Looking for the latest in inspiring photography competition results? The Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) has recently announced the winners of their 2019 edition, showcasing some of the world’s most brilliant and insightful photography in their Professional and Student divisions. MIFA aims to “recognize, reward and promote talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Russia.”
Above: The Forgotten Country by Rasmus Flint Pedersen
Besting over 4,000 entries from more than 100 countries, the grand prize winners for MIFA 2019 are divided into two awards. The Photographer of the Year, the top distinction in the Professional division, was given to Rasmus Flindt Pedersen from Denmark. His winning series is the stark and provocative The Forgotten Country, which reveals some of the devastating impacts of the Yemeni Civil War. The New Talent of the Year, the top prize under the Student division, was awarded to Gavin Smart of the United Kingdom for his classic character portrait series titled The Producers.
Aside from a grand prize title and critical acclaim from the international MIFA jury, Pedersen will receive a cash prize of $3,000 and a MIFA trophy. Likewise, Smart will receive a $2,000 cash prize and a MIFA trophy. The First Place winners under the Advertising, Architecture, Book, Editorial, Fine Art, Nature, People, Professional, and Emerging/Student categories were also awarded with $100 cash prizes. All the winners and Honorable Mentions will also get a MIFA Winner Certificate and Winner Seal, on top of being featured on the Winners Gallery of the MIFA website.
Apart from the awards and prizes, the Category Winners will also have their work showcased in the 2019 MIFA Exhibition, which is set for June 19 – 23 at the Moscow Photocenter.
Don’t forget to check out the Winners Gallery on the MIFA website to see the winning series and the outstanding work from the Category Winners.