Art in A Petri Dish: The Agar Art Awards 2020

Scientists from around the world submitted art grown in petri dishes for the American Society of Microbiology’s annual contest, which has announced the winners. Restricted access to labs broadened the remit, with traditional art on the beauty of microbes accepted for the first time.


First place in the traditional general category was awarded to The Gardener by Joanne Dungo, from Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Northridge, California. Continue reading »

25 Beautiful Winning Photographs Of The Northern Lights Contest By “Capture The Atlas”

“The Hunt’s Reward” By Ben Maze Tasmania, Australia

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Nature is a beautiful place and in these hard times when everything seems kinda sad and dull, it’s always nice to look at some amazing things. These photographers managed to capture one of the wonderful things nature has given us—aurora borealis. This beautiful phenomenon occurs in the high-latitude regions because of the disturbances in the magnetosphere caused by the solar wind. Continue reading »

The Beautiful Winning Photos of 2020 Budapest International Foto Awards

The Budapest International Foto Awards honors its winning photographers from around the world.

It seems like this year—even though it was a hard one—helped creative minds flourish all over the world. The Budapest International Foto Awards just published their winners and the photographs are as breathtaking as they are thought-provoking.

The Skin I’m In – Brian Cassey

“Carol Mayer was left near death following a house fire when a young mother. She incurred horrific burns to over 80 percent of her body … her family was told she would not survive. However, survive she did after enduring the year-long agony of intensive care, operations, and skin grafts to recovery. Over a decade on Carol gives her time voluntarily to counsel and help later day burns victims and assist burns foundations. Carol has long grown accustomed to ‘The Skin I’m In.’” Continue reading »

Incredible Winning Photos From The Nature Photographer Of The Year 2020

Overall Winner: ‘Jurassic Park’ By Roberto Marchegiani

While traveling is not on the table at this point in our pandemic lives, looking at nature photography can also provide a form of mental escape. Various studies have shown that it has soothing effects and helps our brains that are on their way to 2020-induced overdrive to calm down. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos of The 2020 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition

Judging for the 2020 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition has recently taken place with the winners chosen. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year’s competition was reduced from 13 categories to just four: Personnel, Current RAF Equipment, RAF Operations and Exercises and the “Peoples’ Choice”.

Over 900 images were submitted across the competition’s three categories, with the best nine images chosen by the three industry professional judges.


Personnel, 1st place. A student from No 1 flying training school at RAF Shawbury prepares a flight using night-vision goggles. (Photo by Mr Ian Forshaw/2020 RAF Photo Competition) Continue reading »

The Award-Winning Photos of Mother Nature Reclaiming Her Throne in The Earth Photo Competition 2020

Coffee Shop, Photo Earth 2020’s overall winner.

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Earth Photo, the international competition and exhibition created by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society with IBG, aims to encourage discussion about the environment by telling stories about the natural world, its inhabitants and our treatment of both. Continue reading »

Winners & Finalists of The LensCulture B&W Photography Awards 2020

Series Winners: 1st Place, How We Were By Billy Hickey

Here are the winners and finalists of LensCulture Black and White Photography Awards 2020. Photographers from more than 120 countries responded to the international call for entries, and after extended review and passionate discussion by the jury, these 39 photographers were selected as the best. Continue reading »

Australian Photography Awards Winners Show the Beauty and Weirdness of The Time that We Live In

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Nicole Reed/Australian Photographer of the Year, winner

Australian Photography Awards (APA) recognizes and celebrates Australian photographers and their work. This year’s winners have just been announced, and it’s a truly wonderful collection of images. They show us the touching, difficult, but also the beautiful side of living in this world at this time. Continue reading »

People’s Choice Finalists from the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest


Photo by Ami Vitale / Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Natural History Museum in London has announced this year’s People’s Choice Awards, where fans of wildlife photography are asked to submit their pick for the top image. The winner will be showcased alongside the other winners of the competition in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition in the Natural History Museum until July 4, 2021. Continue reading »

This Year’s Incredible British Ecological Society Photography Competition Winners

Images of a jumping spider, an elusive gecko and battling birds are among a selection of amazing photos to have been picked in this year’s British Ecological Society photography competition. The overall winner of the competition is an image of a flying dalmatian pelican by Alwin Hardenbol. Hardenbol said he took thousands of pictures trying to perfect the shot.

“I gave this image the title ‘The art of flight’ because of how impressive this bird’s wings appear in the picture, you can almost see the bird flying in front of you despite it being a still image,” Hardenbol said.


Overall winner: The Art of Flight by Alwin Hardenbol (University of Eastern Finland). A panning shot of a Dalmatian pelican in flight. The picture was taken on Lake Kerkini in Greece. (Photo by Alwin Hardenbol/2020 British Ecological Society Photography Competition) Continue reading »

The World’s 50 Best Photos of The Year 2020 by Agora

‘Color can affect people’s emotions’ by @agyemanduah (Ghana)

Here are the 50 finalist photos from the Agora photo contest of the year, #BestPhotoOf2020, awarding the life-changing prize of $25,000 for the most-voted finalist photo on the Agora app. Continue reading »

Mist-Shrouded Churches, Eerie Shipwrecks and Magical Doorways: The Incredible Winning Images in The Historic Photographer of The Year 2020 Contest

These incredible pictures offer a window to history that exists all around.

They are the winning and shortlisted images in the Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2020, which were unveiled today by broadcaster and historian Dan Snow and historic and cultural travel experts Trip Historic. This year’s awards called on photographers to scour their photographic archive and ‘share their most astonishing imagery of those places which dominate our past’.


Winner: Where History Happened, Palmyra, Syria. “This image was taken before the civil war in Syria at the ancient city of Apamea. I’d dragged my family out of bed early, when it was cold and dark, to ensure we were at the Great Colonnade early enough to catch sunrise and the golden hour. I’d got my timings wrong and we were an hour early so sat around wondering where the sun had gone and waiting for dawn. It was worth the wait. I felt privileged at the time to have the opportunity to visit Apamea, but even more so since the civil war damaged some of these most impressive monuments”. (Photo by Martin Chamberlain/Historic Photographer of the Year 2020) Continue reading »

The Ocean Photography Awards Just Announced Their Finalists And The Photos Look Stunning

Photo by Nadia Aly, overall winner of the Ocean Photography Awards 2020

Oceanographic Magazine has announced the winners of the Ocean Photography Awards 2020, with Nadia Aly taking home the overall winner prize. Aly’s photo of an aggregation of mobula rays off the coast of Mexico is what got her the top prize. Continue reading »

Winners Of The 2020 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Competition Have Been Announced And They’re Mesmerizing

Magical Night in Tromsø, Norway—part of a portfolio that won Yuen the title of International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020

Kelvin Yuen / International Landscape Photographer of the Year

From lush green forests to dramatic star-studded skies, the stunning winner shots of the 2020 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have finally been announced. Based in Sydney, Australia, the competition received over 3800 entries from professional artists hoping to win the prize. But there can be only one winner for the “Photographer of the year” category and this year, it went to the 24-year-old artist from Hong Kong Kelvin Yuen, who entered with mesmerizing mountain snaps taken at various locations. Continue reading »

Reconnect with Nature: Spectacular Winning Photos from The Rediscover Nature Photo Competition 2020

Isn’t nature full of wonders? No matter where we are, we can always appreciate its beauty. Have you ever sat near a quiet lake in a mountain, watched sparrows nesting in your garden or a tiny herb seedling grow on your kitchen windowsill? Taking in nature in all its beautiful shapes and forms can bring us a lot of joy – now possibly more than ever.

A praying mantis, a huddle of butterflies, Galician horses and an alpine sunset are the winners of this year’s European Environment Agency’s “Rediscover Nature” photo competition.


Green Road by Daniele Giannetti, finalist in the category Close-up of Nature. (Photo by Daniele Giannetti/REDISCOVER Nature/EEA) Continue reading »

Winners & Finalists of The ‘Indian Photo Festival’ Portrait Prize 2020

The ‘Indian Photo Festival’ Portrait Prize 2020 is a portrait competition open to the photographers from the Indian subcontinent. Photographers have been making portraits for centuries and what’s so interesting about portraiture is its ability to capture the essence of a person, a time-period, or a culture. Running stratight for the past 4 years, this award aims at discovering the compelling portraits and extra-ordinary talents.

1st Prize – Vipin Singh

“Devoted in her prayer, she was not distracted by her surroundings which was full of foam. Industrial waste of Delhi enters Yamuna River and makes it toxic. At some spots these big chunks of foam get formed and float around. During festivals people pray in River water but sometimes all of them don’t get water now.” Continue reading »

Photoshop Contest Participants Give A Glimpse Of What If Giants Lived Among Us

There was a time when Photoshop contests were frequent among digital artists. Specialized sites brought their members daily fun themes to challenge their creativity and talents. The company Design Crowd has carried the torch since 2014, and continued these contests. Continue reading »

Winning Images of The Architectural Category from The International Photography Awards 2020

The International Photography Awards announced the winners of its 2020 photography competition. A stellar international jury of renowned photography experts judged a total of 13,000 entries from 120 countries around the world to finally select the outstanding category winners.

Jesus M.Chamizo, “From the stage”, 1st place Architecture-Interior & Architecture Photographer of the Year

In order to support and honour the outstanding work of both professional and amateur photographers around the world during the Covid-19 crisis, IPA will match the cash prizes that are awarded to the Category Winners this year with an equal cash donation to the charity of the winning photographer’s choice in their community.

The selection below focuses on winners and honorable mentions from the architecture sub-categories: fine art, cityscapes, bridges, buildings, interior, historic, industrial, abstract and other. Continue reading »

The Calvert Journal Have Announced the Finalists of The New East Photo Prize 2020

Marina Istomina (Russia) – Suffocation
Suffocation confronts the media’s erasure of human tampering that led to the disaster: the legislators, ministers, hunters, foresters, firefighters and criminal groups leaders involved in the event.

This year marks the third edition of the competition, which celebrates contemporary photography from eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia, and central Asia. The shortlist includes 11 photographers from Albania, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and Uzbekistan. Continue reading »

From Mothers and Brothers to Imagined Lives Both Past and Future, This Year’s Edition of The 2020 Photo Vogue Festival Explores the Theme ‘All in This Together’

Julia Fullerton-Batten: Zewdi, Yabsra and Ehiopia, Lockdown Day 57, from the series Looking Out From Within

Fullerton-Batten says: “It is a sensitive time, we all feel vulnerable and anxious. I chose to capture people in their lockdown isolation, effectively imprisoned behind the windows of their homes, looking out on to a different, desolate world.” Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos from The 2020 Spotlight Photography Awards

Fashion Category Winner: Astrid Obert (Germany)

The winners of the Production Paradise Spotlight Awards 2020 have been released, after months of photographers across the world entering the 15 categories. The shortlists, which were announced last week included the top 10 photographers from each category and gave a peek of the quality of the photography of this year’s Spotlight Awards. Continue reading »

Winning Images from The 2020 Street Photography Competition By Independent Photographer

Maude Bardet- 1st Prize – $1000: “Goat auctions in Nizwa” – Oman

Here are the winners and finalists of The Street Photography Competition By Independent Photographer.

The Independent Photographer, an international network of photography enthusiasts & photographers, has announced the winners of its Street Photography contest. Continue reading »

The Winners of the Luminar Bug Photography Awards 2020 Have Just Been Announced

The winners have been announced in the Luminar Bug Photography Awards 2020, in association with Europe’s leading invertebrate charity, Buglife. Over 5,000 images were submitted from around the globe. The overall winning photographers were, Mofeed Abu Shalwa and Jamie Spensley.


Mofeed Abu Shalwa won Luminar bug photographer of the year. This photograph is of a red palm weevil. (Photo by Mofeed Abu Shalwa/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images from The Aerial Photography Awards 2020

Whether they were with a drone, or from a helicopter, kite, balloon, or airplane, aerial photos give an extraordinary view of the world. This is what Aerial Photography Awards wanted to show us. The very first edition of this contest invited photographers from around the world to submit their best aerial photos, and the winners have just been announced.


Sebastien Nagy/Aerial Photography Awards 2020

The Aerial Photographer of the Year 2020 is photographer ​Sebastien Nagy​ from Belgium. He was selected to be the overall winner thanks to several awarded photos in different categories and a high average score. Other than the title, Nagy also won a $10,000 award. Interestingly enough, the photographer said that he had never entered a contest before. He decided to give it a shot now – and he won the main award. Continue reading »

Misty Lochs, Magical Woods and Spectacular Lightning Strikes: Feast Your Eyes on The Incredible Winning Shots for The 2020 Landscape Photographer of The Year Awards

The splendour of Britain’s rural and urban landscapes have been captured in breathtaking fashion for the 13th time – by the shortlisted and winning entries to the 13th Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Every time, without fail, the winning and shortlisted images by the nation’s most talented amateur and professional photographers take the breath away.

As before, prints of the top shots are presented in the lavish Landscape Photographer of the Year coffee-table book (AA Publishing).

This book is the perfect companion for all photography enthusiasts and armchair travellers, with every image accompanied by a first-hand account of the story behind the picture.


Landscapes at Night runner-up. (Photo by Wesley Chambers/Light Pass/UK Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020) Continue reading »