Nominees and winners of World Press Photo Contest never fail to give us chills and leave us in awe, shock and with mixed emotions. The World Press Photo Foundation has just announced nominees of its 63rd annual contest, as well as its Digital Storytelling Contest. They come from all over the world, making yet another stunning and powerful collection of images.
Capturing the perfect moment sometimes involves planning, but most often it is about being at the right place at the right time. When Our World in Focus announced The Perfect Moment Contest, they received entries from 50 countries. They write: “We were astounded by the variety, ingenuity and quality of entries in this year’s contest. Open to all genres, we were pleased to see images of landscapes, people, wildlife and more.”
There are plenty of photo competitions around. Some are free, some are paid. Some offer prizes and some only bragging rights. Our World in Focus is a site that aims to be cheap to enter, but still offer a worthy prize.
Their latest Landscape photography competition got some amazing entries, but the winners are nothing short of breathtaking. Hit the jump to see the top photos and get some insights on why each of the winners was selected.
Wiki Loves Monuments is the world largest photography competition. Wikimedia states, “It’s also a platform for global collaboration in making beautiful, significant photos of monuments freely available to anyone, anywhere.” When photographers join the competition they simultaneously donate their images to Wikimedia Commons, “the free repository that holds most of the images used on Wikipedia, to ensure that the world’s most visible cultural heritage is documented and held in trust for future generations.”
More than 17,000 photos were submitted to Flickr’s contest. The five winners received a $200 gift card from Blurb each. This isn’t a lot of prize, but there is quite a bit of bragging rights involved, I guess. Flickr invited five photographers from the community to assist with the nominations and appointed three in-house judges from Flickr staff to select the winning images.
There are a host of very talented photographers on Flickr. The five winning images showcase some of the diversity uploaded to the platform. The judges have exemplary carried out their duties and awarded five deserving winners of the competition. One thing is for sure, it cannot have been easy to pick out the winners among the many submissions. Here are the winners:
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.
Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) has just announced the winners of its 2019 competition. Among tens of thousands of submissions, the judges have selected the best of the best. The winners come from all corners of the globe and show us just how incredible, diverse, but also harsh our planet is.
Royal Society Publishing is a photography contest that celebrates the beauty of science. The 2019 winners have been announced, and they show us natural and scientific phenomena that are astounding, but also truly beautiful and photogenic.
As a professional photographer, entering a photo contest can be a big decision. Entries often cost money (which you could be using on new gear or workshops) and it’s important to also consider things like the submission rights for the contest, jury makeup and prizes before moving forward.
Once you’ve found a contest you want to pursue, the next question to answer is how you can stand out from the hundreds, if not thousands, of other entries. We’ve rounded up seven tips to get you ahead of the competition and onto that list of finalists and winners.