2001 International Photography Contest Winners Announced

Honorable Mentions

The three photos presented here were each awarded Honorable Mention in the first-ever We Share Foundation International Photo Contest. Each club was awarded a U.S.$100 grant that will go to the Club-to-Club World Service Program of their choice.

Bra Art

  • Honorable Mention
  • Submitted by QI of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Bra Art is an initiative of the Gold Coast Quota club to combat breast cancer. Each eye-catching bra is uniquely designed and created for a donation of $1,000. Proceeds from the project, held in October—Breast Cancer Awareness Month—go to local breast cancer programs.

The Bra Art collection has been displayed at various public events, galleries, shopping centers, and other suitable locations. Extensive media coverage on television, radio, and in newspapers offered Quota International enormous exposure for the fund-raising and service project.

Multi-national corporations, such as Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s, have also joined in the effort with national and local businesses to help Quota fight cancer.

Story Time for the Hearing-Impaired

  • Honorable Mention
  • Submitted by QI of Port Huron, Michigan, U.S.A.

Everyday, 24 babies are born in the United States with undetected hearing loss that remains undiagnosed for an average of three years—three years of not hearing their Mom’s or Dad’s voice; three years of never hearing a story read to them.

The Port Huron Quota club decided four years ago that children who are hearing-impaired should also be able to enjoy story time. The club partnered with Barnes and Noble bookstores to offer “Story Time for the Hearing Impaired” on the third Sunday of each month. Children and their parents join in the fun.

The club hired Henry Lowe, a renowned local sign teacher, to sign during the story time. In this photo, Henry is signing Snoopy: The World’s Greatest Author, while Laura Kenning of Barnes and Noble reads to the children. Henry’s expressions and signing expertise add life, laughter, and enjoyment to each story.

Bahay San Rafael

  • Honorable Mention
  • Submitted by QI of Las Piñas, the Philippines

Members of the Las Piñas Quota club help kids at the Bahay San Rafael—a Home for Special Children, located at San Ricardo Pampuri Center, Bo. Salaban, Amadeo, Cavite.

The Congregation of Religious Brothers founded the special shelter to devote themselves to rehabilitating physically and mentally impaired children, particularly abandoned children with cerebral palsy.

This image shows Quota members at the home during their club service project at the Bahay. The grocery items in the background—sacks of rice, sugar, soap, diapers, etc.—were additional donations from individual club members.

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