If you’ve been waiting for updates on the First Annual Color Photography Contest by Chromatic Awards, the results are finally in. This year’s judges sifted through over 3,000 submissions from both professional and amateur photographers in 75 countries. Check out the winning images in several categories for some outstanding color photography inspirations.
The competition has 20 categories and the results are split into three divisions: Grand Prize, Professional, and Amateur. One of the two Grand Prize winners is journalist and documentary photographer Cesar Dezfuli of Spain, who bagged the Chromatic Photographer of the Year award with his entry entitled Passenger. His winning shot is a portrait of Amadou Sumaila from Mali taken just minutes after being rescued on the Mediterranean Sea, 20 nautical miles off the Libyan coast. The other Grand Prize winner is Witold Ziomek of Poland, who was awarded Chromatic Discovery of the Year for his beautiful snap of a waterfall in Skogafoss, Iceland. Dezfuli and Ziomek were also selected for Portrait – Professional and Nature – Amateur categories respectively.
Each of the 20 categories for both the Professional and Amateur divisions also had three placers and several honorable mentions. With this, Chromatic Awards successfully gathered an impressive collection of color photography for their First Annual Color Photography Contest.
Chromatic Awards is an international color photography competition with a mission to promote a unique approach at photography, and help both professional photographers gain popularity and recognition in the international art scene. The competition’s 20 categories are assessed by an international jury composed of magazine editors, gallery curators, professional agents, and other industry professionals.