The Military Visual Awards has announced its winning photographs for 2019, honoring the best military photos captured worldwide over the past year. This was the first year the competition wasn’t limited to the United States — photographers and videographers from across the globe could submit entries, and over 2,000 photos and videos were sent in.
The top prize of 2019 MVA Photographer of the Year was awarded to photographer Chris Hibben, who is part of the Air Force’s 4th Combat Camera Squadron.
A U.S. Soldier with 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, Scout Platoon, Texas Army National Guard, tasked to the Fly Away Security Team (FAST), stands watch while Airmen offload cargo and passengers from a C-130 Hercules with the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (75th EAS), Dec. 20, 2018, in East Africa. Continue reading »
A panel of 10 high-profile judges from within the surfing industry including seven-time world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore were tasked with selecting the best of the best surfing photos for the 2020 Nikon surf photography awards. The judges were looking for innovation and creativity, uniqueness, dramatic affect and sensory impact.
“Danny Sunset Stern”. (Photo by Stu Gibson/Ren Mcgann/2020 Nikon Surf Photography Awards) Continue reading »
Every year, a photographer takes pictures of the winners of the Golden Globes right after they got their prices, as part of the tradition of the ceremony. The result is a gallery of beautiful portraits of famous actors and actresses, but also an opportunity to discover new faces of the movie and tv shows industries. Continue reading »
The 2020 Sony World Photography Awards are now taking entries, and the organizers were once again kind enough to share some of their early photos with us, gathered here. This year’s competition has an expanded youth-competition schedule, a new overall environment category, and two new awards: the Latin America Professional Award, and the China National Student Award. Entries in the open competition will be accepted until January 7, 2020. Captions here were written by the photographers.
Sheep Herd. Open, Motion category. “The hard and dusty journey of a sheep herd in Bitlis, Turkey.” (F. Dilek Uyar, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »
Prepare yourself for some rib-tickling laughter because the Comedy Wildlife Awards (previously) has announced its 40 fantastic finalists from the 2019 competition, which has been an absolute treat for the judges with possibly the best entries we have ever had. The Overall Winner and Category Winners will be announced on 13th November and don’t forget to have your say (and a laugh) and join in the judging for the Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award. Continue reading »
Shortlisted images in the running to be crowned Photobox Instagram photograph of the year range from furry friends to the Holi festival to the meaning of love. Judges, including the Guardian’s former picture editor Eamonn McCabe, have whittled down 180,000 submissions to unearth a shortlist that celebrates the best of social media. Winners will be announced October 3, 2018. Here: Seven Sisters Cliffs. Landscape shortlist. (Photo by Maria Costantina Seri/@mariacostantinaseri) Continue reading »
Arguably, nothing is as funny as animals pretending to be human – your dog talking to you or your cat smiling at you. Then, there is the human tendency to anthropomorphize the behavior of animals, which can produce really hilarious moments to be captured by lucky, on-the-spot photographers.
Birds having a martial dispute. Dancing deer. A polar bear photographer. All are among the comic scenes that made it to the list of 41 finalists selected among thousands submitted this year to the Comedy Wildlife Photographer Awards 2018. The winners will be announced on November 15. Here: A lion and lioness together. (Photo by Maureen Toft/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards) Continue reading »
Thousands of people from more than 140 countries submitted their iPhone pictures to the annual iPhone Photography Awards. Here’s a selection of the winning entries.
Displaced – Jashim Salam, Bangladesh, Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year
“Rohingya children watching an awareness film about health and sanitation near Tangkhali refugee camp in Ukhiya.” Continue reading »
With nearly 320,000 participating entires, the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards released their shortlist of outstanding images. Currently on their 11th year, we take a look at this years’ entries for the Open competition, where entries are judged on a single image on subject matters ranging from street to landscape to nature. Continue reading »
Bird Photographer of the Year is a competition that celebrates the artistry of bird photography and promotes conservation by contributing directly to the British Trust for Ornithology to support their conservation research.
Giant cowbird taking ticks from a capybara, Pantanal, Brazil. (Photo by Petr Bambousek/BPOTY/Cover Images/The Guardian) Continue reading »
If you have a good eye for a photograph and are passionate about the built environment then take part in this year’s Art of Building competition. It is free to enter and your photograph could inspire thousands of people. Previous winners have been featured on the BBC website, throughout the UK national press and in international titles across the globe.
The overall Art of Building winner is chosen by both experts and the public. It is a competition that celebrates buildings and the relationship people have with the built environment. Selected photographs feature in real public installations as the competition transforms construction hoarding into gallery spaces.
“Bicycle Rider” by Hans Wichmann; Avilés, Spain. “The photo shows the Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre in Avilés, northern Spain. It is a successful integration of modern buildings in an old industrial site. A place for large and small people”. (Photo by Hans Wichmann/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017) Continue reading »
The Epson International Pano awards showcase the work of the best panoramic photographers from around the world.
“Good Morning Damian Shan”. The overall winner, and open award winner, in the nature/landscape category, is a shot of the Li river in Guangxi province, China. (Photo by Jesus M. Garcia/Epson International Pano Awards 2017) Continue reading »
“In winter, pied wagtails roost communally in urban areas, both for protection and for the additional warmth given off by buildings and lights. This extra degree or two can make the difference in harsh weather. Here, a single individual out of hundreds is silhouetted by the lights of Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport”. (Photo by Daniel Trim/British Wildlife Photography Awards 2017) Continue reading »
Prepare yourself for some rib-tickling laughter because the Comedy Wildlife Awards has announced its finalists. Founded by Tanzania-based photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, the aim of the awards is to put a spotlight on wildlife conservation efforts while simultaneously injecting some humour into the world of wildlife photography.
A wild rabbit seen collecting nesting material in Belgium Flanders, Bredene, Belgium. (Photo by Olivier Colle/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards) Continue reading »
The iPhone Photography Awards has announced the winners of its 10th annual contest. The event saw iPhone photographers from 140 countries across the globe saw some great stories conveyed through photographs. With thousands of pictures carrying multiple stories from around the world, Apple chose some of the most distinguishing ones as the winners across multiple categories. Continue reading »
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are in full swing, so check out some of the fierce competitors jostling for the top prize this year. Photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam founded the awards to spotlight wildlife conservation efforts and to inject some humour into the world of wildlife photography.
A young elephant seals looks shocked at his friends revelation in George Cathcart’s “WTF?!”, taken on December 13, 2016 in San Simeon, California. (Photo by George Cathcart/CWPA/Barcroft Images) Continue reading »
The search is on to find the world’s funniest pet – from a nose-diving sausage dog to a pony trying its best blue steel.
The first ever Comedy Pet Photography Awards is capturing the hilarious escapades of animals at home. After founding The Comedy Wildlife Awards in 2015, wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and African landscape photographer Tom Sullam decided to create a new competition just for the escapades of animals at home. Continue reading »
The 2017 Sony World Photography Award winners have officially been announced, revealing some of the most awe-inspiring and technically beautiful imagery from around the world. Over 227,000 entries were submitted. Continue reading »
The 2017 Wellcome Image Awards will take place on 15 March at the Wellcome Trust. The winning images will go on display in science centres and public galleries around the world from 16 March 2017. Images are judged on quality, technique, visual impact, and their ability to communicate and engage.
Cat skin and blood supply. Whiskers, unlike normal hair, are touch receptors, each containing a sensory organ called a proprioceptor. Scientists injected blood vessels with a red dye called carmine dye (here appearing black) in order to visualise the capillaries in the tissue, a newly developed technique at the time. The picture is a composite made up of 44 individual images which were stitched together. Here, fine hairs (yellow), thicker whisker (yellow) and blood vessels (black) are all visible. (Photo by David Linstead/Wellcome Images) Continue reading »
Nature category, open shortlist. “Diamond-dust”. A picture taken in Nagano-ken, Japan, at an altitude of about 1,700 metres. Diamond dust can be seen on only a few occasions during the cold season. (Photo and caption by Masayasu Sakuma/2017 Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »
Collection nominated for the final of British Hairdresser of the Year Award Afro category and earned Lisa 3 Black Hair & Beauty Awards finalist nominations in the Weave, Natural and Stylist of the Year categories! Makeup: Suhyun Kang-Emery. Photography: Luke Nugent. Continue reading »
Siena International Photo Award has become one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. With images submitted by photographers from over 100 countries around the world, the Award highlights how Siena is one of the most artistically established towns in the world.
“Strawberry greenhouses”. A strawberry-picker walks between colourful greenhouses near Nazilli, in the Aydın province of Turkey. Winner: Travel. (Photo by Leyla Emektar/SIPA Contest) Continue reading »
A selection of prizewinning images from the Take a View 2016 photography awards.
Shifting Sands, taken in Silverdale, Lancashire, which won the Your View award. (Photo by Tony Higginson/PA Wire) Continue reading »
“Jason has beautifully captured a year of politics, sport and art in Australia. Through his lens he has also helped put a human face to social issues in the news”. Here, Melbourne Ballet Company dancer Kristy Lee Denovan is pictured at Princess Pier. (Photo by Jason Edwards/The Walkley Foundation) Continue reading »
A bear appears to have wings growing from it’s head in a photo taken by Adam Parsons, September, 2015. (Photo by Adam Parsons/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016) Continue reading »
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