Winners of Red Ribbon selfie competition

By Deidre Tautua-Fanene ,

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Winners of the Red Ribbon Selfie Competition with their families as well as the General Manager of Taumeasina Island Resort Nathan Bucknall.

Winners of the Red Ribbon Selfie Competition with their families as well as the General Manager of Taumeasina Island Resort Nathan Bucknall. (Photo: Deidre Tautua – Fanene)

Romania Ng Lam Pose has been named the winner of the Samoa Aids Foundation’s (S.A.F) Red Ribbon Selfie competition. 

Lanuola Solomona came second.

The competition on the Foundation’s Facebook page kick-started when the Samoa Aids Foundation launched their Strategic Plan 2016-2022.

Vice President of S.A.F, Fonoti Edwina Neenee said the competition was an advocacy campaign to spread awareness on key HIV/Aids prevention.

“We believe social media is the future of advocacy in reaching our young people and key populations,” she said.

“The “Red Ribbon Selfie” was a request from S.A.F. for the people to take Selfie around Samoa in red or wearing a red ribbon and post in on our Facebook Page with key HIV/AIDS prevention messages.”

The winners of the Samoa Aids Foundation (S.A.F) Red Ribbon Selfie Competition, Romania Ng Lam Pose and Lanuola Solomona, pose with their selfies at the Taumeasina Island Resort yesterday.
The winners of the Samoa Aids Foundation (S.A.F) Red Ribbon Selfie Competition, Romania Ng Lam Pose and Lanuola Solomona, pose with their selfies at the Taumeasina Island Resort yesterday.
THOSE PHOTOS: The winners of the competition will enjoy some fantastic prizes from Taumeasina Island Resort and other competition sponsors.
THOSE PHOTOS: The winners of the competition will enjoy some fantastic prizes from Taumeasina Island Resort and other competition sponsors.
THOSE PHOTOS: The winners of the competition will enjoy some fantastic prizes from Taumeasina Island Resort and other competition sponsors.
THOSE PHOTOS: The winners of the competition will enjoy some fantastic prizes from Taumeasina Island Resort and other competition sponsors.

The competition received 25 entries.

“With this number of entries our key advocacy messages on HIV/Aids prevention had reached 93,378 people both in Samoa and abroad in the span of one month.”

The winner was the selfie with the most likes on Facebook. Ms. Pose got 1,227 likes while Ms. Solomona got 965 likes.

The winners received prizes from Taumeasina Island Resort, Shopping voucher at Eveni Carruthers for the Koko Pacific Line, professional red ribbon photo shoot by Les Masina Photography, hair and makeup by Savanah Artistry and Styling by Life-Con Stylists.

They will also become the face of the S.A.F. Build-up to the World Aids Day on 1 December.

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