As this young man’s journey becomes more widely known his inspirational impact continues to grow. The message of determination and hope has led Kamkwamba to accolades ranging from a profile in the Wall Street Journal to an interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Following this trend, California State University, Chico has named The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind its “Book-In-Common” and the University’s Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology has announced a photography competition inspired by the text.
Titled “Become Windspired,” the museum’s 26th annual National American Visions Juried Photograph Exhibition is looking for photographs that “harness the creative spirit in you, while telling the potent stories of wind in our world.” The entry form and more details about the competition can be found here. An anthropologist, a photographer/artist, and a community member will judge your image(s) during the exhibition, which will take place from September 29th – October 15th. Then the $500 Valene Smith Award for Excellence in Visual Anthropology, as well as three honorable mentions, will be announced.