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ReAct Asia Pacific: Winners of 2020 photography competition

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We are happy to announce the results of the fourth edition of the photography competition organized by ReAct Asia Pacific and ASPIC Clubs in commemorating World Antimicrobial Awareness Week. It has been a great edition and we thank all the participants for sending in their entries. 

Photo by Ashna Basheer, one of the three best entries in the competition. Cropped version. 

Themes this year reflects realities of COVID-19

This year’s competition had three themes, which reflects the changing realities in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak and the subsequent restrictions have adversely affected the wellbeing of people in countless different ways and the effects may be around for a long time. Therefore, we decided to broaden the scope of the competition and zeroed in on the following themes:

1. Quality of health care
2. Planetary health
3. Health and hygiene

The entries were evaluated by the following experts:

  • Satya Sivaraman, Communication Advisor, ReAct Asia Pacific
  • Mr Nirmal George Koshy, Programme Head for all Radio Mirchi stations in Kerala, India


“The photo competition is about the visualization of the problem of antimicrobial resistance and capturing in simple but powerful images what words find difficult to explain. It is a very important tool in taking up the challenge of inspiring people to think about the issue”

says, Satya Sivaraman, Communication Advisor, ReAct Asia Pacific

The winners of the competition

Best Entries

  • Ashna Basheer
  • Ann Sanila Sabu
  • Sandra K Vettikkattil
Photo: Ashna Basheer


Photo: Ann Sanila Sabu.
Photo: Sandra K Vettikkattil

The winners purse of Rs. 12,000 will be divided equally.

Second Best Entry

  • Priyanka Varghese
Photo: Priyanka Varghese.

The winners purse of Rs. 3,000 will be provided

Third Best Entries

  • Suby S Thomas
  • Ayushi Dubey
Photo: Suby S Thomas
Photo: Ayushi Dubey

The winners purse of Rs. 5,000 will be divided equally

Once again, we would like to thank all the participants and evaluators for being part of the competition in spreading awareness on antimicrobial resistance. Congratulations to  the winners and also look forward to your future participation!


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