Capturing Culinary Delights Across the Globe at the 2023 Pink Lady Food Photography Awards
The Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year is a global contest honoring the diversity and artistry in food photography across various applications. The competition’s 25 categories, ranging from magazine food styling to cultural and natural food portrayals, celebrate the cultural breadth of food’s representation in society. The Awards value technical skill, originality, and emotional connection to the subject, whether it’s a simple apple or a baker at work in the early morning. The grand prize winner will be awarded 5,000 GBP (around 6,570 USD).
Overall Winner: Candy Man
Seller Pappu Jaiswal. The photograph was taken in the streets of western Mumbai near the candy floss-selling grounds of the beaches and fairs. It is part of a wider series of images of the sellers, which capture the unique ways used to display the candy goods in the hope of attracting a buyer. “The winning image was part of a personal project – a huge amount of time and thought went into capturing it so it’s great to be recognised by such an esteemed panel of judges” Jon Enoch. Photograph: Jon Enoch/Pink Lady Awards 23 Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Images of The 2023 Insect Week Photography Awards
The Royal Entomological Society has announced the winning images from their Insect Week photography competition. This year’s competition for amateur photographers received over 700 entries from 34 countries across six continents, with 24 images earning commendations for their outstanding quality.
A spotted tiger beetle (Cicindela sexguttata). These metallic green beetles are native to North America and adults are efficient predators with large mandibles. Photograph: Benjamin Salb/Royal Entomological Society Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Images of The Sony World Photography Awards 2023
A ruined cement factory, a sunken car, the brave women of DRC and a posse of urban raccoons … all these and many more feature in this year’s list of overall professional category winners.
Our War: Edgar Martins, Portugal (Photographer of the Year and first place in Professional Competition, Portraiture)
Martins says: ‘In 2011, my friend the photojournalist Anton Hammerl travelled to Libya to cover the conflict between pro-regime and anti-Gaddafi forces. On 5 April he was abducted and killed by government militia. Frustrated by the lack of progress in the investigation to find his mortal remains, in 2022 I travelled to Libya. This previously unseen body of work is structured as a portrait of Anton through the people he photographed and met, and others involved in the conflict.’ Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Travel Photographer Of The Year 2022
These are the 35 winning photographs from the Travel Photographer of the Year 2022 competition. The top prize was awarded to a snapshot of one of the world’s last two remaining Northern White rhinos, out of the 20,000 submissions.
Overall Winner: Travel Photographer Of The Year 2022: Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia
Matjaz Krivic from Slovenia won the Overall prize for 2022 with his series titled “Northern White Rhinos.” The judges commented that the portfolio beautifully and sensitively tells the sad story of Najin, a 33-year-old Northern White rhino, and her keeper Zachary Mutai in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya. The images are intimate and tender. The judges also noted the fascinating visual story-telling of the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma, which focuses on the impact on the surrounding landscape, as seen through the abandoned horse in search of food. Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Images of the FdB Wedding Photography Awards 2022
Grandma And Her Little Boy” Photo By Barbara Fabbri (Italy)
Did you know that every three months, photographers from all corners of the globe send in their most unique and incredible wedding photos to the FdB Awards? It’s an exciting event where over 1500 photos from 12 different countries are evaluated by a team of three international photographers. Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Images Of The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2023
Overall Winner: “A Look to the Future” by Charlie Page
The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2023 announced its 25 winning photos, with Charlie Page taking the overall first place for his work called “A Look to the Future”. Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Photos Of The 12th Annual Mobile Photography Awards
Grand Prize Winner: Glenn Homann
These are the 20 photos that won the 12th Annual Mobile Photography Awards (MPA). The Mobile Photography Awards were established in 2011 to acknowledge and honor the skills and visual artistry of mobile photography and art communities. Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Images of The World Nature Photography Awards 2022
“Playgroup” – Japanese macaques on Awaji Island, Japan. The gold winner in the behaviour – mammals category. (Photo by Hidetoshi Ogata/World Nature Photography Awards 2022) Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Images Of The 2022 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards
The results of the annual Travel Photographer of the Year competition have been announced, with one of the last remaining Northern White rhinos in the world being the subject of the top prize-winning snapshot. Out of the 20,000 entries received, Matjaz Krivic’s photographs captured the judges’ attention, as he conveyed the poignant story of these animals trying to survive and revive their species from the brink of extinction.
Krivic, a documentary photographer with more than 25 years of experience, has been traveling the world and capturing various stories of people and places. Currently, he is focused on highlighting environmental issues and advocating for a better future. This is not the first time Krivic has participated in the competition; according to Travel Photographer of the Year, he has submitted entries every year since the contest’s inception in 2003. The judges of the competition praised his work, stating that he portrayed Kenya’s sad story beautifully and sensitively, with images that are both tender and intimate.
Overall Winner: Travel Photographer Of The Year 2022: Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia
“Najin 33 one of the last two Northern White rhinos left in the world resting under a hot afternoon sun with her friend and caretaker Zachary Mutai in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The northern white rhino is all but extinct. The two last males died several years ago. The two females are still with us, but too feeble to bear babies. In an Italian lab, their eggs are now artificially fertilized by sperm from the late males, and kept at minus 196 celsius, in hopes that surrogate rhinos from another sub species can carry the northern white back from the brink.” Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Images of The National Geographic Traveller Photography Awards 2023
National Geographic Traveller has revealed the winners of its 11th annual photography competition, celebrating the best in travel photography across categories like wildlife, landscape, food, people, and urban. The judging panel sifted through thousands of entries to come up with a shortlist of 18 finalists for each category, and from there, the final seven winners were selected.
Though only open to UK and Irish participants, the winning images are said to reflect some of the best photography from around the world, showcasing a mix of drama, intimacy, and warmth that capture unique perspectives of travel.
The grand prize this year went to Renato Granieri, whose winning photograph was an inspiring image of two newly qualified eco-guards working at the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone, submitted in the people category and praised as a “firm favourite” among the judges.
Renato Granieri, winner: Grand Prize, People category
Mariama Turay (left) and Marah Hawa, two newly qualified eco guards in Sierra Leone’s Loma Mountains national park. For the judges, Granieri’s shot captured ‘the authenticity of shared laughter’. Eighteen photographers made the shortlist for the awards, now in their 11th year. Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Images of The Global Cement and Concrete Association’s Competition
Concrete infrastructure, pro winner – Interchange, Guangzhou, China – Chek Poh Wong
The Global Cement and Concrete Association recently held its fourth edition photography competition, and it was a massive success! With a whopping 14,000 entries from all over the world, both amateur and professional photographers wowed us with their amazing skills and talent. Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Images Of Sony World Photography Awards
Latin America, National Award Shortlist, Manuel Rodriguez
The 2023 National & Regional Awards for photography have been announced, supporting and celebrating photographers worldwide. Continue reading »
Celebrating 17 Years of Beauty: A Look at the Winners and Commended Entries of the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition
Masaki Ito | Highly commended, Beautiful Gardens | A Smell So Sweet, Aichi prefecture, Japan
“The many hanging blooms of wisteria smelt so sweet as they reflected in the pond at a garden near to my house. When the flowers bloom in April, it signifies my birthday has arrived again” Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Photos Of The 2022 Budapest International Photo Awards
Nature / Wildlife – Silver: “Divine Beauty Of An Arctic Fox” by Marcello Galleano
The 2021 Budapest International Photo Awards (BI FA) recently announced the winners and top honorees from thousands of entries around the world. BIFA is an inspirational community that recognizes the power and influence of photography in shaping how we see the world. Continue reading »
Stunning Winning Photos Of The 2022 Underwater Photographer Of The Year Competition
The 2022 Underwater Photographer of the Year Competition had over $100,000 in prizes and revealed stunning winning photos. Nirupam Nigam, the Editor-in-Chief of the Underwater Photography Guide, spoke about the competition saying, “It is clear from this year’s winning images that our community of underwater photographers has dived into a new and exciting post-pandemic era. An unprecedented caliber of photos was ushered in by the lifting of travel restrictions – including our best in show image featuring another teachable moment from an octopus.”
The photo, taken by Kat Zhou in Palm Beach, Florida, depicts the bittersweet final days between a mother octopus and her young before dying of old age.
“Long Shadows” by Martin Broen. Winner, Black and White. Shot in Cenote Dos Pisos, Riviera Maya, Yucatan, Mexico
“Getting further away from the exit to surface and safety, through the labyrinth of pitch-black tunnels, you get to see places with incredible pristine decorations. Continue reading »
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 People’s Choice Award
Hyena highway by Sam Rowley, UK. Spotted hyenas are intelligent and opportunistic animals. On the outskirts of cities such as Harar in Ethiopia, they take advantage of what humans leave behind like bones and rotting meat. In so doing, the hyenas keep disease at bay and the locals tolerate them, even leaving out butcher’s scraps.To capture these hyenas from the family group known as the Highway Clan, Sam set up a remote camera by a roadkill carcass. He photographed the lowest-ranking member of the clan after the dominant members had sauntered off. (Photo by Sam Rowley/Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Photos From the 2022 Dog Photography Awards
The Dog Photography Awards, now in its second year, continues to showcase the talents of pet photographers from around the world. This prestigious competition highlights the artistry and skill involved in capturing the essence of our beloved canine companions. From dynamic action shots to serene portraits, the winning photographs are a testament to the beauty and diversity of dogs.
Founded by esteemed dog photographers Audrey Bellot and Claudio Piccoli, the awards invite both professional and amateur photographers to submit their work in four distinct categories: Action, Portrait & Landscape, Studio, and Dogs & People. After a rigorous selection process, the pool of finalists was narrowed down to the top three photographs in each category, showcasing the very best in dog photography. The Dog Photography Awards serves as a platform to celebrate the bond between humans and their furry friends, and the photographers who capture it.
“The first obstacle of the course is the moment I prefer most of all. There, where it all begins, where the bond between Human and Dog is expressed in such a clear way by such a magnetic look, where you can see the power of dog’s muscles contracting and releasing energy at every handler’s nod.” (Photo: Francesco Junior Mura, 1st Place, Action) Continue reading »
Monkeys and Magic: Exploring the World of Black and White Photography Through the Lens of The Lensculture Awards
As a society, we often take for granted the power of visual storytelling. Photography, in particular, has the ability to transport us to different places, to make us feel a range of emotions, and to give us a glimpse into lives and experiences we may not have otherwise known. The monochrome works featured in the recent Lensculture black and white photography awards are a testament to this.
These photographs remind us that behind every image, there is a story waiting to be told.
Wendy Stone: Siblings (3rd Place Winner, Series)
‘Our son has two brothers who are over 20 years older than him and have moved out of the house. Being home with no siblings to play with often has him getting into mischief with our two dogs, Marius and Sasha. Their interactions demonstrate the same sibling interactions as humans: playing, tattling, fighting and snuggling. For this series, I documented their adventures, striving to capture both their good and bad days.’ Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Images of the Mountain Photo of the Year 2022 Competition
A selection of the winning entries and contenders for Trail magazine’s annual photography competition, now in its ninth year.
The winning entry by Anglesey bookkeeper Kat Lawman is an image shot above the clouds at the top of Garnedd Ugain in Eryri (Snowdonia), that shows Jupiter, Saturn and Venus aligning under the watchful gaze of a wild camper. Kat, who also spends her time as a mountain leader and took up photography as a hobby three years ago, said: ‘It was such a truly earth-moving moment I was reduced to tears. The mountains here in Snowdonia are my life, and my escape … This night in December I managed to get the whole Snowdon massif all to myself, there wasn’t another single person around and this photo will always be the most special one to me’. Photograph: Kat Lawman Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Images of the 2022 Close-Up Photographer of the Year Awards
Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) is a celebration of close-up, macro and micro photography. A global competition created to showcase images that help us see the world anew.
The overall prize went to this shot of two spotted salamanders being consumed by a northern pitcher plant in Algonquin provincial park, Canada. (Photo by Samantha Stephens/Close Up Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »
Celebrating the Beauty of Australian Birds: A Look at the Winning Images from the 2022 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards
The 2022 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards have recently revealed their winning images, selected from a pool of over 5,600 submissions from photographers worldwide.
The competition not only served as a way to raise funds for bird conservation efforts, but also as a celebration of the beauty and diversity of these amazing creatures. This year’s categories included “Bird Portrait,” “Special Theme (Australasian Robins),” “Bird Behavior,” and “Birds in Backyards,” just to name a few. Take a look at some of the stunning photos that made it to the winning list in the gallery below.
Birds In Flight: “White-Faced Storm Petrel” By John Harrison (Winner)
“Storm petrels regularly exhibit this water-skiing behavior whilst searching for food on the water’s surface, but I have never seen such a perfectly timed photo of the moment of impact.” White-faced Storm Petrel, Near Eaglehawk Neck, Tas Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Images of The 2022 Northern Lights Photographer of The Year
“Polaris Dream” – Nico Rinaldi
The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, is a captivating natural occurrence that draws in travelers, artists, and photographers from all corners of the globe. Continue reading »
The Winners of The International Landscape Photographer of The Year 2022 Competition Have Been Announced
“Paternidad” by Benjamin Briones Grandi (Chile). Portfolio – Winner.
Images and winners of the 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have been chosen. Chile’s Benjamin Briones Grandi was named Photographer of the Year for his portfolio, with Tony Wang of China in second place and Max Rive of the Netherlands in third place. Continue reading »
A Selection of The Winning Images in The British Ecological Society’s Annual Competition ‘Capturing Ecology’
The British Ecological Society has released a collection of winning and highly commended images from their annual Capturing Ecology competition. These photos, taken by international ecologists and students from around the world, showcase the beauty and complexity of nature. The selection includes a mother leopard hunting and a bird floating peacefully on water, highlighting the intricate relationship between humans and the natural world.
Overall runner-up – Leopard Surprise! by Peter Hudson
Leopards don’t often hunt during the day but demand from her cub meant Luluka had to have a go. Steenbok are not easy prey; they exhibit multiple adaptations to avoid predation, so the hunt was long and careful. It took Luluka four attempts to secure her prey. Photograph: Peter Hudson/BES Capturing Ecology 2022 Continue reading »
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: Young Photographer Award Winners
The winning images across ten categories in the animal welfare charity’s annual competition.
Mountain Hare by Ben Harrott, 18, from Oldham, Greater Manchester, winner of the 16-18 category and overall winner. Photograph: Ben Harrott/RSPCA/PA Continue reading »
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