The Water for Food Institute held its first-ever photography competition in conjunction with the 2016 Water for Food Global Conference. An open call to photographers of all skill levels, age 18 or older, from anywhere in the world, was made: What does ‘water for food’ look like in today’s world? In response to this call, photographers from around the world submitted 37 photographs. All images were judged by a panel of professional photographers who selected the first prize, first runner up and second runner up awards. Finally, the Viewers’ Choice winner was voted on and awarded during the conference.
Prizes for the top three awards included $100, $75 and $50, respectively; complimentary registration to the 2016 Water for Food Global Conference; and a gift certificate to Rockbrook Camera.
First Prize: Sudipto Das, Kolkata, India, “Fishing in Shilabati River”
First Runner Up: Khalid Shawon, Dhaka, Bangladesh, “Rain: The Pure Source of Drinking Water”
Second Runner Up: Erik Johnson, Lincoln, Nebraska, “In Retirement”
Viewers’ Choice: Jill Weiser, Shelton, Nebraska, “Windmill”
Click here to view all photos from WFI’s first-ever photography contest!