2003 Contest Winners


2003 Photoshare Photo Contest Winners
October 10, 2003
Poignant Photo Of Refugee Child Takes Top Prize At First Annual Photoshare Contest Sponsored By Hopkins' INFO Project
BALTIMORE - A moving photo of a young boy with emotion-filled eyes in a Guinean refugee camp won Best of Show Friday at the 1st Annual Photoshare Photo Contest. Nell Kussian of the American Refugee Committee submitted the winning photo in the competition sponsored by the INFO Project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs (CCP).
The Information and Knowledge for Optimal Health Project, or INFO, is a reproductive health knowledge-sharing resource supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development. INFO's Photoshare is a unique photo resource for non-profits to share photos and communicate health and development issues through photography. The Photoshare archive, available exclusively for educational and non-profit purposes, contains thousands of photos that capture urban and rural life in developing countries as well as global efforts to improve health and save lives.
Open to amateurs and professionals alike, the contest drew interest from around the globe. Participants submitted 300 photos shot in 30 different countries. In addition to Best of Show, prizes were awarded for top photo in six categories, Photoshare Image of the Year, and Outstanding Photoshare Contributor. Winners are as follows:
Best of Show
Nell Kussian
A boy from the Kissidougou Refugee Camp in Guinea crawls into the lap of a humanitarian worker for a snuggle. The refugees of the Kissidougou Refugee Camp are Liberian and Sierra Leonian.
Maternal and Child Health
- Judges' Selection 1st Place: Enriqueta Valdez-Curiel
- Honorable Mention: Melissa May
HIV/AIDS Education, Treatment, and Prevention
- Judges' Selection 1st Place: Emmanuel 'Dipo Otolorin
- Honorable Mention: Guillaume Bakadi
Family Planning and Reproductive Health
- Judges' Selection 1st Place: Ketan K. Joshi
- Honorable Mention: Papua New Guinea Family Health Association
- Judges' Selection 1st Place: Katie Richey
- Honorable Mention: John Robinette
Infectious Disease Prevention
- Judges' Selection 1st Place: Bernard Muthaka
Open Category
- Judges' Selection 1st Place: Enriqueta Valdez-Curiel
- Honorable Mention: Todd Shapera
Photoshare Image of the Year
Patrick Coleman
Outstanding Photoshare Contributor
Harvey Nelson
With representatives in more than 30 countries, Johns Hopkins' CCP is a pioneer in the field of strategic, research-based communication programs for behavior change and health promotion that have helped transform the theory and practice of public health communication.