Bernard Brand Shortlisted for the 5 Media ‘Everyday Changemaker’ Photo Contest’
Published 12 November 2020
PUT A CHANGEMAKER IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Vote for your favourite photo in our competition. Two lucky winners will receive 2500.
As we observe the world we live in, we are confronted with the choice that we all have: leave it as it is? Or begin to build a better, more inclusive one that values change, compassion, courage and curiosity?
At 5, we want to be inspired and inspire others to imagine and create a new reality by sharing stories, spotlighting new perspectives and encouraging progressive action.
In doing so we change the scene.
As a non-profit media all 5 proceeds will go to fund actions that positively change the world.
5 asked competition entrants to take a photograph of an everyday changemaker, and tell us why they deserve to be celebrated, for a chance at winning one of two 2500 prizes.
Our jury of top photographers will now pick out five entries to become finalists for the 5 Jury Prize.
The five entries that garner the most likes on Instagram will be selected as finalists for the 5 Community Prize.
You can vote for entries to be selected as finalists all this week, up until Sunday November 15th at 15:00 CET (09:00 EST). On Monday November 16th well announce the finalists, and youll be able to vote for an overall winner for the 5 Community Prize.
So what are you waiting for, get voting!
Voting for the overall winner of the 5 Community Prize will be open from November 16th until November 29th, and the winners for both the 5 Community Prize and the 5 Jury Prize will be revealed on December 8th. Full terms and conditions for the contest can be found here.
Bernard Brand notes the following in his entry of ‘Portrait of @blackwomxnrants a.k.a. Thandiwe Ntshinga’:
“Ive been wracking my brain on what to write about this woman. We only recently met in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic to discuss BLM, gender based violence, feminism amongst other things. It was for a project I was (and still am) working on called ‘Pandemic Stories’.
@blackwomxnrants a.k.a. Thandiwe Ntshinga is a force to be reckoned with. A powerful voice. A hearty and loud laugh. I believe shes a change maker. Not the only one, but one among many. She didnt necessarily ask to be a voice for anyone, but she has certainly raised her voice against gender based violence in South Africa as well as the #blacklivesmatter movement.”
Vote for Bernard Brand’s entry by Liking the ‘Portrait of @blackwomxnrants a.k.a. Thandiwe Ntshinga’ on Instagram here
For more information on the competition and 5 Media, please navigate to their website here
Image Credit: Bernard Brand l Portrait of @blackwomxnrants a.k.a. Thandiwe Ntshinga l 2020 l Digital Photographic print on 230GSM Heavy Coated White paper