Photo Contest

Global health through your eyes

Do you have outstanding photos that tell a compelling story about your global health involvement?  Each year the global health office at Dalhousie hosts the Global Health Photo Contest to recognize the beautiful images and inspiring stories from the Dalhousie global health community.  This contest is open to students, residents, faculty and staff at Dalhousie and can include any global health related activity. 

Global Health is all around us, there are many opportunities for inspiring images in our own backyard. Be creative! Think of everything that impacts the health of individuals and communities. 

Call for Submissions - 2020 Global Health Photo Contest

Deadline: March 2, 2020
Theme: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

We are now accepting submissions for the Global Health Photo Contest. Please send submissions to the Global Health Office by email:

To find out more about the SDGs please use this link.

Entry Guidelines

Entrants will be judged on the following criteria: 

  • Artistic and visual appeal
  • Conveyance of global health through photographic imagine
  • Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form;
  • Entries must be an original work taken by the individual submitting the photo; and permission of all individuals in the photo must be acquired;
  • Entries must be appropriate for a general audience;
  • Entrants may submit up to two photographs.
  • Entries must be submitted as digital (300 dpi at 8x10 inches) or 8x10 printed photos.

Photo Rights and Usage

The global health office retains the rights to use the photographs indefinitely and free of charge in print communications, web communications, or any other Dalhousie global health related project.  Photos may be used to promote education, research and service to advance global health at Dalhousie, proper accreditation will be provided when possible.


Awards will be given for first and second place:

  • First prize: $50 gift card and photo featured on the global health office website
  • Second prize: $25 gift card and photo featured on the global health office website

Format and Entry Process

  • Photos must be submitted by the deadline March 2020 at midnight.
  • Photos must be digitally submitted to in a jpeg file format.
  • Each photo submitted must be accompanied by an entry form.
  • Black and white, sepia or color photos will be accepted.

Past Winners

2019 Global Health Photo Contest


1st Place - 2019

The Window of Hope
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Kalkidan Gebre

2019 Global Health Photo Contest


2nd Place - 2019

The Green Team
Ifakara Tanzania
Jonathan Oore

2018 Global Health Photo Contest


1st Place - 2018

Overwhelming Joy
Gairo, Tanzania, 2017
Dr. Ron George

2018 Global Health Photo Contest


2nd Place - 2018

Perro y Hermanos (Dog and Siblings)
Ecuador, 2016
Jonathan Oore

2017 Global Health Photo Contest


1st Place - 2017

My Motherland
Cape Coast, Ghana, 2016
Dr. Ronald George

2017 Global Health Photo Contest

2nd Place - 2017

Earthquake took my home but not my hope
Kushadevi, Nepal, 2015
Anjali Ghimire 


1st place - 2016

Pediatric Shy-Eye Exam
Accra, Ghana, 2010
Darrell Lewis


2nd place - 2016

The tie of love
Kathmandu, Nepal, August 13, 2011
Pamela Lai


1st place - 2015

Honduras, February 2011
Laura Stymiest


2nd place - 2015

Ho Chi Minh Commute
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, August 2012
Carolyn Reardon


1st place - 2014

Now that I have seen …I am Responsible
Bethlehem, Palestine, The West Bank, March 2012
Suzanne Clarke


2nd place - 2014

My Heart Lies in Ireland
Ireland, County Kerry, May 2013
Kerry McInnes


1st place - 2013

Sudder Street
Kolkata, India, March 2011
Joanna McNeil


2nd place - 2013

Tanzania Bike Silhouette
Ifakara Tanzania, June 2011
Amanda Carey


1st place - 2011

Sarhlahi District (Community Health)
Sarhlahi District, Nepal, August 2011
Luke Reynolds


2nd place - 2011

Family Bike Ride
Ifakara, Tanzania, June 2010
Erin Thibault


1st place - 2010

Rain Equals Health
Lee MacKay