A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
UPDATE: Deadline extended and new prizes announced! Win signed books by world renowned photographer Rankin! Just 2 more days to Stand for Land!
People in over 55 countries have taken a Stand for Land rights – join in!
Since launching two weeks ago, more than 1,000 photos have been submitted to Oxfam and EyeEm’s Stand for Land project, calling on PepsiCo and Associated British Foods to make sure the sugar in their products doesn’t lead to land grabs.
Today (Friday, 13 December) we are very pleased to announce that world renowned photographer and Oxfam supporter Rankin has kindly donated five signed ‘We are Congo’ books to the five best photos that capture the spirit of the campaign issue.
The book forms a collection of images which tell a story of love and solidarity from Rankin’s visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo with Oxfam.
The creativity and originality of the #StandforLand photos have been amazing: from a group of barefoot feet on a sandy beach and wellies in the woods to kitten paws and feet wearing teddy bear slippers. People from Iraq to Italy and Venezuela to Vietnam have taken a Stand for Land.
So to have a chance of winning a signed book from Rankin submit your photo – but be quick as there are only 2 days left – the project finishes on Sunday 15th December at 23.59 GMT.
To add your photo, follow these three easy steps:
- Download the free mobile app EyeEm
- Snap a photo of your own two feet in your favourite place
- Tag it with #StandForLand
Once the project has finished, all the entries will be collated into a Christmas card which will be sent to PepsiCo and ABF offices across the world.
Make sure that your feet are part of the story! Add your photo today.
Check out a collection of some of our favorite shots so far: http://www.pinterest.com/oxfaminternatl/standforland/
Leave a comment below, to let us know if you've added your photo -- thanks! And good luck!