color landscape photograph of an astronaut on pink lake by Jeremy De Backer

Emerging Talent Award Editors' Picks

“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” – Ansel Adams

Following the results of last month’s Emerging Talent competition judged by The Washington Post’s renowned Director of Photography MaryAnne Golon, the editors are delighted to share a selection of their favorite entries – Images that didn’t make it to the final round but showed a remarkable set of skills and creativity.

Despite the current health situation and travel restrictions putting most of our creative projects on hold presently, we’d like to say thanks to all the artists who took the time to share their work with us. We received an incredible variety of images from international photographers working across all genres and we are delighted to shed light on these talented photographers whose works are well worthy of exposure.

Thanks again for taking part in the competition and sharing your beautiful work with us!

Monthly Photo Contest

color portrait of an elderly woman by Can Sever
© Can Sever

2022 Visual Storytelling AWARD Deadline: 31 January 2022

The art of visual storytelling encompasses a wide range of possibilities with at its heart, the will to tell a story.

From classic social documentary to imaginative storytelling: this month we are seeking visual artists aiming to captivate; unique voices willing to share their stories with conviction and awareness.⁠

Portrait, street, documentary, landscape: All approaches are valid. Enter now and show us YOUR stories!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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