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UNESCO launches nationwide photo competition

AT-KABUL: UNESCO’s office in Afghanistan announced the launch of a nationwide photo competition in order to portray the rich cultural and natural heritage of Afghanistan.

The theme of the competition is “Show us the Afghanistan you’re proud of”. The competition is open to all individuals regardless of their nationality.

In a media statement UNESCO said that it invites all Afghans and foreigners alike to capture and share the country’s stunningly diverse natural and cultural heritage through their photos.

Participants may submit their photos until December 21, 2015. Photos can be submitted into two categories: photos taken by a camera and photos taken by a mobile phone. Camera Photos can be emailed to afg.photo@unesco.org. Photos taken on mobile phones can be uploaded to www.facebook.com/showusyourafghanistan.

The winners and finalists will be selected anonymously by an independent jury which comprises of internationally and nationally renowned photographers. The winning camera photos will receive the first prize of $5,000. The three top mobile photos will receive $2,000 each.

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