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The 100 To Watch: The 2019 EyeEm Awards Finalists Announced!

By EyeEm Team - 3 min read

With 1 million submissions, the 2019 EyeEm Awards has upheld its title of the largest photography competition out there. Our jury put together their creative expertise to select just 100 finalists, and today we get to reveal that highly anticipated list.

Since its debut in 2010, The EyeEm Awards has kept the same goal–highlight emerging talent from around the globe. The EyeEm Awards 2019 was no exception, as we saw a jaw-dropping 1 million submissions, covering more than 100,000 photographers in over 150 countries!

The jury, including top photographers and representatives from Nike, Magnum Photos, Adobe, and more, worked hard to select the 2019 shortlist featuring 100 outstanding images.

Highlighting 10 photos from each category, the collection of finalists are a glimpse into the incredible work we saw submitted for #EyeEmAwards19.

About The Collection of 100 Finalist Images

From Buddhist temple gatherings in China to packed subways in Japan, portraits captured at Everest base camp to action shots from a skatepark in South Africa. The collection of finalist’s images represent the diversity and intricacy of the photography industry.

For our team of curators, it was essential to create opportunities for photographers of all levels to contribute their creativity this platform. So, no matter what it was shot on, or where it was shot, each selected images tell unique and powerful stories, each with their own take on the world we live in.

The winner of each category, plus The EyeEm Photographer of The Year, were announced at The EyeEm Awards Ceremony as part of Berlin Photo Week 2019.

You can see the full 100-image collection here)!

#EyeEmAwards19 Submissions

For The EyeEm Awards 2019 we featured 10 unique categories. Introducing 2 for the very first time, and seeing some trusty favorites return with more submissions than ever before. We partnered with a brands such as Red Bull Illume, Canon, and MPB, to introduce new prizes that will were all about equipping our photography community with the gear and opportunities designed to take their creative career to the next level.

Our Jury’s Top Picks

WOMAN STANDING IN ILLUMINATED ROOM
Close-up of sad young woman looking away
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LOW ANGLE VIEW OF ILLUMINATED LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
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Scenic view of sea against clear sky
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REAR VIEW OF PEOPLE SITTING AT SMART PHONE
REAR VIEW OF PEOPLE WAITING TRAIN
High angle view of woman preparing food
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GROUP OF PEOPLE STANDING AGAINST BUILDING
HIGH ANGLE VIEW OF MAN FLOATING ON WATER
Blurred motion of woman holding wineglass
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HIGH ANGLE VIEW OF PEOPLE ON VEHICLE
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The 2019 Submissions in Numbers

  • The Architect: 84k + submissions
  • The Great Outdoors - Presented by Red Bull Illume: 162k+ submissions
  • The Photojournalist - Presented by Magnum Photos: 51k+ submissions
  • The Portraitist: 91k+ submissions
  • The Street Photographer - Presented by Canon: 97k+ submissions
  • The Creative - Presented by Skylum Software: 53k+ submissions
  • The Traveler - Presented by MPB: 161k+ submissions
  • The Minimalist: 110k+ submissions
  • The Mobile Photographer (new) : 186k+ submissions
  • The Foodie (new): 58k+ submissions
  • Be inspired to enter this year’s awards with the full image collection of finalist images

    Take a look at The EyeEm Awards 2021 categories and get your EyeEm Awards Entry Ticket to submit your photos for the chance to get exhibited, published, and win our amazing cash prizes.

    Plus! For every entry ticket purchased, we will increase this year’s Prize Fund so get involved to help us invest in emerging talent globally!

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