Theme: EMERGING TALENT July 2017

Congratulations to Tessla Stuckey who’s image “At the Disco” won the competition!

Christian Pankratz, Ostkreuz Agency chief editor & Competition Judge:

“The editor team and I were impressed by the submitted photographs. It was quite difficult to pick, but in the end we all have chosen this image. We came to the point that in this photograph we can see an emerging photographer who could work for many different clients. Someone who’s not only showing us a beautiful image, but a work with many layers in a contemporary style. We really enjoyed being introduced to so many talented photographers. Congratulations to all!”

Join us over on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where we’ll be sharing all our favorite images from the competition. Congratulations to all the talented photographers who made it to the final!


“After reviewing entries from photographers all over the world we are delighted to present the work of ten amazing photographers who’s visual voices stood out from an exceptional group of images. The selected photographs represent excellence in the photographic arts: Each one sharing a unique and distinctive vision, each one helping and inspiring us to expand our knowledge and understanding of our world”. – The Independent Photographer Editors.

– The Theme: Emerging Talent Award

The Emerging Talent Award was dedicated to bring exposure and discover the best upcoming photographers from all ages, background and making work in all photographic genres. Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, still life: There were no boundaries and we wanted you to release your creativity in as many inventive ways as you could imagine!

– The Judge: Christian Pankratz

Christian Pankratz is the Chief Editor and head of picture desk of the prestigious Ostkreuz Photo-Agency. Renowned for the quality of its photography, Ostkreuz’s voice and cultural position have been published in world leading magazines such as Die Zeit, National Geographic, Le Monde, GEO, or Time Magazine and it’s work has been celebrated by various institutions from the Goethe Institute to Amnesty International.

Previous Winners

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