Winners of the 2016 EWB-USA Photo Contest

We were blown away by this year’s Photo Contest submissions! EWB-USA’s volunteers are fantastic photographers, and it was no easy task to choose only three winners from the nearly 175 images we received.

Volunteers uploaded their best photos that showed people working, revealed personality and character, challenged stereotypes, embodied the image of “building futures” and captured empowerment. We narrowed down the list and selected three outstanding photos.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all of our participants for entering! Keep those cameras handy and check the blog and our Facebook page for future contest information.

1st Place Winner: Jacob Morgan
EWB-USA Northwestern University Chapter


The EWB-USA Northwestern University Chapter partnered with the community of Kimuka, Kenya to provide distribution and access of clean drinking water. Prior to the implementation of the distribution line, community members had to collect water from stagnant rainwater ponds or walk long distances to the pictured tap.


2nd Place Winner: Joel Castaneda
EWB-USA South Houston Professional Chapter


EWB-USA South Houston Professional Chapter members, Mai Lee Chang (Left) and Anne Baghdanov secure a water tank’s rebar roof during their implementation trip to the Maejoni Village in Thailand. Proper tie wire installation, a time-consuming process, is crucial for building a strong ferrocement structure.

3rd Place Winner: Erin Cummings
EWB-USA Greater Cincinnati Professional Chapter


Water Committee Secretary, Kugonza Sylivia, and her son collect water from a shallow well in Buseesa, Uganda built in partnership with the EWB-USA Greater Cincinnati Professional Chapter.




































A special thank you to our Photo Contest sponsor ITT Corporation, a proud partner of EWB-USA!




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