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 photograph a man on the Yamuna river in india is rowing a boat surrounded by birds
© Saurabh Narang

2021 Street Photography AWARD Deadline: 30 September 2021

"It’s not the streets, it’s where the streets lead you that’s important." - Bruce Davidson

Extended Deadline: One of the most exciting and influential forms of photography, in September we are on the lookout for the best images capturing the pulse of the street.

From candid and unexpected situations to meticulous geometric scenes within the urban sphere, at home or abroad: we want to discover how YOU see the streets!⁠


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

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