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Winners of the photo festival awarded

Written by Killid
Sunday, 31 October 2010 15:04

Winners of the photo festival awarded

Winners of the first online photo festival awarded

Winners of the first online photo festival in Afghanistan were presented awards at The Killid Group office compound today.

The photo festival, which began on August 23 and ended on October 20, was the first amateur online photo competition in Afghanistan. It was initiated on The Killid Group website (

During the event, TKG announced the winners and presented awards to those who came in first place through to the tenth.

Din Mohammad Mubarez Rashedi, Deputy Minister of Information & Culture, presented the awards and called TKG an active media organization and complimented TKG’s efforts in launching the photo festival and encouraging Afghan youth to display their talent.

Noor Muhammad Noor, spokesperson for the Independent Election Commission, also presented awards to the winners and showered appreciation on TKG’s media coverage during the 2010 parliamentary elections.

This initiative by TKG was undertaken in order to encourage Afghan youth to explore the field of photography.

The winners are:

1.    Fawad Muhboobzada

2.    Inayat-u-Rahman Mayar

3.    Ali Omaid

4.    Muhammad Isa Nijat

5.    Sonita Ziwari

6.    Aimal Mayar

7.    Najib Amiri

8.    Spozhmai Atash

9.    Jawid Hanan

10.    Hamid Kohistani

The winner received a semi-professional digital camera (Sony Syber-shot, 9-mega pixels) along with carved wooden tablets of appreciation. Those who came in at second and third place also got digitals cameras (SONY Syber-shot, W290 12-mega pixels) and carved wooden tablets.


Comments (1)

  • Saturday, 07 April 2012 06:16 | Tom
    Great to see such a photo festival! I think it would be great if your festival photos were shared more widely with the world outside Afghanistan, in order to show that Afghanistan is more than just war and suffering. Will the photo descriptions be shared in English?

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