The Greatest Panoramic Photographs of 2021: Epson Worldwide Pano Awards

The Epson Worldwide Pano Awards is the most important competitors for panoramic images and has introduced its 2021 winners, with a misty cypress tree panorama awarded the highest prize.

Based in 2009 by Australian panorama photographer David Evans, the awards are run with the assist of Epson Australia. Since then, the competitors has grown right into a collaboration between devoted skilled photographers, trade professionals, and sponsors.

The competitors showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and this yr it obtained 5,378 entries from 1,245 skilled and newbie photographers in 97 nations. Out of those, 2,646 have been open entries, 2,619 have been newbie entries, and 113 have been digital actuality or 360-degree entries.

All the photographers competed for a prize pool value $40,000, together with $13,500 money, with the primary place awarded $3,000, a trophy, Epson Surecolor P7070 printer, and different prizes.

Open Photographer of the 12 months and General Winner

The general winner of the 2021 Open Competitors was photographer Joshua Hermann from the USA. His three entries — “Everlasting Triangle,” “Morning Burn,” and “Historical Backwaters” — impressed the judging panel sufficient to award him with the highest prize.

“Everlasting Triangle” by Joshua Hermann | General Winner of The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards
“Morning Burn” by Joshua Hermann | General Winner of The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards
“Historical Backwaters” by Joshua Hermann | General Winner of The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards

“It’s an honor to have my photos chosen within the Open Class alongside so many splendidly gifted photographers,” says the highest prize winner Hermann.

“Rising up in south Louisiana and coming to know the swamp and marshlands from an early age, the distinctive magnificence and attention-grabbing ecology of the world has caught with me all through my life. I hope to share the great thing about these locations by means of my imagery, enable individuals to get a better look into the individuality of those areas, and finally to tell them of the significance of defending these wetlands.”

Winner of “Constructed Setting/ Structure” and the General Runner-Up within the Open Competitors

Mark Brierley | Open Winner of “Constructed Setting/ Structure” and general runner-up within the Open Competitors at The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards

Novice Photographer of the 12 months

Daniel Trippolt | Novice Winner of “Panorama/ Nature” and general winner of Novice Photographer of the 12 months at The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards

Epson Digital Artwork Prize

“Anatomy Lesson” by Manuel Enrique González Carmona | The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards

Uncooked Planet Award

“Hidden Lake” by Marsel van Oosten | The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards

Curators Award

“The Mountain Dreamer” by Max Rive | The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards

Nikon Australia Award

“Don’t Fence Me In” by Ray Jennings | The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards

Highest Scoring Aerial Picture

“Poison Insanity” by Gheorghe Popa | The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards

Highest Scoring Smartphone Pano

“Torres del Paine” by Andrew Dickman | The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards

Highest Scoring Movie Seize

“Gastlosen” by Oliver Wehrli | The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards

Highest Scoring IAPP Member

“Gentoo Penguin Colony” by Tom Sheckels | The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards

Highest Scoring Vertical Picture

“Serpentine” by Peter Harrison | The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards

Highest Scoring Gigapixel Picture

“Sundown over Kyrgyzs Mountains” by Yaz Loukhal | The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards

“We thought 2020 was a difficult yr however 2021 took issues to a complete new stage,” says David Evans, the Competitors’s Curator. “That stated, regardless of the pandemic and so many different challenges the entries this yr have been nothing in need of wonderful. We’re, but once more, overwhelmed with the extent of assist from entrants and sponsors, particularly Epson and we thanks all so very a lot and likewise congratulate all this yr’s winners and entrants.”

The judging panel for the awards included among the world’s prime panoramic photographers and trade professionals, with a full checklist of the panel members out there on The Epson Worldwide Pano Awards website.

All the winners and runners-up might be seen within the competitors’s gallery.


Picture credit: All images individually credited and supplied courtesy of The twelfth EPSON Worldwide Pano Awards.

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