Here is an open call for submissions that made me look. It is designed to showcase the teachers among us who rarely get to be seen or are acknowledged. The quiet forces behind how communities work, how oddballs learn, and who makes a difference from the sidelines.  I like the idea and the initiative. Please share if this resonates with you as well.

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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.

We are launching our worldwide open-call for submissions Starting October 15th, 2015 until February 15th, 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.

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.


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
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.

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

If you are still unsure or anything, or would just like to get in touch, please write to us at

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