Back to listApr 1, 2011

SGI-Panama Hosts Photo Contest

First prize, Senior Category First prize, Senior Category, by Tomás Acevedo

On March 31, a ceremony was held at the SGI-Panama Peace Auditorium in Panama City to award the winners in a photo contest with the theme "Flowers of Panama."

The contest, inspired by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's February 1987 poem dedicated to SGI-Panama members, aimed to promote appreciation for the beauty of Panamanian flowers and respect for the environment. The contest was held from February 1 to March 24, and some 88 people participated, with a total of 159 entries.

Prizes were handed out to three winners in each of two age categories: Junior (12-18 years old) and Senior (18 years and older). Three honorable mentions were also awarded.

First prize, Junior Category First prize, Junior Category, by Guillermo Guillermo García

Judges included Professor Edgar Hernández of Panama University; Pastor Morales, photographer from the newspaper Mi Diario; photographer Wendy Guardia; and photographer Carlos Lemus from the newspaper La Prensa.

The winning photographs were on display during the ceremony which coincided with the official opening of the SGI and Earth Charter exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change." The exhibition was open to the public at the center from April 1-24.


[Adapted from a report from SGI-Panama; photos courtesy of SGI-Panama]