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Social Media Corner: #bethechange2015

DSWTo celebrate the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in September, DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is launching an Instagram photo competition from August 19th to September 23rd.

About DSW:

DSW is an international development and advocacy organisation that promotes advocacy dialogue and raise awareness of SRHR issues, and on the linkages between sustainable development, poverty, global health, environmental management, and demographic trends.

About the Contest:

Under the #BeTheChange2015 banner, DSW invites you to share photo stories of positive impacts that have moved you over recent years and that continue to amaze you. These could be photos that have had a personal impact on your life, your community or your country in the last decade; essentially, photos that best capture our achievements under the umbrella of global development in recent years.

How to enter?

You are invited to share your photo(s) and stories with DSW using one of three methods:

– Instagram (direct): click onto DSW’s new Instagram account and upload a photo with the hashtag #BeTheChange2015

– Facebook: DSW has a special Facebook app! Click on the link and upload there.

– Competition website: Click on and upload there using competition hashtag #BeTheChange2015

How to win?

Once a week, we will choose a photo of the week, and on September 23rd, an overall winner will be chosen by DSW. This will be announced at the UN General Assembly in New York on September 25th. The winner will receive a Canon D-SLR camera to the value of $1,000!

The competition is open to anyone, around the world, in the North and in the South, over the age of 16. They can work for an NGO or international organisation or have no connection with the sector at all. We are particularly interested in engaging young people to tell us their stories and their experiences through photos.

[Source of Text and Image: Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung]