500px and Neil Dankoff Photography Competition: Winners Announced!

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Round two of the 500px and Neil Dankoff Photography Competition has come to an end. The judges were blown away with the submissions and after much deliberation, we couldn’t be more excited to announce the winners, runner-ups, and honorable mentions from the competition.

A recap of the drool-worthy prizes

Runners-up and honorable mentions:
Each photographer will have their photo featured on 500px and Neil Dankoff’s website and will receive a custom photo book from Fujifilm that features their winning image and name beside their photo.

Category winners:

The first-place winners for each of the six categories of this competition will have their work printed & mounted by Pikto for an exhibit in two of Neil Dankoff’s galleries (Kandy Gallery Yorkdale and Kandy Gallery at Hotel X Toronto) giving your work highly deserved exposure.

The category winners will also each receive a DatAshur SD with a 1TB istorage micro SD Card from Storage and a diamond polished 1” thick acrylic block featuring a photo of your choice from Bumblejax.

Grand prize winner:

The grand winner will receive an all-inclusive trip of a lifetime to two of the top resorts in the Seychelles located in the Indian Ocean, Hilton’s Northolme Resort & Spa and Hilton’s Labriz Resort & SpaValued at over $16,500 US.

Grand Prize & Architecture Category Winner: Sara Zanini

Sara Zanini is a talented landscape and aerial photographer. She often works with drones to capture a scene from unexpected angles and has captured many recognized locales through a perspective that feels new and enthralling. Many others have attempted to capture these beautiful locations, yet it is through her unique artistic eye and detailed planning that this final image was created.

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Wildlife Category Winner: Karthik Subramaniam

The San Francisco-based photographer knows how to capture nature and wildlife. The image “Fasten Your Seatbelts, We’re Landing” captures the elegant bird at just the right moment with the eye staring straight at the lens and the contrast between the wings and the sky drawing the viewer in.

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Streetlife Category Winner: Olivier Unia

The simple everyday moments can be the hardest to capture in a manner that makes them feel grand. Olivier does this with finesse in the image “Rabat Playground”, using the natural light, negative space, and silhouette in an artistically creative way.

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Landscape Category Winner: Antonio Valente

A landscape photographer based in Switzerland, Antonio Valente. Often working with Sony equipment, his landscapes have an otherworldly quality and although working in naturally beautiful settings his technical skill takes the location to another level.

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Portraiture Category Winner: Martin Neuhof

Martin Neuhof is based in Germany and works to capture fellow human beings to meet a diverse pool of needs. From weddings to portraits and business, this photographer can creatively meet any portrait needs.

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Aquatic Category Winner: Sarah Wouters

Sarah Wouters 61 years old, is a Dutch citizen but native Thai. She is a travel photographer who lived in the Netherlands for more than 25 years then immigrated back to Thailand 7 years ago where she began practicing photography.

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Architecture Runners Up

Photo by: Andrea Schuh

Photo by: Aluis Dos

Photo by: Elena Bolshakova

Architecture Honorable Mentions

Photo by: Sara Zanini

Photo by: Patrick Atlas

Photo by: Yusuf Ratlamwala

Photo by: Christian Bangerter

Photo by: Nicholas Lonack

Wildlife Runners Up

Photo by: Jaya Kumar

Photo by: Karthik Subramaniam

Photo by: Yosuf Ratlamwala

Wildlife Honorable Mentions

Photo by: Antonio Sementa

Photo by: John Redup

Photo by: Johan Von

Photo by: Chase Knight

Photo by: Thomas Hall

Streetlife Runners Up

Photo by: Veronika Ko

Photo by: Sandip Bose

Photo by: Sarah Wouters

Streetlife Honorable Mentions

Photo by: Olivier Unia

Photo by: Gregory Cordier

Photo by: Alexander Frais

Photo by: Evelyn Bitencourt

Photo by: Patricia Rojas

Landscape Runners Up

Photo by: Ivan Pedretti

Photo by: Antonio Valente

Photo by: Pavel Beran

Landscape Honorable Mentions

Photo by: Karthik Subramaniam

Photo by: Thomas Rieger

Photo by: Aleksander Aleksovsky

Photo by:  Christian Bangerter

Photo by: Deryk Baumgartner

Portraiture Runners Up

Photo by: Vladimir Kamarazov

Photo by: Gustavo Chams

Photo by: Rich Johnson

Portraiture Honorable Mentions

Photo by: Martin Neuhof

Photo by: Time Drake

Photo by: Veronika K Ko

Photo by: Matteo Veronesi

Photo by: Tim Drake

Aquatic Runners Up

Photo by: Charles Jason Wolcott

Photo by: Andrea Izzotti

Photo by: Vladimi Karamazov

Aquatic Honorable Mentions

Photo by: Matt Hardy

Photo by:  Atmo Kubesa

Photo by: Atmo Kubesa

Photo by: Christian Bangerter

Photo by: Charles Jason Wolcott

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