FoE photographic competiton for Car Free Day 2013

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FoE photographic competiton for Car Free Day 2013Friends of the Earth Malta is organising a PHOTO/graphic Competition: Car Free Experience on the occasion of Car Free Day 2013.

In Gozo activities are being organised by the Ghajnsielem Local Council and the Don Bosco Oratory in Victoria.

“Car free day isn’t just about one day without any cars or motor traffic on our roads. It’s a day when we’re all given the chance to consider how the negative aspects of too much traffic weigh down all our lives. More than that, it’s an opportunity to think of better, smarter ways for individual traffic to be organised in the future,” FoE said.

Foe added, “there are few places in the world where it’s more obvious how badly new ideas for different concepts of individual traffic are needed. A quick walk in a traffic-heavy area is enough for us to experience the quality of the air ourselves when there are too many cars on the road.”

“What alternatives do we actually have? This is what the PHOTO/graphic Competition “Car free Experience” is about.”

Friends of the Earth Malta is inviting everyone to share their individual experience with alternative means of transport in Malta. “Maybe you’ll be using the services of Arriva, or perhaps your own bicycle. For shorter distances you might try walking or maybe even using some exotic vehicle like a donkey cart. Whatever mode of transportation you decide to use, let us know about your own picturesque experience with car freeness.”

The submitted pictures – or alternatively pieces of graphic designs like posters – should be story-telling, contain a visual message and make your personal point about a desirable development of public spaces and mobility.

You can expand on this pictorial story with a short caption of up to 30 words and with a relevant image title.

The competition is open for submissions until September 22nd. Late submissions will not be considered.

The best pictures will be presented in a public exhibition later this year. Also Friends of the Earth Malta will be awarding prizes for the best three pictures and stories.

Entries should be made via email to carfreeday@foemalta.org or through the Friends of the Earth website and will be published on the Friends of the Earth Malta Facebook page.

Friends of the Earth Malta said that entries must include participant’s name, contact number and home address.

Each participant can submit up to FOUR photos / graphic designs of their car free experience each, under one title and with a short caption (30 words max) describing their car free journey.

This event is being made possible with support provided by MEPA.

FoE Terms and Conditions for the competition are as follows:

1. “By entering the contest, you give Friends of the Earth Malta the right to publish the submitted photo(s) in FoE Malta publications as well as on the FoE Malta site and Facebook page.

2. We reserve the right to crop the images as we see fit. No manipulation or colour adjustment will be performed on submitted works.

3. Entries must be your own work.

4. Entries should not have won previous competitions, and should not have been published elsewhere.

5. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.

6. By entering this competition, you are accepting these rules and agree to be bound by them.”

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