Steve McCurry faced a daunting challenge in judging this year’s photo contest. We had over 600 entries from more than 50 countries. We saw inspiring images of teamwork, powerful images of the people Rotarians are helping, breathtaking images of nature. In addition to the three winners and six honorable mentions on the following pages, you’ll see photos submitted by your fellow Rotarians in issues of The Rotarian throughout the year. Let these images inspire you, as McCurry suggests, to get out there and photograph with your heart and with your distinctive vision. And start gathering your best photos for next year’s contest – look for details in the fall.
Photographer: Chun-Ta Lin Rotary E-Club of District 3490, Taiwan Location: Manila, Philippines
Photographer: Scot Sargeant Rotary E-Club of San Diego Global, Calif. Location: Quito, Ecuador
Photographer: Doug Nicotera Rotary Club of Hershey, Pa. Location: Ik Kil, Mexico
Photographer: Jose II Ramos Rotary Club of Marikina, Philippines Location: Imus, Philippines
Photographer: Saravana Raj Rotary Club of Madurai North, India Location: Madurai, India
Photographer: Lisa Graydon Spouse of Michael Graydon of the Rotary Club of Mullumbimby, Australia Location: Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay, Myanmar
Photographer: Jason Whiting Rotary Club of Lloydminster, Sask. Location: Southwest of Lloydminster in Alberta
Photographer: Robert Alan Williams Rotary Club of Reno Central, Nev. Location: Virginia Lake, Nev.