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article imageDigital Journal announces winners of Global Photo Essay contest

By Digital Journal Staff     Oct 10, 2013 in Internet
Digital Journal is pleased to announce the winners of its Photo Essay contest, which ran from Aug. 1 to Sept. 16, 2013. Find out how these Digital Journalists showcased their photojournalism skills in a contest themed for "Fun, Adventure and Discovery."
Digital Journal's Photo Essay contest challenged Digital Journalists around the globe to capture moments inspiring awe in our readers.
Digital Journal was amazed at the dozens of photo entries from around the world, from Australia to the UK to British Columbia.
Covering a diverse range of subject matter, the contest winners' reportage looked at fascinating corners of everyday life and adventure, while also layering essays with strong editorial focus on newsworthy events.
Out of all submissions, one photo essay was selected as a grand prize winner and will receive $100, and second place will take $75 and third place wins $50. Entries were judged on journalistic value, composition, clarity, realism, photographic skill, timeliness, and a flair for the unexpected.
Winners from Digital Journal s Photo Essay contest
Winners from Digital Journal's Photo Essay contest
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We also want to highlight several compelling photo essays who earn honorable mentions.
The following is a list of winners, along with a link to each of their winning entries:

First Place — Anne Sewell

Photo essay: Multi-cultural Fuengirola in southern Spain
International Fair in Fuengirola  Spain - adding a flag to the Vietnam exhibit.
International Fair in Fuengirola, Spain - adding a flag to the Vietnam exhibit.
Why it won: Anne makes us feel like we're right there in Fuengirola, Spain, as the lively costumes and multi-cultural characters give this street fair a very global feel. The perspectives of some shots were truly outstanding, too. This photo essays offers a true sense of fun and joy, evidenced by the many smiling faces Anne captured.

Second Place — Elizabeth Batt

Photo Essay: Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, the Healing Wall
A military veteran remembers.
A military veteran remembers.
Why it won: Did you know about the mobile version of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington? We didn't before taking in Elizabeth's moving photo essay, a work demonstrating her keen eye and warm sensibilities. The photos were dripping with emotion, especially the touching photo of the veteran in a wheelchair. This find was a true discovery we couldn't help but honour.

Third Place — Igor I. Solar

Photo Essay: Out of this world scenery at ‘Valley of the Moon’
Valley of the Moon  a section of the National Reserve  Los Flamencos  at about 2 500 meters above se...
Valley of the Moon, a section of the National Reserve "Los Flamencos" at about 2,500 meters above sea level, is a pre-Andean depression in the middle of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
Why it won: Scanning the photos of this surreal landscape, we felt transported to another world, an alien place where our senses were gloriously distorted. Igor's eye-popping images of Chile’s ‘Valle de la Luna’ carried a sense of awe we usually see in National Geographic photos, an example of how adventures to desolate areas can yield a quiet beauty rarely seen.

Honorable Mentions

Elizabeth Parker
Photo Essay: Ball's Falls for family autumn hikes and festivals
Church at Ball s Falls Conservation park.
Church at Ball's Falls Conservation park.
Lesley Lanir
Photo Essay: Discovering Lanzarote the Canary Island of Fire
Salinas de Janubio  Yaiza  Lanzarote  Canary Islands (Spain).
Salinas de Janubio, Yaiza, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Spain).
Joseph Boltrukiewicz
Photo Essay: On the movie set 'Dibukk Box'
Setting up for the next scene shoot on the movie set  Dibukk Box   New Westminster  BC.
Setting up for the next scene shoot on the movie set "Dibukk Box", New Westminster, BC.
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