The winners are divided by group age.
Winners: Water, 13-17 years old
1st place in the 13-17 age category
The Happy Well - Dario Gandini, Pitias Ghirmai, Solomon Filipos, Yoyarib Robiel class IVA – Eritrea -
Every morning Semar, Luwam, Selam and Yohannes have a duty: bringing water from a well in a small Eritrean village to their houses
These days, the kids have happy smiles on their faces as the well is full of water to the brim. To them it is also an opportunity to meet and play together with their friends. It is the end of the rainy season and although a bit late than usual, it has rained abundantly. Yet fear grows in the children’s hearts because they feel doubtful about whether there will be usual rainfall in the years to come or not, since the well hasn’t had so much water in recent years for the lack of rain. The elderly who have witnessed a changing world often say that rainfall was once abundant. Wells were always full, the surrounding environment was covered with forests and farming was more productive. On the other hand, news coming from other countries in the Horn of Africa claims that people are starving due to rain shortage, which in time may also affect our country, Eritrea. Once the containers and the buckets have been filled up , the children are back to their homes happy for their successful achievement : they were able to find water in the well but deep in their hearts they foresee a life without water in their future…
2nd place in the 13-17 age category
No Comment - Helmi Rebai – Tunisia - Not necessarily that all things grow with time. Some get smaller every day.
3rd place in the 13-17 category
Scarcity of Water on River - Peniella Codjo – Benin - The effect on climate change on Benin ouemé river.
Winners: Water, 18-24 years old
1st place in the 18-24 age category
The Easy Months of the Year – Mason Richard – Niger -
The Sahel in October is filled with smiles. Here at 5 a.m., women from the town of Chadakori in the Maradi Region of Niger exalt the abundance of water in their wells and the fullness of the millet fields, ready for harvest. In Niger, rainy season means the cultivation of millet and sorghum to provide the sustenance for the rest of the year, along with peanuts, beans, and corn. The other nine dry months of the year bring trials and tribulations of many sorts. Increasingly, dry seasons are lasting longer and longer into the year, traditional planting times are being abandoned, and chemical pesticides and fertilizers are being used ubiquitously. Most women see their husbands and sons ride off into the distance in the backs of trucks, heading south to more moist regions to find work for seven, eight, or nine months.
2nd place in the 18-24 age category
Water Over Roadway – Chad Skeers – USA
Waves continue wearing away at beach-side communities in the Keta District of Ghana. This road previously went to a town that has been all but washed away. The damming of the Volta River keeps the sediment that once fed the coasts of Southeaster Ghana trapped in Lake Volta. Without it, beaches and communities all along the coast continue to arose.
3rd place in the 18-24 age category
Drought - Sebri Wafa – Tunisia
Some people in Tunisia don't even have water for their animals.
Winners: Water, 25-35 years old
1st place in the 25-35 age category
The Well – Maria de la Guardia – Bangladesh
Two young girls on the island of Lamu, off Kenya's coast, pull water up from one of the many wells throughout the island. With almost constant hot and humid conditions, water is scarce here, and wells are slowly becoming contaminated by the salty Ocean as water levels rise.
2nd place in the 25-35 age category
There Was a Lake - Malalatiana Katia Rakotbe – Madagascar -
Nous sommes habitués à voir de l'eau à cet endroit, lorsqu'il a commencé à faire de plus en plus chaud, l'eau a commencé à disparaitre.
3rd place in the 25-35 age category
Drought Being a Major Effect of Climate Change – Yussuf Abdi -
Climate change has contributed to the spread of drought in the African countries, in particular the horn of Africa and Northern part of Kenya, where i live. Thousands of animals including goat, cattle, camel and wildlife succumbed to death. Thousands of children died millions remain malnourished while elderly people were not spared either. The photos explain the extent to which people search for drinking water for themselves and their animals.