Winners of the 3rd annual Palestine in Your Eyes announced

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Winners of the 3rd annual Palestine in Your Eyes announced

Date:
06-11-2016
Under the theme of “Women Empowerment in Palestine”
Winners of the 3rd annual Palestine in Your Eyes announced
 
Taawon for Youth (WAY) announced the conclusion of its third photography contest “Palestine in Your Eyes”, under the theme of “Women Empowerment in Palestine.” The contest was carried out between the 18th of July and the 13th of August 2016, and was able to motivate and encourage talented Palestinian youth under the age of 30 to try and capture the role of women in the Palestinian society.
 
Photographs showcased the strength of Palestinian women and their positive and effective role in their society. They were also able to portray the crucial role Palestinian women play in economic development across the various sectors that help in the survival, development and sustainability of Palestine. These women work to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities living under occupation, and aim to build a better future for their children and their families.
 
Among the roles highlighted by the photographs are; the hardworking agriculturist, the blacksmith, the fisherwoman, the mother, the director, and the artist. The images personify the resilience of women who are striving to succeed under a compelling political and economic situation.
 
The 12 winning photographs were professionally selected by 7 independent judges from all over the world. Some of these photographs will be featured in Taawon (Welfare Association)'s 2017 calendar, in addition to a monetary prize for the top winners.
 
WAY also launched a Facebook photography competition, the “People’s Choice Award” as a  complementary part to the photography contest, giving WAY’s Facebook followers the opportunity to vote for their favorite picture, which will be featured on the cover page of Taawon's 2017 calendar, in addition to a monetary prize.
 
WAY continuously seeks to support the talents of Palestinian youth, uniting and motivating them to actively work under a common Palestinian identity.
 
See winning photographs HERE.