This summer, the international photobank “Depositphotos” launched its first photography contest to support independent photographers in their artistic and professional pursuits. The theme of the contest was “Authenticity 2.0” to encourage participants to share their vision of authenticity, capturing candid moments in everyday life. The contest had no categories, just a central theme that focuses on authentic photography.

To provide creative freedom, every photographer could submit up to five images to the contest. Other requirements were to fill in a form, tag the official account of the contest @depositphotos_contest, and include a short description of an image submission as a continuation of the hashtag #authenticity_is.In just one month and a half, 1,884 photographers submitted their works to the contest and shared over 5,200 images under the hashtag #authenticity_is. For the duration of the contest, Depositphotos was selecting images from runner-ups and posting them on its Instagram feed.

The competition was judged by independent international award-winning photographers Daro Sulakauri, Rosa Roth, Eldar Khamitov, Mikael Theimer, and Kate Kondratieva. They evaluated the works based on the following criteria: adherence to theme, uniqueness of concept, creative composition, and framing, technical excellence/execution, and overall artistic impression.

The prizes for winners were three mirrorless cameras to invest into the future creative pursuits of photographers.

More info: Instagram | blog.depositphotos.com | twitter.com | Facebook

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By Khánh Phan

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boredpanDaman
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3 months ago

beauty

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#2

By Azim Khan Ronnie

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BizzyBee
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3 months ago

This would make a gorgeous wall print...those colors!

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#3

By Mikhail Kapychka

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boredpanDaman
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3 months ago

man and his toys

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#4

1st Place By Stefano Zocca, Italy

1st Place By Stefano Zocca, Italy

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BoredDragon
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3 months ago

I’m confused

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#5

2nd Place By Katalin Száraz, France

2nd Place By Katalin Száraz, France

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Fabrice
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3 months ago

picasso shot

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#6

By Yuliya Dobrovolska

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Shelley DuVal
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3 months ago

gathering wood for cooking dinner

#7

By Oleksandra Chornobab

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Lyra Fortune
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3 months ago

What a lovely smile

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#8

By Khánh Phan

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boredpanDaman
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3 months ago

woow

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#9

By Razmik Zackaryan

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Aragorn II Elessar
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3 months ago

Is this San Francisco? Absolutely gorgeous shot, by the way.

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#10

By Saurabh Sirohiya

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boredpanDaman
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3 months ago

beautiful!

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#11

By Barun Rajgaria

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Shelley DuVal
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3 months ago

Learning the trade from Dad

#12

By Anna Zograf

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Shelley DuVal
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3 months ago

love the hair

#13

By Ramazan Cirakoglu

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boredpanDaman
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3 months ago

their smiles : )

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#14

By Zuka Kotrikadze

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Patty Stier
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3 months ago

Small organ - big sound!

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#15

By Anastasiya Lyubitskaya

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3 months ago

puppers!

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#16

3rd Place By Mohammad Hedayet Sarker, Bangladesh

3rd Place By Mohammad Hedayet Sarker, Bangladesh

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boredpanDaman
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3 months ago

should be with colors

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#17

By Aleksandr Yurkovskyi

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Shelley DuVal
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3 months ago

The white and the black intermingling

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By Pavel Zelenov

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Patty Stier
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3 months ago

Shadow of the youth within.

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#19

By Iryna Kalamurza

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Shelley DuVal
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3 months ago

Taking the goats for a walk, lovely golden glow in the pic

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By Vladyslav Fomin

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BoredDragon
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3 months ago

Beautiful. Reminds me of a story by Edgar Allan Poe (I forgot what it’s called).

Aquila10606
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3 months ago

The tell-tale heart, perhaps? This one reminds me of that story as well.

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Shelley DuVal
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3 months ago

The light of my eyes

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#21

By Prabu Mohan

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boredpanDaman
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3 months ago

trippy!

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#22

By Louis Navas

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Lyra Fortune
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3 months ago

I feel like there should be a story behind this

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#23

By Anton Tochnov

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Shelley DuVal
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3 months ago

I see, not lonliness, but being in the quiet

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By Yauheni Stsiapanau

By Yauheni Stsiapanau

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Shelley DuVal
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3 months ago

Where I am going and where I have been

#25

By Dina Alfasi

By Dina Alfasi

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Shelley DuVal
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3 months ago

Young love amid a crisis!