Calling all Current and Returned Volunteers! 
Show us the Peace Corps experience through your lens and your photo could be part of our next nationwide advertising campaign.
The Peace Corps Viewfinder Photo Contest invites current and returned Volunteers to submit photos that best visually represent the contest theme, “Life-defining moments during your Peace Corps service.” 
Winning photos will be considered for a professionally-designed advertising campaign, published to a variety of online advertising platforms, and pitched to national publications!

Calling all Current and Returned Volunteers!

Show us the Peace Corps experience through your lens and your photo could be part of our next nationwide advertising campaign.

The Peace Corps Viewfinder Photo Contest invites current and returned Volunteers to submit photos that best visually represent the contest theme, “Life-defining moments during your Peace Corps service.” 

Winning photos will be considered for a professionally-designed advertising campaign, published to a variety of online advertising platforms, and pitched to national publications!

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Take my picture

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What you see in this picture comes from a place where the road surrenders to the earth.

What you see in this picture is the reason I traveled 6,400 miles.

What you see in this picture is the reason I am learning to speak another language.

What you see in this picture is braver than you or I.

What you see in this picture could have been you or I.

What you see in this picture is a girl who will learn to tend her own garden and avoid malnutrition.

What you see in this picture is the reason I will not leave Africa.

This picture is so many things, but it was made possible because you were a great friend, teacher, farmer, or family member that believed in me.

This picture

is for you.

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Scenes from Small-Town Uganda with @sarahgenelle

For a look at everyday life on a coffee farm in Western Uganda, follow @sarahgenelle.

Living and working on a coffee farm nestled in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda is just the latest stop in the nomadic life of Sarah Castagnola (@sarahgenelle).

Sarah’s parents taught at international schools, which meant relocating the family to a different country every few years. “When I moved to Oregon for university I was exited to put down roots,” she explains. “However, it was only a matter of time before I yearned to travel again.”

Sarah’s studies and work in micro-finance have taken her across the globe, and, in April of 2013, she accepted a Peace Corps assignment in the small Ugandan village of Kyarumba. Living and working in Uganda often means it’s easier to share a photo on Instagram than it is to find running water or electricity. “This is the paradox of living in a developing country,” Sarah says. “Cellphones are ubiquitous, however women and children spend hours each day fetching water.”

Sarah, who plans to continue traveling after the Peace Corps, hopes her photos educate and inspire: “Opportunities happen when you take risks and follow your passion.”

Congrats on being featured by Instagram, Sarah!

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