Transparency International Corruption Photo Competition

photo compCambodian-based Transparency International is calling on budding photographers to use their skills to illustrate how corruption negatively affects their world. The aim of the photography competition is to encourage people to think, discuss and share ideas on the everyday impact of corruption. It forms part of the build up to the launch of the organisation’s forthcoming study on corruption in Cambodia’s governance system.

The in-depth report makes a series of core recommendations to overhaul and improve the current system. A Transparency International spokeswoman says, “By engaging Cambodians in the build up to the report, we seek to further mobilise impetus for change once the report is released.”

The winning picture will take pride of place on the report’s cover.

Although the competition is open to everyone, the competition is mainly targeting young Cambodians after the latest UN figures revealed that 65 percent of the population is below 30-years-old.

The deadline for submissions is Mar. 14, with the winners being announced at an event at Meta House on Apr. 4. This will mark the launch of the accompanying exhibition, which features the top 10 photos. The exhibition opening starts at 6.30pm and will be followed by Cambodia’s first anti-corruption club night, Beats against Corruption. This will see Cambodians, expat performers and DJs take to the stage to showcase their talents.

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