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"Summer Celebrations Around the World" Photo Story Contest

Behind every triumphant moment in sports lies a grueling journey of preparation and training. Athletes dedicate their lives to honing their skills, pushing their bodies to the limit, and striving for greatness. From the early morning dew to the setting sun, athletes embark on a relentless routine of physical conditioning. Mental fortitude is equally crucial in the world of sports. Athletes must develop resilience to overcome setbacks and maintain focus under immense pressure. And while the spotlight shines on athletes as they compete on the grand stage, there exists a bustling world behind the scenes that ensures the execution of sporting events. This hidden realm is a symphony of coordination, dedication, and meticulous planning that often goes unnoticed by the spectators. Unfortunately, while it may appear that everything runs like clockwork, there are many opportunities for malfunctions, mess-ups and situations that threaten the game.


  • 1 – $100
  • 2 – $60
  • 3 – $40

Image requirements: JPEG, PNG – minimum resolution of 1920×1080 and maximum size 10MB

Online submission of digital images via the website.


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Often it’s a point of discussion on photography forums whether one narrates better stories with a single image versus a series of images. In this regard it’s important to remember that a single image is only a “half truth”, because it never tells you the fundamental of a story, which is, “Why?”. What does this mean? When talking about photographs, an image might be partly true but it is only part of the whole truth and a snapshot of the bigger picture. This leaves part of our brain to interpret the image on its own, therefore making it difficult to always understand the photographer’s message. Not all single images tell a story. One must remember a photo essay is nothing but the compilation of multiple single images – these are the units of the visual narrative. Each single picture is a chapter in the story, and each chapter will unfold towards the climax. On the other hand, a series of photographs allows the brain to process each image as a whole. A series of images emphasises several ideas, whereas a single image usually emphasises just one idea. Keep in mind that the first and last images in a series are the most important. These are called ‘goal images’ – the type of images that open and close the series to grab a viewer’s attention. It’s no different from judging a book by its cover – a strong opening shot will stop people and hold them in the story from start to finish.