Winners of the 2017 iPhone Photography Awards

The Grand Prize Winner Photographer of the Year Award goes to Sebastian Tomada of New York City, USA for his entry Children of Qayyarah. First, Second and Third Place Photographers of the Year Awards go to Brendan O Se of Cork, Ireland for his image Dock Worker, Yeow-Kwang Yeo of Singapore for his entry of The Performer and Kuanglong Zhang of Shenzhen, China for his image The City Palace.

David Hayes
1st Place – Still Life
— – —

Gabriel Ribeiro
1st Place – Portrait
— – —

Paddy Chao
1st Place – Architecture
— – —

Aaron Sandberg
1st Place – Nature
— – —

Jen Pollack Bianco
1st Place – Travel
— – —

Magali Chesnel
1st Place – Trees
— – —

Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year
Sebastiano Tomada
iPhone 6s
— – —

Winners of the 2017 iPhone Photography Awards
more at IPPAWARDS

Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest Shortlist Announced

The international contest for young photojournalists organized by Rossiya Segodnya under the auspices of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO has selected a shortlist of for the 2017 contest. The shortlist published at stenincontest.com was selected by an international jury and includes photographers from 14 countries who will compete for the main prizes with the winners being announced on August 7 2017. The prestigious international award for young photographers will be presented in the Autumn in Moscow. As in previous years, the winning photos will be displayed not only in Russia but also abroad until the end of 2017.

The European Dream.
by Anna Pantelia
— – —

Search and rescue operation of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
by Artur Lebedev
— – —

Dogma.
by Gabriele Micalizzi
— – —

Elegant Fan.
by Konstantin Chalabov
— – —

Rabbis
by Kristina Kormilitsyna
— – —

Candy floss lady.
by Tabyldy Kadyrbekov
— – —

This year the number of countries taking part has increased, securing the contest’s status as a prestigious international platform that discovers new names in world photography. The 2017 contest’s shortlist was selected by award-winning representatives from the Russian and international photography community. The jury, chaired by Stern Director of Photography, Andreas Trampe, reviewed some 5,000 photos by contestants from 76 countries across four categories, including Top News, Sport, My Planet, and Portrait. A Hero of Our Time. Each category was divided into single photos and series.
— – —

Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest Shortlist Announced
more at Stenin Contest

Monochrome Photography

Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional and amateur photographers. Our mission is to celebrate monochrome visions and discover the most amazing photographers from around the world.
The winners of the Professional and Amateur categories will receive the titles: Monochrome Photographer of the Year and Monochrome Discovery of the Year along with cash prizes. We are open to all points of view, all levels of expertise, and all ideas of black and white photography.

Monochrome Awards Winners’ Gallery

Torre di Pisa by Ronny Behnert (Germany)
1st Place Winner – Architecture Photographer of the Year 2016
— – —

The magic of the night by Isabella Tabacchi (Italy)
Landscapes – 2nd Place Winner
— – —

Cleaning the Buddha by Gunarto Gunawan (Indonesia)
Conceptual – 3rd Place Winner
— – —

Vertical Horizon by Michel Kirch (France)
Fine Art – 1st Place Winner
— – —

Humanity by john gubertini (Italy)
Nature – 2nd Place Winner
— – —

Entre Noir Et Blanc by Patrick Ems (Switzerland)
Abstract – 1st Place Winner
— – —

In anticipation of a wonderful evening at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1931 in New York by Fierz Madeleine-Josephine (Switzerland)
Fashion / Beauty – 1st Place Winner
— – —

The shepherd by azzam alshuaibi (Kuwait)
People – 2nd Place Winner
— – —

Artemis by Andris Apsenieks (Latvia)
Nude – 1st Place Winner
— – —

Monochrome Awards Winners’ Gallery
more at monoawards

World Photographic Cup

World Photographic Cup
2017 Winners

Pepe Soho, Mexico
Nature – Gold Medal
— – —

Eelena Malsheva, Russia
Portrait – Gold Medal
— – —

Antti Karppinen, Finland
Illustrative – Gold Medal
— – —

Lee Howell, United Kingdom
Wedding – Gold Medal
— – —

Dušan Holovej, Slovakia
Commercial – Gold Medal
— – —

Goh Wee Seng, Singapore
Reportage – Gold Medal
— – —

Andreas Zopf, Austria
Wedding – Silver Medal
— – —

Peter Svoboda, Slovakia
Reportage – 9th place
— – —

Amber Griffin, New Zealand
Commercial – Silver Medal
— – —

Barbara Breitsameter, United States of America
Commercial – 4th place
— – —

Since its beginnings, photography as an art has brought people together. So it is not surprising that there is a special bond between photographers – regardless of where they come from. The brotherhood and sisterhood of photography is a bond that transcends language, culture, and geography. That’s the foundation behind the World Photographic Cup, an one of a kind international team competition created in 2013, celebrating photography in a way never dreamed of before. Sure, there are lots of other competitions, but there is just one World Photographic Cup.

more 2017 Winners at World Photographic Cup

Ten & One Annual Lomography Photo Awards

In 2016 was launched the first ever TEN AND ONE Annual Lomography Photo Awards — the world’s biggest competition for the experimental photography scene. The entries received were phenomenal — innovative pieces of work that showed both photography and videography at their finest. Take a look at the winning shots at Lomography, and get to know the winners.

Nature: The Off the Grid Award – Photo by elodinosaur
— – —

Documentary & Travel: The Breaking Boundaries Award – Photo by ladymacbeth
— – —

Black & White: The Monochrome Award – Photo by puntaiwai
— – —

Experimental: The Trial & Error Award – Photo by mell0nc0llie
— – —

Instant: The Now or Never Award – Photo by kleeblatt
— – —

Portraiture: The Human Stories Award – Photo by merveebasturk
— – —

Street: The Urban Explorers Award – Photo by jazztrio2014
— – —

The results of the biggest analogue and experimental photography competition in the world are in! Competition was fierce and global, with 114,913 entries from 76 different countries into our 11 competition categories. Our expert jury of artists, industry professionals and long-time Lomographers deliberated long and hard, but the 110 winning entries have been chosen. Congratulations to them all!
more at Lomography

Image of the Year

The Overall Image of the Year Winners
The ‘Judges Choice’

Winner: Heather Burns
— – —

Runners-Up: Liz Roberts & Simon Newbury
— – —

‘Birds’ Category
Winner: Gary Jones
— – —

‘Pets’ Category
Winner: Helen Walker
— – —

‘Urban’ Category
Winner: Karl Redshaw
— – —

‘Events, sport and action’ Category
Runner-Up: Mark Lynham
— – —

more at The Guild of Photographers

These award-winning photos show planet Earth in ways you’ve never seen it

It’s easy to get caught up in worrying about how crazy the world is. But sometimes it’s important to stop and remember that it’s also beautiful. …

Hougaard Malan of South Africa won the single image “International Landscape Photograph of the Year” award with this shot of Ruacana Falls in Northern Namibia.
— – —

The second-place single image award was won by Simone Cmoon for this shot from Lofoten, Norway.
— – —

Eberhard Ehmke came in third in the single image contest with this overhead shot of Hessen, Germany.
— – —

There’s something haunting in Poppe’s shot from Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia. A third image from the third-place winner of the “Photographer of the Year” contest.
— – —

And the contrast in texture here in this other shot from Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia, is fascinating. A fourth image from the third-place winner of the “Photographer of the Year” contest.
— – —

Ignacio Palacios won the “Square Arial” award with this painting-like image from Marismas del Guadalquivir, Spain.
— – —

These award-winning photos show planet Earth in ways you’ve never seen it
more at Business Insider