Winners of the 2020 Rotarian magazine photo contest

Snap judgments

From Hong Kong to Hungary, Rotarians captured perfect moments in our annual photo contest

This year, we received more than 600 entries to our photo contest from 56 countries and geographical areas. The photographs take us from the vast plains of Inner Mongolia to the manmade canyons of Hong Kong. They tell a story of Rotarians exploring the world with open eyes and hearts, making connections across cultures, and capturing beauty wherever they find it.

Our judge, Damon Winter, has brought to his task the discerning eye of a professional photographer. His comments on the images our readers submitted are like a master class in photography; like the best teachers, he sees what is good — and how it might be even better.

In addition to the winners and honorable mentions that appear in this issue, we’ll feature more photos from the contest in The Rotarian throughout the coming year.

First place

Photographer: Tono Valdés

Rotary Club of Guatemala Sur, Guatemala

Location: Fuego Volcano, near Escuintla, Guatemala