International Photography Contest

2003 International Photography Contest Winners Announced

White House staff photographers selected the top winners in the third annual We Share Foundation International Photography Contest. Quota International of Magnolia, Arkansas, U.S.A., received the 2003 Grand Prize for a portrait of infant hearing screening in a local hospital, using medical equipment provided by the club.

Club member Marilyn Fannin (left) supports her granddaughter as a Magnolia Hospital nurse tests her hearing with Quota-provided medical equipment.

Grand Prize

QI of Magnolia, Arkansas, U.S.A.

The Magnolia Quota club aims to help local people with hearing impairment by providing hearing aids, batteries, and transportation; assisting a deaf pre-school; and sponsoring sign language classes for the community. When the club discovered that Magnolia Hospital needed infant-hearing screening equipment, Quota volunteers orchestrated several fund-raisers to purchase an instrument that already has detected problems in two percent of the babies screened.

To read more about the Magnolia club’s success in promoting hearing awareness, click here.

Kenosha police officer Warren Den Hartog distributes books to local children through the Cops 'n' Kids program, sponsored by the Kenosha-Racine Quota club. Photo by Brian Passino, Kenosha News.

Second Place

QI of Kenosha-Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

The Cops ‘n’ Kids Reading Program began in Racine when police officer Julia Burney received a donation of 10,000 books. Officers distributed books from their squad cars to kids in impoverished neighborhoods to promote literacy and good relations with the local community. The Kenosha-Racine Quota club helped launch programs in both cities.

The idea spread throughout Quota District 22 and into Quota International. Today, a number of U.S. clubs and districts sponsor Cops ‘n’ Kids programs in their communities.

To meet Hear Ye, Kenosha-Racine’s hearing dog, and to learn more about the club’s Cops ‘n’ Kids work, click here.

Deafness doesn't prevent 10-year-old Travis from reaching his goals. The youngster plays soccer for a team sponsored by his local Quota club.

Third Place

QI of Coral Springs-Parkland, Florida, U.S.A.

One of Quota’s newest clubs, Quota International of Coral Springs-Parkland, wanted to achieve a big service impact with a small price tag. They met their goal on a soccer field by sponsoring a local youth team, providing a club member as coach, and adding a deaf boy named Travis to the team roster. Travis became a team stand-out because of his personality and his gifts, not his deafness. For the complete story, click here.

Each winning club in the photography contest has been invited to designate a donation in their name to any Club-to-Club World Service Project in the following increments: Grand Prize, U.S.$500; Second Place, U.S.$250; and Third Place, U.S.$100.

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