This year’s top shots delight with dazzling colors and fresh perspectives.

Every spring, the judges of the Audubon Photography Awards gather at Audubon’s headquarters in Manhattan to review their favorite images and select the finalists. But as with much of life in 2020, this year’s awards had to be handled differently due to pandemic-related travel, work, and social-distancing restrictions. So, for our 11th annual awards, which saw more than 6,000 submissions, the judges assembled in an epic day-long Zoom meeting to winnow down the remaining pool to just the 10 winners and honorable mentions shown here.

Amateur Honorable Mention: Bibek Ghosh
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Grand Prize Winner: Joanna Lentini
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Youth Honorable Mention: Christopher Smith
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Fisher Prize Winner: Marlee Fuller-Morris
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Plants for Birds Winner: Travis Bonovsky
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The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards Winners
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A Pivotal Year for Street Photography

This year’s Street Photography Awards took place under unusual circumstances, to say the least. As a precaution against the Covid-19 pandemic, much of the world went under lockdown, and streets in every corner of the globe were strangely quiet, uninhabited, eerie and uneasy.

1st Place Series – Kevin Fletcher
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The usual hustle-bustle of crowds, consumers and commuters came to a halt, and the everyday pleasures of people-watching fell away to what we could view from the windows of our self-isolation or the screens of our phones.

3rd Place Series – Michael McIlvaney
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Nevertheless, hundreds of photographers from five continents submitted images from their streets, made before and during lockdown. Great photographs and series from “normal life” just a few months ago now seem charged with new poignancy as they reflect the liveliness and excitement of human interactions before street life stopped for a while.

1st Place Single – Gabi Ben Avraham
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In short, there was a lot of great work submitted, and much of it was not typical of what we usually consider “street photography” — so that was exciting, too. After hours of deliberation and discussion, the international jury selected 6 top Winners, 8 special Juror’s Picks, and 25 Finalists. We hope you like them as much as we do.

3rd Place Single – Paul Kessel
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These 39 photographers hail from 19 countries, and each has an undeniable talent in capturing life as it unfolds through careful observation, sharp technical skills and a strong creative vision.

Jurors’ picks – Wenpeng Lu
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Enjoy!
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Street Photography Awards 2020
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2020 Winners and Shortlist Galleries

It’s an exciting day at the World Photography Organisation as today we’ve revealed the overall winners for this year’s Sony World Photography Awards. Created by the World Photography Organisation and sponsored by Sony, the 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.

Lior Yaakobi, Israel, Shortlist, Open competition, Motion, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Veliko Karachiviev, Bulgaria, Shortlist, Open competition, Travel, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Kolton Almany, United States, Winner, Youth competition, Portraiture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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andrea staccioli, Italy, 3rd Place, Professional competition, Sport , 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Pablo Albarenga, Uruguay, Winner, Latin America Professional Award, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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2020 Winners and Shortlist Galleries
Sony World Photography Awards
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Fine Art Photography Awards

Art is born out of passion. Fine Art photography is a perfect instrument, which allows a person to communicate with the world and share their vision. It results from the author’s deep sensitivity, a need to express feelings through image, a unique view of the surrounding reality. It can be spontaneous, but it can also be a conscious and deliberate manifesto. FAPA is searching for photos born out of passion – your passion.

Dean McLeod
‘Crescent Falls’
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Paolo Lazzarotti
Women by the Sea
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Deryk Baumgärtner
Lord of the Rings
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Donell Gumiran
Wall of Burqa
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Marcin Giba
Human on Earth
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more at Fine Art Photography Awards

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The Better Photography Magazine Photo of the Year Awards

2019 Award Results

Swapnil Nevgi – Silver Award
Classic Landscape Category
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Marcel Van Balken – Gold Award
Creative Flair Category
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Rolf Christian Mehl – Silver Award
Exotic Travel Category
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Christian Vizl – Gold Award
Revealing Nature Category
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The Better Photography Magazine Photo of the Year Awards
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