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
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The magic of the night by Isabella Tabacchi (Italy)
Landscapes – 2nd Place Winner
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Cleaning the Buddha by Gunarto Gunawan (Indonesia)
Conceptual – 3rd Place Winner
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Vertical Horizon by Michel Kirch (France)
Fine Art – 1st Place Winner
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Humanity by john gubertini (Italy)
Nature – 2nd Place Winner
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Entre Noir Et Blanc by Patrick Ems (Switzerland)
Abstract – 1st Place Winner
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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
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The shepherd by azzam alshuaibi (Kuwait)
People – 2nd Place Winner
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Artemis by Andris Apsenieks (Latvia)
Nude – 1st Place Winner
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Monochrome Awards Winners’ Gallery
more at monoawards

World Photographic Cup

World Photographic Cup
2017 Winners

Pepe Soho, Mexico
Nature – Gold Medal
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Eelena Malsheva, Russia
Portrait – Gold Medal
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Antti Karppinen, Finland
Illustrative – Gold Medal
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Lee Howell, United Kingdom
Wedding – Gold Medal
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Dušan Holovej, Slovakia
Commercial – Gold Medal
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Goh Wee Seng, Singapore
Reportage – Gold Medal
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Andreas Zopf, Austria
Wedding – Silver Medal
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Peter Svoboda, Slovakia
Reportage – 9th place
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Amber Griffin, New Zealand
Commercial – Silver Medal
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Barbara Breitsameter, United States of America
Commercial – 4th place
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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
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Documentary & Travel: The Breaking Boundaries Award – Photo by ladymacbeth
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Black & White: The Monochrome Award – Photo by puntaiwai
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Experimental: The Trial & Error Award – Photo by mell0nc0llie
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Instant: The Now or Never Award – Photo by kleeblatt
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Portraiture: The Human Stories Award – Photo by merveebasturk
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Street: The Urban Explorers Award – Photo by jazztrio2014
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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
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Runners-Up: Liz Roberts & Simon Newbury
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‘Birds’ Category
Winner: Gary Jones
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‘Pets’ Category
Winner: Helen Walker
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‘Urban’ Category
Winner: Karl Redshaw
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‘Events, sport and action’ Category
Runner-Up: Mark Lynham
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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.
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The second-place single image award was won by Simone Cmoon for this shot from Lofoten, Norway.
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Eberhard Ehmke came in third in the single image contest with this overhead shot of Hessen, Germany.
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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.
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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.
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Ignacio Palacios won the “Square Arial” award with this painting-like image from Marismas del Guadalquivir, Spain.
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These award-winning photos show planet Earth in ways you’ve never seen it
more at Business Insider

Sony World Photography Awards | 2017 Shortlist

Sony World Photography Awards
2017 Shortlist

sonywpa03aGrey Matter(s)
Tom Jacobi, Germany
Shortlist, Professional, Landscape, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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sonywpa03cAfrican Wildlife at Night
Will Burrard-Lucas, UK
Shortlist, Professional, Natural World, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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sonywpa03eFoley Hits, Malaysia, Shortlist, Open Competition, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sonywpa03fFan Chen, China, Shortlist, Open Competition, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sonywpa03gSpace & City Rules
Dongni, China
Shortlist, Professional, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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Sony World Photography Awards | 2017 Shortlist
more at World Photo

Stunning pictures from 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Stunning pictures from 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

sony2017aThe Majestic Dance … This picture was taken in the forest area of Jaipur, Rajasthan (India). Rajasthan has a huge population of the National Bird and they are found in most areas (both urban and rural). This picture was taken during rain season, in which it’s a common sight to see the Peacocks dancing. Picture: Satvik Bhatt, India, Entry, Open, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017bDinagyang Festival of the Philippines … Annual celebration of Dinagyang festival of Iloilo, Philippines The Dinagyang Festival is a religious and cultural festival in Iloio City, Philippines held on the fourth Sunday of January. Picture: Raniel Jose Castañeda, Philippines, Entry, Open, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017cThe Midnight Blossom … Part of the series ‘The Flower Keepers’, a personal series exploring my imagination and thoughts, creating whimsical characters in a world filled with flowers. Picture: Ellie Victoria Gale, UK, Entry, Open, Enhanced, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017dDisciplinant … I was traveling to Sertar County (a county of Sichuan Province, China), and visited the Serthar Buddhist Institute here, Lamaism’s piety and the grand scene shocked me. I have never before felt my heart be so pure. When I wanted to take a photo there was a Lamaism walking by – so I got this photo. Picture: 希德 张, China, Entry, Open, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017ePaper Mill … Waste from a paper mill is agitated by aerators, producing steam and foam, which are pushed by the wind. Clearwater Paper Reservoire, Lewiston, Idaho. Aerial Image (shot from a plane at 1,500 feet). Picture: Jassen Todorov, US, Entry, Open, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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Stunning pictures from 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
more at The Daily Telegraph