Two years ago today we posted our first photo on Instagram.
And to celebrate, we’re going to hold a photo scavenger hunt for the rest of the month, complete with prizes. So, get your camera (or phone) ready.
Each scavenger hunt item can earn you two contest entries. Share your photos in Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, etc. and tag them #CompassionHunt. Then come back here and post the URL of your photo in the widget at the end of this post to get your contest entries.
And with the recent addition of video to Instagram, you’re welcome to submit an Instagram video or a Vine instead of a photo.
The #CompassionHunt will run through July 31 at 9 p.m. MT. to give you plenty of time to find the items. You may notice that there are a few additional ways to pump up your entry count listed in the widget. Be sure to take advantage of them.
And the prizes? We’ll be giving away five Compassion t-shirts, a ResQrags t-shirt, two stainless steel Compassion mugs, one Compassion messenger bag, a copy of A Place at the Table by Chris Seay and a $25 gift for your sponsored child.
Here are your scavenger hunt items:
- A baby scale
Our Child Survival Program (CSP) helps save the lives of babies and mothers in poverty. Take a picture of a baby scale (with or without the baby) to recognize the ongoing health care CSP helps deliver.
- Braided hair
Braided hair is common in the countries where we work. Hair styling is also a vocational skill often taught to teens in our sponsorship program.
- Children playing soccer
It’s the most popular game in the world. ’nuff said.
- A church sign
We implement our programs in partnership with the local church. To represent our church-based approach, take a photo of a church sign (or a church).
- Flag of a country where we work
You have 26 to choose from. If you don’t have any travel scheduled you may have difficulty with this one.
- A farmers market or food vendor
Take a photo of a farmers market or of a food vendor on the street. Many families in the developing world earn a living by selling food on the side of the road.
- A flip phone
According to the World Bank, three-quarters of the world’s inhabitants now have access to a mobile phone. To recognize this, take a photo of a flip phone, assuming you can find one. Nielsen reports that smartphone owners now make up the majority (61%) of mobile subscribers in the U.S.
- A food staple common to the developing world (e.g., rice, naan, injera bread or tortillas)
Take a photo of one of these four food items (rice, tortillas, naan or injera bread) common in the countries we work in.
- A goat or cow
Take a photo of a goat or cow. Livestock equals livelihood for many in the developing world.
- A sewing machine
Take a photo of a sewing machine. Sewing is one of the vocational skills taught to teens in our sponsorship program.
- Seeds or grain
For many in the developing world, if they don’t grow their own food they don’t eat. Take a photo of fruit seeds, garden seeds, harvested grain or a field of grain.
- A stethoscope
To recognize the fact that 24,000 children under age 5 die every day, mostly from preventable diseases, take a picture of a stethoscope.
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