A caring mother duck and a loving father with his daughter on her wedding day are among the images featured in a kindness-themed photo competition. 

The beautiful images placed in the top 100 snaps selected in ViewSonic Corp’s ColorPro Award 2020 Global Photography contest, which received more than 2,100 entries from 18 countries.

Clinching top prize in the competition, which coincided with World Kindness Day, was an image taken by Spanish photographer Antonio Aragon Renuncio of a wheelchair-bound boy named Kodjo, 14, helping a classmate with his homework before they played football together in Bombouaka, Togo. 

The second prize went to Tanvir Alam for the ‘Harvesting Water Lily’ photo of the flower farmers in Barishal, Bangladesh, where 70 per cent of the village’s population is involved in the growing of water lilies on 10,000 acres of land.

‘The Drought Ladies’, taken by Chin Leong Teo in Singapore, won third prize and depicted a farmer, devastated to see the impact of drought on her farmland, being comforted by her sister.

James Chu, Chairman and CEO of ViewSonic, said: ‘During this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic, ViewSonic has worked with its partners to highlight stories of kindness from around the globe to provide some much-needed positivity.

‘The contest has shown that, no matter how dramatic the changes to people’s lives have been, kindness is still all around us. I sincerely hope that people will continue to use photography to explore heartwarming stories of kindness.’

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