Girls’ Voices For Change: The Results Are In!

A panel of expert judges and the public (YOU!) chose the winners in GreaterGood.org’s digital media contest


More than 62 million girls are not in school. Yet, in the movement to bring change to education, girls’ voices are often left unheard.

Through the Girls’ Voices program, girls are given the tools to share their stories and fundraise for their education. So far, 111 girls from 9 countries have been awarded scholarships through this innovative program.

To continue the momentum, we launched the Girls’ Voices for Change Contest in March. Close to 100 girls participated from eight countries — including Bonaire, Haiti, India, Jordan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Uganda and the United States. Through their videos and photographs, they told their stories of the barriers and challenges that girls from around the world must overcome to attain an education.  

A panel of judges and YOU, our supporters, voted on the most moving pieces. With 8,378 votes generated, it is our honor to present you the winners. We hope that you continue to be inspired by their stories, hopes, and dreams.

Without further ado, we present your Girls’ Voices for Change Winners in our three categories: “Big Idea”, “Creativity in Video”, and “Creativity in Photography”. Click each picture below to view that girls’ project, and to make a donation to directly support her education.

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Big Idea Prize: The Winners

We challenged contestants to come up with a “Big Idea” that could help end gender disparity in education, and to convince us of their idea with a compelling video. The winner would receive a $1000 grant to implement their project. We were blown away by the creative response - from protecting girls from bullying, to training parents, to starting youth-led community kitchens.

Our panel of judges selected three stand-out winners. Click below to view the projects and donate to each contestants’ scholarship fund, to ensure that she can continue to lead positive change her in community.


1st Place: Marie

Bonaire
More Girls in Engineering

Runner Up: Priya

India
Safety Net

Runner Up: Walaa

Jordan
The Changing Element

Creativity in Video Prize: The Winners

YOU selected the winners for Creativity in Video. We asked girls to share their personal triumphs or their barriers to receiving a quality education - and opened voting up to the public for two weeks. The winner received $500 towards their Girls’ Voices scholarships. Runners Up received $250 towards their organization. Click below to view the projects, and congratulate the contestants by donating to their education!


1st Place: Puja M.

India
The Beginning

Runner Up: Salu

Nepal
No Time Study

Runner Up: Cheri

Haiti
School and Family

Creativity in Photo Prize: The Winners

YOU selected the winners for Creativity in Photography. A picture speaks a thousand words. We asked girls to share some of the realities of pursuing an education, and their hopes for their future through photography. The photographs are all unique and heart-felt, and we are proud of all of the contestants. The winner received $500 towards their Girls’ Voices scholarships. Runners Up received $250 towards their organization. Click below to view the projects, and congratulate the aspiring photographers by donating to their education!


1st Place: Asha

India
Girls Are Storytellers

Runner Up: Muyunga

Uganda
Mushrooms for My Education

Runner Up: Divya

India
Art: The Power to Transform

View All Our Finalists

Every Girls’ Voices Participant is a Winner!


Thanks to our partnership with the Klintworth Family Foundation and GreaterGood.com, every girl who participated in this year’s contest received a scholarships to continue her education – but we still need your help to ensure their education continues. Click below to see all our finalists’ entries, and to make your donation to their scholarships.

Finalists for Big Idea Prize

Finalists for Creativity in Video Prize

Finalists for Creativity in Photography Prize

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