Approximately 150,000 entries were received from all over the world.
Thanks to all who entered. Here are the photos our judges selected as winners and runners-up.
Congratulations to the photographers of these fascinating photos!

Grand Prize

The family love

The family love

Username:KOH LEONG SENG

Country/Region of Residence:Singapore

Judge's Comments:

There is pure joy in this image. The father is holding his baby with pride and the expressions on the mother and father are pure joy. The baby is protected and loved and shares in their happiness.

Anne Day
U.S.A.

First Prize

Castellers en el Holi

Castellers en el Holi

Username: Andrena

Country/Region of Residence: Spain

Judge's Comments:

The power of life, unity, strength, happiness and love. When people act as one all can be achieved and this is best shown in this photo. The colors are stunning, and the subject being centered is indeed the best composition for this photo. This is one of those photos that justifies the saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words."

Silvijo Selman
Croatia

Second Prize

Race in Papua

Race in Papua

Username: thaibchaidar

Country/Region of Residence: Indonesia

Judge's Comments:

This picture perfectly illustrates joie de vivre and energy. Wherever we travel, all over the world we meet children at play and that is the "Power of Life." The treatment in black and white makes us focus in on the action and the children's concentration on winning the race. The light is well mastered and technically the picture is very successful.

Yann Manach
France

Third Prize

Greeting!

Greeting!

Username: Opyat

Country/Region of Residence: Russia

Judge's Comments:

This image, which appears as if it has been taken right out of a movie or a tale, tackles the category theme in its own unique way. The "Power of Life" is symbolized by the improbable meeting between wildlife, fauna, man, and technology. This photo reminds us in a poetic way that we have to live without forgetting the simple but essential things -- to live together with what surrounds us.

Yann Manach
France

Runners-up

Happy Kids

Happy Kids

Username:
Agoes Antara

Country/Region of Residence:
Indonesia

Love cherry blossom

Love cherry blossom

Username:
Estrella Chuang

Country/Region of Residence:
Taiwan

生命的活力

生命的活力

Username:
王勇

Country/Region of Residence:
China

Salt Remedy

Salt Remedy

Username:
James Vodicka

Country/Region of Residence:
Australia

Who gets the ball

Who gets the ball

Username:
ET

Country/Region of Residence:
Taiwan

love for study

love for study

Username:
sujit

Country/Region of Residence:
India

รุกและรับ

รุกและรับ

Username:
attasit

Country/Region of Residence:
Thailand

100 лет

100 лет

Username:
Дамир

Country/Region of Residence:
Russia

Mirada

Mirada

Username:
Fernacinguer

Country/Region of Residence:
Spain

Up!

Up!

Username:
Marcin Pacek

Country/Region of Residence:
Poland

First Prize

with you

with you

Username: sudipta.hillol

Country/Region of Residence: India

Judge's Comments:

A wonderful photo, featuring the purity of two young boys with vibrant laughter, hands held with each other in front of a colofully painted wall decorated with a motif. This scene showing connections of people and motifs at a village home is one that will be cherished by many.

Kim Lau
Singapore

Second Prize

邂逅の瞬間

邂逅の瞬間

Username: WEBBEAR

Country/Region of Residence: Japan

Judge's Comments:

This image shows all the grandeur of nature in this ancient whale somehow communicating with the person who seems curious and unafraid in the connection to the whale. There is a majesty in the whale connecting with this person.

Anne Day
U.S.A.

Third Prize

SHOWERED

SHOWERED

Username: mtheodric

Country/Region of Residence: Indonesia

Judge's Comments:

Three boys in high spirits sheltered by a single banana leaf, welcoming rain. Presented beautifully in black and white, the photo seem to convey a more distant past, about the connections to childhood friends and places that many will cherish.

Kim Lau
Singapore

Runners-up

Love and Light

Love and Light

Username:
Arkar Tun Kyaw

Country/Region of Residence:
Myanmar

風雨同路

風雨同路

Username:
Sunny Siu

Country/Region of Residence:
Hong Kong

Nomadic life

Nomadic life

Username:
gbmukherji

Country/Region of Residence:
India

Children

Children

Username:
channthar

Country/Region of Residence:
Myanmar

Family

Family

Username:
Teerawat

Country/Region of Residence:
Thailand

ctc1the dog and a child

ctc1the dog and a child

Username:
bis-zje2=L.t

Country/Region of Residence:
Slovenia

Childhood

Childhood

Username:
Samoy

Country/Region of Residence:
Bangladesh

Smiles Contagious

Smiles Contagious

Username:
rjhay22

Country/Region of Residence:
United States

SMILING FRIENDS

SMILING FRIENDS

Username:
CHINMOY BISWAS

Country/Region of Residence:
India

교감

교감

Username:
cherryfafa

Country/Region of Residence:
Korea

First Prize

Windermere Morning

Windermere Morning

Username: rwphotography

Country/Region of Residence: United Kingdom

Judge's Comments:

The world can be a loud, fast, chaotic place. This location, free from troubles is the paradise that the modern person longs for - a place away from their busy lives. When the mind is at peace, ideas naturally come to us.

Tetsuro Shimizu
Japan

Second Prize

佛国

佛国

Username: 轻松上路

Country/Region of Residence: China

Judge's Comments:

Religion invokes the creation of many architectural wonders, and this is a modern example that was photographed beautifully with artistic undulations while spotting in on the monastic center, evoking religious inspirations.

Kim Lau
Singapore

Third Prize

Huddle

Huddle

Username: Kenix

Country/Region of Residence: Malaysia

Judge's Comments:

You are not the only one in pain. Every living thing on the face of the earth has met with hardship. To get through such times, one merely needs to relax, and take the hands of friends and others in the community.

Tetsuro Shimizu
Japan

Runners-up

Potters Hub

Potters Hub

Username:
Sam

Country/Region of Residence:
India

Maasai Sunset

Maasai Sunset

Username:
drjhnsn

Country/Region of Residence:
United States

Time of awakening

Time of awakening

Username:
reo1211

Country/Region of Residence:
Japan

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Username:
Yen Chang Lin

Country/Region of Residence:
Taiwan

Alone

Alone

Username:
rahardi_b

Country/Region of Residence:
Indonesia

Chatt Festival

Chatt Festival

Username:
Neel

Country/Region of Residence:
India

The other side

The other side

Username:
David Lau

Country/Region of Residence:
Hong Kong

ICE CAVE

ICE CAVE

Username:
Jenny Taner

Country/Region of Residence:
Indonesia

晨曲

晨曲

Username:
影子NK

Country/Region of Residence:
China

Waiting for Sunrise

Waiting for Sunrise

Username:
robinsim56

Country/Region of Residence:
Singapore

First Prize

Vista aérea

Vista aérea

Username: Damia Tesorero

Country/Region of Residence: Spain

Judge's Comments:

Taken from a very interesting point of view. You can imagine the size of the building even without seeing it. The shadows tell the story in this picture. The skateboarder jumping in the air was the perfect moment. The brick detail on the ground being captured is also exquisite.

Supasit Srisawathsak
Thailand

Second Prize

《太极》

《太极》

Username: sdgsy

Country/Region of Residence: China

Judge's Comments:

A fantastic point of view, almost like that of a fisheye. The way the stairs are used to lead the eyes is magnificent. The composition is complete, with the man running up to stairs and great detail and colors being captured.

Supasit Srisawathsak
Thailand

Third Prize

Insanity

Insanity

Username: itchban

Country/Region of Residence: Australia

Judge's Comments:

The photo perfectly fits the category theme. The lines interesect to take us to the center. The photographer lets us imagine the story taking place in this mysterious world.

Yann Manach
France

Runners-up

Lost in reverie

Lost in reverie

Username:
Lau chun pong

Country/Region of Residence:
Hong Kong

Pan's whistles

Pan's whistles

Username:
AlFaFoto

Country/Region of Residence:
Hungary

Greenland

Greenland

Username:
Aung Myint Htwe

Country/Region of Residence:
Myanmar

Land Art.

Land Art.

Username:
krzysztofszlezak

Country/Region of Residence:
Poland

Modern maze I.

Modern maze I.

Username:
Tom Vocelka

Country/Region of Residence:
Czech Republic

Steps

Steps

Username:
tothcsababp

Country/Region of Residence:
Hungary

Companions

Companions

Username:
Jean Poon

Country/Region of Residence:
Hong Kong

fireflies

fireflies

Username:
taglio64

Country/Region of Residence:
Italy

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Username:
tristanl

Country/Region of Residence:
Singapore

地鐵上的星空

地鐵上的星空

Username:
Laukit

Country/Region of Residence:
Hong Kong