Photo Competition – And the winner is…

We are very proud to announce the winner, first and second runners-up of the ICD 2018 Women in Coffee” photo competition. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the participants, including the ones that were not shortlisted, the panel of judges and all the over 2,000 internet voters!

The winner is…

Alejandro José Pernía Paredes, from Mérida, Venezuela. The title of his photo is:  “Recoger lo que has sembrado” (Collecting what you sowed). Alejandro took it in San José del Sur, State of Mérida, Venezuela.

The first runner-up is…

Helen Jackson, from London, UK, and her photo is titled “Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony”.

The second runner up is…

Gustavo Pereira Arantes, from Varginha, Minas Gerais in Brazil. He’s titled his photo “Lugar de mulher é onde ela quiser” (A woman’s place is where she wants it to be).


The panel of judges was composed of:
Mr Anil Kumar Bhandari, Chair of the Private Sector Consultative Board
Mr Mitsuhiro Takayanagi, Chair of the Promotion and Market Development Committee
Mr Keiichi Yokoyama, Chairman of the All Japan Coffee Association (AJCA)
Ms Kellem Emanuele, President of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA)
Ms Irina Lokteva, Designer, Propulse Video
ICO Delegates and attendees to the 122nd Session of the International Coffee Council and associated meetings
Staff of the International Coffee Organization


The International Coffee Organization would like to thank the All Japan Coffee Association (AJCA) for their continued support in sponsoring the ICD 2018 campaign.