We are pleased to announce the winners of our First Photo Essay Competition.
Before sharing the list, however, all of us here want to take a moment to thank everyone for participating – for your submissions, for viewing the posts, and for the great comments – all of which made the pixelhose contest unique, lively, and fun. Secondly, we need to stress the difficulty of selecting form amongst such wonderful submissions. At the end, our selection was influenced with a combination of the photography, the story or message, how unique the subject was, and of course, our community’s reaction.
Note that, per contest guidelines, we combined a number of categories into the General Category because of the small number of submissions. Therefore, the contest finished with four categories: Travel, Rituals, Everyday Life, and of course General. With that in mind, the selected pieces are:
Winner, Best Submission (and winner of Travel Category)
Magnificent Sikkim by Partha Pratim Saha
Winner, Everyday Life Category
Life of Reindeer Farmers by Alexander Stepanenko
Winner, Rituals Category
Pomak Wedding Ritual by Miroslav Milev
Co-Winners, General Category
Note: The above two submissions were scored exactly the same by our staff; both had extremely large following on pixelhose.com and both superbly captured the essence of the photo essay. Since we couldn’t pick one over the other, it was only fair that they both be selected!
Euro 2012 Soccer Championship by Viktor Serbin
Personal Effects by Kaveh Baghdadchi
Ivett and Dezső by Zoltán Balogh
IMPORTANT UPDATE (February 16, 2013): A new co-winner, Zoltán Balogh, was selected. The winner has been contacted. Watch this post for updates.
IMPORTANT UPDATE (February 11, 2013): Mr. Baghdadchi withdrew from the competition.Since we had added a second prize, we will go ahead and award that to another photographer. The new winner will be posted here shortly. Stay Tuned!
SECURITY NOTICE TO WINNERS: We will be in touch to complete the process. However, please do note that we will NEVER request any bank account information, passwords, credit card numbers, or national ID/Social Security numbers. Further, winners are NEVER asked to pay any money for any reason