Sportpicha photojournalist wins UNESCO award

Dec 11, 2015


Award winning Sportpicha photojournalist Stafford Ondego has added another feather to his cap after UNESCO adjudged him a runners-up in a photo contest on Power of Sport Values.

Ondego, three-time Kenyan Premier League Photographer of the Year, is among 10 runners up following the contest that was launched on November 19.

“ UNESCO is proud to announce the results. 5 winners and 10 runners–up have been selected from over 300 entries, submitted by photographers from 76 countries,” a statement, posted in the organization’s website reads.

“Each selected photo showcases the potential of sport to promote positive values, transcend barriers and empower young people in their communities and beyond.

UNESCO announced that the photos of the 15 inspiring photographers will be exhibited at its Headquarters in Paris and compiled in a Photo Book, alongside the photographer’s testimony, illustrating the transformative power of participating in sport.


The 5 contest winners are:


   Florent Pervillé (France)

   Juan Espinosa Torres (Mexico)

   Mohammad Golchin (Islamic Republic of Iran)

   Mohammad Rakibul Hasan (Bangladesh)

   Terre des hommes - Lausanne (Switzerland) / Ollivier Girard


The 10 runners-up are:


   Ana Maria Muñoz Caviedes (Colombia)

   Ashutosh Sharma (India)

   Aubrey P. Graham (United States of America)

   Evgeniy Galenkovskiy (Kazakhstan)

   Football for All Vietnam (Viet Nam) / Phan Cu

   Hamdullah Hamdard (Afghanistan)

   International School Sport Federation (Belgium) / Erez Uzir

   Jussy Pizarro (Peru)

   Stafford Ondego (Kenya)

   Tom Merilion (United Kingdom of Great Britain)




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