Free Flight Photographer of the Year 2018

It doesn’t matter what you fly – hang glider, paraglider, paramotor, speed wing or magic carpet – the Free Flight Photographer of the Year 2018 award is designed to celebrate the world of free flight.

Spring colours in English fields
by HarryB
Crowd – 7th Place
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Untitled
by Marian Krissak
Expert – 1st Place
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In the core!
by HarryB
Crowd – 1st Place
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Untitled
by uhaari
Crowd – 2nd Place
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Untitled
by Artoosh
Expert – 2nd Place
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Free Flight Photographer of the Year 2018
more at XC Mag

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Winners of Environmental Photographer of the Year announced – how our planet looks in 2018

Powerful imagery from the 2018 competition has been released, an effective catalyst for positive change.
Winners announced! The captivating and thought-provoking photographs from The Environmental Photographer of the Year provide an insight into how our planet is looking in 2018.

“End Floating” by Saeed Mohammadzadeh, Iran, winner of Environmental Photographer of the Year Prize 2018. The photo shows a ship sitting in salt in the Urmia Lake in Iran. Climate change is intensifying the droughts that speed up evaporation in the region. The lake has also been suffering from illegal wells and a proliferation of dams and irrigation projects causing it to reduce significantly in volume. Noxious, salt-tinged dust storms inflame the eyes, skin, and lungs of residents in surrounding areas. The drying up of the river, is destroying local habitats, due to the extreme salinity levels of 340 grams per litre, which is over eight times saltier than ocean water.
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“Dryness” by Chinmoy Biswas, India, winner of Changing Climates Prize. A child is found sitting on dry land where the land is cracked and has scaled due to lack of water. Long dry spells can cause the ground to remain open underground even after they have visibly sealed on the surface.
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“And life rises” by Younes Khani Someeh Soflaei, Iran, winner of Built Environment Prize. A woman and her little daughter are standing next to their damaged items recovered from the rubble of their house in Sarpol-e Zahab, following the devastating earthquake that hit the region in 2017 and killed over 600 people. A destroyed Mehr Residential Complex can be seen in the background.
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“Bulrush” by Ümmü Kandilcioğlu, Turkey. Winner of the Sustainability in Practice Prize. The photograph shows a worker making straw from the reeds for a living.
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“Happiness on a rainy day” by Fardin Oyan, Bangladesh. Winner of the Young Environmental Photographer of the Year. Bangladesh’s children are fond of a rainy day. They love to bath and play in rain. The country is flat and occupied by the huge Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta, and is therefore exposed to floods, especially during monsoon season.
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Winners of Environmental Photographer of the Year announced – how our planet looks in 2018
via CIWEM

The world’s best space photography

Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the largest international competition of its kind. Annually showcasing the best space photography from a global community astrophotographers.

People and Space and Overall Winner – Transport the Soul
© Brad Goldpaint
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Winner – Circumpolar
© Ferenc Szémár
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Highly commended – Aurorascape
© César Blanco
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Skyscapes – Thunderstorm under Milky Way
​© Tianyuan Xiao
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Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 exhibition. Now open.
more at Royal Museums Greenwich

AMB Photography Awards presented by Shimano

The winners for the 2018 AMB Photography Awards presented by Shimano have been announced!

Jason Beacham won the Light category with this flash-lit pre-dawn photo at Te Puia in Rotorua.
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The winner of Movement was Matt Wood with this photo of his mate and his trail dog.
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Close-Up was a category where we saw a lot of profile and detail shots. But it was this photo of a tiny frog on a bike, taken by Igor Schifris, that was voted number one.
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Jasper Da Seymour popped up again after getting 2nd in Close-Up, with this winning photo from Crankworx in Whistler in the Composition category.
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There could only be one photographer to earn the title of AMB Photographer of the Year. Congratulations Nathan Hughes.
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Photography is integral to what we do here at Australian Mountain Bike magazine. We rely on photos that do more than just show a bike, a rider or a trail. We need photos that tell a story, that create an emotional response, and leave us wanting to find out more about the location, or ride our bikes, or get on the phone to call some mates and plan an epic day on the trail. The right photos make us more stoked on our sport, and we need to make sure that’s exactly what we put in our magazine.
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AMB Photography Awards presented by Shimano
more at AMB Magazine

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018

View the winning images selected by our international jury. Wildlife Photographer of the Year champions ethical photography. Images are chosen for their artistic composition, technical innovation and truthful interpretation of the natural world.

Grand title winner
Marsel van Oosten, The Netherlands
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Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Grand title winner
Skye Meaker, South Africa
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Highly commended 2018
Urban Wildlife
Felix Heintzenberg, Germany / Sweden
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Highly commended 2018
Behaviours Birds
Jess Findlay, Canada
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Winner 2018
Creative Visions
Cristobal Serrano, Spain
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Winner 2018
10 Years and Under
Arshdeep Singh, India
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
more at Natural History Museum

Town and Country

If you like cityscapes or landscapes then this round is for you. The brief is purposefully loose, and we are happy to receive images featuring anything from contemporary architecture to grand, mountainous vistas. From the early morning sun throwing shadows onto a skyscraper, to the undulating form of hills receding into the distance, the possibilities are endless. Don’t be afraid to be abstract in your interpretation: architecture, for instance, is full of curves, lines and other interesting details. When it comes to shooting the landscape, light is everything – so pay attention to sunrise and sunset times, the weather forecast and tide timetables, where appropriate. Whether you go urban or rural, planning is a must.

Red Dawn by Rob Amsbury
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Fishing village at night by Michael Epel
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Getting “Lost” by Joe Baumann
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Karst Mountains by Tom de Waart
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Morning Moon by Julia Martin
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Town and Country
Part of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2018
more at Photocrowd

Wildlife and Nature

Impress us with your best nature-inspired images. This challenging genre will test your photography skills to limit. Whether you’re photographing fabulous flora and or fantastic fauna we want to see an original take on the subject.

Harvesting together – Michael
Crowd 1st | Expert Commended
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Impala a Multiple Exposure – akshay Valluru
Crowd 1st | Expert Commended
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Night time dweller – Kyle Moore
Expert 1st | Crowd top 10%
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Nightdress with transparencies – Ruben Perez Novo
Expert winner | Crowd top 10%
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Peacock Tree Frog – Sandra Cockayne
Crowd 4th | Expert Commended
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Digital Camera Photographer of the Year is back for 2019 with an amazing £30,000 prize fund up for grabs. This year the awards are free to enter thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, mpb.com and Affinity Photo.
This year the awards are completely free to enter, and photographers 25 years and younger can take part in both the main awards AND Young Photographer of the Year.
For the overall winner the judges will be looking for a standout photographer who has not only won a round (or several) but has also demonstrated a range of skills and visual awareness in different categories.
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Wildlife and Nature | Round 1
view all results at Photocrowd