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Photo Competition

IVHQ Photo Competition

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) hosts a monthly photo competition for all past and current volunteers to share a capture from their volunteer trip abroad!

Click 'Enter Now' on the right of this page to upload your photo, then ask your friends and family to vote and you’ll be on your way to winning a complimentary Registration Fee for your next IVHQ program (valued at US$279)!

There is no limit on the number of photos you can enter in the competition, but if you pick just one, you can increase your chances of collecting the most votes!

Once your photo has been uploaded and approved by IVHQ, encourage your friends and family to vote by sharing your photo via Facebook, Twitter or email.

Each month, the volunteer whose photo collects the most votes wins a complimentary Registration Fee for any IVHQ program!

All competition entries must follow the IVHQ Child Protection Policy. This means children and vulnerable adults should not be in an image alone or portrayed in a belittling or degrading manner.

Terms and Conditions

  • Entrants must have previously participated (or be participating) on an IVHQ volunteer program
  • IVHQ reserves the right not to publish and will remove any entries which it deems inappropriate for the competition. This may be due to (but not limited to), the nature of the photo or the subjects within the photo. 
  • Voting is monitored and any entries with automated votes from the same IP address may be disqualified from the competition
  • Voting will close at midnight NZST on the last day of the calendar month
  • The volunteer whose photo collects the highest number of votes in the month that the photo was entered will win the monthly prize of a IVHQ Registration Fee (valued at US$279)
  • To claim the free Registration Fee, the winner must state the month in which he/she won the competition in his/her IVHQ Application Form
  • The free Registration Fee must be claimed (ie. the volunteer must apply on an IVHQ volunteer program) for a program start date within 12 months of winning the prize
  • The free Registration Fee is not transferrable for cash
  • The free Registration Fee is able to be redeemed by the named winner of the competition and cannot be transferred to any other person
  • Once the free Registration Fee has been redeemed, it will not be refunded to the volunteer in the event of cancellation of their IVHQ program

Photo form

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: png gif jpg jpeg.

Latest photos

Volunteer in Ghana with International Volunteer HQ
Shannyn McCauley
Volunteering in Cusco, Peru in Childcare
Paz Álvarez Vereterra
Visiting Angkor Wat in Cambodia
Alvaro Sigaki
Sports Academy Boys
Erika Fojtik
Alvaro Sigaki
Kristina Paffenroth
Elephant Rescue Sanctuary / Nikon F50
Martyna Rakowska
55 votes Click to vote
Ashley Cox
31 votes Click to vote
Emma Holt
Lydia Spencer
13 votes Click to vote


Monthly winners

Teaching, exercise, volunteer, Balinese kids, school, healthycare education, stretching, body parts
By: Michele Oltramari
54 votes
By: Aidan Campbell
112 votes
By: Paulina Kania
15 votes
By: Nicole Badasci
54 votes
By: Annie Tisshaw
47 votes
By: Allison Weingarden
153 votes
By: Byrant Cheng
211 votes
Elephant Rescue Sanctuary / Nikon F50
By: Martyna Rakowska
55 votes