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NOTE THAT THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU.

Can you capture the best portrait of an inspirational elder from your hometown and tell their story in less than 50 words?

We are launching a little competition to all our Facebook and Twitter followers with a great prize from Nikon courtesy of Photo Technica. It could be your grandmother, the man on the street or Sri Lankabhimanya Dr Lester James Peries.

Get inspiration from the portraits of elders already featured on I Am. Entries will be judged on those who combine beautiful photography and a compelling story. New followers are welcome so if you know any budding photographers and storytellers spread the word!

The top ten winners will be featured on our Facebook page. The best five showcased on this page. And the overall winner will receive Rs 20,000 worth of vouchers from Photo Technica to spend on Nikon stuff.

The competition begins on 21 January 2013 and the closing date for submissions is 31 May 2013. So get storytelling!

Submissions will be judged by the I Am team, the staff at Photo Technica who is sponsoring the competition prize and the American Center, Colombo who is supporting the overall project.

Please read the competition rules for more details and send your entries to [email protected] before 31 March 2013. Good luck!

PRESS

“At the end of the project, there will be 72 elders on the site, but there are many more on the Facebook page and I hope ones that the followers will submit for the competition.” The competition he is speaking of is his attempt to engage the I Am followers on Facebook and Twitter. Kannan is asking for submissions – portraits of inspirational elders accompanied by their story told in less than 50 words. The winner will receive a prize from Nikon courtesy Photo Technica worth Rs. 20,000 and will be featured on the iam.lk site. ‘It could be your grandfather, the man on the street or a Sri Lankabhimanya!’ writes Kannan. He’s excited to see what the competition will produce. “I really want I Am’s followers to contribute, to get inspired by the project and to go out and capture the stories of elders around them. These narratives are disappearing and I want Sri Lankans, especially the younger generation, to value their importance.” ‘Who I Am’ website goes places with faces, Sunday Times Plus, 13 February 2013
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“The ‘I Am’ project is launching a little competition to its Facebook and Twitter followers with a great prize from Nikon courtesy of Photo Technica. Can you capture the best portrait of an inspirational elder from your hometown and tell their story in less than 50 words?” Daily News, 23 January 2013

 

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