Contest “A Selfie x 5”

Claudia Pérez

The blog “Jóvenes por los 5” calls his readers and followers on social networks to participate in the photo contest A Selfie x 5, during the upcoming commemoration Sept. 12, 16 years of unjust imprisonment of the Cuban Five Cuban heroes.

The contest is to send a self portrait or selfie to provide an identifying denouncing the unjust imprisonment of the Cuban Five. The images will be received until October 5, 2014, when we will select the best works.

The winners will be announced in the pages of our blog and its associated accounts in social networks the next day, when the anniversary of the terrorist criminal attack is met with a Cuban civil aircraft in Barbados, which killed 73 innocent people date close of the current global day of solidarity with the cause of our five antiterrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in US .

Why a Selfie?

Selfie The word comes from the English voices or selfie self and self-portrait which in Spanish means and typically consists of a digital image taken with a camera or mobile phone. This is a very common practice in social networks, where it is common to share these pictures.

However, the word did not actually name until the beginning of the century, when the term was popularized. The first known use of the English word “selfie” occurred on September 13, 2002 on ABC on line, on an internet forum owned by the Australian public television. For frequent use, the Oxford dictionaries chose it as the word most commonly used in English in 2013 ‘.

How can you send your Selfie?

The photos should be sent to the email or published directly to Twitter with tags #MySelfieForThe5 and #TropaFreeFive, which will be the identifying of our contest, with the aim of spreading the support from different parts of the world to the cause Five.

By the way, those who want to send a message, can do it in the body of the email or tweet and it will be published along with the best pictures.

Important to clarify the author’s full name, profession and country. For more details contact us and social networks by @jovenesporlos5 channels, Twitter, and / jovenesporlos5 on Facebook.


We will reward originality, beauty, and adjust content to the established requirements. 3 main prizes (first, second and third), three references and a special prize for the most popular, determined by the amount of Twitter retiuts obtained will be awarded.

The winners will be awarded with autographed books for our heroes René and Fernando González Llort.

Young Editorial Team blog at Five

To see the selfieclick aquí

To view the article in Spanish, click here


Acerca de Jóvenes por los 5

Jóvenes cubanos que luchamos desde las nuevas tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones por abrir paso a la verdad y la justicia. Formamos parte del movimiento mundial de solidaridad que luchó por la liberación del grupo internacionalmente conocido como los Cinco Héroes Cubanos o los Cinco de Miami, condenados injustamente a largas penas de prisión en cárceles de Estados Unidos por el cuyo único delito de defender a su pueblo de los actos terroristas organizados de manera impune desde el propio territorio norteamericano.


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