We are pleased to launch “Expressions of Love”, a special Diamond Jubilee initiative to commemorate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s upcoming visit to Canada.
Children and youth (ages 4-24 years) in any region are invited to share a photographic expression and message reflecting their personal relationship with our beloved Imam, which will be shared with the Jamat across Canada. The submission deadline is April 29, 2018.
Families are encouraged to work together. Remember, this photo will also be a keepsake and memory of your special bond with Mawlana Hazar Imam and the commemoration of his Diamond Jubilee!
Ask yourself these questions:
- What role does the Imam play in my life?
- What messages would I want to share with the Imam?
- How might I express feelings of trust, love, devotion, and gratitude to the Imam?
- How does Mawlana Hazar Imam’s guidance impact my daily life?
Identify the key ideas, words, & images that came out of your responses to the questions above. Remember to let your imagination run free for this part of the activity – there are no wrong answers!
Check the Guidelines
Photos submitted must be landscape, in high resolution and in .jpg format. Click here to review the guidelines for photo submission.
Choose one Category
Love & Devotion:
Expressing love, devotion & gratitude to Mawlana Hazar Imam
My Imam, My Spiritual Guide:
The role Mawlana Hazar Imam plays in my life & my trust in him as my spiritual guide
Living My Faith:
How I live Mawlana Hazar Imam’s guidance, how it impacts my day-to-day
Take a Photo
Watch this video to help you capture the best pictures. Then experiment - play around with different angles, lighting, and other elements, to find a style you like. Remember, your photo needs to be landscape, in high resolution and in .jpg format. If you are using your phone to take the photo, make sure your HDR is turned on and avoid using flash.
Finally, take your pictures – keep in mind the key ideas from the last step and everything you’ve learned about photography in this step!
Note: Please make sure not to add any text to your photograph.
Add a Caption
Think about why you chose this image. What feelings or reflections are you sharing? What message does your photograph convey? What does it mean to you? Write a caption of up to 30 characters. Think of this caption as a description of what your photograph represents, and not a description of the photograph itself.
Think about what you want to convey to Mawlana Hazar Imam and write a personal message to convey what the photo represents. Your message should start with “Dear Hazar Imam,” and can include up to 100 additional characters.
- Did you pick a category? (Love & Devotion, My Imam, My Spiritual Guide, Living My Faith)
- Is your photograph ready? (landscape, high resolution, jpg format)
- Is your caption ready? (30 characters or less)
- Is your personal message to Mawlana Hazar Imam ready? (100 characters or less)
Register here and upload your photo, the accompanying caption and your personal message.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support or inquiries.