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Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition | 2017 Winners and Finalists Announced
We’re thrilled to share this year’s spectacular winners and finalists, chosen from nearly 6,000 entries.

Grand Prize
Confiscated, Denver, CO
Britta Jaschinski, England, UK

German wildlife photographer Jaschinski has been devoted to documenting the fractured existence of wildlife in captivity for over a decade. Her passion to protect animals, takes her across the globe to reveal otherwise untold stories about animal suffering. Jaschinski has received many international awards and lectures across Europe on photography and animal conservation issues.
These stools are only an example of the many deeply disturbing items that people try to smuggle through borders and airports across the globe. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stores 1.3 million seized items at a warehouse in Colorado. Trolleys are used to move the confiscated items around the warehouse. I placed the body parts on this backdrop to give some dignity to the objects and pay respect to the animals that loose their lives in the name of status, greed and superstition.
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Landscapes, Waterscapes, and Flora
Kamokuna Lava Firehose 25, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Jon Cornforth, Kilauea, Hawaii
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Winged Life
Snow Globe, Bosque del Apache, New Mexico
Denise Ippolito, Brielle, New Jersey
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2017 Series: Aerial Photography
Supra, New South Wales, Australia
Ray Collins, Sydney, Australia
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Terrestrial Wildlife
Ecosystem, Ermas National Park, Brazil
Marcio Cabral, Brasilia, Brazil
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Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition
2017 Winners and Finalists Announced

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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.

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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!
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Lovers of Light

Lovers of Light
Take a photograph that creatively captures daylight and celebrates the role natural light plays in our daily lives.

velux01At Velux, we celebrate daylight every day. Velux Lovers of Light invites amateur and professional photographers to creatively capture a moment of daylight, celebrating the role natural light plays in our daily lives. Whether the photo features a mountain scene, woodland walk, sea view or cityscape, Velux is challenging people to think differently about daylight, and capture a moment that brings light to life.

velux02This year Velux has introduced the Instagram category to give social snappers the chance to show what they can do. Entrants can post their photos on Instagram using the hashtag #VELUXloversoflight.

velux03Two trip-of-a-lifetime prizes are on offer. In both the Lovers of Light photography competition, and the Lovers of Light Instagram categories, expert judges will select one overall winner to receive a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two.

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You are invited to participate in Fine Art Photography Awards

First contest celebrating Fine Art Photography

FineArtAwards01Art 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.

FineArtAwards02The competition is open to everyone, amateurs and professionals alike. Entries are welcome from any country in the world. Your work will be judged by an international panel of high profile photographers.

FineArtAwards03The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year, Amateur Fine Art Photographer of the Year and $5000 in cash prizes.

FineArtAwards04You are invited to participate in Fine Art Photography Awards

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Hasselblad Masters 2014

The results of the Hasselblad Masters 2014 competition have been announced
The Hasselblad Masters represent photography at its finest; at its most inspired, most communicative, most beautiful. They are young, old, western, eastern, classical, experimental, traditional, modern, and futuristic. They have perhaps but one thing in common: they are masters at conveying an instant, an emotion, with images. Masters of the art and craft that is photography.

“We’re delighted with the number of entries the Hasselblad Masters 2014 competition attracted,” says Hasselblad’s Global Photographer Relations Manager Paul Waterworth. “The standard was extraordinarily high this time around, and the category winners can be truly proud of their achievement. It’s a sign of the prestige that is now attached to this competition that it is attracting entries from some of the best photographers working in the world today, and when you look at the winners as a group you realise just how special your work has to be for you to be named a Master.”

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Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is inspired by the proliferation of wonderful food photography in a huge variety of applications. From eye-catching advertising hoardings, to sumptuous editorial features, from tempting food packaging to daily blogs. The Awards celebrate this magnificent diversity in what is truly, the stuff of life.

The Awards seek to single out not only technical skill, but originality of treatment and a real sense of connection with the subject matter whatever it may be. Whether simply an apple on a plate, a cake of spun sugar, a baker covered in flour at four in the morning, or a pot simmering on an open fire in the African bush.

We are looking for professional and amateur alike, in our search for the very best depictions of this marvellously varied subject of food, which unites us all.

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