We were so impressed by the submissions to our photo contest that we can't help but share more of them. Thank you to everyone who participated — we're truly moved by the moments you shared with us.
In the hundreds of photos we received, we saw a common view of what unites us around the world: the strength imparted in a smile, the determination that drives hard work, and most of all, the hope and joy that children bring in every culture. Scroll through the images above to see the colors and the faces that bring our shared experience to life.
The winning photo will be featured in Mercy Corps' 2014 calendar, which showcases stunning photos of our work around the world taken by professional photographers, Mercy Corps staff, and now our contest winner! Get your copy here ▸.