Photo of the Month | 43rd Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 43rd Month

Boldness in the Look, by Shahnaz Parvin
Shahnaz Parvin is an Award-Winning Photo Journalist. She is a passionate Bangalee, and resides in Bangladesh. Though she is doing a job as system admin in a PSI company, her real passion is in photography and learning it. Shahnaz mostly loves documentary photography, and loves to represent her country Bangladesh through her lens. Shahnaz’s photograph Boldness in the Look awarded in the Photo of the Day Award Category “Portraiture Photography”, as it scored a solid 70 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12.5) from our international jury of 5. The number of Tweets, Facebook shares, and StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 4.811 from social media (Facebook Share 2.61, Tweets 1.5, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.001, and Comments 0.7), and in total 74.811, the highest score in this competition for the 43rd Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 43rd Month, 1st Place.

Boldness in the Look, by Shahnaz Parvin

Boldness in the Look, by Shahnaz Parvin


Purple and Yellow, by Mehmet Masum
Mehmet Masum Suer is a Kurdish international photographer and freelance journalist living in city of Diyarbakir in Turkey. He began his career as a journalist in 1974, then worked for different agencies and newspapers of Turkey as a reporter, photo-journalist, writer, redactor and representative. He quit journalism after 1993, and got involved on his researches about history, culture and language. Mehmet Masum Suer has been taking photos professionally in different fields besides photojournalism since 2005. Suer takes pictures of historic places and buildings especially in citys of Diyarbakir, Mardin, Van and Hasankeyf. Meanwhile he has been involved on a project of taking photos of famous Kurdish politicians and artists. His photograph “Purple and Yellow” awarded in the Photo of the Day Award Category “Color Photography”, as it scored a moderate 67 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 12) from our international jury of 5. The number of Tweets, Facebook shares, and StumbleUpon Organic Views gave a huge boost to the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 7.671 from social media (Facebook Share 3.04, Tweets 0.6, StumbleUpon Organic View 4.031, and Comments 0), and in total 74.671, the second highest score in this competition for the 43rd Month. As these two photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 43rd Month, 1st Place.

Purple and Yellow, by Mehmet Masum

Purple and Yellow, by Mehmet Masum

Prize:
This photograph will be published on Pages 2 and 3 of our magazine. We will publish a special interview with Shahnaz Parvin and Mehmet Masum the Exclusive Interview section on our website.

Based on the social media responses, awarded photographs received on the 43rd month, we set the maximum number of Facebook Like at 500, Tweet at 100, Stumble at 5000, and our subscribers Comments at 50. For this month, we had a head-to-head contest between the top scorers and the photographs that scored the highest became winners of the Photo of the Month. Our team decided to honor these top scorers as 2nd and 3rd places with a page in the next issue of our magazine, where the photographers will share their stories of these photographs. We will also publish their interviews in the Exclusive Interview section on our Web. One can see the details of the score from this file. Award Score details, Photo of the Month, 43rd Month

We always try our best to make this competition as transparent as possible. Please read the award rules, and don’t forget to participate in next month’s competition for a chance to win this prestigious award!

2nd Place | Photo of the Month | 43rd Month

Muradiye Waterfall in Van, by Mehmet Masum
Another marvelous piece of work from photographer Mehmet Masum, Muradiye Waterfall in Van, in the Category Landscape Photography scored 68 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12.5) from our international jury of 5, and gains a good position in the competition. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph a notch, raising its score to 5.554 from social media (Facebook Share 3.55, Tweets 0.6, StumbleUpon Organic View 1.404, and Comments 0), and in total 73.554, the third highest score in this competition for the 43rd Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 43rd Month, 2nd Place.

Muradiye Waterfall in Van, by Mehmet Masum

Muradiye Waterfall in Van, by Mehmet Masum

Sunrise on a Hike Day, by Sandra Frimpong
Sandra Asantewaa Frimpong was born and raised in Ghana West Africa. She moved to the United States with his father at the age of 17, where she joined the United States military to pursue her dream for higher education and travel. She graduated from Florida States College with a degree in General studies and BS in Business Administration with the University of Maryland. The artist has international ties in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and America, Her passion, is to explore and appreciate a similarly varied list of fields in arts through photography. She has been taking distance learning courses in Photography and a few face to face photography seminars. Her photograph Sunrise on a Hike Day in the Category Sunrise & Sunset Photography scored 70 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13) from our international jury of 5, and gains a good position in the competition. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph a notch, raising its score to 3.381 from social media (Facebook Share 2.88, Tweets 0.45, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.051, and Comments 0), and in total 73.381, the forth highest score in this competition, for the 43rd Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 43rd Month, 2nd Place.

Sunrise on a Hike Day, by Sandra Frimpong

Sunrise

As these two photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 43rd Month, 2nd Place

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 43rd Month

Along the River Tigris, by Mehmet Masum
Quite surprisingly one more photograph Along the River Tigris, by photographer Mehmet Masum, in the Category Travel Photography scored 68 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 13) from our international jury of 5, and gains a good position in the competition. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph a notch, raising its score to 3.711 from social media (Facebook Share 2.56, Tweets 1.15, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.001, and Comments 0), and in total 72.711, the fifth highest score in this competition for the 43rd Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 43rd Month,3rd Place.

Along the River Tigris, by Mehmet Masum

Along the River Tigris, by Mehmet Masum

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