In this year’s photo contest, we received more than 600 entries from 59 countries and geographical areas — from Argentina to Zimbabwe and many places in between. Through your photographs, we traveled to a glacial lagoon in Iceland and a mountainside in Bolivia. We saw Rotarians working on projects and met the people they encountered along the way. Taken together, the photos you sent us create a composite portrait of our world and the ways Rotarians experience it.
Our judge, George Steinmetz, brings to the task his decades of experience traveling and photographing the world. Steinmetz shoots from the elevated perspective of a paraglider, where the landscape almost becomes abstract art, so he can appreciate a photo both for its aesthetic qualities and for the story it tells. In addition to the winners and honorable mentions in this issue, you’ll see photos from the contest in The Rotarian throughout the year.
Photographer: Santosh Kale Rotary Club of Shirol, India Location: Pandharpur, India
Photographer: Chin Fung Hou Spouse of Yeong Hsiou Chen, Rotary Club of Taipei Hwachung, Taiwan Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Photographer: Luca Venturi Rotary Club of Siena Est, Italy Location: Siena, Italy
Photographer: Yeong Hsiou Chen Rotary Club of Taipei Hwachung, Taiwan Location: Keelung, Taiwan
Photographer: Tono Valdes Rotary Club of Guatemala Sur, Guatemala Location: Guatemala City
Photographer: Roberta Kayne Rotary Club of Dublin A.M., Ohio Location: Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Photographer: Lee Won-Geol Rotary Club of Daegu-Chungsan, Korea Location: Andong, Korea
Photographer: Chris McDiven Rotary Club of Sydney, Australia Location: Niagara Falls, New York
Photographer: Roberta Kayne Rotary Club of Dublin A.M., Ohio Location: Westerville, Ohio
Get ready for your close-up
The next edition of The Rotarian’s photo contest will open on 1 October 2019 and close on 15 December 2019. For more information, go to on.rotary.org/photo2020.
Meet our judge
Our judge, George Steinmetz, brings to the task his decades of experience traveling and photographing the world. Read story.