Last week, we announced the beginning of Free the Slaves’ annual 4th of July photo contest, now with the catchy new name of “Photos 4 Freedom.” These past two years, you’ve dazzled us with your creative ways of finding freedom in your daily lives. From food, to street signs, to your beautiful children, we’ve seen it all. But now, we want to see it again!
We’ve had two great submissions thus far, but we would love to see some more. To get those creative juices flowing, FTS interns took to the streets of DC to get some “free-spiration” in our nation’s capital. You don’t have to travel far; in fact, we’d love to see freedom in your own back yard. With the 4th of July just two days away, don’t forget to bring your camera to snap some Photos 4 Freedom this holiday!
With June quickly coming to a close, there’s one thing on the minds of many Americans: the 4th of July. Even though we unfortunately won’t have a three-day holiday weekend (a Wednesday 4th, really?!), this day continues to provide us with an opportunity to celebrate America’s independence in the company of family and friends, along the backdrop of barbeques and fireworks.
Here at Free the Slaves, July 4th is not only a day to commemorate America’s freedom, but it is also a reminder of all those who are not as fortunate to share in this gift of liberty. When the chorus of “Born in the USA” dies down, we ask you to remember our 27 million brothers and sisters around the world who remain enslaved. Whether it’s in brothels, on farms, in brick kilns, or mines, slavery continues to exist in many forms in nearly every country of the world.
To celebrate our freedom and to continue to inspire us for the work that lies ahead, we ask you to join us this 4th of July by sharing Photos 4 Freedom. Simply take a photo of someone or something that expresses what freedom means to you. Be sure the word “Free” is in the photos.
Upload photos to our Facebook page. The photo that receives the most “likes” will be spotlighted on Free the Slaves social media outlets, and the contributor will receive a personalized thank you package from Free the Slaves. Make sure to post photos by Friday, July 6th. We’ll announce the winner the following week.
Check out our Facebook album from last year’s contest for some ideas. Get creative in fighting slavery today!
Note: By uploading photos, you confirm that the people in the photos have given their permission and that Free the Slaves can use these photos to raise awareness and funds to combat slavery.