2017 International Photography Contest Winners

The International Photography Contest recognizes the work of Quota International Members through exceptional photography. The winners below were chosen out of the many submissions to represent Quota International Members in action or those whose lives have been changed thanks to their efforts.



Quota International of Curacao

Put your hands in my hands, because together we can make great things…


The 26 members of Quota International of Curacao gave disadvantaged children ages six to twelve the chance to participate in the two-day Festive Talent Fair at the Different Premiere School in Curacao. Students explored dancing, acting, art, painting, and singing. (Pictured above: Students proudly showing their art project, an iguana made with thorns.)

Signing Santa


Quota International of Fargo, North Dakota, United States

Wait, Santa can sign?


When Santa signs with the children who are deaf or hard of hearing, they are delighted and amazed that Santa can sign too. In December of 2016, approximately 150 people attended the annual Signing Santa event hosted by the 11 members of Quota International of Fargo.

Leisure Coast Shepard Centre


Quota International Leisure Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Congratulations Graduates!


Isaac (shown above) was one of seven students at the Shepherd Centre given certificates and medals by the 14 Quota members of the Leisure Coast in New South Wales in celebration of their graduation. The Centre prepares students with hearing loss to continue their education in main stream classes.

Manila South Mangyan Art Sales


Quota International of Manila South, Philippines

Making a life — Making a living


During a special medical mission trip to the remote island of Mindoro, Quota International members from Manila South Club were shown beautiful trays crafted by Mangyan tribal members. Quota International members of Manila South are helping Mangyan tribal members earn a living through the sale of tribal arts. (Above from left: Quota Assistant Secretary Stella and Mangyan tribal artist.).

Manila South Medical Mission


Quota International of Manila South, Philippines

Taking a break for health and wellbeing


Hundreds of tribal members of the Mangyan tribal community on the remote island of Mindoro received medical examinations, treatment and healthy snacks during a special medical mission organized by the 34 Quotarians of Manila South. (Above: A student and teacher taking time for a wellness snack during the special medical mission.)

Narooma Book Donation


Quota International of Narooma, New South Wales, Australia

Books help those learning to read sign language


Special captioned sign language books that help children who are deaf learn sign language are now available at local libraries in Narooma. The Moruya Library is the third library in Eurobodalla Shire to receive the special captioned books that were purchased with proceeds from the street stall operated by the 22 Quota members of Narooma. (Above from left: Librarian Donna of the Moruya Library accepts the donation from Quota International of Narooma Member, Christine Ryder.)

Toowoomba QuoCka


Quota International of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Hairy Maclary goes to School


The 22 members of the Quota Club in Toowoomba kicked off a special international reading program, Quota Cops ‘N Kids (QuoCKa), for 125 Prep students at the Darling Heights State School. The focus of QuoCKa is to establish better relationships with police officers and improve to literacy as police officers read to children. Quotarians donated books to the school library, free copies of the book about a rambunctious dog Hairy Maclary, and celebrated the occasion by sharing cake. (Back row from left: Senior Constable Jo Bailey and Quota Friend Rosemary Nichols. Front row: Prep students from Darling Heights.)

Wilmington DSD Donation


Quota International of Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Tot Tree offers laughter and learning


Toddlers at the Delaware School for the Deaf will be getting a multi-sensory Tot Tree for their play area thanks to a donation by the 21 members of Quota International of Wilmington. The $5,000 donation was presented to leaders of the school at the Quota Region 6 meeting. (Above from left: Delaware School for the Deaf School Leader, Tara Kelly; Quota Club President, Jill Macconi; Dean of Students, Eva Hartmann; and Quota Region 6 Director, Amy Phelps.)

Zeist Water Purification


Quota International of Zeist, Netherlands

Clean water for children to drink


Providing clean water for children in Africa has been the focus for Quota members in Zeist. Partnering with the local Soroptimist Club, the 18 members of the Quota Club of Zeist raised funds to install Naiade stand-alone water purification units in nine schools and small hospitals in Rwanda. Children at the Nemba Primary School now have safe drinking water thanks to this amazing partnership.