CGAP Announces Winners of 2014 Photo Contest depicting Financial Inclusion

19 November, 2014

On Monday November 17th, CGAP announced the winners of the 2014 CGAP Photo Contest. NpM congratulates the first prize winner Soh Yew Kiat from Malaysia, but also all other 29 artists for their stunning photos!

Original source: CGAP Newsflash

A panel of three judges selected the photo sent in by Soh Yew Kiat, titled "Cormorant Fisherman," from a record number of 4,820 entries from professional and amateur photographers in 95 countries. The winning photo depicts a man in China practicing the vanishing craft of cormorant fishing - a traditional technique thousands of years old that involves training birds to catch fish.

"While there aren't many practicing cormorant fishing these days, this man continues his family's legacy as a cormorant fisherman. He became an entrepreneur as a local tour guide for the many travelers who visit the area each year."

The annual CGAP Photo Contest, which was launched in 2006, aims to highlight stand-out photography depicting financial inclusion around the world. Through strong photography, CGAP showcases the different ways in which poor households manage their financial lives and raises awareness about the importance of formal financial services for people at the base of the economic pyramid.

The judges also selected second and third place winners as well as 27 regional winners, finalists, and special mentions, which were chosen for both technical excellence and depiction of the stories and faces behind financial inclusion.

To see the full gallery of the 30 winning photos, click here.

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