We know you’ve been waiting for this moment to come and so have we! You can finally find out who the winners of the first Depositphotos Photography Contest are below… but first, we’d like to briefly remind you of the theme, rules, and other contest details.
How we chose the winners of the Depositphotos Photography Contest
This summer Depositphotos launched their first photography contest to support independent photographers in their artistic and professional pursuits. The theme of the contest was “Authenticity 2.0” to encourage participants to share their vision of authenticity, capturing candid moments in everyday life.
To provide creative freedom, every photographer could submit up to five images to the contest. Other requirements were to fill in a form, tag the official account of the contest @depositphotos_contest, and include a short description of an image submission as a continuation of the hashtag #authenticity_is.
These simple rules, as well as the inspiring theme of the contest resonated with many. In just one month and a half, 1884 photographers submitted their works to the contest and shared over 5,200 images under the hashtag #authenticity_is.
Today, on October 1, 2020, we are ready to name the three winners of the Depositphotos contest. Their works got the highest scores from the contest judges that evaluated the works based on the following criteria:
- Adherence to theme
- Uniqueness of concept
- Creative composition and framing
- Technical excellence/execution
- Overall artistic impression
Are you ready to find out the winners of the first Depositphotos Photography Contest?
Congratulations to the winners of the Depositphotos Photography Contest!
Stefano Zocca, @stefano.zocca, Italy
Katalin Száraz, @katalin_szaraz, France
Mohammad Hedayet Sarker, @hedayetsarker, Bangladesh
Would you like to see the other shortlisted entries?
Many other talented photographers submitted their works to the contest but only a few managed to meet all the rules and requirements of the contest and become the shortlisted entries.
Explore these inspiring, creative, and interesting works from photographers from all over the world from the contest shortlist that made it to the top 10.
Anna Zograf, @ever.ydaysummer
Khánh Phan, @ptkhanhhvnh
Saurabh Sirohiya, @saurabh_sirohiya_photography
Ramazan Cirakoglu, @photo_raman
Khánh Phan, @ptkhanhhvnh
Dina Alfasi, @dinalf
Azim Khan Ronnie, @azimronnie
We’d also like to say thank you to our judges, the award-winning photographers Daro Sulakauri, Rosa Roth, Eldar Khamitov, Mikael Theimer, and Kate Kondratieva without whom this contest wouldn’t have been possible.
To see all the longlisted entries from the duration of the contest, see our posts from the previous weeks. Check out the works to get inspired to take more photographs on a daily basis, and enjoy these galleries:
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