The online retail forex broker Forex Time (FXTM) had been running a social media competition for the past three months, entitled "It’s Time!", as is the company’s motto. For the purposes of the competition, which was launched in order to confirm FXTM’s international reach to customers all over the world and at the same time celebrate the broker’s rapid expansion to new markets across the globe, entrants were asked to submit a photo of themselves in front of a local landmark or place of interest representing their location or culture, while holding a sign featuring the words "It’s Time".
All of the photos submitted were then displayed on Forex Time’s Facebook page with the winner being determined based on the number of “likes” received. The competition was hugely successful and proven very popular, receiving entries from all over the world, including Canada, the USA, France, the UAE, Poland, Russia, Australia, Pakistan, Vietnam, China, Lebanon, Greece, Italy, the Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal and many more.
The conclusion of the competition resulted in the most popular photo being the one submitted by a Pakistani national, Mr Husnain Akram, who was thus proclaimed the winner of the competition. The winning entry was a photo taken in front of Eden Housing Avenue, in Pakistan’s famous city of gardens, Lahore. Mr Akram will now receive a high quality digital camera as his prize so that he can continue to take interesting and beautiful photos.
The CMO of Forex Time, George Stylianou, commented on the competition and the announcement of its outcome: “I congratulate Mr Akram on submitting the winning photo and also to all of our entrants who participated from all four corners of the globe. We are proud to see so many people in the Forex Time community from such a diverse variety of countries, and this has also been a good opportunity to develop a better understanding of all of the local cultures that make up the trading community. This social media competition is just one of many initiatives that Forex Time is organizing as part of the company’s commitment to providing outstanding trading services. Organizing competitions and initiatives whereby traders are brought together is part of a wider strategy to foster a supporting trading community.”