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Storytelling and photo essay contest for AMR

28/09/2017

The antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is increasingly being recognized as a global problem.  Success in containing AMR warrants multi-sectoral actions with active cooperation from the communities to ensure rational use of antimicrobials. This makes awareness among people leading to desired behavioural change about appropriate use of antimicrobial agents an important strategy of any programme against AMR.

Focused campaigns on awareness building by the national governments and international development agencies including FAO will be celebrated from 13-19 November 2017. FAO has planned many awareness generation activities during that period. One of the activity amongst many is a storytelling and photo essay contest for students, veterinarians, research scholars, farmers, practitioners, etc. The contest will be

One of the activity amongst many is a storytelling and photo essay contest for students, veterinarians, research scholars, farmers, practitioners, etc. The contest will be organised at the national and regional levels. Selected entries from the countries will be sent to FAO Regional Office for Asia and Pacific, Bangkok for regional participation.

 Guidelines:

  1. The photo contest is open to all including photography enthusiasts, animal farmers, farm practitioners, veterinary students, organizations and others. FAO employees, contractors and their immediate family members are excluded to participate in this contest.
  2. All entries must be submitted during the contest period—from 4 September to 30 September 2017 and sent to the emails below with Subject Line: AAW Contest. Multiple entries per individual is allowed.
  1. The photos and accompanying story must not have been previously published anywhere else online or in print.
  2. Photo captions should include the following:
  • Who is in the photograph and what is going on within the photo.
  • Name of the city, country where the picture was made / taken.
  • When was the photo taken.
  • Other details that may not be seen in the photo.
  1. The photo and accompanying texts/story will be used during the FAO’s campaign on antimicrobial resistance.
  2. Initial submission should comprise of photo and text in a PDF attached to the email. Submission must be in English. Entrants can also include a submission in local language but English entries will primarily be evaluated.
  3. Only minimal post-processing is allowed (i.e., cropping, adjusting of exposure and contrast). Using in-phone editing apps is allowed.
  4. Accompanying narrative text should focus on farming practices that might contribute to the mitigation of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) (please refer to examples in the box below). The text must be at least 200 words.
  5. Three national level (country competition) winners from each country will be selected by each of the FAO Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Country Offices.  From the national winners, one Regional winner (inter-country competition within Asia) will be selected.
  6. Entrants must read and accept the rules and conditions of this contest.
  7. Shortlisted entrants may be asked to submit the accompanying photos, which should be in .jpeg or .tiff format and have at least 300 dpi.
  8. The top three Regional entries will be featured and published at the FAO website including its other online accounts with the photographer’s byline, short profile, and photo.
  9. Announcement of winners will be on 2 November 2017.

Prizes:

 The prize for the regional winner will consist in a trip to attend the opening of the AAW celebrations at FAO RAP - Bangkok on 13 November 2017. FAO will cover the costs of travel and accommodation at standard UN rates.

The prize for the national winners will consist of the following:

  • 1st prize: Fujifilm instax mini and certificate of participation
  • 2nd prize: UN vest, merchandise and certificate of participation;

3rd prize: FAO-RAP merchandise and certificate