One week left to take part in the Long Short Walk at YOURS!

One week left to take part in the Long Short Walk at YOURS!

The Second United Nations Global Road Safety Week begins next week (6th May 2013) and the theme is pedestrian safety. To promote safe walking all around the world, the Long Short Walk initiated by the Zenani Mandela Campaign has been taken up by organizations all around the world. Here at YOURS we are mobilizing our Global Youth Network for Road Safety to take part as united force for advocacy. There is now ONE WEEK left to take part and send in your pictures!

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We have already received photos from Australia, Kenya, Spain, Belgium and many more countries so if you haven't yet taken part, we urge you to download our signboard, write your message and take a photo! We will then brand it like this photo and add it to our showcase the week following to celebrate the UN Road Safety Week!

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It's easy to take part:

1 - Signboard Photos

You can print this signboard and write your own message for action, if you're arty, why not create your own stylish signboard with your own message? Design your own in colours and pictures that represent you or your community; Take a picture of you holding it and send it to us! Check out these board for inspiration:

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You could add your own artwork, graffiti style or just doodles to your board to make it more colourful and youthful!

2 - A photo of your short walk

You can take a picture highlighting a dangerous road that needs safety, but don’t put yourselves at risk doing so. Find a safe spot nearby to walk if necessary. And children should be accompanied by adults. You can also take a picture of your route to work, a nice walk you like to go on or a place you like to walk to such as your favourite youth club, places you hang our around university, college or school or even the walk to your friends house. Be creative! Take a picture of your short walk!

See some examples here.

Uploading Your Pictures

Once you have snapped your pictures, you need to get them to us. The easiest way is to email them to and we will brand your photo with the Long Short Walk and YOURS logos and add it to our Flickr pool and a gallery on our website, easy! These photos will conribute to the global campaign.

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Competition Criteria

As with any YOURS campaign and competition, we are looking for the most creative, colourful and inspiring photos to win our special prizes. If you decide to take a photo with a board, we want it to be colourful, exciting and have meaning. You could take a photo of you holding the board or the board in an interesting location (such as near a road).

We will be judging the pictures on the following points:

  • Creativity - such as the design of your board, the style of photo of your short walk photos.
  • Your message - the road safety message you transmit on your board and what you capture in your photos. The message should be clear, concise, positive and powerful.
  • Originality - what makes your board or photos (or both) original? Original locations? Famous buildings? Your own hand-drawn board designs etc.deadline 1 0

Deadline for all photos is 01 May 2013 with a showcase on 11th May -the second anniversary of the start of the Decade of Action. Winners will be announced on the week following.

The deadline for entry to the photo competition is Monday 6th May 2013, although we will still be accepting entries after this date, they won't be included in the comepitition but we will still showcase your photos!




Download the LSW Board
Take part in the LSW now!