A photo competition by Amnesty International Malaysia, in conjunction with the World Day against the Death Penalty.
Whip out your lenses and flash us your best shot! Amnesty International Malaysia is calling all amateur and professional photographers to share their thoughts and views on the death penalty in picture form!
In conjunction with World Day against the Death Penalty which falls on 10 October 2011, we are organising a photography competition. The winning photographs will then be incorporated into Amnesty International Malaysia’s campaign materials.
Details of the competition are as below:
DATE: 22 August 2011 – 1 October 2011
THEME: Death Penalty: Through My Lens
PRIZES: 1st Place: RM 800
2nd Place: RM 450
3rd Place: RM 250
Further rules and regulations can be found on our facebook page at http://facebook.com/AIMalaysia or on the event page at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150127028404360 or attached to our promotional posters.
This year’s World Day focuses on the inhumanity of the death penalty. People often forget that death sentences are not only the ultimate physical assault to a fellow human being but they also affect a person mentally. Many death row inmates suffer years of living by a thin thread of hope. In countries such as Japan, inmates are kept in solitary confinement and are only informed of their executions hours before it is implemented. Some are driven to insanity by this state of living. It is these more dormant issues that Amnesty International Malaysia wishes to highlight and provoke thought on.
We are looking for photographs which articulate the issues and controversies surrounding the death penalty. In order to do this, photographers would first have to research and understand the complexities which surround this human rights issue. Amnesty International Malaysia hopes that this competition will bring about a new wave of awareness. We also seek to tap into the creative side of people’s mind leading to campaigns with more public appeal.
Put on your thinking caps, hang conventional methods, inject creativity into your systems and fire away. Tell us a thousand words through your photographs!
Winners will be announced on 13 October 2011.
For more information please contact Adeline Choo at 03-79552680 or email [email protected].