Instagram photo contest on GMS's development progress launched

Tuesday, 2018-01-09 11:49:41
 Font Size:     |        Print
 

In order to participate in the contest, photographers need to post their photos on their Instagram accounts using the hashtag #GMS25 and tag @ADB_HQ.
 Font Size:     |  

NDO – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a photo contest on Instagram to showcase the development progress in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and demonstrate how a focus on increasing regional cooperation and integration can improve people’s lives.

The online photo contest, which will be held using the hashtag #GMS25, is part of activities to mark the 25th anniversary of the GMS Economic Cooperation Programme.

GMS countries comprise of Cambodia, China (specifically Yunnan province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

“On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the GMS, we would like to take stock of the achievements of the regional cooperation and clearly show how it has changed the lives of the people living along the Mekong River for the better,” said Nguyen Minh Cuong, an ADB Principal Regional Cooperation Specialist and Unit Head of the GMS Programme.

Cuong expressed his hopes that this photo contest will showcase this and provide encouragement for the future operations of the GMS.

The contest is open to nonprofessional photographers, regardless of their age, from ADB’s member countries. Entries must be original and taken personally by the photographer, not previously published. They should reflect the daily life in the Mekong subregion and how lives there have changed in the past 25 years. There is no limit to the number of photos which can be submitted by contestants.

In order to participate in the contest, photographers need to post their photos on their Instagram accounts using the hashtag #GMS25 and tag @ADB_HQ. Photos should be posted between 8 January 8, 2018 and February 9, 2018. The overall winners will be announced on February 20, 2018.

The first prize winner will receive US$500, while respective stakes of US$200 and US$100 will be presented to the second prize winner and the third prize winner.

The prize winning photos will be judged on the merit of their content or on the number of Instagram likes. The full rules, prizes and details about the contest are available at https://www.facebook.com/notes/asian-development-bank-adb/gms25-photo-competition/10155195839405963/.