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Most Recent Winners of This Black and White Photo Contest

 While the norm has become to embrace all things technicolor, nothing beats the classics. From iconic films like It’s a Wonderful Life and To Kill a Mockingbird, to the original works of Disney and other famous cartoonists, black and white imagery was and has always been the original color, telling superlative stories far before digital editing and graphics made their way into the arts. To those who have forgotten the impact that black-and-white schemes can have on artwork, the Monochrome Photography Awards are here to remind us in a way that we’ll never forget!

Showcasing stunning monochrome moments captured on camera by both professional and amateur photographers in a wide variety of categories, bringing out every glorious shade from white to black and back again. The 2019 winners of this competition will have you craving a taste of the golden age of art once more! 

 

I. Grand Prize

 

1. Grand Prize: Monochrome Photographer of the Year - Professional

The Mundari cattle camp

By Trevor Cole from the United Kingdom  

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, Grand Prize, Monochrome Photographer of the Year, Professional, The Mundari cattle camp, By Trevor Cole from the United Kingdom  

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2. Grand Prize: Monochrome Discovery of the Year - Amateur

Hou_Huibo_Witches_Finger_2 

By Huibo Hou from the United States

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, Grand Prize, Monochrome Discovery of the Year, Amateur, Hou_Huibo_Witches_Finger_2, By Huibo Hou from United States

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II. Category: Landscapes

 

3. 1st Place Winner: Landscapes Photographer of the Year - Professional

Abyss 

By Masaya Akamatsu from Japan

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 1st Place Winner, Landscapes Photographer of the Year, Professional, ABYSS, By Masaya Akamatsu from Japan

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4. 2nd Place Winner: Landscapes Photographer of the Year - Professional

House in White 

By Frank Peters from the Netherlands

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 2nd Place Winner, Landscapes Photographer of the Year, Professional, House in White, By Frank Peters from Netherlands

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5. 3rd Place Winner: Landscapes Photographer of the Year - Professional

Lonely Island 

By Markus Casutt from Switzerland

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 3rd Place Winner, Landscapes Photographer of the Year, Professional, Lonely Island, By Markus Casutt from Switzerland

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6. 1st Place Winner: Landscapes Discovery of the Year - Amateur

Hou_Huibo_Witches_Finger_2 

By Huibo Hou from the United States

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 1st Place Winner, Landscapes Discovery of the Year, Amateur, Hou_Huibo_Witches_Finger_2, By Huibo Hou from the United States

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7. 2nd Place Winner: Landscapes Discovery of the Year - Amateur

Floating church 

By Ales Krivec from Slovenia

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 2nd Place Winner, Landscapes Discovery of the Year, Amateur, Floating church, By Ales Krivec from Slovenia

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8. 3rd Place Winner: Landscapes Discovery of the Year - Amateur

Moonset Over Ther 9/11 Memorial Lights 

By Lucjan Gorczynski from the United States

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 3rd Place Winner, Landscapes Discovery of the Year, Amateur, MOONSET OVER THE 9/11 MEMORIAL LIGHTS, By Lucjan Gorczynski from the United States

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III. Category: Nature 

 

9. 1st Place Winner: Nature Photographer of the Year - Professional 

Glowing Dust 

By Janine Krayer from Botswana

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 1st Place Winner, Nature Photographer of the Year, Professional, Glowing Dust, By Janine Krayer from Botswana

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10. 2nd Place Winner: Nature Photographer of the Year - Professional

Calma 

By Eugenio Rodriguez from Chile

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 2nd Place Winner, Nature Photographer of the Year - Professional, Calma, By Eugenio Rodriguez from Chile

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11. 3rd Place Winner: Nature Photographer of the Year - Professional

Pegasus Wing 

By Woottigon Angworakul from Thailand

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 3rd Place Winner: Nature Photographer of the Year - Professional, Pegasus Wing, By Woottigon Angworakul from Thailand

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12. 1st Place Winner: Nature Discovery of the Year - Amateur

Where the muddy river meets the ocean 

By Joao Galamba from Portugal

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 1st Place Winner, Nature Discovery of the Year, Amateur, Where the muddy river meets the ocean, By Joao Galamba from Portugal

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13. 2nd Place Winner: Nature Discovery of the Year - Amateur

Klimawandel und globale Erwärmung (Climate change and global warming)

By Jacek Krefft

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 2nd Place Winner: Nature Discovery of the Year, Amateur, Klimawandel und globale Erwärmung (Climate change and global warming), By Jacek Krefft

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14. 3rd Place Winner: Nature Discovery of the Year - Amateur

Swamp Idyll 

By Caroline Peppiatt from the United States

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 3rd Place Winner, Nature Discovery of the Year, Amateur, SWAMP IDYLL, By Caroline Peppiatt from United States

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IV. Category: Wildlife 

 

15. 1st Place Winner: Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Professional 

The bull sharks dance 

By Serge MELESAN from France

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 1st Place Winner, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Professional, The bull sharks dance, By Serge MELESAN from France

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16. 2nd Place Winner: Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Professional

Polar Walk 

By Thomas Vijayan

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 2nd Place Winner, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Professional, Polar Walk, By Thomas Vijayan

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17. 3rd Place Winner: Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Professional

Walking penguins 

By Aleksander Myklebust from Norway

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 3rd Place Winner, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Professional, Walking penguins, By Aleksander Myklebust from Norway

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18. 1st Place Winner: Wildlife Discovery of the Year - Amateur

Sky Dance 

By Andreas Oberg from the United Kingdom

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 1st Place Winner, Wildlife Discovery of the Year, Amateur, Sky Dance, By Andreas Oberg from United Kingdom

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19. 2nd Place Winner: Wildlife Discovery of the Year - Amateur

The Norm-Breaker 

By Pallavi Laveti from India

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 2nd Place Winner, Wildlife Discovery of the Year, Amateur, The Norm-Breaker, By Pallavi Laveti from India

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20. 3rd Place Winner: Wildlife Discovery of the Year - Amateur

The King 

By Victoria Carlson from the United States

Winners of the 2019 Monochrome Photography Competition, 3rd Place Winner, Wildlife Discovery of the Year, Amateur, The King, By Victoria Carlson from United States

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