500px & Neil Dankoff Photography Competition: Winners Revealed

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Last month we partnered with the talented Neil Dankoff to launch the first 500px and Neil Dankoff Photography Competition. This was an exclusive opportunity for the 500px Community to exhibit their work in a Neil Dankoff Gallery, win one of six prize packages, and for one person to win a photography dream trip to Indonesia to stay at NIHI Sumba resort. To say the judges were blown away by the submissions is an understatement. After much consideration, 500px and Neil Dankoff are thrilled to announce the winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions for the 500px & Neil Dankoff Photography Competition.

Before we get into the winners, here is a recap of the amazing prizes:

First place category winners:

  • Work featured in a Neil Dankoff Gallery show. The winning photographs will be professionally printed and mounted by Toronto Image Works
  • Capture One Pro software from B3K
  • A 512GB flash drive with security keypad from iStorage
  • A premium coffee table book featuring the winner’s own photos from Pikto
  • The Ultimate Everyday Adventure Backpack and inner cases from NYA-EVO
  • AI Max Bundle that includes: Luminar AI, Aurora HDR, and 2 premium template packs from Luminar

Runners-up and honorable mentions:
Each photographer will have their photo featured on 500px and Neil Dankoff’s website and receive a one year 500px Pro membership.

Grand Prize Winner:
One photographer will win an all-inclusive photography trip of a lifetime to the luxury resort, NIHI Sumba resort in Indonesia.

First place: People/Portrait and Grand Prize Winner

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Photo by Sarah Wouters

Sarah Wouters 61 years old, is a Dutch citizen but native Thai. She is a travel photographer who lived in the Netherlands for more than 25 years then immigrated back to Thailand 7 years ago where she began practicing photography.

First place: Wildlife

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Photo by Steven Passlow

Steve Passlow is an amateur photographer from Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia. With the freedom to photograph whatever catches his eye, his collection is broad and varied. His passion lies in photographing nature, exploring the beautiful coast of his local area, and having a camera in hand wherever he travels. Always looking out for interesting scenes and special moments.

First place: Landscape

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Photo by Dipanjan Pal

Dipanjan Pal is an aerial and landscape photographer from Kolkata, India. His works has been featured in multiple media outlets like The Guardian, BBC News, DailyMail, plus in art galleries and museums across the globe. Dipanjan loves photographing in challenging conditions as they often result in memorable images.

First place: Minimalism

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Photo by Priscilla Ong

A visual artist based in Singapore, Priscilla began her creative journey photographing mostly travel and landscapes over the last decade or so, but has pivoted towards conceptual still life photography since the pandemic. Her work focuses on colors, minimalism, puns, and surrealism. She’s driven to find beauty in everyday objects, with the aim of provoking a smile.

First place: Architecture

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Photo by Ammar Al Sayed Ahmed

A hobbyist from the United Arab Emirates who is passionate about photography and specializes in landscape and architectural photography.

First place: City/ Urban

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Photo by Ning Ding

I prefer to do portrait and travel photography (landscapes), but due to COVID, I have not had the chance to do portraits so I have started focusing on wildlife photography.

People/Portrait- Runners-Up

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Photo by: Valics Lehel

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Photo by: Nicola Pratt

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Photo by: Bobby Tan

People/Portrait- Honorable Mentions

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Photo by: Ross Magri

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Photo by: Negin Samimi

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Photo by: Leah Den Bok

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Photo by: Dale Johnson

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Photo by: Alexius Sutandio

Wildlife- Runners-Up

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Photo by: Michael Johnson

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Photo by: Ade Oyeyemi

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Photo by: Garrett Chinn

Wildlife- Honorable Mentions

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Photo by: Igor Altuna

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Photo by: Corrado Mariani

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Photo by: Adam Mowery

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Photo by: Ivan Glaser

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Photo by: Mizael Palomeque

Landscape- Runners-Up

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Photo by: Victor Fernandes

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Photo by: Enrico Fossati

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Photo by: Petr Polach

Landscape- Honorable Mentions

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Photo by: Rob Darby

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Photo by: Alessandro Cantarelli

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Photo by: Justin Nederkoorn

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Photo by: Diego Rosati

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Photo by: Sergey Aleshchenko

Minimalism- Runners-Up

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Photo by: Pedro Diaz Molins

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Photo by: Paolo Nigris

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Photo by: William Matthew Katzenberger

Minimalism- Honorable Mentions

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Photo by: Wontae Kim

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Photo by: Mohammed Mir Mahmoud

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Photo by: Lilly Visuthiwattanakorn

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Photo by: Ricardo Polesso

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Photo by: Ante Badzim

Architecture- Runners-Up

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Photo by: Jacob Poul Skoubo

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Photo by: Jerome Tan

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Photo by: Dee Potter

Architecture- Honorable Mentions

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Photo by: Erik Falk

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Photo by: Nikolaos Kalkounos

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Photo by: Laurie Bucci

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Photo by: Jeff Lucas

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Photo by: Wayne Fisher

City/Urban- Runners-Up

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Photo by: Ricardo Polesso

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Photo by: Marco Hofmann

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Photo by: Florian Kriechbaumer

City/Urban- Honorable Mentions

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Photo by: Rafael Cordero

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Photo by: Evgeny Klein

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Photo by: Jonathan Virgie

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Photo by: Karen Bailey

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Photo by: Oleksandr Berezko

Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who submitted. Stay tuned for future photography competitions.

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