Diversity has existed on earth since the beginning of time. It is one of the fundamentals of life that our ancestors have learnt and understood along with the wisdom behind it until it has become ingrained as intellect.
You may see diversity right in front of you, whether it be in an idea that inspires you or in a random and spontaneous visual comparison.
In all its vastness, the ‘Diversity’ category widens the doors of creativity allowing your photography to be filled with meaningful, empowering and expressive concepts.
This Twelfth Season also presents our photography community a special space for talented artists in the digital field to formulate digital creations, that convey the depths of their imagination, through the ‘Digital Art’ category.
For the seventh year in a row, the ‘Portfolio’ category continues to bring in great photographic works from photographers that have an awe-inspiring passion for visual story-telling.
Lastly, and definitely not least, the ‘General’ Category (Colour and Black & White) gives photographers the opportunity to soar to new heights of creativity without any restrictions in their path.
A global concept whose origins go back to the beginning of time; of which the meaning also changes constantly due to the fluctuations of time, place, events and circumstances.
Delving deeper into the essence of ‘Diversity’ tells us that it is a basis for coexistent thoughts, including the principle of tolerance, acceptance and the appreciation of differences to benefit all humanity.
The photo that perfectly captures the artistic aspect of ‘Diversity’ translates and evokes a response from the audience. It is one that brings to reality the wonders of the world we live in, highlighting how different yet similar we all are as we share a kindred purpose.
Can your (photographer’s) photo have that subtle yet impactful effect on the viewer? Your understanding of the sublime meanings and connotations of ‘Diversity’, which is the differences and pluralism, should be engrained! It is your arena for creativity.
Do you have a great photograph, but it does not convey all the messages that you want it to?
Do you feel that you are creative in the field of Fine Arts and are able to formulate digital formations that enhance the work that lives in your imagination?
Do you think enhancing your photograph digitally will take it to the next level? Then this is the category for you!
Our fourth and final category is Digital Art.
The Portfolio category returns once again to challenge you (photographer’s) to showcase your story-telling skills through a series of photographs.
A strong photographic story delves into the heart of a subject matter and tells the story from your (photographer’s) perspective.
A portfolio of photographs allows you to capture the hearts and minds of an audience in a way a single photograph cannot.
This category remains a favourite among photographers who have an outstanding eye for visual compositions that do not necessarily fall into any of the other categories.
Year after year, this category has gained quality and depth, not to mention numbers, with over a third of all entries registered in the competition.
We continue to offer participants two opportunities to participate in this category: Black and White - to give the deserved substance to this classic art form; and colour - giving participants the option to dazzle the jury and viewers with their vibrant compositions.
There are many passionate people within the photography industry who are dedicated and relentless in their pursuit for excellence. These people offer their services and expertise without expecting a return on their efforts and therefore form a vital part of the photographic community.
The ‘Photography Appreciation Award’ is a special category for a person or group who has shown long-standing commitment to enhancing the art of photography. By awarding the recipient, HIPA hopes to give back a small amount of the respect and appreciation they deserve.
Service to photography is not limited to taking stunning photographs, but extends to editors, publishers, bloggers, researchers, inventors, promoters and all print and digital content creators that have had a positive impact on the industry and helped shape it to what it is today.
This award is presented to an emerging person or organization that has shown outstanding work or vision in the photography industry on a regional, national or international level.
All winners of the Special Awards are to be exclusively selected by HIPA.
PHOTOGRAPHY APPRECIATION AWARD 20,000
THE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTENT CREATOR AWARD 15,000
EMERGING PERSON/ORGANIZATION IN PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 10,000
All the Prize money will be in US Dollars
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Website: www.sophie-stafford.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/strictlysophie With a lifelong passion for animals and over 25 years of publishing experience, Sophie Stafford is a dedicated conservation communicator. Her journey began with a deep love for wildlife, evolving into a distinguished career. As the editor at BBC Wildlife Magazine in Bristol for nearly a decade, she directed the publication through a changing landscape, revitalizing newsstand sales, introducing digital platforms, and overseeing the transition from film to digital photography. A prominent figure in the world of natural history photography, Sophie has served on numerous competition juries, including the Natural History Museum’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Presently, her focus lies in helping leading conservation charities in enhancing supporter engagement through visual storytelling. Notable organizations, such as the Natural History Museum, WWF-UK, London Wildlife Trust, and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, have benefited from her expertise. Sophie has also helped in launching and establishing Prince Harry’s charity Rhino Conservation Botswana (RCB) in the international conservation arena. Furthermore, her contributions extend to Wildscreen in Bristol, where she helped launch the Festival’s first Photo Story Panda Award. Her academic background in anthropology from University College London (UCL), combined with her fieldwork at Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), has added depth to her extensive conservation portfolio.
Website: www.timflach.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/timflachphotography Tim Flach is a renowned photographer celebrated for his distinctive animal portraits. His artistic vision is driven by a profound desire to narrate the tales of the natural world, with his work standing out for its originality and its capacity to provoke contemplation about the role images play in the realm of conservation science. Tim has produced seven multi-award-winning books, including ‘Birds’ (2021), ‘Who Am I’ (2019), ‘Endangered’ (2017), ‘Evolution’ (2013), ‘More Than Human’ (2012), ‘Dogs Gods’ (2010), and ‘Equus’ (2008). His remarkable body of work has found its place in major public and private collections, while his exhibitions have graced galleries around the world, including prestigious venues like the Museums of Natural History in Paris and Beijing. Tim’s outstanding contributions have been recognized with an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Arts London and the distinction of being an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (2013). He also serves as the President of the Association of Photographers and holds the esteemed title of Artist in Residence at Linacre College, University of Oxford. In recognition of his exceptional talents, Tim was honoured with the HIPA Photography Appreciation Award in 2019. He resides in London with his wife and son, continuing to captivate the world with his remarkable visual storytelling.
Instagram: www.instagram.com/sulaiman_almawash A graphic designer from Kuwait, Sulaiman Almawash was always captivated by the world of art found online - which led him to be one of the first artists to publish works that combined photography and digital technology to the Middle East. His proficiency in Photoshop allowed him to unleash his imagination and creativity, share his expertise and encourage people to explore and learn about Photo Manipulation. Sulaiman has participated in several international art exhibitions, including the 1x Decade Exhibition in Shanghai and the China Sanmenxia International Photography Exhibition. In the realm of awards and competitions, he has achieved notable success including winning the 1x Photo Awards 2016 in the Creative Edit People's Choice category, securing a Gold Medal at the Cairo Film Festival in Egypt and Gulf Film Festival in Bahrain. He was also a merit medal recipient of HIPA’s Sixth Season competition. For Sulaiman, this art of photo manipulation is a medium through which dreams come alive on the computer screen.
Website: www.oasisphotocontest.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/supertarillo Born in Ivrea (Italy) in 1971, Maurizio Tentarelli developed a deep passion for photography from a young age. His journey in the world of photography led him to collaborate with various photography studios, where he honed his skills and acquired valuable techniques. In 2010, he embarked on a new chapter by joining the editorial team at Oasis. Right from the start, he made a significant impact by penning numerous articles focused on environmental issues and the beauty of the world. His dedication extended beyond the written word, as he actively organized events across Italy, dedicated to promoting the magazine's themes. Today, he not only stands as a key partner in the magazine's evolution but also holds the esteemed position of General Secretary for the ‘Oasis Photo Contest’. His expertise in photography has led him to become a respected member of numerous national and international photographic competition juries.
Website: www.shemimages.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/shemimages Shem Compion is an adventurer, nature photographer, creative author and photography hide builder, obtained from years of observing birds from his self-constructed hides. With an unwavering dedication to sharing his love for the natural world, he is one of the few remaining professionals who have turned their passion into a full-time career in wildlife and nature photography. Born in Africa, Shem's photography has taken him around the globe, showcasing his diverse and celebrated portfolio in various publications. His extensive knowledge and insights to understanding animal behaviour, coupled with his photography skills, has made him a sought-after expert at international photographic conventions. In 2005, Shem co-founded C4 Photo Safaris, where he continues to lead and host photo safaris. As an innovator, he implemented and built the first dedicated underground photography hide in Africa at Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana. This unique perspective offered by the hides attract photographers from around the world. In addition to his photographic endeavours, Shem is an educator, authoring several books. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, London, and remains committed to exploring the wild and remote corners of Africa, consistently producing creative photographic work during his journeys.
Indonesia - North Sulawesi - Lembeh Strait: during a night dive called "Black water" I had the opportunity to meet a Jellyfish Tunicate of about 5 cm. inside and outside it was full of many animals such as crabs and shrimps and more, I was at a depth of about 10 meters. on a depth between 60 and 100 meters.
After a few decades, the spectacular endangered water insects Danube mayfly (Ephoron virgo) have returned to the river Danube in 2012, probably due to the increasing water quality (this species has disappeared from the rivers of Middle-Europe for decades owing to water pollution). Usually I spent 15-18 nights photographing mayflies every summer. I have been taking photos on the quiet summer nights about the Danube mayfly have swarmed for 11 years. They came only after sunset, and afterwards more and more started to "dancing" just above the water surface. With a fisheye lens I managed to capture female and male mayflies chasing each other in an endless mass.
على كوكب الارض تعيش الكثير من الكائانات بالبر و البحر ولكن الانسان غير كثيرا بها مما اثر بالطبيعة وله كثير من الصناعات والتقدم والتدخل في الطبيعة خلال القرون الماضية و الى الان نحاول عدم البعث بها صورة جوية تبين اثار نشوب حريق بحقل جبل وتم اخمادها من قبل السكان المحليين بالمنطقة تبين لك اثرها كيف كان بالسابق و بعد
just before sunset in Masai mara national park, one Hayena made a kill however, the other Hayena and the jackal tried to join the party. with low light conditions and fast-moving action, I was lucky to have them all in the frame.
I learn a lot from the ocean, and nothing is more satisfying to me than watching the continuous movement of the waves while the sun is moving down behind the horizon. I was walking back home on a fiery sunset day when I saw the scene of a random person from a far distance paddling his boat, the sea was strangely bright and the cloudy sky was saturated with colors. This digital artwork reflects on one of my deepest thoughts of life’s main pursuits. It resembles our pursuit for happiness, salvation, and freedom, while paddling through the ongoing waves of life and the unexpected hardships to catch the light of hope shining on the horizon.
When the family breaks up (there are many reasons) it is as if the world is falling apart at the seams and decaying for a child. It feels so alone and abandoned by everyone. The heart is lonely.
Once upon a time in a picturesque countryside, there was a small farming community. Generations had cultivated the land, relying on traditional farming practices to sustain their way of life. However, as time passed, the unintended consequences of these practices began to emerge. The excessive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides had taken a toll on the environment. The once-rich soil became depleted, and the water sources became contaminated, harming both wildlife and the health of the farmers themselves. The air, once fresh and clean, now carried the heavy burden of agricultural pollution. As the years went by, the damage worsened, and nature began to retaliate. Crops failed, and the once-thriving farmlands turned into barren wastelands. The impact on the community was devastating, and desperation set in. It became evident that if farming practices didn't change, the future would be bleak. However, farmers didn't want to change. Eventually, the consequences became unavoidable. The environment deteriorated to such an extent that traditional farming became impossible without proper protection. In a haunting vision of the future, farmers were forced to wear hazmat suits and operate drones to carry out essential farming tasks. Nature had become hostile, and human intervention was required to survive. The idyllic countryside transformed into a dystopian landscape. The story of this community serves as a cautionary tale. It highlights the urgent need to address the environmental impact of farming. If we fail to adopt sustainable practices, the consequences could be dire. It is crucial that we embrace innovative and ecologically responsible farming methods to ensure a future where farming harmonizes with nature, rather than forcing us into hazardous suits and relying on drones to preserve our existence.
The icebreaker is on duty near the main navigation channel of the St. Petersburg dam and participates in guiding ships along the ship's fairway in winter.
تحظى الصحراء في الليل بجمالها الساحر والغامض، حيث تنتشر الكائنات البرية وتتواجد الحياة في أوقات مظلمة من اليوم. من خلال الصورة التي تجسد ثعلبًا يجوب الصحراء في الليل. لالتقاط هذه الصورة، استخدمت مصدر إضاءة واحدة موجهة من الخلف لتكوين تأثير السلويت. تم وضع المصدر على مستوى منخفض لإنشاء ظل قوي للثعلب على الرمال الصحراوية. تم تحديد الإضاءة لتسليط الضوء على التفاصيل البارزة في الظل وإبراز الطابع الساحر للثعلب في الليل و الاستفادة من إنارة الطريق الخلفية لتشكيل روح درامية للصورة. تهدف هذه الصورة إلى استعراض جمال الحياة البرية ليلًا في الصحراء وتبرز أناقة وغموض الثعالب. تأثير السلويت يعزز جو المغامرة والأحاسيس العميقة للطبيعة. تذكرنا الصورة بأنه على الرغم من تحديات البيئة القاسية، فإن الحياة البرية تستمر في الازدهار وتبهجنا بجمالها الفريد. من خلال هذه الصورة المثيرة، أرغب في أن ألهم الآخرين لاكتشاف جمال الحياة البرية في الظروف الطبيعية الأكثر تحديًا. تعتبر الصحراء ليلًا بيئة رائعة لاستكشاف وتصوير الحياة البرية المدهشة. لذا، دعونا نعزز الحفاظ على البيئة ونحافظ على هذه الأماكن الطبيعية الخلابة للأجيال القادمة للاستمتاع بها والتعلم منها.
A Hoopoe took flight with its wings spread in a smooth motion across the canvas of the early-morning sky that was illuminated up by the sunrise's bright hues. I saw that this bird would occasionally grab its prey in the air and other times on the ground. Additionally, I observed that each time it caught a prey, it flew in the same direction to a nearby tree. That's when I had the idea to photograph the bird against a background with light and dark sides to represent the dark and light sides of existence.
Antarctica has some of the most diversity of wildlife on the planet that thrive in these frozen conditions. from the largest to the smallest, this is a fragile ecosystem.
HATAY, TURKIYE - On February 6, a strong 7.8 earthquake, centered in the Pazarcik district, jolted Kahramanmaras, Gaziantep, Hatay and strongly shook several provinces, including , Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, Adiyaman, Malatya, Osmaniye, and Kilis. More than 50 thousands people have been killed and many more were injured. The disaster left millions of people homeless. The quake was one the strongest in the last 100 years of the country.
Asian elephants today are seen as animals defined through the lens of culture, coexistence, and conservation. This essay examines some of the challenges for them to successfully coexist with humans. Close to 60% of Asian elephants live close to human populations with more of their habitat being lost every year. Researchers hope a greater understanding of these elephants may mitigate much of the human elephant conflict that plays out today. The issues include poorly thought out agricultural and economic development in and around traditional elephant habitat, the effects of garbage dumps and cultivation close to national parks, the stress that elephant festivals place on these animals and the contradiction between deifying them and yet exploiting them. There are also significant dangers for humans at these festivals, people are killed or wounded every year when panicked elephants run wild in crowds of thousands. There are also significant difficulties for humans living in rural areas, where daily encounters with wild elephants are a dangerous possibility and where, in one night, an elephant herd can wipe out a farmer’s livelihood. I have examined the work of researchers who see experienced Mahouts as key to a greater understanding of individual elephants and a more tailored human response to elephants deemed to be a threat. I have also looked at the rise in the capture of wild elephants and how this threatens the integrity of herds in the wild. Research has shown that many elephants are individual thinkers. Conservationists say that it will be a case of how much we can learn to understand this individual thinking combined with how much we care that will ensure a harmonious future for threatened Asian elephants across their range.
Football is not a privilege, it's a right. According to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, it is a universal language for millions of people around the world, regardless of their nationality, language or religion. In Togo, there is a center for children with disabilities that provides specialized care to improve their quality of life. A new and safe home. In this forgotten part of Africa, children with disabilities are at high risk of abuse and neglect. People believe that disabilities are the result of divine punishment. These minors (known as "snakes" because they lie on the ground) are considered "demons" and are drowned in the river in rituals "so that the snake will leave". Meanwhile, for these children at the Don Orione Center, it's all about football, which brings peace to their souls and freedom to their minds... Shouting happily, running free... It's more than a game. A beautiful compromise between hope and a new home. A great journey of time and memory through their new life, where they all dream of becoming the new Messi in search of their next goal...
Bob is a Caribbean flamingo, from the island of Curaçao. His life took a dramatic turn when he flew into a hotel window, leaving him severely concussed. He was cared for by Odette Doest, a local vet who also runs a wildlife rehabilitation centre and conservation charity – the Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben (FDOC). Existing disabilities meant Bob couldn’t be released, but instead he became ambassador for FDOC, which educates locals about the importance of protecting the island’s wildlife. MEET BOB is an intimate love story about compassion and empathy. This portfolio focuses on the new non-typical life that was given to Flamingo Bob as the bird-ambassador of FDOC. After his crash, things were not looking good for Bob. But his transformation and the way he is able to inspire an entire island community today, a is a reminder that individual actions, driven by love and empathy, can have an enormous positive impact on the world around us. *files are numbered 1 - 10 so that the portfolio can be seen in the right order.
A captivating scene unfolds as seagulls gracefully soar around the boat, their wings gliding through the air. Drawn by the offering of grains from the devoted souls on boat. They gather in a lively flurry manner indulging in nature's feast. A testament to the harmonious connection between human, wildlife, and the serene beauty of the river Yamuna in Delhi, India.
At Masai Mara, during sunrise . There was Giraffe front of me and looking to me. I was waiting for the sun to rise to get more lights. At this time, I let more sunlights to be like cover the bottom of giraffe body to get this shot.
Frans Lanting is a master of his craft, and his work has inspired and amazed people all over the globe. His photography is known for its stunning beauty, technical brilliance, and deep respect for the natural world. Frans possesses the unique ability of capturing the very essence of his subjects, whether they are animals, landscapes, or people. According to The New York Times, “Mr. Lanting’s photographs take creatures that have become ordinary and transform them into haunting new visions.” Frans’s remarkable career is marked by an impressive list of achievements, including top honours from World Press Photo, the title of BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award. He has been honoured as a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society in London and is the recipient of Sweden's Lennart Nilsson Award. In 2001, H.R.H. Prince Bernhard inducted Frans as a Knight in the Royal Order of the Golden Ark, the Netherlands' highest conservation honour, to celebrate his contributions to nature conservation. Frans’s books have received awards and acclaim. His book ‘Eye to Eye: Intimate Encounter With the Animal World’ was named as one of the 50 most influential nonfiction books of the 20th century. Frans's contributions to photography are truly global. He has helped create a leverage for conservation efforts. He did pioneering work in Madagascar where he documented wildlife and tribal traditions never photographed before. His celebrated coverage of the Okavango Delta in National Geographic has been credited with inspiring a surge of international interest in wildlife and conservation in Botswana. Frans’s works also includes profiles of ecological hot spots from India to New Zealand, the nearly extinct Asiatic cheetahs in Iran and a remarkable study of chimpanzees in Senegal that shed new light on human evolution. Frans Lanting's photographs and legacy continue to inspire photographers worldwide, thanks to his deep dedication to our planet's beauty and diversity.
Margaret Steber, popularly and affectionately known by her peers as Maggie Steber, is an acclaimed and internationally recognized documentary photographer. Her photographic journey includes working in over 70 countries; delving into and photographing the depths of human condition and experiences. A Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and a one of National Geographic Magazine’s 'Woman of Vision', Maggie’s work is a testament to her unwavering commitment to storytelling, capturing narratives of resilience, cultural vibrancy and the determined spirit that binds us all. Maggie’s was named a Pulitzer Prize Finalist (2019) for a three-year project on face transplants. She received the National Geographic Photographer’s Photographer Award (2018) and the Lucie Award for Photojournalism (2019). Her accolades also include the Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation Awards, POA Pictures of the Year Awards, Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the University of Missouri, the Alicia Patterson Grant, the Ernst Haas Grant and a Knight Foundation Grant. Furthermore, Maggie’s captivating photographs and book inspired the creation of the Webbie Award-winning film ‘Madje Has Dementia’. This film chronicles her mother's nine-year journey through memory loss, capturing the essence of their melancholic voyage. For over three decades, Maggie has worked in Haiti. Aperture Foundation published her monograph ‘Dancing on Fire: Photographs from Haiti’; a collection of photographs made from 1986 at the fall of the 30-year regime of the Duvalier family in Haiti. Maggie’s photographs have been exhibited in more than 95 exhibitions around the world and in the United States to this day. Her works are included in the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim Foundation Collection and the Richter Library Collections at the University of Miami. Maggie’s most recent work was an online story on ‘Florida’s Largest Ever Python: The Untold Story of its Discovery’ in June 2022.
Fatima AlMosa, an Emirati photographer from Abu Dhabi, has firmly established herself as a prominent figure in the world of artistic photography, particularly in the realm of street photography where her true talent shines. Her rise can be attributed to her exceptional artistic vision, unwavering passion for photography and exceptional skills. Fatima’s journey began in her childhood, where she found herself captivated by the power of photography; deciphering the meaning and the emotional connection behind these images. In 2015, she launched her artistic career by acquiring her first professional camera, a Leica Q camera. With dedication and diligence, she learned to use this distinct camera and explored the vast realm of photography. Fatima soon discovered that she had a special affinity for black and white photography which allowed her to clearly express her vision of the world. By removing distracting colours, other elements become apparent, including the subject of the image, textures, shapes, patterns, and compositions. To her, monochrome photography produces timeless works that appeal to the senses. Fatima's work reflects her desire to conjure the past and immortalize history; offering glimpses into the heritage, culture, and lifestyles of earlier generations. By sharing and documenting diverse cultures and heritage from around the world, she hopes her photography fosters respect and tolerance. With her camera in hand, Fatima travels the world with an openness and positivity. She believes that the world is brimming with untold stories, and draws inspiration from her love of black and white photography. Her ultimate goal is to publish a book that showcases her remarkable collection of black and white photographs, that radiates a positive message. Fatima’s work has been exhibited at prestigious venues such as Leica at the Address Hotel and Dubai Mall under the name ‘Delight for the Soul’ (2016). She has also participated in the Sikka Art exhibition in Dubai’s Al Bastakiya (2018) as well as in the first exhibition of women photographers organised by the Emirates Photography Society (2019).