In a bid to encourage citizens to share their photographs and stories, Paiwandgāh, a citizen journalism platform by Impassion Afghanistan, recently conducted a photo competition in April 2015. The results of this photo contest were recently announced, and three winners were picked based on a jury selection and the votes that their photos received.
From a total of 25 participants who sent Paiwandgāh their photographs, three winners were chosen. Entries were received under two categories, one depicting the celebration of Nowruz Festival, and the other focusing on the start of new educational year across the country. These pictures were available on social media for public voting, and secured around 500 votes collectively.
The photo contest was timed around the launch of the new website for Paiwandgāh to encourage users and readers to submit their stories and photographs covering wide range of subjects from across Afghanistan.
A section on the website focuses on photo stories that features photographs from citizens journalists.
You can also send your news stories and photos directly via the Paiwandgāh website – www.Paiwandgah.af or through an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also send us your stories through an SMS or a phone call on 0793129129.