TOP 10 AWARD WINNING PHOTOS OF 2019

Photos of the Week: 2/6/2019: Here are the top 10 award winning photos in almost every category for 2019. Check these out:
01. Royal History Museum WPOTY
(Image credit: Stefan Christmann)The Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of our favorite competitions of the year. Consistently packed with incredible wildlife shots, it’s always a pleasure to report on this prestigious contest. 


02. Wex Photographer of the Year
Wex Photographer of the Year (Image credit: Andi Campbell)The Wex Photographer of the Year competition is packed full of amazing photos from all genres of photography. Our favorite part of this competition is that its free to enter and you can do so throughout the year!


03. SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year
Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 – Caron Steele (Image credit: Caron Steele/ Bird Photographer of the Year)The Society of the International Nature and Wildlife Photographers Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 competition has a variety of beautifully captured bird photos that are well worth a gander…
“With over 2,000 entries, the judges saw everything from bald eagles to peacocks – and everything in between. However, there could only be one winner. The wildlife photographer to scoop the top prize was Thomas Vijayan from Ontario, Canada. His image of a family of emperor penguins helped him win a collection of prizes worth over £1,145. 


04. Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year
Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year  (Image credit: Jianhui Liao)Advertisement

The Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 competition celebrates the tasty world of food photography. From a giant cauldron of noodles to colorful bowls of produce, there’s plenty to salivate over here.
“Chinese photographer Jianhui Liao has won the overall title of Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 in the annual competition to find the best pictures around the globe of food, wine, farming and produce.


05. Digital Camera Photographer of the Year
Digital Camera Photographer of the Year –  Marco Tagliarino  (Image credit: Digital Camera Photographer of the Year/ Marco Tagliarino)

The Digital Camera Photographer of the Year was announced at The Photography Show in March 2019. With categories such as Urban landscape, Wildlife, Street Seen, Abstract and Travel, there’s plenty of photographic talent to be seen.


06. World Press Photo of the Year
World Press Photo of the Year 2019 by John Moore (Image credit: John Moore / Getty Images)Advertisement

The World Press Photo of the Year Awards celebrates press photographers who have captured socially significant photos. John Moore won this year’s competition for his highly emotive photo.
“A photograph of a crying child has been announced as the overall winner of the World Press Photo of the Year awards. The winning photographer John Moore, who works for the Getty photo agency, received his award from Prince Constantijn of The Netherlands at a ceremony in Amsterdam last night.
The American pro’s winning picture graphically depicts the moment that Honduran toddler her mother, Sandra Sanchez, are taken into custody by US border officials in McAllen, Texas, USA.”


07. Close-Up Photographer of the Year
Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2019 – Emanuele Biggi (Image credit: Emanuele Biggi/CUPOTY 01)
The inaugural Close-up Photographer of the Year competition gave us lots of macro and close-up photos to enjoy, from caterpillars to dandelion seeds.
“An amazing image of a Peringuey’s adder peeping out of the sand in southern Africa’s Namib Desert is the winner of the first-ever Close-up Photographer of the Year competition.
The stunning shot was taken by Italian television presenter Emanuele Biggi, who followed the snake’s tracks in the sand before finding it under a shrub. 


08. Red Bull Illume Image Quest
Taking home the grand title of Overall Winner this year is Ben Thouard with his mind-bending underwater image of Ace Buchan surfing in Tahiti. His winning image received an outstanding number of votes by the judging panel, which consisted of 50 outstanding photo editors and digital experts.
Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2019 Overall Winner: Ben Thouard (Image credit: Red Bull Illume)


09. International Garden Photographer of the Year
International Garden Photographer of the Year is Jill Welham  (Image credit: IGPOTY/Jill Welham)The winner of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition is a blast from the past, using the cyanotype photographic print process. 


10. International Landscape Photographer of the Year
International Landscape Photographer of the Year (Image credit: Adam Gibbs)
Adam Gibbs from Canada is this year’s winner, whose folio submission (of at least 4 images) was selected from nearly 3000 entries from 863 photographers.
What makes a great landscape photographer? Persistence? Experience? Luck? Passion? Adam’s portfolio shows a diversity of views, an understanding of light and the expert use of framing and composition. 
With sandy aerials to icy mountain locations, the judges liked that Adam’s portfolio demonstrated a range of topics.”


This just in:

76-year-old scoops Photographer of the Year for second time with stunning image:

By Chris George 6 days ago

Dr Fong Chann Onn wins The Societies main photo prize for second year in a row with this shot of a Chinese family

(Image credit: Dr Fong Chan Onn)
76-year-old Malaysian photographer Dr Fong Chan Onn has won The Societies Photographer of the Year award for the second year in a row. The image was chosen for the 2019 title from some 11,320 images that were submitted to The Societies of Photographers’ monthly competitions
The image was shot on a trip to Yuanyang in China last year. The intimate image of the family was shot in a rice growing community close to the Vietnam border. The judges commented that you can almost smell the smoke in the room, and that it is a travel image that will stand the test of time.


“I am greatly humbled to have won the trust of the judges.”, says Dr Fong. “I have learnt a great deal from the judges decisions. What makes a good photo and what transforms it in to a great photo. This award will further inspire me to work even harder”. 




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