Entries in the 2016 Video and Photo Contest Now Open!

by isvolunteers on Sunday, 18 September 2016

If you haven’t already seen the news, we’re thrilled to announce that entries have officially opened for ISV’s 2016 Video and Photo Contests!


‘Popping Bottles’ by Olivia Lewis – a finalist in the ‘Best Group’ category last season. (c) Olivia Lewis


An incredible photo of a mahout and his elephant taking a routine stroll down the village to take a bath in a lake in Thailand, taken by Kayli Nishime. (c) Kayli Nishime

While it’s always sad to reach the end of another travel season, one of the highlights of the year is viewing the incredible images that tell the stories of the meaningful work and inspiring connections forged overseas.

Our volunteers will have the opportunity to win either $1000 USD to put towards another trip with ISV, or $500 USD to donate to the host organization they worked with overseas.


‘A Beautiful Walk’ taken by Elizabeth Jordan during her volunteer project at Chintsa East, South Africa. (c) Elizabeth Jordan

In the Photo Contest, we’ll have four total winners – one from each of the following categories.

Volunteer ProjectShare those meaningful moments building, planting, teaching, sharing, playing, laughing and contributing. Submit images that tell the story of the bonds formed and achievements made, as you volunteered to protect our planet and improve the lives of others.


A beautiful moment captured of children playing on the beach of Ostional, taken by Kristina Fonesca in Costa Rica last season. (c) Kristina Fonesca

Intrepid AdventurerDid you capture awesome moments on the adventure tour or excursion? Here is where you submit your most adventurous photos while canyoning, rafting, caving, trekking and much more, from the traveling part of your ISV program!

People, Places & Planet Share your artistic shots of the incredible scenery, wildlife, people, culture, history and natural areas that captured your heart during your ISV journey.

Best GroupOne of the best parts of ISV is the other ISV volunteers you meet and connect with for life. Submit your best group photos on project, tour or out discovering your host country!

‘Just Hangin’ by Cecilia Morales. (c) Cecilia Morales


Make sure you check out Eisa Alhabib’s winning video entry from last season at http://ow.ly/klCL304jA0e.

So if you are a participant who’s traveled with ISV throughout 2016, visit www.isvserver.com/photocontest to submit your photo today! Entries close on the 1st of November, and a shortlist of the finalists will be presented in albums on ISV’s Facebook page shortly thereafter. Winners will be determined by the number of ‘likes’ each photo receives!

In the Video Contest, we’ll have one overall
winner, and like the Photo Contest, it’s based on the total number of likes received on Facebook. Visit http://ow.ly/LXdv304jxDF to view the existing entries, and submit your 3-5 minute video today.

We can’t wait to see what’s in store, and look forward to sharing our volunteers’ journey with our thousands of followers around the globe.

To find out more about volunteering with ISV next season, visit www.isvolunteers.org.


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