Announcement of the award winners of the 5th “SDGs ・ AFPWAA STUDENT WORKSHOP” for junior and senior high school students



AFP World Academic Archive (AFPWAA) is a service that provides Japanese educational institutions with a database of news photos, video images, etc. distributed by AFP News Agency in France.

  AFPWAA is holding a workshop this year in support of the SDGs (17 goals and 169 targets for sustainable development) adopted at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015.

Each elementary, junior and senior high school student who participates in the workshop selects a news photo according to the SDGs goals that will be assigned to the subject, and creates a work with a Japanese title and commentary.

AFPWAA Official “Instagram” (Delivering all entries)

− Announcement of the 5th award-winning works and general comments –

5th SDGs Point Labo @ Japan Award
(Supplementary prize: UN SDGs pin badge)

“Everyone saves the world”

A man searches garbage in Kabul on December 3, 2019. (Photo by NOORULLAH SHIRZADA / AFP)

[Work] Reason for choosing photo

誰かにとって不要なものを必要としている人は必ず何処かにいる。ものを捨てる時に少し立ち止まって、リサイクルや寄付などまだできる事を私達は考えながら過ごしていかなければならない。(吉田 莉恩)

[Komaba Gakuen High School]

Judge: Tomio Yanagisawa (CEO of Round Table Com, Inc.)

The idea of doing social issues from a single photo is a work that holds hope for the future.

Honorable mention

“Treasure values”

A kid rummages in a garbage dump next to a highway in Jose Leon Suarez some 35 Km north-west of Buenos Aires, on May 31, 2019. – In less than six months, the government of Buenos Aires City will completely ban plastic straws within a plan of new measures to fight plastic pollution. Plastic bags had been banned since 2017 in supermarkets, but there are still plenty of other stores using them. (Photo by JUAN MABROMATA / AFP)

[Work] Reason for choosing photo



[Komaba Gakuen High School]

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