A faculty member and two alumni of the ACFJ photojournalism program have been invited to be members of the jury of a photo competition organized by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Ernie Sarmiento, photojournalism faculty and former chief of photographers of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), was chosen alongside with alumni Lyn Rillon, PDI photographer, and Rem Zamora, reporter at ABS-CBN News Online, as jurors of the worldwide photography competition on the theme “Crises & Disasters.”
EJC, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in June, is an ACFJ partner. Wilfred Rütten, EJC director, is a member of the ACFJ board of advisers.
Among the other international jury members are a Dutch photographer and either Belgian or English photographer, according to Rina Tsubaki, EJC project manager.
In its website, EJC posted that the competition seeks best professional and amateur photography that capture the following topics:
Natural disaster: floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts and other life-threatening natural disasters.
Political uprising: Arab spring, occupy movements and other demonstrations protesting for change.
Conflict: wars, conflicts and clashes at international, regional and local level.
Financial crisis: signs of financial crisis and how the life of local communities is being affected.
Development crisis: crises that are related to health, food, water, sanitation and education.
Urban life: population growth, fast urban development and negative effects on environment.
Climate change: signs of climate change in your backyard.
For more information, please visit the EJC website.