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Photocontest “Postcard from the village” brings attention to rural areas in Ukraine

27. 6. 2017,
Photocontest “Postcard from the village” brings attention to rural areas in Ukraine
Photo: Ekodiya

Since 2017, Arnika cooperates with Kiev based NGO Ekodiya on strenghtening civil society in ukrainian countryside. One of the tools, which should attract more people and persuade them to take care about their surroundings, is a photocontest called „Postcard from the village“, which was launched in June and expects it´s peak by the end of the summer-time.

The contest invites both professional and amateur photographers to share their photo stories about the life in the modern villages: What are the challenges and opportunities? What and how should be done to make change happen in rural areas? Through the life stories, situations and experiences participants show environmental and social transformation of rural areas in Ukraine.

Postcard from the village presents two major categories for photo stories submission:

  •  “In the shadow of industrial farm” – expecting to see environmental and social consequences for rural communities and areas, who are having industrial agriculture facilities as a neighbour.
  • “Life of small farm”- expecting to see examples of environmentally, socially sustainable, economically viable family farms and other enterprises in villages.
    To participate in the contest, one should submit thematic photo with short text describing the story behind either to the Instagram marking @rural_ua and #справжнєсело (= real village), or via e-mail to mid-August, there will be 20 best works selected for thematic exhibition in September and top- 5 contestants will be rewarded with prizes and gif-certificates for educational program at Green School.Announcement (in ukrainian) is available here:

Clean Air for Ukraine

This project is led by a non-governmental organization Arnika (Czech Republic) in cooperation with local civic initiatives in industrial towns of Ukraine with financial support from the Transition Promotion Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

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