Finalists and winners of the eYeka competition in support of World Press Freedom Day

In preparation for World Press Freedom Day 2012, eYeka, a global leader in online co-creation and crowd-sourcing creative content, supported UNESCO’s efforts to raise awareness about the importance of freedom of expression and safety of journalists.

eYeka's global community of creative consumers was challenged to create a poster (either using photography or illustration) that shows the importance of having a free press and ensuring the safety of journalists.  The online creative competition started on the 2nd of April 2012 and ended on the 23rd of April 2012. Over this 3 week period, a hundred striking images licensed under creative commons were accepted that met the criteria of originality, quality, relevance and narrative. The topic’s importance resonated with many around the World with participants hailing from 23 countries including Algeria, Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Spain, Singapore, Uganda, the UK, the USA, Venezuela and Vietnam.