GAINESVILLE, GA, May 13 /Christian Newswire/ — Adventures In Missions (AIM), a nonprofit organization based in Gainesville, GA, launched its first Missions Photo Contest in a quest to gather photographs of ministry in action from around the globe. The purpose is to cast a vision for what God is doing in the mission field through a collection of compelling photographs that tell the stories.
AIM founder Seth Barnes was inspired to start the Missions Photo Contest after seeing an image taken of an orphan at a care point in Nsoko, Swaziland. “I saw this photograph and was so taken by it. It captures a soul, a moment, a place and a ministry.
It’s like visual poetry,” he says. Barnes wants to share this experience with more people — and he wants more photos. “As I continued to stare at it [the photo], I thought, ‘We have so many good photographers…we need to showcase their talent.'”
The ultimate goal is to publish a book of the winning photographs that shares the stories and images of reaching out to people in need. “I think it will help cast a vision for what God is doing,” says Barnes.
Anyone is allowed to submit a photo of ministry in action for consideration in the contest. Prizes are $3,000 for first place, $1,000 for second, $500 for third, and $250 for fourth and fifth place. Judging will happen in three rounds, and contestants must enter a photo by June 15th to be considered in the contest. For complete contest rules and submission instructions, visit www.adventures.org.
Adventures In Missions is an interdenominational organization that facilitates short-term mission trips throughout the world and within the United States. They organize trips for individuals, teenager through adult; and for groups, such as youth groups, college groups, and adult groups. The focus of each short-term mission trip is to raise up a generation of radically committed disciples of Jesus through experiential learning.
Contact: Jeff Goins, Director of Marketing, Adventures in Missions, 615-542-7380, [email protected]
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