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Jokowi hosts Independence Day-themed photo contest on Instagram

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, August 14, 2019  /  03:25 pm
Jokowi hosts Independence Day-themed photo contest on Instagram

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo during an interview with "The Jakarta Post" at the State Palace on June 11, 2019. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

It’s widely known that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo likes to give away bicycles as presents. This time, his Instagram followers will get a chance to win one of the bicycles.

On Monday, the President invited his followers on Instagram to join a photo contest to celebrate Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day anniversary.

Titled #74IndonesiaMaju Potret Merdeka, the contest will give away 25 gift prizes, including eight bicycles.

“Is your neighborhood celebrating Independence Day? Don’t keep it to yourself. Take a picture and upload it onto Instagram. There are a variety of prizes waiting for several lucky winners,” read a post on his Instagram account.

The competition is open to all of Jokowi’s Instagram followers and photos must be submitted before 12 p.m. on Aug. 19.

Read also: Man walks 470 km to meet Jokowi on Independence Day

Participants are allowed to upload more than one photo, but all posts must include the hashtag #74IndonesiaMaju and tag the President through his account @Jokowi.

The uploaders of four photos with the highest number of likes and four photos chosen by a panel of judges will receive a bicycle. The judges will also choose 17 photos to win other prizes.

The winners will be announced on Aug. 30. (jes/kes)