Kathmandu, September 23, 2016: The winners of the first peace on earth video and photo contest have been awarded amidst a special function recently organized in the capital to mark the International Peace Day.
Ishan Bhusalâ€™s short movie, â€˜The Designed Fortunesâ€™, won this yearâ€™s, â€˜Peace on Earthâ€™ video competition. The video dwells on the impact of media violence in adolescents, and the powerful message that people do not need weapons to become heroes. Similarly, Sanjay Maharjan won the first prize in the photography contest. His photo depicting a rickshaw pullerâ€™s life metaphorically reflects peace as the state of mind.
The videos were judged by ace director Tsering Rhitar Sherpa, popular blogger Lex Limbu, Media Specialist Tsering Choden, and Govinda Shiwakoti of Onion Films. Similarly, Navesh Chitrakar of Reuters, and Kailash Shrestha of Artudio were the judges of the photography contest. â€œWe received 17 videos from different parts of the country, and 45 photos on the theme peace. We are thrilled with this yearâ€™s submission, as the videos and photos depict creative storytelling, technique, and style,â€ opines Ayush Joshi, Communications Coordinator of Search for Common Ground Nepal, the organizer of the competition. The peace on earth video and photo contest was a part of SFCG Nepalâ€™s 10 years in Nepal celebration. The Nepal Police also supported for the video and photo contest.
The winners of the photo and video contest have won an internship with the director, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa, mobile phones from ZTE mobiles, film and photo course from Oscar International College, Onion Films and Artudio, and one-year premium plan online video slideshow worth 72$ from Picovico, and gift hampers from Chhaimale Resort and JuJu T-shirts. Inspector General of Police, Mr. Upendra Kanta Aryal handed over the awards to the winners.
The Winning Photographs: