Children of the World - Amateur

Life at the Cemetery Mario Bejagan Cardenas
United Arab Emirates

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Life at the Cemetery"
The faces of innocent, impoverished children were a humbling spectacle of wholeness in spirit, hope and courage in the midst of poverty and suffering. Photo taken at Navotas Cemetery, Philippines.



Captured by the Sun Sasa Prizmic
Croatia

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Captured by the Sun"



Anna Neil Buchan Grant
UK

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Anna"
Portrait of a girl found on a peat bog in Galway Ireland



Bathtime Julie Garran
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Bathtime"



Passenger Thomas Phoon
Malaysia

Honorable Mention

"Passenger"
A little boy lingering around the abandoned coach which consider his playground, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.



The Paper Mask Hayden Graham
USA

Honorable Mention

"The Paper Mask"



Sulking in the Pool Caleb Stein
USA

Honorable Mention

"Sulking in the Pool"



Allie Donna Pinckley
USA

Honorable Mention

"Allie"



In Need Fadhel Almutaghawi
Bahrain

Honorable Mention

"In Need"
poor kid looking from their house in a small village in the Philippines



Intimacy Oliver Stegmann
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Intimacy"
Bahia, Brazil - 2015



Action Painting Oliver Stegmann
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Action Painting"
Bahia, Brazil - 2015



In My Old Home Nick Ng
Malaysia

Honorable Mention

"In My Old Home"
Within the depilated home in rural Yunnan, a lone child awaits her parent.



Compassion can Heal Mario Bejagan Cardenas
United Arab Emirates

Honorable Mention

"Compassion can Heal"
A young boy was sitting quietly on a pile of garbage while leaning against a short wall. I took the photo showing only his friends’ hands, as he looked above with a sweet smile across his face.



Boys in Deep Discussion Karin Charteris
New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Boys in Deep Discussion"
Two little boys in deep conversation at the railway station



Avery Teran Jones
USA

Honorable Mention

"Avery"
Playtime on the trampoline



Next Generation Abdulla ALMushaifri
Qatar

Honorable Mention

"Next Generation "
Tow Nomad Omani Boys working as camels coach



I Can\'t Be with Them abdulrahman alterkait
Kuwait

Nominee

"I Can\'t Be with Them"
I can't be with them



Little Indian Girl Agnese Mosi
Italy

Nominee

"Little Indian Girl"
Little girl on the roof



Light of the World Aikawa Ke
Taiwan

Nominee

"Light of the World"
It' the human nature. My daughter naturally finds the light, depends on it, plays with it, loves it, and become it. The photograph reminds me, we used to be a child, we're also the light of the worl



Varanasi Alexandru Ilea
Romania

Nominee

"Varanasi"
Children playing with their kites near the Ganges river in Varanasi, India



Capturing Hope Allan Borebor
Philippines

Nominee

"Capturing Hope"
I was happy with their curiosity on what they are watching with the small DVD player. I took this as a glimpse of hope even for just a few hours, those kids are happy on what they have.



Happy Moment Allan Borebor
Philippines

Nominee

"Happy Moment"
One bike, four kids riding and enjoying the moment.



Trio Amr El-shafei
USA

Nominee

"Trio"
bhutan festival



Curiosity Andrea Biscosi
Italy

Nominee

"Curiosity"



Kid at Timket, Ethiopia Angela Baschieri
UK

Nominee

"Kid at Timket, Ethiopia"
Kid at Timket Ethiopia



Playtime Arnab Adak
India

Nominee

"Playtime"
Children at a boarding school during their recess



Untitled Barbara Krieger
USA

Nominee

"Untitled"
Colin Considers the Ski-Doo



Vietnam Highland Children Barry Cheeseman
Australia

Nominee

"Vietnam Highland Children"
In the mountains of Vietnam many children are left at home whilst both parents attend their fields.



Dancing in the Night Beatrix Jourdan
Senegal

Nominee

"Dancing in the Night"



Hard at Work Bernard Werner
USA

Nominee

"Hard at Work"
Merida 2010



Pas de Trois Brian Jones
Australia

Nominee

"Pas de Trois"



After School Fight, 14th Street, 3 PM, Friday Caleb Stein
USA

Nominee

"After School Fight, 14th Street, 3 PM, Friday"



Defiance Caleb Stein
USA

Nominee

"Defiance"
Refusing to get dressed



Young Monk - Myanmar Carol Schaller
USA

Nominee

"Young Monk - Myanmar"
A young monk is illuminated by candlelight in Myanmar



The Flight Charles Mifsud
Malta

Nominee

"The Flight"
A little girl looked mesmerized at birds flying around. A seagull flew I knew she would be following



The Skipper Charles Mifsud
Malta

Nominee

"The Skipper"
A Little girl still skips the rope like old times in Gozo.



School's Out Christine Spring
New Zealand

Nominee

"School's Out"



Education For All Debosmita Das
India

Nominee

"Education For All"
Inclusive study-same class for disabled and other children,is becoming a norm.Taken in an orphanage.



Kids @The VA DENIS BOURG
UK

Nominee

"Kids @The VA"



Tokyo Kid Dietmar Sorgatz
Germany

Nominee

"Tokyo Kid"
Streets of Tokyo, April 2015



Abby with Skateboard Donna Pinckley
USA

Nominee

"Abby with Skateboard"



Austin with Bubbles Donna Pinckley
USA

Nominee

"Austin with Bubbles"



Back From School Edwin Soriano
USA

Nominee

"Back From School"



Sunday Afternoon Emre Turan
Turkey

Nominee

"Sunday Afternoon"
children playing with pigeons near izmir clock tower



School Happiness Fadhel Almutaghawi
Bahrain

Nominee

"School Happiness"
Photo express the kids happiness time at islamic school in Aqra,India



Aysha Fadhel Almutaghawi
Bahrain

Nominee

"Aysha"
Indian student



Nino Cubano George Turner III
USA

Nominee

"Nino Cubano"
Little boy Havana, Cuba 2013



Fight Club Gerald Fleury
USA

Nominee

"Fight Club"
Image made in Cuba 2015 in a small town named Iznaga



Carolina @Kibera Slum Gertjan van Geerenstein
Netherlands

Nominee

"Carolina @Kibera Slum"
Januari 2014, Nairobi. Teenage girls are suffering the most at Kibera Slum



Pigeon Master Glenn Larsen
USA

Nominee

"Pigeon Master"
A boy having fun feeding the pigeons in San Jose, Costa Rica



Smiles Ionut Cirja
Romania

Nominee

"Smiles"
Boys returning home after school with the bus



Stolen childhood Iringo Simon
Romania

Nominee

"Stolen childhood"



Red Dao... John Moulds
Australia

Nominee

"Red Dao..."
Em Nhung, a Red Dao ethnic girl from Nam Dam School Ha Giang Vietnam, looks coyly at the camera .



Khmer Boy JP Terlizzi
USA

Nominee

"Khmer Boy"
Young boy of Siem Reap, Cambodia cooling off in the flood gates



Angkor Boy JP Terlizzi
USA

Nominee

"Angkor Boy"
Young boy of Siem Reap, Cambodia taking in the sites of Angkor Wat



Painting after Shaving Julie Garran
Australia

Nominee

"Painting after Shaving"
Hindu ritual, by the Ganga, Varanasi.



The Meeting Kathryn Riesz Schapper
USA

Nominee

"The Meeting"
from the Throughout Time series



Lift-off Kris Montgomery
Australia

Nominee

"Lift-off"



I'm the Best Liz Hardley
New Zealand

Nominee

"I'm the Best"



The Living Goddess Luca Boveri
USA

Nominee

"The Living Goddess"
Kumari, The living goddess of Katmandhu.The child goddess.



Twins Margrieta Jeltema
Italy

Nominee

"Twins"



Practicing Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"Practicing"



Happy Bubble Girl Marshall Gould
USA

Nominee

"Happy Bubble Girl"



Thirst Martina Platte
Hong Kong

Nominee

"Thirst"



Happy School Boys May Sim
Malaysia

Nominee

"Happy School Boys"
This picture was taken in a small village school in Yuan Yang, China



Swimming champs #5 Mihai Chebac
USA

Nominee

"Swimming champs #5"



Life That is Coming Milos Markovic
Serbia and Montenegro

Nominee

"Life That is Coming"
Young girl, in anticipation of marathon runners. Belgrade 2009



Behind The Window Nick Ng
Malaysia

Nominee

"Behind The Window"
A village boy peers from within the window of his home in Dhaka.



Our World Nick Ng
Malaysia

Nominee

"Our World"
The portrait of the children of a poor colony in the slum of Jaipur.



Gallant Nikolay Smolyak
Russia

Nominee

"Gallant"



Balloon Girl Oliver Stegmann
Switzerland

Nominee

"Balloon Girl"
Bahia, Brazil - 2015



Yemanjá Oliver Stegmann
Switzerland

Nominee

"Yemanjá"
Bahia, Brazil - 2015



First Pair Pamela Steege
USA

Nominee

"First Pair"
Mama don,t let your babies to be Cowboys. They start them young as part of rodeos families



Promise Not To Tell Paul Crampton
Canada

Nominee

"Promise Not To Tell"
A staged telling of secrets... Secrets?... not for long...



Twelve Petros Nikolaides
Cyprus

Nominee

"Twelve"
London, United Kingdom



Summer Joy Petter Rustad
Norway

Nominee

"Summer Joy"
Risor, Norway



Eid Festival Prashanta Hridoy
Bangladesh

Nominee

"Eid Festival"
During Muslim Eid festival cow slaughtered. Dhaka, Bangladesh.



Sighting of an Alien Craft ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Sighting of an Alien Craft"
A traditionally dressed rajasthani boy staring at a hot air balloon. Such balloons are an alien sight in the desert landscape of the place. A novel sighting indeed!



Despite the Gods ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Despite the Gods"
Mumbai, India



Siblings ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Siblings"
Mumbai, India



Apart ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Apart"
Mumbai, India



In the Window Ron Cooper
USA

Nominee

"In the Window"
Monks gather in the window of their dormitory. Bagan, Myanmar.



Around the Sun Sanghamitra Sarkar
India

Nominee

"Around the Sun"



Contrasting Mood Sanghamitra Sarkar
India

Nominee

"Contrasting Mood"



3 Boys Sesh Sareday
USA

Nominee

"3 Boys"



BoyHood Sesh Sareday
USA

Nominee

"BoyHood"



Boys of Lamu Sonal Shah
UK

Nominee

"Boys of Lamu"



Waiting to Go In Sonal Shah
UK

Nominee

"Waiting to Go In"



End of a Day at the Fair soren harbel
Canada

Nominee

"End of a Day at the Fair"
End of a Day at the Fair



Himba Girl Susan Greeff
South Africa

Nominee

"Himba Girl"
Himba Girl from Sesfontein in Namibia



Dancer Tanja Mamas
USA

Nominee

"Dancer"



Sojourn Tatum Wulff
Canada

Nominee

"Sojourn"
A young Mennonite girl looks out the window of a heritage steam train in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.



In the Sweetness of Friendship Let There be Laughter Tatum Wulff
Canada

Nominee

"In the Sweetness of Friendship Let There be Laughter"
Sukhothai, Thailand.



The Backyard Diaries Teran Jones
USA

Nominee

"The Backyard Diaries"
My nieces, ages 5 and 3, jump on the old trampoline in my parent's backyard on a cool Spring day.



Ice-Cream Vadim Linetskiy
UK

Nominee

"Ice-Cream"
Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia



Istanbul, City of Huzün Ximena Echague
Belgium

Nominee

"Istanbul, City of Huzün"
Anatolia immigrants in Istanbul, December 2014



Hunger Yew Kiat Soh
Malaysia

Nominee

"Hunger"



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