A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (or tweets.. or actions.. or donations)

March 28, 2012

by Dawn Washelesky, Creative Manager

Last month, Salsa asked to share your organizations' missions at SxSW through your photography – you responded in great numbers! Selecting the photos that were included in the slideshow, as well as the winners of our contest, was a tough task. There were just so many emotional, compelling photos with powerful stories to tell. In the end, we were able to pull off an amazing slideshow for the nonprofit folks that were visiting the Beaconfire "Lounge With A Conscience" at SxSW Interactive 2012. The overall reception to your images was outstanding, and we couldn't be more proud to share them.

With that, I wanted to share with you the slideshow – see what incredible work is being done around the world. From volunteering locally, to teaching peacebuilding methods in Rwanda; all of these missions are a part of our community.

Below is Salsa's Slideshow found on YouTube

Last, but certainly not least, are our submission winners. Please watch for an email if you were selected!

Most Social Winners:

Most Social Winners

Shared by A Generation Waking Up, people bringing forth a thriving, just, sustainable world. No Impact Project volunteers sort community compost in New York City. Bikes For The World shared with us the Students of Baclayon High School with donated bikes, which are building confidence and self-esteem in the students as well as getting them to and from school quicker so they can help more around the house and concentrate more on their studies.

Most Compelling Winners:

Most Compelling Winners

Rwandans act out conflict in a theater-as-peacebuilding workshop, shared with us by Search For Common Ground. Refugees International captured displaced youth preserving culture through traditional song and dance in northern Colombia. Wild Horse Preservation depicts government helicopters stampeding and capturing wild horses in Nevada.

Most Spicy Winners:

Most Spicy Winners

GetEQUAL Georgia protested outside the national conference of Exodus International, a group that promotes the use of "ex-gay" therapy to turn gay people straight. Rainforest Action Network shows Minnie Mouse arrested outside Disney HQ, while thousands of activists email Disney execs regarding Disney still using paper in its books that is tightly linked to Indonesian rainforest destruction. A march at the Capitol to move beyond coal and toward climate justice, brought to you by Global Exchange.