UN Lesotho photo contest kicks off September 1

Aug 28, 2014

Meet one of Maseru's many taxi drivers. This father of two children works from early in the morning until late at night. His dream is to open a grocery store, so he can build a house for his family. This is the world that he sees. This is the world that he wants. Photo: UNDP Lesotho / Mark S. Cogan

Basotho encouraged to show the world they SEE or the world they WANT

MASERU - The United Nations in Lesotho will hold a national photo contest for citizens of the Kingdom of Lesotho starting September 1. Contestants will be asked to submit one photo that demonstrates the world they see or the world that they aspire to live in.

The “World We See / Want” photo contest is a part of the broader effort of the United Nations to capture the priorities of citizens all over the world through the post-2015 development agenda, which in Lesotho has included national consultations, and participation in MY World, the United Nations Global Survey.

“We want to hear from the Basotho people. Through their eyes, we’d like to see the world that they want and the world that they see,” said Karla Hershey, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Lesotho.

“Photography can be a powerful way to show others the world around them. We encourage everyone to grab their cameras and participate.”

The contest will be the centerpiece of United Nations Day festivities on October 24. All three winners will be honored and receive a framed copy of their photo from distinguished guests.

The contest is set to begin on the United Nations in Lesotho Facebook page on September 1 and conclude on September 30. Prizes include a Nikon DSLR digital camera for the first place winner, a Nikon CoolPix L320 for the second place winner, and a Canon Powershot SX510 HS for the third place winner. Contestants must be 18 years of age and not be a UN employee or family member. Amateur photographers only.

For terms and conditions, please visit the United Nations in Lesotho Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/UNLesotho.

Contact information
Mark S. Cogan, Communications and Reports Specialist
Tel: (+266) 22 313 790 ext. 377