Culture and education in focus of this year′s DW photo competition KLICK! | Best of GMF 2014 | DW | 02.03.2012
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Best of GMF 2014

Culture and education in focus of this year's DW photo competition KLICK!

From 25-27 June, this year's DW Global Media Forum in Bonn will spotlight "Culture. Education. Media. Shaping a Sustainable World". A prize competition will honor outstanding images that capture related themes.

The picture shows a Cambodian primary school drop out. I met her while working on an education project for an international development organization. She told me that her parents were unable to afford the school fees and uniform. She had come to school every day for several weeks to watch her class through the open window. I was impressed by her dedication and willingness to learn. According to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights the right to education includes the right to free, compulsory primary education for all. Fotograf/Datum: Claudia Buentjen, November 2003; Aufnahmeort: Takeo Province, Cambodia

This year's annual photo competition is called "KLICK! – Your View of Culture and Education". The deadline for submissions is 11 April. Online voting begins on April 18th. Of the ten finalists chosen by popular vote, three winners will be selected by the participants of this year's Forum. First prize is an iPod Nano (8 GB). The runner-up will receive an iPod-Shuffle (2 GB), and the third prize is a USB flash drive.

Entries can be submitted by email to klick@dw.deor uploaded to the website http://www.dw.de/dw/0,,30955,00.html. DW will publish the entries online as part of an interactive map at http://www.dw-gmf.de/.

Partner organizations of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum include the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA), the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), the German Development Institute (DIE), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Catholic Association for Communication (SIGNIS), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), CARE Deutschland Luxemburg, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Commonwealth of Learning and other organizations.

The 2012 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum takes place under the patronage of the German Commission for UNESCO. The conference is co-hosted by the Foundation for International Dialogue of the Sparkasse in Bonn and also supported by Germany's Federal Foreign Office, the European Regional Development Fund, the Minister of Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media for the State of North-Rhine Westphalia, the City of Bonn, DHL and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).