The annual competition began in 2010. This year, it received more than 250 entries from all across the world, including Greece, Japan, New Zealand and America, according to a press release sent to The Mighty. So far, 25 shortlisted images (below) have been announced. A panel of experts will now judge the remaining photographs, and winners will be announced in June.
Melissa McGlensey is the former News Editor at The Mighty. Her writing can also be seen in Ms. Magazine, on the Ms.Magazine blog and in The Huffington Post’s Good News, Comedy and Impact sections. Melissa is also a New York City comedian who does sketch, improv and stand up. She is passionate about social justice, politics, Thai food, literature, disability rights and more. She is currently in a long-distance relationship with her cat, Sneakers, who lives in California. You can follow her on twitter at @OhHeyMeliss.