While we anxiously wait for the winners of the Sony World Photography Awards, the World Photography Organisation has a bit of a teaser. The organization has just announced the shortlisted photos in the Student and Youth competitions, and they give you a glimpse of the images you might see when the winners are announced.
Close-Up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) is one of those contests I always look forward to. To start off the new year with lots of inspiring images, the competition has shared its winners and runner-ups, and they’re absolutely stunning.
Canadian photographer Samantha Stephens is the overall winner of this year’s contest, and her striking image shows something you don’t see every day: a pair of salamanders being consumed by a carnivorous pitcher plant. As always, there are plenty more of great photos among the category winners, so let’s dive in and check them out.
Photography contests are a great opportunity to win valuable prizes and have your work officially recognized. And even if you don’t normally submit your photos to competitions, you’ll still find them usefus: they let you discover plenty of new photographers whose work you’ll love.
Here at DIYP, we bring you results of dozens of different photo contests throughout the year. In 2022, we saw more amazing photos than we can count, and we thought they deserve a recap. So, we bring you our top ten photo contests, with photos that moved us, amazed us, made us cry, and made us laugh.
Nature Talks has announced the results of the Nature Photographer of the Year 2022 competition. This year, polar bears took the victory. Okay, not literally: it was Russian photographer Dmitry Kokh who took the photos of these animals in quite an unusual setting. His remarkable image House of Bears shows a polar bear in an abandoned weather station. And yes, you saw the entire series on DIYP earlier this year!
Of course, there are plenty other stunning photos among category winners, runner-ups and highly commended images. Folks at the Nature Photographer of the Year shared them with DIYP, so let’s check them out.
The funniest photography competition in the world has announced its winners for 2022. Yes, of course, it’s the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards!
This year, the title of the funniest image was rewarded to Jennifer Hadley for her photo of a clumsy little lion. While cats, both wild and domestic, are known for exquisite reflexes, this one is… well, not so graceful. As always, there are more hilarious shots among category winners, so let’s check them out together and improve this day, shall we?
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards never fails to make me smile with its selection of winners or finalists. And not just smile, but downright laugh my head off. And this is exactly what happened when I saw this year’s finalists.
The contest has announced the final selection of images, one of which will soon be chosen as the overall winner. And in case you need a serotonin boost for today – look no further! Scroll down and have a good laugh like I did when I first saw this year’s Comedy Wildlife finalists.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year never fails to impress us with awe-inspiring photos of flora and fauna, both above and below water, even up in the sky. And this year, a swarm of tiny creatures won the big prize.
Photographer Karine Aigner has won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022. Her image shows a buzzing ball of cactus bees spinning over the hot sand on a Texas ranch. Taken at the bee level, it depicts the behavior of these creatures, but also reminds us of how important it is to protect them.
The Royal Meteorological Society has announced the winners of the 2022 Weather Photographer of the Year competition in association with AccuWeather.
Like every year, there are so many awe-inspiring photos that will just take your breath away. But you know the drill – there can be only one winner. This year, it was Christopher Ison for his dramatic, powerful image Storm Eunice. And since there are plenty more amazing images awarded in different categories, let’s check them all out and enjoy them together.
Epson International Pano Awards has announced the winners of its 2022 contest. And just like the images they shared back in April to inspire you, the winning images are equally powerful and gorgeous.
This year, the winner is Jinyi He from China with three entries in the Open awards. His image The Vein is the overall winner, followed by two more breathtaking landscapes.
Photographer Clancy Gebler Davies won the British Journal of Photography (BJP) Female in Focus Award last year. However, her winning sparked some controversy after another photographer accused her of, well, basically stealing the photo. He claimed that it was he who actually took the shot, and it resulted in the winning image being withdrawn from the Awards completely.