We Are Family Photo Contest

May 15, 2022


We Are Family Photo Contest!

The Children in Adversity Team sought submissions from USAID Missions and implementing partners asking them to submit images that represent the concept of family. The purpose? To remind the world that family comes in all shapes and sizes.

The images we collected celebrate an inclusive representation of family that includes depictions of non-traditional family structures (such as grandparent caregivers or foster families) and families from marginalized communities, including persons with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples, and LGBTQI+ families.

We celebrate the family in all its forms and thank all who participated. It was not easy to cull down the many submissions but here are the top 20, arranged for us by Virtual Student Federal Service Intern Tenzin Tsering

Our winning image, submitted by Momentum Wheels for Humanity, depicts Zainab Barkat, an international para-table tennis player and national champion in Pakistan. Zainab is also the Toyota Sports Ambassador For Tokyo Paralympic Games 2021. Throughout her journey, Zainab’s family has been a constant source of support and motivation.