Top 20 Photographers of 2013

NOTE: Due to technical issues with our ISP we have had to change the award schedule. 

Are you one of the Top 20 Photographers in the World for 2013?

We will announce the Top 20 Photographers of 2013 Awards in mid-January 2014 for each Pixoto category.  Here are the details:

  • The winners of the awards will be based on the average ImageScore of your best 10 images submitted in the category during 2013.
  • You must have submitted 10 images to a category to qualify.  We want to make sure the Top Photographers have consistently great images – not just a few lucky shots.
  • Winners will receive a special badge prominently placed on their profile page and an embeddable widget for their personal websites.
  • We will publicize through a press-release, direct email, social media, a banner in the sidebar and through a dedicated section of the site accessible from the header.
  • We are not using Pixoto Points for this purpose because they tend to favor early adopters and we want everybody to be on a level playing field.

Note: Categories that have less than 750 total participants do not receive The Photographer of the year awards.

Schedule for awards is as follows:

11-Jan Sat News & Events
13-Jan Mon Monthly
14-Jan Tue
15-Jan Wed Weekly
16-Jan Thu Babies & Children; Abstract
17-Jan Fri Holidays
18-Jan Sat Illustration and Design; Traditional; Captioned Photos
19-Jan Sun City,  Street & Park
20-Jan Mon Animals
21-Jan Tue Animals – Dogs; Animals – Cats
22-Jan Wed Weekly
23-Jan Thu People
24-Jan Fri
25-Jan Sat
26-Jan Sun
27-Jan Mon Artistic Objects
28-Jan Tue Instagram & Mobile; Digital Art; Nudes and Boudoir
29-Jan Wed Weekly
30-Jan Thu Transportation; Novices Only; Professional People
31-Jan Fri Travel Locations
1-Feb Sat Wedding
2-Feb Sun Buildings & Architecture
3-Feb Mon Nature Up Close
4-Feb Tues Food & Drink; Sports & Fitness; Products & Objects
5-Feb Wed Weekly
6-Feb Thurs Landscapes

New Weekly Challenge System

We’re now putting all of our weekly challenges through our new system.  All challenges (open/voting/awarded) can be found at Pixoto Photo Challenges.

Weekly Challenge #70 – WINNERS

To see all of the entries:  Foul Weather.

#1: Sushmita Sadhukhan – Milwaukee, WI, US

#2: Ben Steiner – Roy, UT, US

#3: Doug Clement – Victoria, BC, CA

#4: Arindam Chakrabarty – Kolkata, WB, IN

#5: Olivier Tabary – Castelnau-le-Lez, Languedoc-Roussillon, FR

#6: Cristobal Garciaferro Rubio – Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, PUE, MX

#7: Andrey Dayen – Kiev, Kyiv city, UA

#8: Mia Ikonen – Kuopio, , FI

#9: Jashper Delloroso – Singapore, , SG

#10: Nikola Medjugorac – Cape Town, WC, ZA

Weekly Challenge #69 – WINNERS

To see all of the entries:  Cold Drinks.

#1: Sathish Kumar Soundarajan – Chennai, TN, IN

#2: Photographyby Tanja – Durban, NL, ZA

#3: Dipali S – Grand Rapids, MI, US

#4: Angelito Cortez – Arar, Northern Borders Province, SA

#5: Roger Armstrong – Cleburne, TX, US

#6: Pete G. Flores – Riyadh, Riyadh Province, SA

#7: Krishna Murti – Semarang, JT, ID

#8: Djuro Bosnic – BNS, Vojvodina, RS

#9: Nikola Medjugorac – Cape Town, WC, ZA

#10: David Mitlewski – Munich, BY, DE

Weekly Challenge 70: Foul Weather

This week’s challenge is to share with us your best images of foul weather. From rainstorms, lightening, hail and snow to wind and stormy seas, share your best foul weather images.

 

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Foul Weather”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, August 31st at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, September 4th

To enter:

  1. Take a photograph of foul weather.
  2. Submit it under: Landscapes – Weather
  3. Select “Add to Market” when submitting the photo
  4. Tag the image with: PWCfoulweather

Submit your Entries Now

Preview This Weeks Entries

Prizes:

  • Top Entry will win a year of Pixoto Pro + an 11×14 Canvas Print of their winning image (US members only)
  • Winners will get Award Badges, 1000 Points plus 1,000 credits for future image submission
  • A blog post will highlight the winners
  • The opportunity to make some money off of stock sales in the future

Rules:

  • The photo must be an image with a clearly identifiable theme of “Foul Weather” and fit into the Landscapes – Weather category.
  • The photo must be added to the Pixoto Market
  • Improperly categorized images will be re-categorized and disqualified
  • Image quality (through ImageDuel) will determine the winner. In other words… the better image will determine the winner not the better concept.
  • Enter as many images as you like – only highest scoring one will be chosen for top 10 winners.
  • Images must be submitted/resubmitted during the week
  • Images must be tagged “PWCfoulweather”
  • You may resubmit an image already on Pixoto, but please be aware that ImageScore, awards and points for the image will be reset upon resubmission
  • Duplicates of previously uploaded, and not deleted, Pixoto submissions will be removed.
Disqualifications:
  • Due to the popularity of weekly challenges, we do not review qualification requirements for images with an ImageScore of less than 500
  • Be true to the category: Images in the wrong category will be recategorized and disqualified.
  • Entries that do not comply with the above rules will be disqualified (a PWCfoulweather-dq will be placed on the image).

Weekly Challenge #68 – WINNERS

To see all of the entries:  Bridges.

#1: Mark Anthony Bansag – Bangkok, , TH

#2: Charliemagne Unggay – Hat Yai, Songkhla, TH

#3: João Ferreira – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, AE

#4: Hartono Hosea – Jakarta Capital Region, Jakarta Capital Region, ID

#5: Perry Firmandira – Jakarta Capital Region, Jakarta Capital Region, ID

#6: Beeback AlterEgo Biba – Brežice, Brežice, SI

#7: Sefanya Dirgagunarsa – Jakarta Capital Region, Jakarta Capital Region, ID

#8: Irwansyah St – Batam, Riau, ID

#9: Hairi Mansur – Bayan lepas, 07, MY

#10: Mahdi Hussainmiya – BSB, Brunei-Muara, BN

Weekly Challenge #67 – WINNERS

To see all of the entries:  Vegetable Garden.

#1: Jasenka Lukša – Zagreb, Zagreb, HR

#2: Angelito Cortez – Arar, Northern Borders Province, SA

#3: Olga Charny – Boston, MA, US

#4: Djuro Bosnic – BNS, Vojvodina, RS

#5: Jennifer Tsang – Athens, GA, US

#6: Tomislav Šestak – Varaždin, Varaždin County, HR

#7: Mohammad Khairizal Afendy – Kodiang, Kedah, MY

#8: Nicolas Los Baños – Hilo, HI, US

#9: Diana Margan – Chicago, IL, US

#10: Pete G. Flores – Riyadh, Riyadh Province, SA

Weekly Challenge 69: Cold Drinks

We challenge you this week to share your best images of refreshing cold drinks. From ice cold water, to lemonade, beer, to iced coffee or mixed drinks, share your very best images of cold drinks.

 

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Cold Drinks”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, August 24th at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, August 28th

To enter:

  1. Take a photograph of a cold drink.
  2. Submit it under: Food & Drink – Alcohol & Drinks
  3. Select “Add to Market” when submitting the photo
  4. If any branding, trademarks or product names are visible, list as Editorial Only
  5. Tag the image with: PWCcolddrinks

Submit your Entries Now

Preview This Weeks Entries

Prizes:

  • Top Entry will win a year of Pixoto Pro + an 11×14  Canvas Print of their winning image (US members only)
  • Winners will get Award Badges, 1000 Points plus 1,000 credits for future image submission
  • A blog post will highlight the winners
  • The opportunity to make some money off of stock sales in the future

Rules:

  • The photo must be an image with a clearly identifiable theme of “Cold Drinks” and fit into the Food & Drink – Alcohol & Drinks category.
  • The photo must be added to the Pixoto Market
  • If branding or trademarks appear in the image, it must be listed as Editorial Only in the Marketplace.
  • Improperly categorized images will be re-categorized and disqualified
  • Image quality (through ImageDuel) will determine the winner. In other words… the better image will determine the winner not the better concept.
  • Enter as many images as you like – only highest scoring one will be chosen for top 10 winners.
  • Images must be submitted/resubmitted during the week
  • Images must be tagged “PWCcolddrinks”
  • You may resubmit an image already on Pixoto, but please be aware that ImageScore, awards and points for the image will be reset upon resubmission
  • Duplicates of previously uploaded, and not deleted, Pixoto submissions will be removed.
Disqualifications:
  • Due to the popularity of weekly challenges, we do not review qualification requirements for images with an ImageScore of less than 500
  • Be true to the category: Images in the wrong category will be recategorized and disqualified.
  • Entries that do not comply with the above rules will be disqualified (a PWCcolddrinks-dq will be placed on the image).

Weekly Challenge 68: Bridges

Your challenge this week is to show us your best images of bridges. From covered to suspension, foot, train or car we want to see your very best bridge images.

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Bridges”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, August 17th at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, August 21st

To enter:

  1. Take a photograph of a bridge.
  2. Submit it under: Buildings & Architecture – Bridges and Suspended Structures
  3. Select “Add to Market” when submitting the photo
  4. Tag the image with: PWCbridges

Submit your Entries Now

Preview This Weeks Entries

Prizes:

  • Top Entry will win a year of Pixoto Pro + an 11×14  Canvas Print of their winning image (US members only)
  • Winners will get Award Badges, 1000 Points plus 1,000 credits for future image submission
  • A blog post will highlight the winners
  • The opportunity to make some money off of stock sales in the future

Rules:

  • The photo must be an image with a clearly identifiable theme of “Bridges” and fit into the Building & Architecture – Bridges & Suspended Structures category.
  • The photo must be added to the Pixoto Market
  • Improperly categorized images will be re-categorized and disqualified
  • Image quality (through ImageDuel) will determine the winner. In other words… the better image will determine the winner not the better concept.
  • Enter as many images as you like – only highest scoring one will be chosen for top 10 winners.
  • Images must be submitted/resubmitted during the week
  • Images must be tagged “PWCbridges”
  • You may resubmit an image already on Pixoto, but please be aware that ImageScore, awards and points for the image will be reset upon resubmission
  • Duplicates of previously uploaded, and not deleted, Pixoto submissions will be removed.
Disqualifications:
  • Due to the popularity of weekly challenges, we do not review qualification requirements for images with an ImageScore of less than 500
  • Be true to the category: Images in the wrong category will be recategorized and disqualified.
  • Entries that do not comply with the above rules will be disqualified (a PWCbridges-dq will be placed on the image).

Weekly Challenge #66 – WINNERS

To see all of the entries:  Tagged Birds.

#1: John Larson – Stamford, CT, US

#2: Itamar Campos – Curitiba, PR, BR

#3: Mia Ikonen – Kuopio, , FI

#4: Sushmita Sadhukhan – Milwaukee, WI, US

#5: Lawrence Busch – Los angeles, CA, US

#6: Mahdi Hussainmiya – BSB, Brunei-Muara, BN

#7: Arindam Chakrabarty – Kolkata, WB, IN

#8: Young Sung Bae – Seoul, , KR

#9: Jane Bjerkli – Eidsvoll, Akershus, NO

#10: Michael Milfeit – Coesfeld, NRW, DE