The World We Live In: Which Theme is Right for You?

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November 30, 2017 at 2:47 pm  •  Posted in Awards and Contests, News & Events by  •  0 Comments

© Tim Baskerville, Cartwheel Kids, The World We Live In VI, Humanity 5th Prize.

For those of you planning to enter our biggest photo contest of the year, The World We Live In, we wanted to talk a bit about the themes: Humanity, Environment, Interconnections and Series (Open). This year, we are really excited because we’ve added a new theme for photo series. We know that some of you work in series, and we wanted to give you the opportunitiy to tell stories that need to be told with three images or more. Below are explanations and examples of past winning images for the themes of the contest.

Humanity
Each person has a story to tell. Capture images of people around you: your family, your neighbours, people you’ve encountered while travelling or even yourself. Show us some of the many facets of humanity.

Marianna Armata, I Can See Clearly Now, The World We Live In VI, Humanity 6th Prize.

© Jia Han Dong, Monk Tashi Study Sutra in His Hut, Larung Gar, China, The World We Live In VI, Humanity 2nd prize.

© Lung Liu, Box in the Sky, TWWLI VI, Humanity 3rd prize.

The Environment
Nature and wildlife will never cease to amaze us. Show us the outstanding beauty of our living world, whether through wide landscapes or close-ups of natural elements, animals, plants or insects.

© Benjamin Vinar, The Quirang, The World We Live In VI, Environment 1st Prize

© Yves Perreault, Three Amigos, The World We Live In VI, Environment 6th prize.

© Moriah Dyke, Aurora the Beluga, TWWLI VI, Environment 2nd prize.

Interconnections
Humans are by nature interactive beings. Show us how we transform and create things. This can be seen in architecture, domestic pets, urban life, objects, transportation, machines, agriculture, fishing, cooking and almost anywhere you look!

© Pravin Narsing, Veggie Yaki, The World We Live In VI, Interconnections 2nd prize.

© Taylor Gruye, Dirt Path to Silos, The World We Live In VI, Interconncctions 4th Prize.

© Stephanie Foden, Stranger Things, The World We Live In VI, Interconnections 3rd prize.

Series (Open)
Sometimes you can express something better with multiple images. This is your chance to share your exploration of a subject, theme or story in three images or more. It’s a new category this year, but we know that a number of you are already working in series so we are excited to see your submissions! The winning images below were each part of a series. You can see the complete series by clicking on the images below or by going to the webpage URL included in the caption.

© Arianne Clément/ The World We Live In VI, Grand Prize // The series category did not exist in the 6th edition, but this image is part of a series by Arianne Clément, online here: https://www.arianneclement.com/copie-de-100-ans-age-de-beaute

© Vladimir Antaki, My Name Is Wesson Dagnew, The World We Live In VI, Humanity 7th Prize. // The series category did not exist in the 6th edition, but this images is part of a series by Vladimir Antaki, online here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/44685377/My-Name-is-Wesson-Dagnew

Go for it!
Some photos may fit in more than one theme; enter your photos where you would like them to be judged.

And remember that this isn’t just a chance to win fun prizes like incredible camera gear or an expedition for two with Adventure Canada…it’s an opportunity to grow as a photographer. As Alan McCord (The World We Live In V, Interconnections 1st Prize) says, “Taking the time to review and evaluate my own work with a critical eye has been an important part of the ongoing process of growth as a photographer. Annual events such as this one by Photo Life can provide a photographer with an opportunity to do just that—review, evaluate and grow.”

For more information on how to enter this year’s contest, TWWLI VII, check out the contest information and guidelines at photolife.com/twwli.

© Alan McCord, Bus Depot, The World We Live In VI, Interconnections 1st prize.

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