Photography Contest Winners

  • Photography Contest Winners

    Photography Contest Winner Julio Pardo

Julio Castro Landscape Photographer of the Year

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Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter our Photography Contest. These images are from Julio Castro, earning him the winning spot in our photography contest.

Our Landscape Photographer of the Year is Julio Castro. You can view Julio’s full page and some of the outstanding images he entered into our contest here on his landscape Photographer of the Year page. 

Nathaneal Cox – Photograph of the Year – Cotton Candy

We want to thank everyone who entered an individual image to be considered for our Individual Photograph of the Year contest. We are pleased to announce Nathaneal Cox as our winner of the contest.

We found the image’s simplicity overpowering in that it drew you in. The colors drew us into a place that felt like a different dimension and caught our eye each time we viewed the final images. We took into consideration the efforts the artist put in to travel to create incredible images. We are grateful to Nathaneal for entering our photography contest.

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Cotton Candy - Nathan Cox - Beautiful purple and pink skies over blue silky water reflecting the colors

Nathaneal Cox – 1st place

The story behind Cotton Candy is a rather interesting one.  Back in 2017, I made friends with an American ex-pat at a restaurant while visiting a friend in Zurich.  We maintained contact, and fast forward 2 years, I visited her in Mendoza, Argentina, for a few days as I had taken 3 weeks to explore South America during the summer of 2019.  While looking at a map, I noticed that Mendoza was located relatively close to the Andes Mountains.

Nate is a New Jersey-based photographer. He originally learned 35mm photography in the late 2000s when dark rooms were still prevalent and digital photography hadn’t yet completely dominated the landscape.

After a taking a long break, and a few detours, he started to learn digital photography and resumed exploring the world through his lens. Nathanael lists Stephen Wilkes and Peter Lik as major influences/inspirations. His style leans towards breathless landscapes and sprawling cityscapes.

You can view and purchase Nathaneal’s work at: Website:

Dana Raynor 2nd place

On a particularly warm October day, I took my new drone (a DJI Mavic Mini) to Mantoloking, NJ, to test it out. In an attempt to make for a more unique photo than the usual drone shot of the ocean, I ‘drew’ a heart by walking along the wet sand and waiting for the surf to come in before I snapped my shot. The resulting image proudly shows off my love for the beaches of the Jersey Shore!

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Honorable Mention Awards

Photography Contest Robert Farmer

Happy Days by Robert Farmer

Colour of Nature by Sanjeev Kumar Yadav

Colour of Nature by Sanjeev Kumar Yadav


We only use your photos here to advertise our contests, where we give you full credit for the image.

Photography contests are great to enter, but you must understand how the contest runners will use your image. They may take away your rights to the photo or use it for their purposes, so it’s essential to read the fine print before entering.
FACTS about entering photography contests is a document that can be viewed online and in physical form. It details the terms and conditions of entering a photography contest, including what the contest runners may do with your photos if you submit them and the possible legal implications of doing so.

Announcing our Photography Contest

All of the winners will have their photo featured in our Magazine  Lots of Prizes

 See all of the Details on our Photography Contest Page.


Entering the Photography Contest

Photography contests have become increasingly popular as a way to showcase the creativity and talent of photographers worldwide. But when entering a photography contest, there are specific terms and conditions that you need to be aware of. In this article, we’ll delve into the details of entering a photography contest, including what the contest runners may do with your photos if you submit them and the possible legal implications of doing so.

First and foremost, before you enter a photography contest, you must read and understand the rules and regulations. Every contest will have its own set of rules. Still, they will usually include criteria such as the number of entries allowed per person, the timeline of the contest, the size of the photograph, and the type of photograph that will be accepted. Reading and following the rules is essential to ensure you aren’t disqualified.

When you enter a photography contest, you will usually be asked to provide a signed release form that gives the contest runner permission to use your photograph however they see fit. This is important to remember, as it can include using your photo for advertising, marketing, or other promotional purposes. Read and understand the release form before signing it, as it can have legal implications if the contest runner uses your photograph in a way you weren’t expecting or in a way you disapprove of.

Always understand that most photography contests are open to the public, meaning anyone from anywhere in the world can enter. This means that you must be aware that some people may try to steal your photograph or copy it without your permission. When submitting your photo to a photography contest, it is important to watermark or sign it so that it is not easy for someone to copy it without your permission.

In addition to a release form, you might be asked to provide proof of copyright ownership. This is important to remember, as some photography contests may require entrants to prove that their photograph is original and that they are its sole creator and owner. This means you could face serious legal implications if you submit a photo that is not your own or a picture you did not create.

It is also important to be aware of the potential legal implications of entering a photography contest, as the consequences can be severe if you do not adhere to the rules and regulations.

When entering a photography contest, it is important to research the background of the contest and its organizers. Make sure that they are trustworthy and have a solid reputation. Additionally, examine the prize structure, as some contests may require you to pay an entry fee or other fees before you can claim the prize.

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