A world-renowned jury including Ruth Eichorn, Ami Vitale, Zoher Abdoolcarim and a chance to be published in a hardcover photo-book!


Project Overview What we are looking for Example Stories Submission Guidelines Submit Now

We want you to send us photographs of the world’s Other Hundred Educators – people with their own special ways of sharing knowledge who you have never heard of.

We are looking for the unconventional educators who are out there in all walks of life.  Some work in classrooms, both regular and alternative.  Some have no formal qualifications but, use teaching to change lives.  Some have passed on knowledge from generation to generation.  Some have taught through example not words.

Tell us about them! The Other Hundred Educators – people we can all learn from.

Winning entries will be chosen by a world-renowned jury including: Ruth Eichorn of GEO Magazine, Ami Vitale of National Geographic and Zoher Abdoolcarim of Time Asia!

Past participants include such award-winning photographers as Ami Vitale, Reza, Felix Masi, Tomasz Tomaszewski, Edwin Koo, and Franco Pagetti. The first two editions of The Other Hundred have been featured in over 150 media outlets, including CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, The Guardian, Forbes, and NHK. Photographs from the winning 200 stories have been exhibited all over the world including the Derbyshire (UK), Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris, Berlin, Beijing and so on. Click here to see the 200 stories from our first and second edition.

We are launching our worldwide open-call for submissions Starting October 15th, 2015 until March 1st, 2016. Each entry must be accompanied by 250-500 words that tells the story behind its subject (s) – who they are, how they are imparting knowledge and experience and the impact they have on others.

We know there is a chance that what we are looking for will not already be in your portfolio. We encourage entrants to go out and look; you might simply start with someone inspiring in your own community.

Submissions may be a single photograph or a series of up to 10 photographs.

All submissions are free.

For examples of educators, please click here.


Judging will take place in Hong Kong. Winning entries will be chosen by a world renowned judging panel that has previously included great names including Ruth Eichorn, Stefen Chow, Stephen Wilkes, Simon Cartledge and more.  For a full list of judges, please visit the Judges section of our website.


Our jury will select 100 winners from the submissions, all of whom will receive a complimentary copy of the book. The top three winners who submit projects embodying the theme and inspiring the jury will also receive the following prizes:

1st Place (1 photographer): US$5,000
2nd Place (1 photographer): US$2,000
3rd Place (1 photographer): US$1,000

All other winners will receive US$300

Submission Guidelines

Submissions may be a single photograph or a series of photographs. This is a global endeavor, and we welcome submissions from all over the world.

Recommended submission specifications (Please note that this is only a recommendation, see below):
  • Be taken with a minimum 12 megapixel camera, preferably DSLR
  • Have a dimension of 1000 pixels on the longer side (Should your photo(s) be selected jury, we will ask for you to re-submit your highest-resolution version of the photo(s))
  • Be no larger than 500 KB per file
  • Have either an Adobe or RGB colour profile
  • Be part of a set of 1- 10 images
  • Be free of excessive digital manipulation
  • Each entry has to be accompanied by 250-500 words that tells the story behind its subject - who they are, how they are imparting knowledge and experience and the impact they have on others 
  • Must be taken after December 31, 2011, but images taken in 2014 and 2015 are preferred

We realize that excellent photographs can be taken by those without access to the best equipment. We welcome submissions taken with compact digital cameras, film cameras, or camera phones. However, as we need to determine if the images are print quality, we ask that photographers using other cameras submit their highest resolution image.


The Other Hundred will respect and cite author copyright information. When the participant submits photographs to The Other Hundred, the participant remains the copyright owner of the photographs the participant submits to The Other Hundred and The Other Hundred does not claim ownership of photographs the participant submits to The Other Hundred.

The Other Hundred does not retain the right to use your images for any commercial use, without your prior written consent.

Read more about the project in our FAQ, and submit your stories here.