Mountain pictures to climb social networks


Mountains will be in the foreground in the first half of December 2014 when  the Municipality of Dénia in Spain holds a global photo contest on Instagram.

“We love mountains and want the whole world to know how important they are,” said Vicente Chelet of Dénia,  explaining that the contest will bring attention to mountains for International Mountain Day. “Mountains connect people and pictures speak a universal language, making Instagram, the top social network for photos, the ideal choice for the contest.”

Designated  International Mountain Day by the United Nations General Assembly in 2002, 11 December is an occasion to raise the public’s awareness that all of us rely on mountains, whether directly or indirectly. The observance is an occasion to build alliances that will bring positive changes to mountain peoples and environments around the world.

With support from the Mountain Partnership Secretariat and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the Municipality of Dénia is organizing  the digital photography contest featuring photos of mountain summits or landscapes and at least one person holding an International Mountain Day sign.

All photographs should be taken with a mobile phone or tablet and posted on Instagram from 1 to 15 December 2014 using the hashtag #WeLoveMountains along with the geographic location.

The pictures will appear automatically in the photo section of the WeLoveMountains website. Contest prizes will include a FAO publications and special ‘We Love Mountains’ t-shirts.

Show your love for mountains and let’s make the hashtag soar for International Mountain Day.

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Contest rules in Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish.

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