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Our World is Kind: The Global Photography Contest

Envision’s 2018 Our World is Kind Photography Contest received more than 2000 submissions from 850+ photographers in over 100 countries. So many wonderful and inspiring images of kindness, compassion, joy, and love. That’s why we’re back again for 2019, seeking images from kind and talented photographers from around the world. 

New for this year! Capture the work of your favorite non-profit or volunteer organization to be eligible for a new prize celebrating their work. Both you AND your favorite organization may take home a prize!

Accepting entries through June 30, 2019
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Do you believe the world could be a kinder place?
It can, through 
your photography. Science shows that exposure to images of kindness can help people be kinder, happier, and more optimistic and generous.  

Envision Kindness is a non-profit that inspires kindness, compassion, joy, and love through still and video photography. We share the best images to inspire people wherever they are.  Some we make into videos like Monsoon Humanity.

The more that we share, the more compassionate, empathetic, happy, and healthy our communities can be. 

Be a part of the movement. Inspire someone else. Submit your kind images and #PictureABetterWorld.

Spread the Word

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What does kindness look like?

Where do you see moments of kindness in your community? What stories can you tell?

Here’s a bit of inspiration to help you capture these impactful moments.  Your photos can document a real-life moment or illustrate a concept. What does kindness look like to you?

KIND PEOPLE

KIND PEOPLE

We see kindness in people every day –in people we know and those we haven’t met yet. In self-kindness. In people lending a hand, helping others, sharing a meal, a smile, or paying it forward. 

KINDNESS IN NATURE

KINDNESS IN NATURE

You may find kindness in animals, in a heart shape leaf, in hikers lending a hand, in protecting the environment, and so much more. When we take the time, we can see kindness all around us.

KINDNESS IN THE COMMUNITY

KINDNESS IN THE COMMUNITY

Our communities are filled with kindness! At work, in places of worship, from non-profits, through fundraising efforts, and in public spaces and shops. Showcase your community organization!

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Why Enter?

  • You’ll be part of the movement to spread kindness, happiness, and health (and feel good, too!)
  • You could win some cash!
  • Your work may be showcased on the Envision Kindness website and distributed through our networks with your photo credit
  • Your favorite nonprofit could have their work celebrated and featured across Envision’s platforms

Are you interested in learning more about how your images might be used to help inspire others? 

Click HERE for rules, terms & conditions, and more information on how your images will be used.
Check out our FAQ section for some of our most popular questions.
*Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
*All prizes made according to US law and all submissions must be in English.

Accepting entries through June 30, 2019

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The Process

SUBMIT

SUBMIT

Submit your kind photos here. One photo per submission, up to five submissions per person. It’s free to enter.
FINALIST SELECTION

FINALIST SELECTION

Finalists are selected through online voting (20) or by Envision Kindness staff (20). Harness the power of your community through online voting. See FAQs for more information.

JUDGING

JUDGING

Judges will choose winning photos from our finalists. Winners will be announced in August 2019.

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Prizes

$500

First Place

$500

Public Choice

$500

Nonprofit Honoree 

$100

Honorable Mention (3) 

We’ve added a new prize for 2019!

The nonprofit prize will be awarded to a powerful image showcasing a nonprofit’s work or impact. 50% of the prize will be awarded to the photographer, and 50% will be awarded to the nonprofit.

Do you know a nonprofit organization who’s story needs to be told? Submit a photo celebrating their work to be eligible for this award. Both you AND your favorite organization will take home the prize! 

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2019 Contest Judges

These esteemed judges have kindly volunteered their time and expertise to review all finalist photos and select contest winners.

Sanjoy Bhattacharya

Agatha Bunanta

Aundre Larrow

Mara Leite

Michael Lloyd-White

Lucy Martens

Kristen McNicholas

Dulce Pinzón

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2019 Promotional Partners

We are very grateful to the following kind organizations who generously agreed to help promote the 2019 Our World Is Kind contest.

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We thank our incredibly generous 2019 foundation sponsor, The Good People Fund and our individual donors who made this contest possible!