Self promotion: we want your face on our front page!

The Mail & Guardian wants you to submit your best selfie of 2014. 

Selfies – or photos taken of one’s self – have taken social media by storm, with people taking pictures of themselves to document their lives the way they want to.

Tell us why it’s your favourite, and what that moment was all about for you. Some of the best images will be featured on the front page of our popular end-of-year edition, as well as our website as part of a slideshow.

Email your images to our multimedia editor by December 8: [email protected].

Then watch this space – and look out for our end-of-year edition on stands on December 28.

Here’s some inspiration from M&G staff members: 

Lauren Clifford Holmes, multimedia editor (right): This beautiful woman and I have 11 years of friendship behind us, and I have no doubt that there will be many more ahead. This year has had some real ups and downs for me, and the biggest blessing through all of it has been my amazing friends who give me solid support and unconditional love – this selfie of Cass and I reminds me of the happiness these wonderful beings bring me! (Supplied)

Madelene Cronje, photographer: Giggs and I. This selfie reminds me of my family home in Pretoria, where life is simple and easy! (Supplied)

Sthembiso Sithole, social media editor (left): The morning after a great night out with some fellow journalists at a party hosted by one of my closest friends. I can assure you that these guys know how to have fun. But it’s not just about the fun times – they have really been there for me too. (Supplied)

Sebabatso Mosamo, multimedia producer (centre): Together with my friends, Lenyaro Sello and Vuvu Vena, having fun in the Eastern Cape. We decided to take a selfie while waiting for the lunch we had ordered. (Supplied)

Adrian Ephraim, online news editor: We decided to embark on the journey of parenthood for the second time – either out of love or sheer stupidity. This is the moment, on October 13 2014 at around 7.54am, when we welcomed our second born, India, into the world. She screamed her lungs out, but to us it was music to our ears. The miracle of birth and the subsequent journey of life through the eyes of a child will leave you speechless, and breathless. But not enough to stop a selfie. (Supplied)

These are unprecedented times, and the role of media to tell and record the story of South Africa as it develops is more important than ever. But it comes at a cost. Advertisers are cancelling campaigns, and our live events have come to an abrupt halt. Our income has been slashed.

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