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Photos from our photo exhibition at Bandabulya 28 February 2013

Organised by CCMC with support from the European Union and in partnership with UNDP-PFF.

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EC Active Ageing Photo and Film Competition Winners Announced

The winning photo "Ageless Joy" by Salih Bahceci

The winning photo “Ageless Joy” by Salih Bahceci

C3A, the Cyprus Third Age Association was one of the winners of the 2012 DigiMe digital photo and video competition, sponsored by the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus and taking as its theme the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. C3A received an honourable mention – and a 100 euro voucher for electronic gadgets – for a series of photographs showing the group’s educational activities which, as the judges said, illustrated vividly Active Ageing in Action.

The overall winner in the photo category was “Ageless Joy”, taken by Salih Bahçeci, a student of digital media at London Metropolitan University, while the short clip “An ordinary life of my grandparents” by Andreas Psaltis, a final year pupil at the Grammar School, Nicosia, won the video prize. The two category winners each received an iPad.

There were also honourable mentions for Elly Rousou for the photo entitled ‘Youth has no Age’, and for Yetin Arslan with ‘Fairy-tale Cycle’.

EllyRousou received an honourable mention for "Youth Has No Age"

EllyRousou received an honourable mention for “Youth Has No Age”

Speaking at the prize-giving ceremony held at the Home for Cooperation in Nicosia’s Buffer Zone, the Head of Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus George Markopouliotis said:

“This is the second year of the DigiMe digital video and photo competition. We at the Representation are happy to support this online event and we do hope that it will carry on with the same success for a few more years to come. Our intention was to to raise awareness of the contribution that older people make to society and I think that the entries to the competition do this quite admirably. It is also clear that these issues, like the environment and climate change in last year’s competition, are obviously of concern to all communities in Cyprus – two-thirds of this year’s entries come from Greek Cypriots and approximately one-third from the Turkish Cypriot community.”

Entries in the DigiMe competition are not judged on artistic merit alone but also on relevance and, crucially, on the impact they have online. This impact, the buzz, which this year’s entries have generated, has been considerable. There were more than 100 entries in all which attracted nearly 3,000 votes on the DigiMe website, more than 2,000 YouTube views and nearly 4,000 likes and comments on Facebook.

The DigiMe competition is managed on behalf of the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus by the NGO Support Centre and the Cyprus Community Media Centre.

You can see all the entries at the DigiMe website: http://www.digime.org.cy

CCMC member TCHRF Refugee Photography exhibition

CCMC member the Turkish Cypriot Human Rights Foundation (TCHRF) is hosting a week long photographic exhibition with a number of participating local photographers, running from 20-27 June 2011. More details in Turkish, in the flyer here.

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International Day of UN Peacemakers Photo Exhibition 27 May 2011

On the occasion of the 9th International Day of UN Peacekeepers, UNFICYP invites you to the launch of a photo exhibition on Friday 27 May 2011 at the Ledra Street crossing in Nicosia at 2pm. The theme for this year’s observance is the ‘Rule of Law’.

Remarks will be delivered by:

  • Lisa M. Buttenheim, UNFICYP Chief of Mission.
  • George Iacovou, Representative of the Leader of the Greek Cypriot community.
  • Kudret Ozersay, Representative of the Leader of the Turkish Cypriot community.
  • John Farrelly, UNFICYP Senior Police Adviser.

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