MasterwebNews 7/6/16 - OIC launches Ramadan photo competition

[ Masterweb Reports: Ibrahim Kabiru Sule reports ] - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has launched the maiden edition of its Ramadan Photo contest aimed at depicting the human face of the month of Ramadan. Winners of the competition would be sponsored to the Hajj pilgrimage, as the contest is open citizens from OIC member countries of age 18 and above.
 
The group said in a statement that “Entries can be submitted from 1st Ramadan to 30th Ramadan 1437 on OIC website www.oic-oci.org.   
 

“Highlight of some of the pictures will be published on OIC website and social Media platforms throughout the month of Ramadan.”
 

It said OIC special jury will select 6 winners 2 weeks after the close of the competition and the winners will be announced on OIC website 3-4 weeks after the close of the competition.
 

The 6 winners with 6 best photographs who would be sponsored for Hajj pilgrimage can transfer to another person they nominated, it added.
 

The statement said if a winner has committed fraud in the process of winning the competition, his/her winning slot will be awarded to the runner up in the competition.
 

“To enter the competition, simply upload a picture taken during the 1437 Ramadan fast depicting the Human Face of Ramadan, including your name, age, location, date of the picture, tittle and a short caption.
 

“Only non-professional photographers with keen eye and creative mind are eligible to participate. Pictures entered for other competitions are not eligible.
 

“The competition closes on 30th Ramadan 1437. Entries received after this date will not be considered. Competitors must also like or follow OIC Social Media Platforms.
 
 
“Photos should be submitted via OIC Website: https://www.oic-oci.org/. with description of the view and location of the image in one of the three OIC official languages: Arabic, English or French.
 

The statement said the competition encourages contestants to depict Ramadan’s spirituality, generosity, spirit of sharing, gathering, divers Muslims’ traditions and cultures during Ramadan, which all fall within the OIC’s objectives of promoting Islamic solidarity, brotherhood and cultural awareness.
 
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