Adventures in Missions announced today the winners of their first photo contest. I was fortunate enough to place third and hope the pictures will be used to promote mission work around the world. I believe there will be a coffee table book published at some point with the images.
This is from the judges.
“We were all impressed by the range of high-quality images submitted for the contest. Judging was difficult, so we tried to stick with the criteria for this particular contest, which were: “the image should capture a soul, a moment, a place and a ministry.” Virtually all of the images submitted by our 29 finalists did a terrific job of capturing a “soul and a place”. So we looked for portfolios with a high percentage of pictures that captured a “mission and a moment”. We also appreciated the technical quality and the variety of techniques used in the portfolios we selected as winners.
Because there were so many outstanding pictures, we also selected 15 Honorable Mention pictures from among the portfolios of those who did not place in the top 5.
Thanks for letting us judge this contest; we feel blessed to have had the chance to work with such talented photographers.”
According to Adventure in Missions, “the picture they liked the best out of all entries was of the child being tossed in the air by Jacob Maentz. And the two photographers who got the most people’s choice votes were Natalie Montgomery and John Fracker. Congratulations to all our photographers for their excellent work! We are sending out $5000 in total prize money to the following:”