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Winners Announced For Oceans Photographs

With a total of a 174 stunning photographs submitted from across most Pacific Island countries over three months (March to May 2017), it was indeed a difficult task to select
23 Jun 2017 01:00
Winners Announced For Oceans Photographs
Second place winner by photographer, Lee Arkhie Perez of the Federated States of Micronesia titled Sunset in Sokeh’s. Photo: Pacific Island Development Forum Secretariat

With a total of a 174 stunning photographs submitted from across most Pacific Island countries over three months (March to May 2017), it was indeed a difficult task to select winners for the 2017 Pacific Year for the Oceans #myoceanmatters campaign.

Winners were announced on Wednesday, after making a selection from the top 20 submitted photographs, by the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) internal judging committee on their social media platforms.

“PIDF would like to express its gratitude to all who participated in the photo contest and congratulates the first, second and third place winners for the competition. Also a hearty congratulations to the most liked photograph on our social media platforms.

“It was certainly encouraging to see the number of entries and quality of photographs submitted from across Pacific Island Countries and we encourage the use of photography to inspire, illuminate and inform our communities about our ocean world and beyond,” said PIDF Secretary-General, François Martel.

“The #myoceanmatters Photo Contest was an exciting opportunity for our communities to participate in acknowledging 2017 as the Pacific Year for the Oceans and documenting why it matters to them”, he further added.

Secretary-General Martel also acknowledged all participants and said that everyone was a winner in a way for participating in the contest and for their continued efforts on ocean advocacy.

The PIDF Secretariat is currently organising an event to host the winners to a prize presentation function at the Nasese based office.

All entries into the photo contest can be viewed on the PIDF Facebook page and top 20 entries can be viewed on the PIDF website as well.

Source: Pacific Island Development Forum Secretariat

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