Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Winners of the best Walks for Water and Sanitation photo competition revealed!


The moment has finally arrived…we’ve looked through every single one of the 600+ photos sent in from all over the world to our Flickr page of all your amazing walks for water and sanitation. There was some stiff competition this year, but we are now happy to announce the winners in the following categories: 

Winners - Largest amount of people in a photo

This photo from the Netherlands really impressed us because it really shows the huge number of children involved all gearing up at the start line of their walk!


We liked this photo from Tamil Nadu, India, because it shows the largest number of people AND the largest number of water carriers!

Winner – Most unusual location:


This photo of a walk in Sundarban, the world’s largest mangrove forest in the south west corner of Bangladesh, won the most unusual location category. We really liked the composition of the photo and the contrast of colours!

Winners – Best Slogan 


This photo from Zambia was one of the winners of the Best Slogan category. We felt that the central position of the slogan in this photo made it even more powerful and we also really like the clever use of rhyming to deliver an important message. 


This photo taken on one of the WASH-Net walks in Sierra Leone also won in the Best Slogan category. We thought it was a really good example of how campaigning on water and sanitation can be targeted during elections.

Winners - Best lobbying of a politician in a photo

 
This photo of the cast of Cirque du Soleil with the Mayor of Las Vegas at the starting line of their 5km run won our Best lobbying of a politician in a photo category. We really like how the Mayor is getting involved in the picture by posing with the cast ready to run!


This photo taken at the Christian Fellowship and Care Foundation walk outside the Ehime Mbano government headquarters in Imo State, Nigeria was also one of the winners of our Best lobbying of a politician in a photo. 

 In Uganda, walkers met with their Minister for Water and Environment, Hon.
Maria Mutagamba who gladly signed their civil society petition asking for a greater commitment to water and sanitation!

Winners - Most artistic photo


This photo from WASH-Network Berlin won in our Most artistic photo category. We felt the angle of the photo to make the jerry cans so big was very creative and made a statement about the scale of the water crisis.


This photo from the Busoga Trust in Uganda also won in our Most artistic photo category. The focus on the man in the foreground with the backdrop of the Walk for Water banner is very artistic. 

Winners - Most colourful photo


MARI India won in the Most colourful photo category for this photo of women walking for water and sanitation. We love the multicoloured feel that the colours of the women’s saris give the photo. 


This photo from Pakistan also won in our Most colourful photo category. We really like the way the girls colourful clothes contrast with the colours of the grass and sand.

Winners - Most inspiring photo


We love the young people’s enthusiasm for the World Walks for Water and Sanitation which comes across in this photo from Diorano- WASH coalition Madagascar, one of the winners of our Most inspiring photo category. 


This photo from FANSA-Tamilnadu was another winner in our Most inspiring photo category. We found the power of the women which comes across in this photo really inspiring!


Lastly, this photo from Liberia also won in our Most inspiring photo category. We felt the slogan shown in the photo really summed up the important message of the whole of the World Walks for Water and Sanitation camapign.

Let us know what you think of our winning photos!

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