Friday, 4 March 2011

Planning a World Walks for Water walk? Send us your photos and win prizes!

It's just over two weeks until the first World Walks for Water walks kick off around the world and we're all getting very excited. There are hundreds of walks planned globally aimed at sending a clear message to decision makers that their electorates demand urgent action on the water and sanitation crisis.

So whether you are walking in London or Lagos, Hamburg or Bangkok, we want to see you do it! That's why we're asking you to submit your photos of your walks to our brand new flickr page which you can find here. it couldn't be simpler to upload your photos. All you need to do is attach them to an email, put the name of your event and where it happened in the subject line, add a short description of the walk in the text body and send them to our flickr account: yay70add@photos.flickr.com They will automatically appear in our photostream. This can be done from a smart phone or your pc using your email provider. Don't forget to keep checking the site to see what other walkers around the world are getting up too. It's really important that we show decision makers how vibrant and creative this event is going to be so the more pictures we receive from around the world, the more pressure we can put on the UN Least Developed Countries Conference in Istanbul in May.

All photographs sent to us will be entered in to the World Walks for Water photo competition. An expert special guest will be judging them against the following categories:
  1. Largest amount of people in a photo
  2. Most unusual location
  3. Best slogan featured in a photo
  4. Best lobbying of a politician in a photo
  5. Most artistic photo
  6. Most colourful photo
Winners will recieve World Walks for Water goodies and their photos featured on our website, in our publications and on our facebook page.

End Water Poverty, UK
Above: End Water Poverty activists stage the "World's Longest Toilet Queue" in London during last years World Water Day. We want to see thousands of your pictures like this one! Copyright David Parry/PA Wire

Note: If you experience problems with uploading your photos in this way, please try spreading them out over a series of emails rather than all in one. This should help reduce congestion on the site.

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