Photo of the Month | 48th Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 48th Month

It’s Time to Play Football, by Shahnaz Parvin
Shahnaz Parvin is a passionate Bangalee, and resides in Bangladesh. Though she is doing a job as system admin in a PSI company, her real passion lays in photography and learning it. Shahnaz mostly loves documentary photography, and loves to represent her country Bangladesh through her lens. Shahnaz’s photograph It’s Time to Play Football awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Artistic Photography, as it scored a solid 72 (Value 14, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 14) 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 3.765 from social media (Facebook Share 2.36, Tweets 1.4, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.005, and Comments 0), and in total 75.765, the highest score in this competition for the 48th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 48th Month, 1st Place.

It’s Time to Play Football, by Shahnaz Parvin

It’s Time to Play Football, by Shahnaz Parvin

Prize:
We will publish a special interview Shahnaz Parvin in the Exclusive Interview section on our website.

Based on the social media responses, awarded photographs received on the 48th month, we set the maximum number of Facebook Like at 400, Tweet at 100, Stumble at 1000, 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, 48th 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 | 48th Month

Paint with Light, by Minh Nghia Le
Minh Nghia Le and his wife Mai Phuong Duong are two Singapore-based photographers. Photography has nothing to do with their daily job but it has become their passion for years. His main interests currently are street photography and portraiture, which certainly have influences on his other work in travel and wedding photography. His favourite quote is: “Well, I don’t believe in photography as an art or a job or anything. Minh Nghia’s photograph Paint with Light, in the category of Landscape Photography scored 66 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 16, Style 12, Skill 12) 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 7.67 from social media (Facebook Share 1.47, Tweets 1.2, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.005, and Comments 0), and in total 73.67, the 2nd highest score in this competition for the 48th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 48th Month, 2nd Place.

Paint with Light, by Minh Nghia Le

Paint with Light, by Minh Nghia Le

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 48th Month

Topkapı Palace, by Zahraa Al Hassani
Zahraa Al Hassani is a passionate photographer, and works as designer in Zain Telecommunications for more than 6 years. Graduating from the University of Technology Bagdad, her first job was at Wacther Company Ltd. as a graphic designer for constructions. A year later she joined Iraqi-American Chamber for Commerce and Industry. As senior graphic designer and photographer in Marketing Communication at Zain Telecommunications, she helps over submitting her consultancy to better enhance company image to be shown in elegant pattern. Zahraa’s photograph Topkapı Palace awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Architectural Photography, as it scored a solid 68 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 17.5, Style 12.5, 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 4.1 from social media (Facebook Share 2.55, Tweets 1.55, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.005, and Comments 0), and in total 72.6, the 3rd highest score in this competition for the 48th Month.

Topkapı Palace, by Zahraa Al Hassani

Topkapı Palace, by Zahraa Al Hassani


Hmong Mother and the Child, by Ryszard Wierzbicki
Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. Ryszard’s photograph Hmong Mother and the Child awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Candid Photography, as it scored a solid 68.5 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 12.5, 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 3.93 from social media (Facebook Share 2.51, Tweets 1.15, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.27, and Comments 0), and in total 72.43, the 4th highest score in this competition for the 48th Month.

Hmong Mother and the Child, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Hmong Mother and the Child, by Ryszard Wierzbicki


Halong Bay, by Ryszard Wierzbicki
Another marvelous piece of work from photographer Ryszard Wierzbicki, Halong Bay in the category of Travel Photography scored 67.5 (Value 13, Clarity 12, Composition 17.5, Style 12.5, 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 4.605
from social media (Facebook Share 2.88, Tweets 1.45, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.275, and Comments 0), and in total 72.105, the 5th highest score in this competition for the 48th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 47th Month, 3rd Place.

Halong Bay, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Halong Bay, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

As these three photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 48th Month, 3rd Place

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