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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.

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

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.