Rough Guides Travel photography competition 2016

…And from one photography competition to another: this time the Rough Guides with a breathtaking array of  travel-inspired images from around the world.

From a farmer herding his camel to a fisherman reflected in mirror-like salt flats, amateur shutterbugs from across the world have been submitting their spellbinding entries to Rough Guides’ first ever photography contest.

The team of travel experts were faced with over 2,000 images from India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and beyond, in categories which included landscapes, wildlife shots and portraits.

After the strongest entries submitted during the six week contest were whittled down to a shortlist of just 20 favourites, an image of a young girl having green make up applied to her face for a festival by Somenath Mukhopadhyay has been crowned the winner.

Rough Guides’ judges said of the top entry: “This image skilfully captures the stillness of the moment and the concentration on the child’s face. The colours are vibrant and we loved the way your eye is drawn into the face with the shift of focus.”

Illustrating the beauty of Earth in every recess, candid shots of children in the mountains and dramatic shipwrecks under the sea have been praised alongside worshippers lined up in an Indian mosque and wild moose running free in the Canadian hinterland.

Sit back and enjoy…


The winner: Rough Guides' judges said 'This image skilfully captures the stillness of the moment and the concentration on the child’s face. The colours are vibrant and they loved the way your eye is drawn into the face with the shift of focus.' 

The winner: Somenath Mukhopadhyay

Runner up: Worshippers form orderly lines in this striking aerial taken in a mosque in Varanasi, Uttarpradesh, India. This is a general view of Eid ul Fitr prayer and shows the Hindu–Muslim brotherhood in the region

Runner-up: Men at mosque by Sirsendu Gayen

 Runner up: An adorable young girl adorned in a vibrant head scarf stands before women in local costume in the mountains

Runner-up: Swarna Susan Anil


…And the rest of the short-list:-

An older boy throws his arms around two younger boys in tribal wear as they pose in the long shrubbery of Ethiopia in this shot

Priyanka Shah

Krishnasis Ghosh

Daisy Roberts

Daisy Roberts

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Debdatta Chakraborty

Puru Sharma

Puru Sharma

Santanu Kumar Das

Santanu Kumar Das

Gary Milne

Gary Milne

Chandan Hazra

Chandan Hazra

Susan Castellion

Susan Castellion

Himanshu Kumar

Himanshu Kumar

Matt Jacobs

Matt Jacobs

Dipankar Halder

Dipankar Halder

Kirsten Quist

Kirsten Quist

Charlie Gross

Charlie Gross

Nathan Dodsworth

Nathan Dodsworth

Debkumar Dutta

Debkumar Dutta

Ruth Louise Poole

Ruth Louise Poole

 

 

 

 

 

 

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