From Hong Kong to Hungary, Rotarians captured perfect moments in our annual photo contest
This year, we received more than 600 entries to our photo contest from 56 countries and geographical areas. The photographs take us from the vast plains of Inner Mongolia to the manmade canyons of Hong Kong. They tell a story of Rotarians exploring the world with open eyes and hearts, making connections across cultures, and capturing beauty wherever they find it.
Our judge, Damon Winter, has brought to his task the discerning eye of a professional photographer. His comments on the images our readers submitted are like a master class in photography; like the best teachers, he sees what is good — and how it might be even better.
In addition to the winners and honorable mentions that appear in this issue, we’ll feature more photos from the contest in The Rotarian throughout the coming year.
Photographer: Tono Valdés Rotary Club of Guatemala Sur, Guatemala Location: Fuego Volcano, near Escuintla, Guatemala
Photographer: Fang Keong Lim Rotary Club of Bandar Utama, Malaysia Location: Xiapu, China
Photographer: Yuan Lung Hsieh Rotary Club of Tainan Cherng-Ta, Taiwan Location: Tainan, Taiwan
Photographer: M A Taher Rotary Club of Sonargaon Dhaka, Bangladesh Location: Sylhet, Bangladesh
Photographer: Shravan BM Rotary Club of Bantwal Loretto Hills, India Location: Udupi, India
Photographer: Carlo Antonio Romero Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines Location: Hong Kong
Photographer: Lola Reid Allin Rotary Club of Belleville, Ontario Location: Fez, Morocco
Photographer: Philbert Williams Rotary Club of Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago Location: Stone Haven Bay, Tobago
Photographer: Yeong Hsiou Chen (Asic) Rotary Club of Taipei Hwachung, Taiwan Location: Inner Mongolia, China
Photographer: Ken James Rotary Club of Kalamalka, British Columbia Location: Elliston Point, Newfoundland
Photographer: Cynthia Barasz Rotary Club of Saint Petersburg Sunset, Florida Location: Walvis Bay, Namibia
Photographer: Richard Hallick Rotary Club of Tucson Sunrise, Arizona Location: Dunapataj, Hungary