ADB Launches Instagram Photo Contest on Development Progress in Mekong Sub-region

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today launched a photo contest on Instagram to showcase the development progress in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and demonstrate how a focus on increased regional cooperation and integration can improve people's lives, according to an ADB's press release.

This online photo contest will be held using the hashtag #GMS25. It is part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of the GMS Programme. GMS countries are Cambodia, the People's Republic of China (specifically Yunnan province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the GMS, we would like to take stock of the achievements of the regional cooperation and give a clear image of how it changed the lives of the people living along the Mekong for the better, said Ms. Cuong Minh Nguyen, an ADB Principal Regional Cooperation Specialist and Unit Head of the GMS Programme. We're hopeful that the photo contest will showcase this and provide encouragement for the future work of the GMS.

The contest is open to nonprofessional photographers, of any age from ADB's member countries. Images must be original and taken personally by the photographer, not previously published, and showcase daily life in the Mekong subregion and how lives have changed in the last 25 years. Contestants can submit as many photos as they like.

To enter the contest, post the photograph on your Instagram account using the hashtag #GMS25 and tag @ADB_HQ. Photos can be posted between Jan. 8, 2018 and Feb. 9, 2018. Winners will be announced on Feb. 20, 2018.

First prize winner will receive US$500, second prize winner will get US$200, and third prize winner will take home US$100. Winners will be judged on the merit of their content or on the number of Instagram likes.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press