Photo contest: fellowship in international volunteering

Has a memory of a significant meeting during an international volunteering period stuck with you? Enter the photography contest to win movie tickets!

Maailmanvaihto has its 60th anniversary this year. Over the course of years we have worked for advancing intercultural understanding. When we nowadays send and receive young adults for international volunteering periods, the core aims in our activities are still promoting meaningful meetings and co-operation that help to create a deeper understanding between people.

To celebrate the anniversary, we are organizing a photography contest featuring significant meetings during international volunteering. You are welcome to enter the contest if you have participated in international volunteering activities as a volunteer, a host family or a support person for a volunteer or a member of a work community which received a volunteer.

Participate by April 15, 2018 by posting a photo by you on the theme on Instagram with #volunteeringfellowship and tagging @maailmanvaihto in it (NB! your account must be public). You can participate with a picture of a joint activity or some other nice shared moment with someone. Let’s come together to make visible the connections and co-operation!

Attach a short text describing the photo. You can also send the photo to us at Two randomly selected participants will win 2 movie tickets!

Also, remember to follow Maailmanvaihto on Instagram!

Contest rules

The entry period begins on March 23 and ends on April 15, 2018. The theme of the contest is significant meetings in international volunteering. The picture has to be appropriate to enter the contest; distasteful and inappropriate pictures will be disqualified. Any identifiable people featured in the photo must be asked for a permission before publishing (in case of minors a permission must be asked also from their guardian). Permission must also be asked when mentioning someone by name in the description. A participant may enter the contest only once with one picture.

You can enter the contest by posting a photo you have taken on the theme with hashtag #volunteeringfellowship and tagging @maailmanvaihto in it. Please note that your account has to be public for your entry to be eligible to the contest. You can also send the photo to us via e-mail at Please also include a short text describing the photo.

Any natural person currently living in Finland is eligible to enter the contest, if they have participated in international volunteering as a volunteer, a host family, a support person or a representative of a voluntary workplace. Maailmanvaihto’s employees cannot enter the contest. Minors must have a permission from their guardian to enter. Participants entering via Instagram must be over 13 years old.

Two randomly selected participants will win movie ticket packages including 2 Finnkino’s printable vouchers (valid until Sept 2018). The winners will be selected during seven days following the end of the entry period. The winners will be notified in person via Direct Message on Instagram or via e-mail at the address they sent their entry from. The vouchers will be sent via e-mail at the addresses the winners provide. If the winner cannot be reached in 7 days, a new winner will be selected.

The participants’ names, usernames or contact information will not be published, stored or used in direct marketing. The winning pictures may be published in Maailmanvaihto’s communication channels but without the winners’ names or usernames.

The contest is organized by Maailmanvaihto. The organizer can disqualify a participant if they do not comply to the rules. Instagram and Facebook do not sponsor, recommend or administer the contest. Maailmanvaihto releases Instagram and Facebook from all responsibility regarding the contest.

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