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OrthPhoto Awards international photo competition announces its winners

More than 650 photographers from almost 30 countries took part and over 4,500 photos presenting Orthodoxy in 35 countries were submitted to seven categories.



The first edition of the international Orthodox photo competition “OrthPhoto Awards” concluded on Tuesday with the announcement of its winners. The ceremony was held at the Center of Orthodox Culture in Bialystok, Poland, and it was live-streamed on different platforms.

“The contest aimed at promoting and selecting the Orthodox world’s most impressive photographers.”

More than 650 photographers from almost 30 countries took part and over 4,500 photos presenting Orthodoxy in 35 countries were submitted to seven categories. The contest aimed at promoting and selecting the Orthodox world’s most impressive photographers. The international jury was made of 21 people who met online, having the difficult task of analysing and selecting the best works. A selection of photos was displayed at St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Bialystok and will be available for the public for the future month. The Publishing House of the Polish Orthodox Church will release a photo album in late 2021 including pictures from the OrthPhoto Awards competition. The organising committee and the jury members extend thanks and congratulations to all participants. Winners Grand Prize Vladimir Orlov, Russia Places 1st place: Gheorghiță Epureanu, Romania 2nd place: Tomasz Mościcki, Poland 3rd place: Florin Cristescu, Romania Honorary mentions: Sergey Ryzhkov, Ukraine; Andrei Oleshko, Russia; Sergei Borisenko Russia; Boris Bort, Russia; Tatjana Lelic, Serbia; Mikhail Kapychka, Belarus Reportage 1st place: Tomasz Żaczek, Poland 2nd place: Boris Musić, Montenegro 3rd place: Vladimir Vasiliev, Russia Honorary mentions: Konstantina Kanellopoulou, Greece; Alina Ilina, Russia; Evghenia Borsukova-Surikova, Russia; Denislav Stoychev, Bulgaria; Octavian Chende, Romania People 1st place: Andrey Smolnikov, Russia 2nd place: Tomasz Mościcki, Poland 3rd place: Serghei Alekseev, Russia Honorary mentions: Daniil Naberejni, Russia; Waldemar Jundo, Poland Details 1st place: Paweł Tadejko, Poland 2nd place: Viacheslav Vorobiev, Ukraine 3rd place: Marina Stancevic, Serbia Honorary mention: Mădălina Cimpoeru, Romania COVID-19 1st place: Margerita Ivleva, Russia 2nd place: Alexandr Kolesnik, Russia 3rd place: Tatiana Rutkovskaya, Russia Honorary mentions: Margarita Tolmacheva, Russia; Igor Matveev, Belarus; Pavlos Antonatos, Greece From Archive 1st place: Hadzi Miodrag Miladinovic, Serbia 2nd place: Gheorghiță Epureanu, Romania 3rd place: Aleksa Stojković, Serbia Honorary mention: George Baladakis, Greece Stories 1st place: Gali Tibbon, Israel 2nd place: Svetlana Tarasova, Russia 3rd place: Andrei Shapran, Russia Honorary mention: Margerita Ivleva, Russia Best Young Photographer Philipp Kharhenko, Russia The contest was organized by the Orthodox photography website OrthPhoto.net and was open to both amateur and professional photographers. All the results are published on the OrthPhoto Awards website. Photo credit: Facebook / OrthPhoto.net (Gheorghiță Epureanu, Romania)

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