Did You Photograph an Act of Kindness in 2015?

Budding photojournalists invited to enter competition run by Muntada Aid

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Parsons Green based international aid charity Muntada Aid, is calling on budding photojournalists aged 18 or above to enter a competition which could win them the chance to photograph its award winning Little Hearts Project.

The subject of the competition is "An Act of Kindness" and the image, which must have been taken in 2015 should be sent to the charity as a high resolution digital file.

The winner will get the opportunity to spend a week photographing all aspects of this ground breaking project, and will be accompanied by award winning photographer Owen Humphreys from the Press Association– who is one of the judges of the competition.

The Little Hearts Project comprises of a team of highly skilled volunteer medical professionals from across the world. The team comes together several times a year to visit different developing countries to give life-saving heart operations to babies and children who suffer from heart defects.

Earlier this year, Owen went to Bangladesh for Muntada Aid to photograph its Little Hearts Project.

" The highlight of visiting Muntada Aid’s Little Hearts Project in Bangladesh for me was seeing the faces of the parents after their child had had their operations. From photographing them looking so sad and desperate when they arrived, to the look of joy and hope for the future on their faces as their child recovered from the operation.

" Many of the images will speak for themselves. I don’t think people realise what a huge difference this team of amazing surgeons and doctors are making voluntarily through Muntada Aid."

The competition's closing date is next Friday, January 22, and Owen Humphries from Press Association and Blake Sifton from Al Jazeera will judge entries.

To find out more about the competition visit Muntada Aid, or email entries to press@muntadaaid.org .

January 15, 2016