Photography Competition: Pic Your Values.

‘Pic Your Values’ is a photography competition that The Asia Foundation is doing in partnership with the Photographic Society of Sri Lanka. If you're between the ages of 18-29, interested in photography and consider yourself some sort of activist, read on. 

The competition is based on six themes: peace, respect, tolerance, compassion, honesty/sincerity, and solidarity. It's open to young people who seek inspiration from their own communities, reflect, and can capture what these values mean to them.   

The competition is open until May 30, 2018, winners will have exciting prizes, and non-winners still win anyway because all of it is for a good cause. Check the details below.    

As part of its campaign ‘Values4All’, The Asia Foundation calls all amateur photographers to reflect on what inspires them to promote a better Sri Lanka, and share it through photography. Hence, ‘Pic Your Values’ photography competition is based on six core humanistic values: peace, tolerance, respect, honesty, compassion, and cooperation.

For Whom?
Anyone between the age of 18 to 29 (as of May 30, 2018).

1. Take a photograph that depicts one of the values mentioned above.
2. You are allowed to submit a maximum of 3 photographs; only 1 entry per value.
3. Save your picture(s) under the name of the value it represents. (For example, if you are sending a photograph that depicts ‘Tolerance’, the image should be titled and saved as ‘Tolerance’.)
4. Email your photograph(s) to:
5. Please include the following details in your email:
• Full name
• Date of birth
• NIC number
• Residential address
• Contact number (preferably a landline and a mobile phone)
• A caption and a brief description explaining how the photograph depicts the
value selected (a maximum of 50 words will be allowed for each description)

• The overall competition winner will receive a gift voucher sponsored by CameraLK for Rs 50,000.
• The overall winner and the top three winners, in each category, will be awarded medals by the Photographic Society of Sri Lanka, and a certificate by The Asia Foundation.
• Winning photographs will also receive giftpacks.
• Winning photographs and shortlisted photographs will be featured on the upcoming Values4All website, and Android mobile app, developed by The Asia Foundation, with credit to the photographers.

Photograph Specifications:
• Images should be saved in JPEG format
• Maximum file size is 500KB
• Images should be a maximum of 1400 pixels in width and a maximum of 1050 pixels in height (including any borders)
• Image resolution should be a minimum of 300 dpi
• Photograph can be in colour or monochrome
• Pictures can be taken from a mobile phone or a digital camera

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges including representatives from the Photographic Society of Sri Lanka, The Asia Foundation, National Youth Services Council, and Sri Lanka Unites.

Deadline for submission of competition entries: May 30, 2018

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp




Marine Spice: Colombo’s Global Fusion Gem

Indulge in a culinary journey at Marine Spice, Colombo's latest Indian-inspired restaurant. Open daily from

Kamu Trending

Oktoberfest 2023 at Hilton Colombo

The oldest and by far, the most authentic of the Oktoberfest is back with a

Highlights Kamu Trending

“Delightful Vegan Feast: Savor the Flavors of Compassion and Health”

Indulge in an expertly crafted meal featuring an amazing array of fresh healthy and delicious

Highlights Kamu

Sri Lankan flavors with a Mexican Twist at Taco Shack

See here Tacos but make it Lankan? A legacy that began in the humble confines

Kamu Test

Keells : Your one-stop destination for quick meals and more

By Shamrina C In the fast-paced world we live in today, convenience is key, especially

Highlights Kamu

Exploring rich Italian Pasta and Pizza at Penne

By Sahasni Gamage Ambiance Penne Colombo offers a captivating aesthetic ambiance with soft, ambient lighting

Highlights Kamu


Courtyard by Marriott Colombo partners with Magzter to become Sri Lanka’s first Smart Reading Hotel

With sustainability increasingly taking centre stage in the hospitality industry, hotel chains worldwide are implementing


Mount Lavinia Hotel hosted the grand Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Mount Lavinia Hotel hosted the grand Christmas tree lighting ceremony on 26th November 2023. Dignitaries,


Gary Mehigan: Celebrity Chef and Former MasterChef Australia Judge is finally here in Sri Lanka

Internationally acclaimed Celebrity Chef and former MasterChef Australia judge, Gary Mehigan, has officially arrived in


Quick Chat with Celebrity Chef Gary Mehigan

Former MasterChef Australia Judge talks about the Culinary Extravaganza awaiting in Sri Lanka! Colombo, 21st


Unveil the Enchantment of the Tropics: Festive Luxury with Minor Hotels Sri Lanka

An unparalleled host of festive celebrations and getaways await you with Minor Hotels Sri Lanka,


The most inspired Christmas Tea Gifts from t-Lounge by Dilmah.

Embracing the festive season, and just in time for your Christmas shopping, t-Lounge by Dilmah's

Highlights Trending

Yamu Guide.

“Deck the Halls: Christmas Decor Roundup”

“Top 5 Destinations for Your Christmas Shopping Spree.” Unwrap the Magic is

Yamu Guide

11 Reasons not to miss Daraz’s 11.11 Mega Sale!

By Shamrina Carim Are you ready for a shopping extravaganza like no other? Daraz's 11.11

Highlights Yamu Guide

Yaal Virindu – Jaffna Food Festival: A Culinary Journey of Joy

In collaboration with My Sister’s Kitchen by Thushara & Danu Innasithamby By Shamrina C Sri

Highlights Yamu Guide

Where to buy the iPhone 15 in Colombo

By Shamrina Carim If you're on the hunt for the latest iPhone 15 in Colombo,

Highlights Yamu Guide

Spotting Blue Whales in Mirissa with Chaminda Whale Watching

The whale watching tour in Mirissa Start time: 6:30am Duration: 3-5 hours depending on sightings

Highlights Yamu Guide

The Rise of Plant-Based Diets: Benefits and Challenges

By Shamrina Carim In recent years, plant-based diets have surged in popularity, drawing attention for

Highlights Yamu Guide