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The Great Kuwait National Holiday Challenge

We have a wonderful week coming up – Liberation Day and Kuwait Independence Day, back to back. If you haven’t already made the trip downtown to see all the fabulous lights, go for it. There is also a house along Highway 30 (Fehaheel Highway) with a HOUSE SIZED flag on it, and many many houses with huge flags – it is a stirring sight, seeing so much love of country demonstrated.

Your challenge for this week: Go forth and show us what you see. Show us the faces, show us the lights, show us the celebrations. Show us the “arda” (I might not have spelled it right, the war dance done with swords), show us the children, show us the hooligans. Show us the weary cops. Show us the multiple facets of Liberation Day/Kuwait Independence Day.

The prize, as usual, is recognition by your fellow photographers, and photography connoisseurs. We vote, but the voting can be heavily influenced by mass manipulation and politicking, so the photos we share, we share for the love of the challenge. If you haven’t played before, it is easy.

You send your photo or photo to me,, 550 pixels maximum in any direction, and I will print them with your name. At the end of the challenge – I am arbitrarily saying March 7th – I will post a poll and people can vote, but the major part of the fun is taking the photo and having your photos posted so your fans can make encouraging comments.

Show us what you see this week. 🙂

February 21, 2009 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Community, Education, Entertainment, ExPat Life, Kenya, Kuwait, Lies, Living Conditions, Poetry/Literature |


  1. Will see about that! That is so exciting heehee

    Comment by Ansam | February 22, 2009 | Reply

  2. So where we off to for the Great Escape, Seattle mama? The clock is ticking away to rush hour madness at Kuwait International departure gates come Tuesday evening.I promise you it will be raining shutterbugs tomorrow in the departures lounge as readers of this blog clamour to take a winning shot of the mass exodus from Q8.
    I don’t want to give too much away – it was only a hint to the contestants. So guys, book yourself now on some khuttut al zuwiya tayyaran….

    Comment by Mrs. & Mr. Technicolore | February 23, 2009 | Reply

  3. “So guys book yourself now on some khuttut al zuwiya tayyaran…. ” if you want to win the prize, that is.

    Comment by Fashion Fundamentalist | February 23, 2009 | Reply

  4. Ansam – I look forward to your photos.

    Mrs & Mrs. / Fashion Fundamentalist, LOL. I don’t know what “khuttut al zuwiya tayyaran . . .. ” means – is it clean? Can I leave it in?

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 24, 2009 | Reply

  5. I sent two photos to your aol account. Did they arrive or were they too big?

    Comment by NWBrown | February 24, 2009 | Reply

  6. Nadine – they arrived and they were too big. I fixed them and am in the process of posting soon!

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 24, 2009 | Reply

  7. Hi ! I’ve sent you an email with my entries. Hope you received them.

    […]Once again Intlxpatr has come up with a challenge for us bloggers.[…]

    Comment by Mathai | March 2, 2009 | Reply

  8. Woo HOOO, Mathai, I will post them later this afternoon! Thank you, they are GORGEOUS.

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 3, 2009 | Reply

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