A total of 40 finalists are selected by both the online community (public choice) and Envision Kindness staff. To be one of the top 10 finalists from public choice, you must have the most shares, votes, comments and likes during the voting period Votes, shares, and comments all count to points. The images with the top 10 point totals will become finalists. The other 30 finalists are selected by Envision Kindness staff based on the quality of the photo, the message of the photo, and information included by the photographer explaining what is happening in the photo. The winners will be chosen from our finalists by our panel of distinguished judges. This year we are adding a new category and prize to honor Caring and Connection during the pandemic. The Envision Kindness staff will select up to 10 additional photos to be considered for that prize. The Our World Is Kind judges will pick the best image from that group.
Only one prize is awarded for any image. If an image is selected for more than one prize, the prize with the greatest value will be awarded.