2017 Girls’ Voices For Change Contest Results
More than 130 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, nearly 500 girls from 15 countries have been awarded scholarships through this innovative program.
To continue the momentum, we launched the Girls’ Voices for Change Contest in March 2017. 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.
Big Idea Prize: The Winners br>
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
Runner Up: Walaa
JordanThe Changing Element
Creativity in Video Prize: The Winners br>
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.
Runner Up: Salu
NepalNo Time Study
Runner Up: Cheri
HaitiSchool and Family
Creativity in Photo Prize: The Winners br>
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
IndiaGirls Are Storytellers
Runner Up: Muyunga
UgandaMushrooms for My Education
Runner Up: Divya
IndiaArt: 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.