Spectacular Winning Images of The 2021 World Press Photo Contest

The World Press Photo Foundation is proud to present the category winners of the 2021 World Press Photo Contests, selected by an independent jury. The annual World Press Photo Contest rewards the best visual journalism of the past year in eight categories: Contemporary Issues, Environment, General News, Long-Term Projects, Nature, Portraits, Sports and Spot News.


In this image released by World Press Photo, Thursday April 15, 2021, by John Minchillo, Associated Press, part of a series titled Minneapolis Unrest: The George Floyd Aftermath, which won third prize in the Spot News Stories category, shows Protesters raise their fists in defiance outside a burning fast-food restaurant near the precinct station of the officers who arrested Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on May 29, 2020. (Photo by John Minchillo, Associated Press, World Press Photo via AP Photo) Continue reading »

30 Inspiring Photos From One Eyeland 2020 Awards

Chin Leong Teo, Photographer of the Year – Gold

One Eyeland Awards is delighted to unveil its winners for 2020. Adjudged by a jury of 25 eminent artists, the awards this year received over 3100 images from 51 countries. In all, our choosy judges decided to give out 30 Camera Trophies, 42 Golds, 134 Silvers, 231 Bronzes and 219 Finalists. Continue reading »

“Shadows”: Winners & Merit Awards Of AAP Magazine’s Photo Contest

1st Place ($500 Cash Prize) – Oliver Stegmann, Switzerland

Here are the winners and merits awards of All About Photo’s “Shadow” Photo Contest. Photographers from around the world can submit their work on the All About Photo Website. For this contest, the first prize goes to Oliver Stegmann from Switzerland he won a $500 cash prize. Continue reading »

2020 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards Winners

From lockdown to landscapes and everything in-between… the winners of the 2020 Travel Photographer of the Year awards have been revealed.

Overall Winner – the Travel Photographer of The Year 2020: Vladimir Alekseev, Russia

Location: Svalbard
Artist Statement: Once on my expedition to Spitsbergen, there was a blizzard. Everything around was equally white. And suddenly I spotted this Arctic fox. He almost merged with the environment. Only his eyes and nose betrayed him.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark III, 60-600mm lens, F9, 1/320 sec, ISO 640 Continue reading »

Breathtaking Winning Photos of The SkyPixel’s 6th Anniversary Aerial Photo & Video Contest

Here are the 2020’s winners of SkyPixel’s Aerial Storytelling Contest. SkyPixel was founded in 2014 and currently, there are six million members in their community. This year is the 6th Anniversary of the Aerial Photo & Video Contest. There are more than 26,000 submissions received from 136 countries for categories including Travel, Sports, Nature, Architecture, and Portrait. This year’s annual award was won by Karim Iliya for his photograph “Humpback Breach”, Congratulations to all the winners.

If you are interested in Drone photography, join the SkyPixel community, you can find a lot of inspiration. Here in this article, we are posting only winning photos, visit their website to view video entries.

Annual Award: ‘Humpback Breach’ by Karim Iliya

Humpback whales breach for a variety of reasons including communication, fighting, barnacle and parasite removal, waking up, playing and more. For humpback whales calves like this one, playing is an important way to build muscles and prepare for the long journey to Antarctica. Continue reading »

Sony World Photography Awards Announces Stunning 2021 Contest Category Winners

Sony World Photography Awards is one of the contests that always brings us lots of magnificent photos. The World Photography Organisation that stands behind it has just announced this year’s category winners and shortlist in the Open competition. And as always, it’s a selection of amazing images.

The contest recognizes winners in ten categories, and over 100 photographers were selected as shortlisted. Each winner receives Sony gear and competes further for the Open Photographer of the Year title and a $5,000 reward.


Category winner, open competition, street photography. Disinfection, a cinematic image documenting an employee of the health affairs unit of Ankara municipality in protective gear walking along the train platform while spraying it with disinfectant. (Photo by F. Dilek Uyar/Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »

GuruShots: Winning Photographs from The Impressive Still Life Contest


Rebekah Raybould – United Kingdom

Billed as the world’s greatest photo game, GuruShots is an online platform that provides a fun, structured way to showcase your images while gaining global exposure for your work. Continue reading »

28 Women Who Chose An Unusual Color For Their Hair And Ended Up Looking Badass


blondieshair

There’s this competition called #ONESHOT Hair Awards. It’s global, free to participate in, and 100% transparent. There are two overall categories: Big Shot (for studio-style work) and Hot Shot (for “real hair behind the chair”). Continue reading »

Smartphone Snaps Surprise in The 2021 Mobile Photography Awards

Winner – Water, Snow, Ice. ‘San Clemente’. iPhone XS Max

Roger Clay

Established in 2011, the Mobile Photography Awards is a unique contest; as much as chronicle of smartphone camera evolution as a celebration of the art of mobile photography. In its 10th year it presents an indisputable case for the power of modern mobile photography. Continue reading »

Into the Wild with The World Nature Photography Award Winners

Grand Prize Winner, Gold – Animals in their Habitat. ‘The World Is Going Upside Down’. Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo

Thomas Vijayan

The inaugural World Nature Photography Awards has delivered a strong collection of images showcasing the breadth of the planet’s natural wonders. From unusual animal perspectives to spectacular landscapes, here is a selection of highlights. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The Black and White Minimalist Photography Prize 2021

First Place Winner: Alone by Tim Nevell

As an approach in photography, minimalism or minimalistic photography could be taken by the photographer in all genres. No matter whether you’re a portrait, architecture or landscape photographer, minimalistic photos are always an option as long as you have a minimal look towards your surroundings. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020

Here are the winners of the 2020 Tokyo International Awards. The winners receive prizes that are up to $3,000 USD. Tokyo International Foto awards recognize, honor and connect talented photographers from around the world to new audiences and new eyes in the creative circles of Tokyo, Japan. The competition is open to everyone and invites photographers from all over the world to enter their work.

Summer Fairies (Nature, Gold) by Kazuaki Koseki

“Himehotaru” living in the summer night forest, females cannot fly, only males, fireflies, an indigenous species of Japan, fly around the summer forest while repeating a blink of a short time, reminiscent of Christmas illumination. Continue reading »

Incredible Winning Photographs From The 2020 International Photography Awards

Sometimes it is nice to be a bit nostalgic, and what can be more nostalgic than analog photos? See what your photography skills are made of: enter the IPA as it’s now open for submissions. Here are the best examples of analog photography from the 2020 International Photography Awards.

Advertising Photographer Of the Year: “A sustainable future of exquisite luxury mobility” by Mike Dodd

“The image had to represent Bentley’s vision for creating a sustainable future of luxury mobility. The specification of the Bentley EXP 100 GT contained sentances such as: -luxury craftsmanship -seamless fusion of materials & intelligent curation of technology -introducing light as a new luxury material -5000yr old fossilised British Oak infused with recycled Copper -Compass exterior paint made from recycled rice husks -100% organic leather-like textile from wine making -Cumbrian crystal interfaces -embroidered cotton interior surfaces.” Continue reading »

Winners Of The Visual Storytelling Contest By The Independent Photographer

Here are the winners and finalists of The Visual Storytelling Contest By The Independent Photographer.

“From classic social documentary to imaginative storytelling: The art of visual storytelling encompasses a wide range of possibilities with at its heart, the will to tell a story and we were seeking visual artists aiming to captivate and share their stories with awareness and conviction.”

American photographer Nichole Sobecki, represented by renowned photo agency VII, was the judge of the competition.

Berber Theunissen – 1st Prize – “The Soul Within”

“The growing body. The excitement. Noticing the old me fading away, the beginning of a new life. The fear of losing him again, the mental scars after the miscarriage. The first strong kicks, slowly regaining trust in my body. The growing love. The healing homebirth. Meeting the soul that had been with us already all those years, finally earth side. The double sword: fatigue, heartbreaking fears, overwhelming responsibilities alternated with a soft inner peace, overpowering happiness.” Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos of the 2021 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

The winners of this year’s Underwater Photographer of the Year contest were just announced, and Renee Capozzola was named Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021 for her image of blacktip reef sharks cruising beneath seagulls at sunset in French Polynesia. Prizes and commendations were handed out in categories including Wide Angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behavior, Portrait, Black and White, Compact, Up and Coming, Marine Conservation, and more. Contest organizers were once again kind enough to share some of this year’s honorees with us below, with captions written by the photographers.


Underwater photographer of the year 2021 and wide angle category winner. Sharks’ Skylight by Renee Capozzola (US), taken near shore of island of Mo’orea, French Polynesia. Continue reading »

20 Award-Winning Photos Capture the Terror and Beauty of Giving Birth During the Pandemic

Childbirth was already an incredibly difficult and painful process that required strength and tenacity. But the pandemic added an entirely new layer to giving birth in 2020.

While the childbirth photographers that capture these precious moments lost much of their work last year, the images that were captured only emulated the beauty of new life amid so much grief.

The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IABPB) announced the winners of their annual birth photo competition this month. The entries from across the globe were judged in five categories: birth details, labor, delivery, postpartum, and Fresh 48 (which documents the first few hours of life).


Best in category: delivery. “The Greatest Love In The World,” by Anne Lucy Silva Barbosa of Anne Lucy Fotografia who lives in Brazil. (Anne Lucy Silva Barbosa/Anne Lucy Fotografia) Continue reading »

The Guinness World Records Winners in Colorful Shots by The Photographer Ryan Schude

“Kitty McScratch” Elizabeth Hunter – Most Prolific Dance Game World Record Holder – Los Angeles, California

Ryan Schude is an LA based photographer who has created a unique, high-contrast tableau aesthetic for photography. He works with an array of clients for commercial work while also building a large and continuing collection of personal artistic works. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photographs from The World in Macro Contest 2020


Rob Williamson – United States

Billed as the world’s greatest photo game, GuruShots is an online platform that provides a fun, structured way to showcase your images while gaining global exposure for your work. Continue reading »

Winners Of 2020 Birth & Beyond Photography Awards

“Maternity” by Xare Bejos Fotografia, Mexico

The Birth and Beyond Photography Contest is a Dutch-based brand new international competition in the wonderful and (still) growing field of Birth and Beyond Photography. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The Life in Another Light Photo Contest 2020

“What changes when we switch to infrared, and which things remain constant? What beauty lies in the light that our eyes can’t see? We want the infrared photography community to answer these questions and more with complete photo essays as well as individual shots.

Prizes will be awarded across 6 categories of infrared photography, and include over $11,000 in cash and infrared photography gear, with a grand prize of $1,000 cash + $1,000 of infrared photography equipment awarded to ‘Best Infrared Photo Essay’. Prizes will also be awarded to one visible light photo essay and one visible light photo per applicable category! We want to help the Infrared community grow, and each Visible Light winner will receive a Kolari Vision gift card for infrared conversion services and gear!”


Norway’s Dream House, in the infrared chrome category. (Photo by Yann Philippe/Kolari Vision) Continue reading »

Breathtaking Nature Pics That Won The 2020 International Photography Awards

The winners of the 2020 International Photography Awards have been announced, and the nature photographs last year have shown us the scary power and incredible beauty of nature. Compete in the award this year! The submissions are open!

Jazz

“Clouds were flowing above Mt. Fuji. The long-exposure shooting and the result of finishing with blue ink gave me an image as if I were in a different world. When I saw the finished image, I heard JAZZ.” (Takahashi/International Photography Awards) Continue reading »

Choose The People’s Choice Award For Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

Choose the People’s choice award for Wildlife Photography of the Year. Browse the 25 photographs featured below and vote for the one you think should win this year’s People’s Choice Award.

More than 49,000 images are entered into Wildlife Photographer of the Year every year, but our panel of judges can only award 100 winners. Each year the Natural History Museum chooses an additional 25 of the best images from the latest competition shortlist. We then ask the public to help us select the recipient of the People’s Choice Award.

The winner will be announced on 10 February 2021.

Hare ball by Andy Parkinson

Andy spent five weeks watching the mountain hares near Tomatin in the Scottish Highlands, waiting patiently for any movement – a stretch, a yawn or a shake – which typically came every 30 to 45 minutes. Continue reading »

Grizzly Bears Among Stunning Finalists of National Parks Photo Contest

Two grizzly bears fighting, a group of bison plowing through a field of snow and the stars lighting a hiking trail are among the pictures selected as the 20 finalists in a photography competition showcasing images from US national parks. All 20 images were the winners of the first ever annual Nature’s best Photography National Parks Photo competition and were the top 20 placed images chosen from more than 3,000 entries.


‘Grizzly Bears’: This stunning photo by Thomas Vijayan shows the brutality of nature as two grizzly bears duel in Katmai National Park, Alaska. Continue reading »

See the Winners in Picture Wild Montana 2020 Photo Contest

First Place: “Quiet Contemplation at Holland Lake” by Kevin League of Helena

The Montana Wilderness Association has announced the winners of the 12th annual Picture Wild Montana Photo Contest. The theme of this year’s contest was “The Joy of the Wild.” Continue reading »

Caldwell Arts Council’s Exposures Photography Competition Winner Announced

BEST OF SHOW: “Reflection” by Lily Laramie, Lenoir NC

Photographers from Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba counties in North Carolina were invited to enter the Exposures Photography Competition, a program of the Caldwell Arts Council. Judge Lynn Willis of Valle Crucis judged the competition entries, and has selected the following award-winning photographs. Continue reading »