Contest Winners

11th Annual Contest Winners

Photo from India Honored in 11th Annual Photoshare
Photo Contest Sponsored By Hopkins' Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project

Baltimore, MD USA - A captivating image of a woman in protest with others in India against rape backlash wins best of show in the 11th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest.

Nimai Chandra Ghosh, an India-based photographer submitted the award-winning photo in Photoshare’s annual competition hosted by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, based at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) with sponsorship from HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a global campaign administered by the Global Healthcare Information Network.

The winning image, taken in Bardhaman, captures a compelling moment of protest and advocacy in the prevention of violence against women. This photo along with other contest submissions will support Photoshare’s growing collection, helping international nonprofits communicate critical health and development issues. By facilitating photo-sharing among public health professionals and photographers, Photoshare has become a leading source for editorial public health and development photography.

Open to both amateurs and professionals, the contest drew interest from around the globe, including 204 participants who submitted over 1,500 photos captured in 83 countries. This year’s contest featured many high quality images across a range of topics and regions, contributing to the largest number of finalists since its creation. Photoshare continued a successful partnership with HIFA in sponsorship of the Healthcare Providers category, recognized with the HIFA Photo Award.

Photoshare’s editorial photography collection is focused on capturing projects in action and the people they serve. To find out how you can support the collection and share, visit: To learn more about knowledge sharing and the K4Health Project, visit: - a USAID-funded project at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), in partnership with FHI360IntraHealth International, and Management Sciences for Health (MSH). Learn more about HIFA at: