The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: These Incredible Pics Capture The Charm Of Birds Perfectly

The Grand Prize Winner
Double-crested Cormorant in Los Islotes, Mexico. Photograph by Joanna Lentin.
The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: These Incredible Pics Capture The Charm Of Birds Perfectly

The National Audubon Society, which has been around for more than a century, has been set up to protect birds and the places they live throughout the Americas. Each year, the National Audubon Society allows photographers from across the United States and seven Canadian provinces to submit their best bird photographs. The contest, which is in its 11th year now, has been showcasing the talent of an array of photographers from all over the world who present our beautiful avian friends in their natural habitats. Continue reading »

“Spuds You Like”: Spectacular Winning Photos From The Potato Photographer Of The Year 2020

The inaugural Potato Photographer of the Year prize has gone to a potato getting a lockdown haircut. Judged by a panel including organiser Benedict Brain and Martin Parr, the competition raised funds for the food bank charity, The Trussell Trust.

"Spuds You Like": Spectacular Winning Photos From The Potato Photographer Of The Year 2020
First prize – End of Lockdown: ‘This is delightful, imaginative, and a good laugh. And again, a bit bonkers. What we all need at this grim time.’ Paul Hill. Photograph: Ray Spence Continue reading »

The British And Irish Association Of Zoos And Aquariums Has Announced The Winning Images In Its Annual Photography Competition

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) has announced the winning images in its annual photography competition. The 2020 winners show the important work of zoos and aquariums at an immensely challenging time. After months of closures, these conservation organisations are reeling from the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

The British And Irish Association Of Zoos And Aquariums Has Announced The Winning Images In Its Annual Photography Competition
Winner, Life in a BIAZA Collection category: The Boy in the Red Coat, by Robert Everett at Chester Zoo. Species: Humboldt penguin (and human). (Photo by Robert Everett/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition) Continue reading »

Winners Of The 2020 iPhone Photography Awards Announced

Flying Boys
Dimpy Bhalotia, United Kingdom. Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year. Location: Banaras, India. Shot on iPhone X.
Winners Of The 2020 iPhone Photography Awards Announced

The overall winner of the 13th annual iPhone Photography Awards has been announced, with the winning entry shot on an iPhone X.

The winners of the 2020 iPhone Photograph Awards — an annual contest solely for images taken with an iPhone or iPad — have been announced. In this 13th year of the awards, the grand prize winner and also Photographer of the Year is Dimpy Bhalotia from the UK. She wins an iPad Air. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The World Sports Photography Awards 2020

Nothing captures the emotion of sports like photography!

World Sport Photography Awards is created by a unique partnership between Twelfthman, the leading sports creative and design agency and Iconify, the awards agency behind innovative awards campaigns. Together we represent the best of sports and awards campaign design and thinking.

Spectacular Winning Photos From The World Sports Photography Awards 2020
Overall winner. Anthony Joshua (right) punches Andy Ruiz Jr during their world heavyweight title fight in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Beautiful Winning Black And White Photos From The 2019 Monochrome Photographer Of The Year Contest

Grand Prize: Monochrome Photographer of the Year – Professional. The Mundari cattle camp By Trevor Cole from the United Kingdom
Beautiful Winning Black And White Photos From The 2019 Monochrome Photographer Of The Year Contest

While the norm has become to embrace all things technicolor, nothing beats the classics. From iconic films like It’s a Wonderful Life and To Kill a Mockingbird, to the original works of Disney and other famous cartoonists, black and white imagery was and has always been the original color, telling superlative stories far before digital editing and graphics made their way into the arts. To those who have forgotten the impact that black-and-white schemes can have on artwork, the Monochrome Photography Awards are here to remind us in a way that we’ll never forget! Continue reading »

Beautiful Award-Winning Photos Of The HIPA Contest That Will Make You Appreciate The Natural World

Jasmine Carey’s “Essence of Life” took home the grand prize.
Beautiful Award-Winning Photos Of The HIPA Contest That Will Make You Appreciate The Natural World
“Essence of Life.” Jasmine Carey/HIPA

Water — this was the theme of this year’s HIPA photography contest. The awards were announced on June 7, 2020 and the Grand Prize of 120k dollars went to Jasmine Carey from Australia for her stunning and ethereal photo of a mother Humpback whale sleeping beside her 2-week-old baby. Carey took the photo while underwater in the Kingdom of Tonga, in the South Pacific. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Sony World Photography Awards 2020

Created by the World Photography Organisation and sponsored by Sony, the Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student. It is one of the world’s largest and prestigious photography competitions, with more than 345,000 images from 203 countries and territories submitted across the four competitions for the 2020 edition. More than 135,000 images were entered into the Professional competition this year – the highest entries to date.

Below you will enjoy winners from all four competitions, plus the Alpha Female Award and Latin America Professional Award winners – both new awards for 2020.

Seeds of Resistance: Pablo Albarenga, Uruguay; 1st place, Creative category and overall winner of photographer of the year.
Spectacular Winning Photos From The Sony World Photography Awards 2020

“Seeds of Resistance is a body of work that pairs photographs of landscapes and territories in danger from mining and agriculture businesses with portraits of the activists fighting to conserve them. Nantu is an indigenous man from the Achuar Nation of Ecuador who leads a project of solar-powered river boats. Indigenous and traditional populations refuse to abandon their land, even when it has been completely destroyed”. (Photo by Pablo Albarenga/Sony World Photography Awards 2020) Continue reading »

Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contestants Posing At The 24th World Science Fiction Convention In Cleveland, 1966

Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contestants Posing At The 24th World Science Fiction Convention In Cleveland, 1966

The 24th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Tricon, was held 1-5 September 1966 at the Sheraton-Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Officially, the convention was hosted by three cities in the region: Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Detroit, – hence the name “Tricon”. Continue reading »

Beautiful Winning Photos From The 2020 Head On Portrait Award

The winner of the 2020 Head On portrait prize is Australian photographer Fiona Wolf, with her image titled The gift, RHW 2020. Here is a selection of photographs from the 40 finalists.

Beautiful Winning Photos From The 2020 Head On Portrait Award
The Gift. A modern family story of a girl born by a warrior woman to two dads with the love and support of a wonderful family around them. Photograph: Fiona Wolf Continue reading »

Beautiful Winning Photos From The Pink Lady Food Photographer Of The Year 2020

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year was launched in 2011. Open to professional and non-professional, old and young, the Awards celebrate the very best in food photography and film from around the world.

The categories cover the full cultural range of the depiction of food in society – there is something for everyone. From styled food for magazines to images of families eating together in celebration of religious festivals, from depictions of the realities of food production to food growing in its natural setting.

The idea for the Awards arose from two decades of experience commissioning photography and the wish to see this wonderful and vibrant sector of photography given the recognition it deserves.

Beautiful Winning Photos From The Pink Lady Food Photographer Of The Year 2020
Food in the field – When the Hive is Filled by Xiaodong Sun, China. (Photo by Sun Xiaodong/Pink Lady Food Photographer Award 2020) Continue reading »

Beautiful Winning Photos From The GDT Nature Photographer Of The Year 2020

The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) has selected its Nature Photographer of the Year 2020. Due to corona pandemic, voting was not carried out during the annual general meeting, but was completed online for the first time ever in the GDT’s history with great participation by members.

Beautiful Winning Photos From The GDT Nature Photographer Of The Year 2020
Winner, Birds. Flurin Leugger – Takeoff. A coyote panics geese. (Photo by lurin Leugger/2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

The Best Of The Best Surfing Photos For The 2020 Nikon Surf Photography Awards

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.

The Best Of The Best Surfing Photos For The 2020 Nikon Surf Photography Awards
“Danny Sunset Stern”. (Photo by Stu Gibson/Ren Mcgann/2020 Nikon Surf Photography Awards) Continue reading »

Inspired By Nature, National Parks Photography Competition 2020

The UK National Parks and Campaign for National Parks are delighted to announce the winner, runner up and shortlisted entrants for our joint photography competition underscoring the importance of nature in our national parks.

The competition, around the theme of ‘inspired by nature’, drew about 1,700 entries via social media. Outstanding wildlife shots, landscapes and portraits from across the 15 national parks in the UK blew away the judges.

The dramatic winning shot from Peter Stevens depicts a rare osprey swooping in on its prey in the Cairngorms national park.

Inspired By Nature, National Parks Photography Competition 2020
Winner. Breakfast to take away, Cairngorms national park, by Peter Stevens: “This image was taken at Gordon MacLeod’s osprey hide in Aviemore, about 6am in July 2019. The local ospreys take fish from the loch to feed their young, before the long journey back to Africa at the end of the summer”. (Photo by Peter Stevens/2020 UK National Parks Photography Competition) Continue reading »

Mammal Photographer Of The Year 2020 Contest Gives Top Prize To Urban Fox Photo

A curious fox, a posing seal and a rolling hare are just some of the winning pics from amateur photo competition, Mammal Photographer of the Year.

Mammal Photographer Of The Year 2020 Contest Gives Top Prize To Urban Fox Photo
Roger Cox/Mammal Photographer of the Year 2020

This snap of a daring fox on a car windscreen won the main prize. It was taken by Roger Cox from London and it’s called Foxhall Zafira after the Vauxhall car the fox had jumped onto! Roger says the animal often jumps on cars to find wild cherries which have dropped from the trees. Continue reading »

Apple Reveals The Best Night Mode Photos Shot On iPhone

iPhone photographers around the world answered the call to participate in the Night mode photo challenge, sharing their captivating Night mode images shot on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. A curated panel of judges selected six winning photos from thousands of submissions worldwide.

Konstantin Chalabov (Moscow, Russia), iPhone 11 Pro
Apple Reveals The Best Night Mode Photos Shot On iPhone
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“Konstantin’s photo is a super-dramatic image shot with Night mode. It could be the opening shot of a great Cold War spy movie. It challenges us with intriguing questions — ‘Where is the driver? Where are they going? Why stop out here?’ A cool mist permeates the blue Russian hillside and snow-covered ground, framing the lonely vehicle with bright red lights that hint at an unknown danger.” Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Underwater Photographer Of The Year 2020 Contest

Underwater Photographer of the Year celebrates photography beneath the surface of the ocean, lakes and rivers. More than 5,500 underwater pictures were entered in 13 categories by underwater photographers from 70 countries around the world.

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Underwater Photographer Of The Year 2020 Contest
Marine conservation category winner: Last Dawn, Last Breath by Pasquale Vassallo (Italy) in Tyrrhenian Sea, Bacoli, Naples, Italy. As the fishermen quickly hauled on the nets, I tried to take some shots of trapped fish still suffering in the mesh, such as this tuna (Euthynnus alletteratus). (Photo by Pasquale Vassallo/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020) Continue reading »

Stunning Photos From The Hair Freezing Contest Of Takhini Hot Springs

Stunning Photos From The Hair Freezing Contest Of Takhini Hot Springs

The Hair Freezing Contest at Takhini Hot Pools started in 2011. The early years of the contest had humble beginnings, with $100 of prize money given to the best frozen hairdo and just a few dozen participants each year. Over the years, the contest gained momentum and in 2015 an image from the contest went viral. Since then, Takhini Hot Pools has increased the prize money to $750 and added several new categories. But this year, the contest has reached new heights. Continue reading »

Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Shortlist And Finalists

The World Photography Organisation has revealed the finalist and shortlisted photographers in the professional competition for its 2020 awards. Works by the finalists will go on display this April at Somerset House, London.

Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Shortlist And Finalists
Documentary shortlist. A three-year drought, combined with staff cuts and political debate over the effectiveness of hazard-reduction-burn has led to a series of catastrophic bushfires in Australia. (Photo by Nicholas Moir/Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »

These 12 Pictures Of Building Compositions Won The 2019 Art Of Building Photography Competition

“Fish” By Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz, Winner Of The Judge’s Prize
These 12 Pictures Of Building Compositions Won The 2019 Art Of Building Photography Competition
Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz/CIOB

Art comes in many shapes and sizes, whether it’s visual, aural or experiential, digital or physical, written or drawn—the list can be as extensive as human imagination and ambition is. Continue reading »

Shortlist Photographs Of The 2020 Bird Photographer Of The Year Competition

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Shortlist Photographs Of The 2020 Bird Photographer Of The Year Competition
Pavel Chekanov/Bird Photographer of the Year

The prestigious Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) announced the shortlist photographs of the 2020 BPOTY competition. This is the fifth year of this competition. There are five categories like Birds in the Environment, Birds in Flight, Bird Behaviour, Best Portrait, and Garden and Urban Birds. There are 15,000 images submitted by photographers from over 60 countries worldwide. Continue reading »

The International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Winners Show All The Beauty In The World Around Us

The International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Winners Show All The Beauty In The World Around Us

The International Landscape Photographer of the Year (ILPOTY) has announced the winners of the 2019 contest. Both professional and amateur photographers from all over the globe posted their photos, and the best of the best have been selected. From vast spaces to abstract patterns, the winning photos show the immense beauty of the world that surrounds us. Continue reading »

Cyberpunk Is Closer Than You Think: CD Projekt RED Announces The Winners Of Its Photo Competition

1st Prize goes to 思宇walker for this amazing photo of Hangzhou, China – truly capturing the cyberpunk mood with its retro vibe and contrast between the old and the futuristic
Cyberpunk Is Closer Than You Think: CD Projekt RED Announces The Winners Of Its Photo Competition

Lately, CD Projekt RED has given free rein to the overflowing creativity of amateur photography players, in the context of a competition. The opportunity to discover pictures reminiscent of the futuristic universe of Cyberpunk 2077. Continue reading »

50 Winning Photos From The 2019’s Best Wedding Photo Contest

50 Winning Photos From The 2019’s Best Wedding Photo Contest
Glen Etive, Scotland by Darek Lukasik of Nina & Darek

The winners of The International Wedding Photographer of the Year Awards have been announced. Entries came in from all across the globe, and here are the 50 best ones. Continue reading »

Beautiful Early Entries Of The 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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.

Beautiful Early Entries Of The 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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 »