InterAction’s 2023 Photo Contest Winners

InterAction’s 2023 Photo Contest Winners

At Forum 2023 held on October 19 in Washington D.C., InterAction unveiled the winners of this year’s photo contest. The two top prize winners, three runners up, and five honorable mentions were selected from over 375 photo submissions.

InterAction’s annual photo contest draws submissions from around the globe that illustrate innovative, effective, and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. Pictures exemplifying self-reliance, innovative technology, shared values, partnerships, and delivery of humanitarian assistance are encouraged, though entries are not limited to those categories. All images capture work done outside the United States.

Here are this year’s winners, runners up, and honorable mentions:


Winner: Hadi Dehghanpour

Watermelon Harvest Season

Winner: Aung Chan Thar

Hope in the Dry Lands

Runner Up: Litan Das

Working Woman

Runner Up: Showrav Chowdhury

Woman Moving a Chatal

Runner Up: Maho See

Efforts to Earn a Living

Honorable Mention: Md Zakir Hossain

Traditional Process of Husking Rice

Honorable Mention: Salahuddin Ahmed

Brick Kiln Workers

Honorable Mention: Rayhan Ahmed

Searching for Essential Survival Items in the Garbage Dump Beside the Green Pasture

Honorable Mention: Navin Kumar

Human Spirit Prevails

Honorable Mention: Prashanta Hridoy


Note: Entrants agreed to make their photo available to the public under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC) license.