22 September 2014

Friends Of the Earth Malta launches photo competition for ‘Car-free Day’

 - Sunday, 16 September 2012, 00:00

Friends of the Earth (FoE) Malta launched its photo competition “Car free Adventures” as part of the national activities being held locally with the support of Mepa. FoE Malta is inviting people from all walks of life to share their individual experience with alternative means of transport in Malta. These could be anything from using the bus service, bicycle, walking or maybe even using some unusual vehicle like a donkey cart.

Car free day isn’t just about one day without any cars or motor traffic on our roads. It’s a day when we’re all given the chance to consider how the negative aspects of too much traffic weigh down all our lives. More than that, it’s an opportunity to think of better, smarter ways for individual traffic to be organised in the future.

Whatever modes of transport people decide to use, they are encouraged to let (FoE) know about their picturesque experience with car freeness. The submitted pictures should be story-telling, but one can expand on this pictorial story with a short caption of up to 30 words and with a relevant image title.

Besides the fun of sharing your car free photos with the world, Friends of the Earth Malta will also be awarding prizes for the best three pictures and stories: 1st prize: €200 voucher from Magri Cycles; 2nd prize: €125 voucher from Magri Cycles + a 30-day pass from Arriva (worth €26); 3rd prize: a 90-day pass from Arriva (worth €72)

Magri Cycles will also be offering a five per cent discount to ALL participants for the month following the competition.

Entries for the “Car-free Adventures” photo competition will be accepted until noon of Friday 21 September. Late submissions will not be considered. Entries can be made through or via e-mail at [email protected]

Friends of the Earth Malta is also encouraging the public to participate in other events being organised on car free day, including an adult training session aimed at those who do not know how to cycle organised by the Bicycle Advocacy Group at Ta’ Qali and a biking event by Inspire Foundation. These events could also serve as an opportunity for participants to come up with a winning photo for the competition.

Visit Friends of the Earth’s website for more information about its work, as well as for information about how to join . You can also support FoE by sending a blank SMS donation on 50618070 (€4.66) or 50619223 (€11.65).

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