Global photography contest calendars available with donation

The Water Institute’s global photography contest, "Reflections," yielded superb, uplifting and thought-provoking photos about water, human health and development. We collected thirteen of the best into a 2012 calendar (see the October page at right). The photographs are 8.5”x11”, and the open calendar is 11"x17".

Your contribution of $25 or more will help sustain the work of the Water Institute for 2012, and you will receive a copy of this lovely calendar to thank you for supporting our work. Click here to find out how to donate.


Art Contest Winners

The grand prize of $500 was awarded to Niharika Bhattarai for her photograph, "Pump," taken in Utter Pradesh, India. Bhattarai said the image portrays water as a force binding people together. Two photographs tied for the $250 second-place awards: Sarah Yerian's "The Water Trough," taken in Kenya, and Wencong Chen's "Mother's Touch," taken in Atlanta.

Grand Prize - Pump Second Place - The Water Trough
Second Place - Mother’s Touch  

Eleven photographs received an honorable mention:

  • Eleanor Swimming in Far North Queensland, Australia by Roxanne Turpen
  • A Woman Prepares to Collect Water in Tiruchirapalli, India by Heather Arney
  • Fisherman in Raleigh, North Carolina by Ted Richardson
  • Water of Life, Water of Death in Boussoulou, Togo by Sara Holtz
  • Celebration in Soroti, Uganda by Emily Zuehlke
  • Pincushion Gloeotichia echinulata by Barry Rosen
  • Bath Time in Lake Kivu, Rwanda by Birgit Bolton
  • Boy in Canoe on the River Volta in Ghana by William Narteh Gblerkpor
  • Ocean Sailing in Vilanculos, Mozambique by Linn Bergander
  • Water Carriers in Hyderabad, India by Heather Arney
Eleanor Swimming in Far North Queensland, Australia A Woman Prepares to Collect Water in Tiruchirapalli, India
Fisherman in Raleigh, North Carolina Water of Life, Water of Death in Boussoulou, Togo
Celebration in Soroti, Uganda Pincushion Gloeotichia echinulata
Bath Time in Lake Kivu, Rwanda Boy in Canoe on the River Volta in Ghana
Ocean Sailing in Vilanculos, Mozambique Water Carriers in Hyderabad, India