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Habitat World photo contest results -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l 1

Habitat World photo contest results

Habitat World announces the results of the magazine’s 2010 photo contest.

Photo contest winner Neil Reid captured his photograph “New Hope” while building with Habitat in Mozambique.

View a slideshow of the final photos
: Habitat World 2010 Photo Contest.


For this year’s reader contest, Habitat World asked to see images that communicated something vital about the organization’s life-changing work, and hundreds of photographers from around the world responded with nearly 650 images that ranged from volunteers hard at work and houses under construction to the need that exists in communities everywhere.

A team of Habitat judges, considering each image’s ideas and emotions as much as its technical qualities, is pleased to name Neil Reid the winner of the 2010 contest. Reid—a 33-year-old civil engineer from Dromore, Co-Down, Northern Ireland—captured his photograph “New Hope” while building with Habitat in Mozambique.

“To me, ‘New Hope’ summarizes all that Habitat stands for,” Reid says. “We see a group of children, all of whom have a new home and all of whom have been given a new start in life.

“I truly hope my photograph will inspire even one person to undertake a trip with Habitat and help give a little something back,” he adds.

As the winner of the photo contest, Reid has been awarded a spot on a Global Village trip to Pokhara, Nepal, which will take place in early October. The trip overlaps World Habitat Day on October 4, and the GV team will join hundreds of volunteers from all over the world as they celebrate more than a decade of Habitat’s work in the mountainous Asian country with the Everest Build 2010.

To read more of Reid’s observations about his winning photo and to see similar statements from the contest’s additional four finalists—Bob Carey, Marsha Williams, Laurie Davis and Emily Rogers—see the September issue of Habitat World. Be sure to keep an eye out for the March 2011 issue for Reid’s report on his Nepal building experience. The photo contest Flickr group, featuring an array of submitted photographs, remains accessible.

Congratulations to our recognized photographers!