The World’s Best Photo of #Hope2019 has been announced!

See the reaction of our latest Contest Winner when we told him he was the Hero of #Hope2019 and would be accompanying AGORA’s CEO on a trip to Ecuador to teach photography to children at risk of social exclusion! 👇

Introducing Enrique Planelles (aka @kike_p73), our #Hope2019 Hero from Spain!

“My name is Enrique Planelles, I’m from the province of Alicante but I’ve lived in Barcelona for the last 12 years or so. I work in an multinational energy corporation but my biggest hobby is photography, especially the street and sports genres.

The #Hope2019 Hero – Enrique Planelles

About 5 or 6 years ago I rescued an analogue camera from my parents’ house, a Fujica with a 50mm lens. I bought a couple of reels and started shooting. 2 years later I bought my first reflex camera and since then I’ve been trying to sign up to as many course as possible in order to try to improve. For now I’m not contemplating going professional, but never say never!

I found out about the AGORA app through a Brazilian friend of mine who really believes in me and my photography and who told me what you were doing. One of the first things I did after finding out that I was the #Hope2019 Hero was to ring her & thank her again! I really couldn’t believe the news when the AGORA Team rang me to tell me this magnificent news! I can’t wait to go to Ecuador and help others through photography! “

Enrique’s winning #Hope2019 photo – Attitude

The guest judge for this Contest has been photographer Pranab Basak

We called upon Pranab Basak (@pranab_basak), our #ChangeTheWorld2018 Hero, to lend the Community a hand with choosing his successor!

“My name is Pranab. By profession I am a junior engineer of Telecommunication. I am an amateur photographer, however have won more than 100 international photography awards since 2009.”

Guest Judge’s selection criteria: “I chose @kike_p73’s photo as the winner because of the clear message it portrays – the positive attitude of childhood dreams to secure a better future for society! I believe the bright and lively colours and the children’s energy really transmit hope!

On behalf of the entire AGORA Team, congratulations to Enrique Planelles for becoming the Hero! 👏🎉

There is a new Hero every week, so don’t forget to check out our previous winners such as the #Beauty2019 or the #Reflections2019 Heroes.

Questions for the AGORA Community:

What do you think about our latest Hero’s winning photo? 🤩

Have you ever participated in an AGORA contest?

What Contests would you like to see in the future?

Leave us your thoughts below! 👇