Baku to host World Cup Selfie Contest

By Laman Ismayilova

Baku, also known as the City of Winds, along with Miami (USA), Astana (Kazakhstan), Vitsebsk (Belarus), Tver and Moscow (Russia) will host the first World Cup Selfie Contest, entitled " Make yourself and your country famous".

The art project is organized by Russian V&V Company together with the world-famous American company WMA (Wonderful Music Alive), Kamal Bagirov, the producer of the global art project announced about this while talking to Trend Life.

"The contest will be held from March 1 to May 1. First, an international jury will choose 100 people among all participants. Then, 50 finalists will compete for the World Cup Selfie" said Bagirov.

Those who are interested in joining the contest need to fill in an online application form on the project's website and send selfie pictures. The contest will feature several categories, such as selfie near places of interest, group selfie, selfie in traditional clothing etc. Everyone regardless of age, gender, religion, nationality and social status can participate in the contest.

The best selfie will be defined by SMS voting.

The competitors will be awarded special cash prizes, certificates and many more. The main prizes include statues made of precious metals, Bagirov said adding that more information will soon be distributed.

With the invention of smartphone, Selfie has become a phenomenon of the 21st century. Selfies can be shared on social networking services such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

Many celebrities post selfies for their followers to become more popular. The social networks offer a number of tricks for snapping amazing selfies every time.

However there are two sides to the coin. Scientists and psychologies around the world say that certain selfie-taking behaviors might mean that you can be mentally-ill. This can also indicate the lack of self-esteem. Also, duck face was linked to neuroticism and emotional instability.

So your selfie may reveal a lot about you.

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