Photo contest 25 years

Photo contest

A picture is worth 1000 words

14 November 2014 – 31 January 2015

Celebrating 25 years of AKAMASOA

AKAMASOA means “good friend” in Malgasy, the language of Madagascar. It is also the fabulous story of a fight against poverty started by Father Pedro, an Argentinian priest, 25 years ago. AKAMASOA is a community just outside Madagascar’s capital city Antananarivo where today the poorest of the poor can live in dignity. Where families who dwelled in slums and garbage dumps now have schools for their children, homes for their families, jobs for their future.

Join us, the Friends of Father Pedro, in celebrating by sending us the picture that you feel captures the story of Akamasoa – the image that is worth 1000 words!

To enter the contest, participants must submit photos to
All submissions must be accompanied by a completed entry and consent form.

Here are some recent photos of the jubilant festivities held in Madagascar to mark the 25 year anniversary.


  • The contest runs from 14 November 2014 until 31 January 2015
  • Submitted photos must be the photographer’s original work
  • Photos do not have to be directly about Father Pedro but must be relevant to humanitarian actions and the following keywords: friendship, caring, solidarity, respect, dignity, sharing
  • Limit 5 submissions per photographer

The following information must be included with each photo:

  • Description of photo
  • Year of photo
  • Name of photographer
  • Mailing address
  • E-mail address


  • Entries will be judged by a panel from the Friends of Father Pedro and will be based on creativity, originality and technical quality, and relevance to keywords
  • The panel will select the top 25 by 14 February 2015
  • Winners will be notified by e-mail
  • Winning photos will be published online and featured in a forthcoming photo exhibition


The first three finalists will receive a photographic book from the association “Amici di Padre Pedro”


  • File size: minimum 1500 x 2100 pixels; more than 150dpi; up to 5 MB
  • Both colour and monochrome images will be accepted
  • Scanned photographs are not eligible

Download the rules and conditions of the photo contest.

Concours photo – version française |   Concorso fotografico – versione italiana


Amici di Padre Pedro Onlus
Via Montaione 40 - 00139 Roma
Tel: 392 3212835 / 340 6999741
C.F. 97477870584

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