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A New Winner for the Creative Light and Shadow Contest

By EyeEm Team - 4 min read

Oops! After a little confusion, we’re happy to announce the final winner of our mission with The Phoblographer. By Chris Gampat.

By Chris Gampat of The Phoblographer
Original Article available here.

Dearest Readers and Contestants of the Creative Light and Shadow Contest,

If you aren’t aware, we recently collaborated with EyeEm for a contest where the winner would receive a brand new Canon 6D. Originally we named Gustavo D a 17 year old photographer from Arizona as the winner. Unfortunately, after some extra research, EyeEm discovered that the image was plagiarized and so Gustavo and a couple of others named as runners up have been disqualified. the original image belongs to photographer Dave Krugman, who’ve actually interviewed on the site before.

There was a miscommunication in the way that the contest was judged. Last year when I was a judge for the EyeEm awards, they shortlisted contestants for me. I wasn’t expecting that to happen this time around and so with the way I’ve judged every contest, I sorted through all 43,000+ images. After I made the announcement, EyeEm found the error.

For that, I take full and personal responsibility and ask for your forgiveness on the matter. Mistakes happen. It was an honest mistake, but nor the Phoblographer or EyeEm condone plagiarization in this industry.

I’m sorry. We’re sorry. But with all of that said, and done, we have a new winner and new additions to our shortlist.

Winner

Congrats to Patrick Andrews

You are the winner of a brand new Canon 6D in the EyeEm and Phoblographer Creative Light and Shadow Contest. Please email us at editors@ThePhoblographer.com to claim your prize.

underwater

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Patrick Andrews

Runners Up

Close-up of flower bud growing outdoors

By

Garry

staircase

By

Niels Füssel

real people

By

Paul Merki

indoors

By

Olivier Ronot

full length

By

Juan María Rivero Jiménez

spread wings

By

softwing 柔翼翩翩

copy space

By

Risna Okvitasari

Young beautiful woman posing while leaning against columns

By

Jason Flansberry

lifestyles

By

Carl Doutre

By

Dan

People on field by tents against clear sky during foggy weather

By

Hamraj Kumar

water

By

Margot

Silhouette tree growing on field against sky

By

Sagun

By

Mark Lorincz

lifestyles

By

Max

focus on foreground

By

Michael Färber Photography

Rear view of silhouette man fishing at lakeshore

By

Lorenzo Carulli

night

By

Jay Ybarra

low section

By

Loi Lee

silhouette

By

Baptiste Chabot

Man holding cigarette in mouth against wall

By

Ravin Narvaza ®

indoors

By

Martin Valentin Fuchs

Full length of a man on slope
Premium

By

Johanna

shadow

By

Bertrand Taoussi

one person

By

Lauren Marek

white background

By

Brittany Solem

silhouette

By

Andrew Mo

shadow

By

Emanuele Perucca-Orfei

Directly above shot of beetle in glass water

By

Katrin Böge

Thanks Chris! Well done to everyone who took part. If you’d like to see your photo in an EyeEm Image Collection, check out our Missions tab in the app. If you have any questions or queries, please get in touch. You can contact us through Facebook, Twitter or EyeEm – we’re always happy to hear from you!

Header Image by Michael Färber Photography

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