Photo contest to showcase work on the mission field

Adventures In Missions (AIM), a nonprofit organization based in Gainesville, Ga., launched its first Missions Photo Contest in a quest to gather photographs of Life in action from around the globe.

The purpose is to cast a vision for what God is doing in the mission field through a collection of compelling photographs that tell the stories.

AIM founder Seth Barnes was inspired to start the Missions Photo Contest after seeing an image taken of an orphan at a care point in Nsoko, Swaziland.

“I saw this photograph and was so taken by it. It captures a soul, a moment, a place and a Life . It’s like visual poetry,” he says.

Barnes wants to share this experience with more people – and he wants more photos.

“As I continued to stare at [the photo], I thought, ‘We have so many good photographers. … We need to showcase their talent.'”  The ultimate goal is to publish a book of the winning photographs that shares the stories and images of reaching out to people in need.

“I think it will help cast a vision for what God is doing,” says Barnes.

Anyone is allowed to submit a photo of Life in action for consideration in the contest. Prizes are $3,000 for first place, $1,000 for second, $500 for third and $250 for fourth and fifth place.

Judging will happen in three rounds, and contestants must enter a photo by June 15 to be considered in the contest.

For complete contest rules and submission instructions, visit


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