Professional critics have joined the many Rotarians who say they're inspired by the people and projects featured in The Rotarian magazine.

The June 2007 issue (Rotary in Pictures: The Second Annual Photo Review) was recognized with Folio magazine's silver Eddie Award for editorial excellence in the category of Best Supplemental Annual or One-Shot issue. Considered one of the top honors in the publishing world, the Eddies were given out at a New York City gala in September.

Sure, the staff worked hard, but without your efforts, none of this could have happened. It is your projects, your photos, and your stories that have caused the publishing world to sit up and take notice.

Now it's time to get into the act again, because your photo could be featured in an award-winning issue of The Rotarian.

The annual photo contest is under way, so send us your best shot from 2007-08 that illustrates Service Above Self. What's more, this year, everyone who attends the RI Convention in Los Angeles will be able to vote for their favorite in a new category: the People's Choice Award. The deadline for entries is 1 March. Please don't send originals that you can't bear to part with, as all submissions become property of The Rotarian and, because of the large volume of entries, can't be returned.



Rotarian Dave Fowler won the 2006-07 contest by capturing the emotion of a two-week trip to China, where surgeons ( Dr. Richard...) repaired children's cleft lips.

Rtn. Quentin with AFS

Dr. Gary, Rtn. Quentin, Dr. Richard