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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 “Our World Is Kind” Photography Contest!

1st Place

 Partha Pratim Saha

People’s Choice

Rashad Mehdiyev

Honorable Mention
Leyla Emektar

Honorable Mention
Patrick Kelley

Honorable Mention
Nimai Chandra Ghosh

The Our World is Kind international photo contest received more than 1,500 entries from over 650 photographers from 80 countries spanning every continent (except Antarctica!).  Kindness photos from places like India, Ukraine, Philippines, Mexico, and Russia in addition to the United States, Canada, and more.

Finalists were selected by popular vote as well as by Envision staff. These images were viewed 100,000 times with thousands of votes cast.  Winners were selected by our independent panel of prominent judges.

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. These fantastic images depicting kindness, love, joy and compassion are inspirational.  You have inspired us and many other people.

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FINALISTS

(Random display of 30 finalists selected by voting and 10 finalists selected by Envision staff)

Click on the thumbnail to see the full size image, photographer information and supportive text.

"Solidarity" by Walid Serier Abdullah "Solidarity" by Walid Serier Abdullah "Naive Face” by Serena Liu "Naive Face” by Serena Liu “Dara" by Dariia Pivtorak “Dara" by Dariia Pivtorak "Nastassya and Cats” by Natallia Miashkova "Nastassya and Cats” by Natallia Miashkova "All Things Grow With Love” by Katelyn Hawkins "All Things Grow With Love” by Katelyn Hawkins "Sharing chocolate" by Michalina Warska "Sharing chocolate" by Michalina Warska "All Earth's Creatures Deserve Kindness” by Lori Rutland "All Earth's Creatures Deserve Kindness” by Lori Rutland "Small and Embarrassment" by Poia Khazdoozi "Small and Embarrassment" by Poia Khazdoozi "Immortality & Brothership” by Serena Liu "Immortality & Brothership” by Serena Liu "Preparing the Next Generation" by Brian Enriquez "Preparing the Next Generation" by Brian Enriquez "Reflection Of Childhood" by Ziaul Huque "Reflection Of Childhood" by Ziaul Huque "Source of Life" by Patrick Kelley "Source of Life" by Patrick Kelley "Butterfly Love" by Tina Demarco "Butterfly Love" by Tina Demarco "Smiling Poppy's Vacation" by Serena Liu "Smiling Poppy's Vacation" by Serena Liu "Mexico Missions” by Bethany Cathcart "Mexico Missions” by Bethany Cathcart "Let it Grow” by Alan Kosmac "Let it Grow” by Alan Kosmac "The Beauty of an Unexpected Meet" by Niccolò Morin "The Beauty of an Unexpected Meet" by Niccolò Morin "Handful of Hearts” by Serena Liu "Handful of Hearts” by Serena Liu "Kindness in Bird” by Syed Hayat "Kindness in Bird” by Syed Hayat "Untitled" by Ghanshyam Kahar "Untitled" by Ghanshyam	Kahar “Genuine" by Lloyd Ericson “Genuine" by Lloyd Ericson "Kindness is Not Expensive" by Fatima Zahra Gaffer "Kindness is Not Expensive" by Fatima Zahra Gaffer "Giving our Hands and Hearts to Show” by Jeanne Malgioglio "Giving our Hands and Hearts to Show” by Jeanne Malgioglio "Elder Struggle" by Abdullrahman Alwarasneh "Elder Struggle" by Abdullrahman	Alwarasneh “Connection" by Annali Kruusamägi “Connection" by Annali	Kruusamägi "Homeless Man Finds Joy from a We Care Kit” by Carolyn & Small Acts Big Change "Homeless Man Finds Joy from a We Care Kit” by Carolyn & Small Acts Big Change "Nastassya and Dymka” by Natallia Miashkova "Nastassya and Dymka” by Natallia Miashkova "Save Water Save Life" by Nimai Chandra Ghosh "Save Water Save Life" by Nimai Chandra Ghosh Peace and TranquilityPhoto by, Leyla Emktar Peace and TranquilityPhoto by, Leyla Emktar "Signs of Love" by Mark Daniel Bosito "Signs of Love" by Mark Daniel Bosito "Sharing is Loving" by Robert Anton Apparent "Sharing is Loving" by Robert Anton Apparent "An Unexpected Friend” by Kaylee Licata "An Unexpected Friend” by Kaylee Licata “Love" by Alireza Tabibiyan “Love" by Alireza Tabibiyan "Love to The Animals" by Rashad Mehdiyev "Love to The Animals" by Rashad Mehdiyev “Kindness" by Yana Mikhaylova “Kindness" by Yana Mikhaylova "Emanation" by Lloyd Ericson Rodriguez "Emanation" by Lloyd Ericson Rodriguez "Monsoon Humanity” by Ata Adnan "Monsoon Humanity” by Ata Adnan "Hope for Hope” by Rachit Shankar "Hope for Hope” by Rachit Shankar "SkateMD" by Cebolla Mendez "SkateMD" by Cebolla Mendez "Brothers#2” by Partha Pratim "Brothers#2” by Partha Pratim

What is a kind image?

Great question! Here is a bit of inspiration to help you capture these impactful moments.

KIND PEOPLE

KIND PEOPLE

We see kindness in people everyday – in people we know and those we haven’t met yet. People lending a hand, helping others, sharing a meal, a smile and paying it forward.

KINDNESS IN NATURE

KINDNESS IN NATURE

There is kindness in animals, in the heart shape leaf, hikers lending a hand, giving shelter from the natural elements and more. When we take the time, we can see kindness all around.

KINDNESS IN THE COMMUNITY

KINDNESS IN THE COMMUNITY

Our communities are filled with kindness! At work, in churches, non-profits, fundraising efforts, in our public spaces and shops. Showcase the kindness that ties us all together.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 JUDGES

How lucky are we? These esteemed judges have kindly volunteered their time and expertise to review all finalist photos and select contest winners.

Brooke Jones

Alexa Keefe

Bobbi Lane

Aundre Larrow

Mara Leite

Joekenneth Museau

Dulce Pinzón

Sigma Sreedharan

Brian Storm

Lee Varis

Nevada Weir

Michael Lloyd-White

Thank you to Katheryn DeMarey, Jana Life, Chris Tyree and Felicia Simion for the fantastic images used on this page.