World In Focus 2019 - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition

 

World In Focus – The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition

World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition

First Deadline: September 26, 2019
Entry fee: Single or Photo Essay, Professional: $45, Amateur: $30
Prizes: $2,000 cash (professional), $1,000 cash (amateur), $500 to B&H Photo

Enter your best single images of travel portraits, outdoors scenes, local places or spontaneous moments, or submit a photo essay to tell a longer story from your travels.

All winners will be published in the December issue of PDN and in an online gallery and promoted to our network of more than half a million readers, followers and photo-industry creatives.

Sections:

  • Professional
  • Amateur

Categories

  • Travel Portraits
  • Outdoor Scenes
  • Sense of Place
  • Spontaneous Moments
  • Photo Essay (2-6 images)

Website: https://www.worldinfocuscontest.com/

World In Focus 2018 Winners

Grand Prize

Kanazawa Businessman, © Jessica Sample, Los Angeles, Ca, United States, First Place Professional : Photo Essay, Grand Prize, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Kanazawa Businessman
© Jessica Sample, Los Angeles, Ca, United States
First Place Professional : Photo Essay
Grand Prize

A series exploring Japan, from off-the-beaten-path destinations to more traveled ones seen from a new perspective.

 

Professional : Photo Essay

Taekwondo North Korea Style, © Alain Schroeder, Brussels, Belgium, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Taekwondo North Korea Style
© Alain Schroeder, Brussels, Belgium

A series documenting the Korean martial art of Taekwondo.

 

Professional : Editorial / Commercial

Sleeping Arrangements, © Tito Herrera, Panama, First Place, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Sleeping Arrangements
© Tito Herrera, Panama
First Place

A crowded sleeping area in a prison in the town of Cojutepeque, El Salvador.

 

Professional : Portraits

Sein, © Dave Hill, Burbank, Ca, United States, First Place, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Sein
© Dave Hill, Burbank, Ca, United States
First Place

A portrait of Sein Gay, an aspiring Haitian actor who lives in Los Angeles.

 

Late Train in Jaisalmer, © Jon Maximilian Sandbu, Jevnaker, Norway, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Late Train in Jaisalmer
© Jon Maximilian Sandbu, Jevnaker, Norway

An Indian soldier eating ice cream while waiting for a delayed train in the desert town of Jaisalmer, India.

 

Professional : Wildlife / Insects

Counting Sheep, © Erin Mcginn, Warwick, RI, United States, First Place, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Counting Sheep
© Erin Mcginn, Warwick, RI, United States
First Place

A photo taken in Ireland as McGinn made the unique calling sound for this herd of sheep, causing them all to stare and baa in unison.

 

Hot Kiss, © Kousuke Kitajima, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Hot Kiss
© Kousuke Kitajima, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan

An image of two monkeys in a hot spring in Japan.

 

Professional : Landscapes / Nature

Through The Night, © Drew Doggett, Mount Pleasant, SC, United States, First Place, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Through The Night
© Drew Doggett, Mount Pleasant, SC, United States
First Place

A white horse gracefully runs across a barren volcanic black sand riverbed.

 

All Frozen World, © Yosuke Yamada, Toshimaku, Tokyo, Japan, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
All Frozen World
© Yosuke Yamada, Toshimaku, Tokyo, Japan

A snowy, frozen landscape from Hakkõda mountain in Japan.

 

Amateur : Editorial / Commercial

Stripes, © Ron Cooper, Englewood, CO, United States, Grand Prize, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Stripes
© Ron Cooper, Englewood, CO, United States
Grand Prize

A boat owner prepares for a day of work in Ninh Binh, Vietnam.

 

Winter in San Diego, © Joshua Sariñana, Cambridge, MA, United States, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Winter in San Diego
© Joshua Sariñana, Cambridge, MA, United States

A gold cart sits in front of an apartment complex as the sun sets in San Diego.

 

Amateur : Photo Essay

Charros – Mexican Horsemen, © Anja Bruehling, Chicago, IL, United States, First Place, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Charros – Mexican Horsemen
© Anja Bruehling, Chicago, IL, United States
First Place

A series capturing the Charreada, an event where contending teams show off ranching skills in Mexico.

 

Going Around in Dhaka, © France Leclerc, Chicago, IL, United States, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Going Around in Dhaka
© France Leclerc, Chicago, IL, United States

This photo essay captures the challenge of commuting in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the ways that the locals manage.

 

Amateur : Portraits

Free-Riders, © Mauro De Bettio, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, First Place, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Free-Riders
© Mauro De Bettio, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
First Place

A photo of Taj and Akash, two Bangladeshi boys who are seen train surfing.

 

Chasing Spirits, © Mauro De Bettio, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Chasing Spirits
© Mauro De Bettio, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

A portrait captured at the annual Dance of the Bears, a ritual that takes place every winter in the northeastern regions of Romania.

 

Amateur : Wildlife / Insects

Millipede, © Ron Santini, Huntersville, NC, United States, First Place, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Millipede
© Ron Santini, Huntersville, NC, United States
First Place

A 72-image focus stack of a millipede captured at Roan Mountain in Tennessee.

 

Foxy, © Heidi Padveen, Calabasas, CA, United States, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Foxy
© Heidi Padveen, Calabasas, CA, United States

A portrait of a fox taken at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

 

Amateur : Landscapes / Nature

Fog and Colors, © Claudio Abella, Esquel, Chubut, Argentina, First Place, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Fog and Colors
© Claudio Abella, Esquel, Chubut, Argentina
First Place

Dawn with fog at Laguna Larga in Los Alerces National Park, Patagonia.

 

Morning Light, Sossusvlei, Namibia, © Dale Johnson, Seattle, WA, United States, World In Focus - The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
Morning Light, Sossusvlei, Namibia
© Dale Johnson, Seattle, WA, United States

Morning light hitting the dunes of Sossusvlei in Namibia.

 

World In Focus 2017 Winners

 

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