Photography Contests and Awards


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Photo from Afghanistan Honored in 10th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest Sponsored By Hopkins' Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project

Baltimore, MD USA - A poignant image of Afghan school girls wins 1st Place/Best of Show in the 10th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest. 

Photoshare 2012 Photo Contest Winners

Sumon Yusuf, a Bangladesh-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 Kabul, documents a positive moment and reflection of efforts to improve education for vulnerable adolescents. 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 250 participants who submitted over 2,500 photos captured in 86 countries. This year’s contest featured many high quality images across a range of topics and regions, contributing to the largest number of submissions and 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 FHI360, IntraHealth International, and Management Sciences for Health (MSH).


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About Contests

Photoshare's Annual International Photo Contests and Awards are popular international events mobilizing photographers to share their work for charitable and educational use, in return for a chance to win a prize/award. By submitting their images, participants contribute to a growing collection, helping nonprofits communicate health and development issues worldwide. Photoshare is a leading public health and development photography collection.

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