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Finalists Announced!

After a stunning 30,985 votes, the finalists for the “Why Afghanistan Matters” photo contest, determined by the public, are listed below.  To review the rules, to be a finalist, a photo must be in the top three.  The Grand Prize Winner will be chosen by a panel, from these twelve. 

Why have we not identified category winners?  The reason for this is that no single contestant is eligible to win two prizes.  Selection of the Grand Prize Winner will therefore affect category winners, and in addition winning a camera in one category affects eligibility to win a camera for another.  So while the field is still open, if you see your photo in this list, you have a 5 in 12 chance of winning a brand new camera!

Final average ratings were computed by combining ”star” ratings for the photo as it appeared in the blog format (the vast majority) and as a photo (which you see when you click on it).

We very much appreciate all of the excellent photos contributed by our competitors and regret it was not possible to award more prizes.  We intend to leave all the photos on this web site for your continued enjoyment. 

These are currently not listed in any particular order.  Watch this space for the final announcement!

“People of Afghanistan”

“Beautiful Afghanistan”

“ANSF in Action”

“ISAF in Action”

Congratulations to all our finalists!

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