Amman, September 6, 2019 – The German Foundation for International Cooperation (GIZ) honored the winners of the prize for the best photo for the older people within the program “Increasing Employment Opportunities” in the first photography competition “We are ageing - but we continue” to realize the impression of photography on older people in Jordan.

The competition consisted of an invitation to take pictures that reflect a or unique attitude to daily life events with older men and women in Jordan, starting from the far north and passing through the south, specifically the lowest spot in the world

Organized in cooperation with partners from the Ministry of Labor, the Ministry of Social Development, and the National Council for Family Affairs, HelpAge International, this competition aims to give a different impression of the stereotype of the older people, which was represented by regarding them through the image as leaders, role models, or storytellers, and they are not passive people even if their mental and physical abilities is becoming lesser.

The honoring ceremony held in Amman today, Thursday, was attended by the Secretary-General of the National Council for Family Affairs Dr. Muhammad al-Muqdadi, where the prizes were distributed among those who qualified for amongst  amateurs and interested professionals who have participated in the competition within seven different classifications to show typical or unique situations in their interaction with the elder Jordanian men and women.

The winners were chosen in two methods: the first being that each of the concerned partners independently voted for the best three images for each classification, and in the second being that the said pictures were chosen for the final vote and the winners were the photographers who obtained the highest points at each classification. At the ceremony, the winners (males & females) narrated the story behind their photos and the goal of their participation in the competition, and the winning photos were displayed in the competition to reveal the impression and perception of the older people in Jordan.

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