Congratulations to the 2018 Our World is Kind

Photography Contest Prize Recipients!

FIRST PLACE

Madushanka Keerthirathna Susewhewage Dhanushka

PUBLIC CHOICE

Mark Joseph Pasciolco

Honorable Mention

Leyla Emektar

Honorable Mention

Christopher Comeso

Honorable Mention

Somenath Mukhopadhyay

The 2018 Our World is Kind Photography Contest received more than 2000 submissions from 850+ photographers in over 100 countries. There were so many wonderful images that inspired us and will continue to inspire kindness in everyone who sees them.

Thank you to all of the photographers who submitted to this year’s contest! 

For more information about each of the photos, please scroll down to the gallery below.

2018 Finalists

The following photos were selected through our public voting process and by the Envision Kindness team. All finalist images are displayed in a random order. If you want to learn more about an image, click into the image and press “i“.

"Backpack Barber"Photo by Michael Pollak "Backpack Barber"Photo by Michael Pollak "No Limits" Photo by Cebolla Mendez "No Limits" Photo by Cebolla Mendez "Share 1" Photo by Le Chau Dao "Share 1" Photo by Le Chau Dao "Two Inseparable Souls" Photo by Maria Cortes Carvajal "Two Inseparable Souls" Photo by Maria Cortes Carvajal "Kindness Will Save the World" Photo by Alinka Sydykova "Kindness Will Save the World" Photo by Alinka Sydykova "Freeing the Bird" Photo by Anthony Into "Freeing the Bird" Photo by Anthony Into "Tenderness for the Unloved and Forgotten" Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur "Tenderness for the Unloved and Forgotten" Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur "Kindness" Photo by Alden Globo "Kindness" Photo by Alden Globo "An Animal Advocate with a Rescued Rat" Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur "An Animal Advocate with a Rescued Rat" Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur "Sezer's Diary" Photo by Leyla Emektar "Sezer's Diary" Photo by Leyla Emektar "Is it all for me?" Photo by Nadezhda Javadova "Is it all for me?" Photo by Nadezhda Javadova "Love and Pride" Photo by Brandon Dowdell "Love and Pride" Photo by Brandon Dowdell "Mr. Pattern And His Beloved Daughter" Photo by Mahsa Talebiani "Mr. Pattern And His Beloved Daughter" Photo by Mahsa Talebiani "My Daddy and Me" Photo by Cynthia Fusco "My Daddy and Me" Photo by Cynthia Fusco "A Walk Home from School" Photo by Alexiss Harward "A Walk Home from School" Photo by Alexiss Harward "Sisters" Photo by Maria Gentry "Sisters" Photo by Maria Gentry "Unexpected" Photo by Susann Bohn "Unexpected" Photo by Susann Bohn "The kind forest lets the mine live beside" Photo by Masoud Zahedi "The kind forest lets the mine live beside" Photo by Masoud Zahedi "Timeless Kindness" Photo by Hasan Tavakoli "Timeless Kindness" Photo by Hasan Tavakoli "A Broken Leg of an Athlete" Photo by Rashad Mehdiyev "A Broken Leg of an Athlete" Photo by Rashad Mehdiyev "Mother and Son"Photo by Maedeh Nabi "Mother and Son"Photo by Maedeh Nabi "Artistic Smile" Photo by Yen Hong Lim "Artistic Smile" Photo by Yen Hong Lim "Watching Over His Baby" Photo by Jennifer Miller "Watching Over His Baby" Photo by Jennifer Miller "Learning Has No Bar" Photo by Kaushik Majumder "Learning Has No Bar" Photo by Kaushik Majumder "Generations of Kindness" Photo by Madushanka Keerthirathna Susewhewage Dhanushka "Generations of Kindness" Photo by Madushanka Keerthirathna Susewhewage Dhanushka "Classroom" Photo by Wu Tzung Lee "Classroom" Photo by Wu Tzung Lee "Kindness Under the Sun" Photo by Lloyd Ericson Castro Rodriguez "Kindness Under the Sun" Photo by Lloyd Ericson Castro Rodriguez "Volunteerism" Photo by Jose Melencio Brillo "Volunteerism" Photo by Jose Melencio Brillo "Man's Best Friend" Photo by Anna Feliciano "Man's Best Friend" Photo by Anna Feliciano "Daddy" Photo by Aleksandr Bezborodov "Daddy" Photo by Aleksandr Bezborodov "Old Love" Photo by Mahnam Nasimizadeh "Old Love" Photo by Mahnam Nasimizadeh "Work Pleasure" Photo by Ali Vafaee "Work Pleasure" Photo by Ali Vafaee "Friends Forever"Photo by Somenath Mukhopadhyay "Friends Forever"Photo by Somenath Mukhopadhyay "Stories of Hope" Photo by Mark Joseph Pasciolco "Stories of Hope" Photo by Mark Joseph Pasciolco "Save the Earth"Photo by Myo Min Kywe "Save the Earth"Photo by Myo Min Kywe "Tigress and Cub" Photo by Talvinder Chohan "Tigress and Cub" Photo by Talvinder Chohan "My Dad My Idol" Photo by Christopher Comeso "My Dad My Idol" Photo by Christopher Comeso "Let the Children Come to Me" Photo by Charlaine Gerber "Let the Children Come to Me" Photo by Charlaine Gerber "Save Us" Photo by Takbir Mappe "Save Us" Photo by Takbir Mappe "Koffi - A Girl Called Hope" Photo by Antonio Aragon Renuncio "Koffi - A Girl Called Hope" Photo by Antonio Aragon Renuncio

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 and more generous. These images can also make people happier, more grateful, more optimistic, and healthier too! 

Envision Kindness is a non-profit that inspires kindness by gathering and sharing still and video photography with the world. The more positive content we share, the more compassionate, empathetic, happy, and healthy our communities can be. 

Be a part of the movementSubmit your kind images and #PictureABetterWorld.

Spread the Word

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!

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
Want more specifics?  Click HERE for rules, terms and conditions.
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.

Accepted entries through World Kindness Day: November 13, 2018

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 early December, 2018

Prizes

$500

First Place

$500

Public Choice

$100

Honorable Mention (3) 

2018 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

Rick Guidotti

Alexa Keefe

Aundre Larrow

Mara Leite

Michael Lloyd-White

Lucy Martens

Dulce Pinzón

Gittel Price

2018 Promotional Partners

We are very grateful to the following kind organizations who generously agreed to help promote the 2018 Our World Is Kind contest.

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We thank our incredibly generous 2018 foundation sponsor, The Good People Fund and our individual donors who made this contest possible! 

Thank you to Ata Adnan, Robert Anton Aparente, Mark Daniel Bostio, Brian Enriquez, Leyla Emektar, Nimai Chandra Ghosh, Patrick Kelley, Rashad Mehdiyev, Ruben Muñoz, Robbie Ross, Partha Pratim Saha, and Laura Silva for the fantastic images used on this page.
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