Award of Excellence

Life of Volunteer

Kyaw Zay Yar Lin


He is a volunteer for the Covid-19 duration .firstly, he prepare by wearing PPE suit to take daily philanthropy and go outside in the early morning to take duties.Before outside,he greeting his baby across from glass window .He can't embrace with hands because he is a volunteer always contact with Covid-19 patients.After greeting, He is start philanthropy such as spraying biocide in homes and public places, patient transporation from each places,taking swab samples from Covid-19 contact persons, cadavers carrying from hospitals and homes. Moreover, packing the cadaver with winding-sheet in accordance with tradition ,carry and dispose the cadavers to cemetery to buried.And They also making funeral home in front of cadaver.He take the many cadavers buried and cremation. After buried and cremation he was sad due to cadavers,never go back home persons.And then ,he cleaning and spraying biocide used things to protect from Corona Virus clung before rest.He is taking every kinds of helping upon every ethnic during Covid-19 pandemic. After finish his duties ,he spray biocide to each other to protect from Covid-19 and he try to incinerate PPE suit after using .He is inactive to go home because he miss his baby smile and need to rest time .His baby is also waiting his father's greeting by drawing in home.Covid-19 pandemic which can killed the physical and mental.So,Many peoples are facing with many difficulty due to pandemic.In this peoples, volunteers are more facing with many challenges more than others. So,I respect all around the volunteers. This is represent all of the volunteers from the world and shown the social distancing of volunteers in family.

My Name is Kyaw Zay Yar Lin. I am a photographer from Mandalay And Sagaing,Myanmar. I am begin a photography since 2018.I am 26 years old now. I like Lifestyle,Journalism,Travel, Landscape,Street,Portrait photography.My First teacher is U Ye Aung Thu(AFP Chief Photographer) .I take photography not only Nature but also commercial. I am 2nd prize winner from UNESCO Silk Roads International Photo Contest 2021 and Bronze prize from UNESCO ,International Martial Arts competition . I get the “Philippine Department Of Education Secretary’s Choice Award” from 15thSEARCA photo contest 2021 and the third prize winner from British Council MYANMAR in the Climate Connection.And I get the second place in ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity 2021 and I was include in the finalist stage of HIPA,Humanity 2020-2021 in Portfolio(Story-Telling) and my photos was presented in HIPA’s publication book, HIPA humanity 2020-2021. I get 5 Excellence Awards and 3 Honorable Mentions from World-Photography-Awards-2021 competition of North-America-Photography-Association. And I get Certificates from Asia photo festival 2020 and 2021.

[ COVID PICTURE STORY ] A multiple-picture story, essay, sequence or series based on daily coverage of general news or breaking news related to COVID-19. Each submission consists of 10 to 20 images. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 3 submissions. All images must be taken in 2020 or 2021.

Judges for Covid Picture Story
Anush Babajanyan
Liang-Pin Tsao
Nyimas Laula
Samuel He
Jean Chung