all Lao people, as well as mobile photography contest “Young Snapper”, open to those under 25 years of age. The entries can be submitted via e-mail, accompanied by a submission form, or for the mobile photos submissions are now accepted via facebook as well.

The entry is free of charge, and there are some attractive prizes to be won, including Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras as well as Samsung smartphones. The winner of the special Beeline award in the mobile phone category will also receive free phone calls for one year. While the winner of the main competition will be chosen by a panel of judges, the public will vote for the winner of the ‘Young Snapper’ category in the popular social media site Facebook.

The contest judges include the UN Resident Coordinator Minh Pham, Mr. Anouparb Vongnorkeo from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Vice President of Lao Journalist Association Michel Somsanouk as well as GMB Akash and Tessa Bunney, two award-winning international photojournalists. The winners will be announced during the United Nations Day celebrations at the end of October.

The contest submissions close on Sunday October 13,2013 at 23:59. For more information, see www.bit.ly/laosinfocus and www.facebook.com/laosinfocus.

 For enquiries, please contact:

 Mr. Khavi Homsombath, United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office, Lao PDR tel. 021 267 716, 020 2987 9619, khavi.homsombath@one.un.org

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