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Winners & Finalists

Of the hundreds of photographs submitted to the competition, just 12 are shortlisted.

2021Judges' Choice Winner

The skyscraper

Photographer: Mikhail Proskalov
Camera used:Mavic 2 Pro Drone

Photographer's Comments:
Based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The Lakhta center is 462 meters tall.

2021Public's Choice Winner

Life Through History

Photographer: Sk Rahaman Hossain
Camera used: Nikon D5300
Photographer's Comments:
Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India. I waited here for one and half hours to take this shot. What I wanted for the composition was a person, it was a winter’s morning and nobody was around. Suddenly I see an old lady and when she sat down at the edge of water I captured this photo. This splendid mausoleum was built in the memory of Emperor Humayun, the second Mughal ruler to ascend the throne, it stands as a magnificent testament to the style of Mughal royal mausoleums. It is the first of the grand dynastic garden-tombs. It was completed in 1572 AD under the patronage of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, the third Mughal ruler and Humayun’s son. Located in Nizamuddin, East Dehli, Humayun’s tomb or Makbara-e -Humayun is one of the best preserved Mughal monuments and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993.

The Art of Building

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Photographer: Joebel Garcisto
Camera used: Sony A7R III
Photographer's Comments:
A stunning architecture of Japan Pavilion during my visit at Dubai expo one of the largest international events on the planet.

The Split

Photographer: Camellia Staab
Photographer's Comments:
The view of the Capitol building as seen through an alleyway. The comparison of the old and the new.


Photographer: Gina Soden
Camera used:Nikon D850
Photographer's Comments:
An unusual concrete tiled staircase in an abandoned manor.

Bizkaia Bridge

Photographer: Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz
Camera used: Sony ALPHA a7 RIV ILCE-7RM4Photographer's Comments:
The Bizkaia Bridge, also known as the Hanging Bridge, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2006, it was built by Ferdinand Arnodin, a direct disciple of Eiffel, in 1893. Located in the final section of the Bilbao Route, right in the place where the sea meets the Nervión, this spectacular iron structure joins the neighbourhood of Las Arenas and Portugalete.

At the very beginning

Photographer: Kirill Kolosov
Camera used: Nikon D90
Photographer's Comments:
The play of light and shadows. A frosty winter night on a seemingly abandoned construction site, but in the morning work will be in full swing here despite the harsh weather, and in a year people will begin to move into their apartments.

Skating towards stardom

Photographer: Desmond Chien Yew Ngu
Photographer's Comments:
An open space with a design that features a canopy of stars opened up to skaters to enjoy their leisure activity.

Frozen Land

Photographer: Yulia Nevskaya
Camera used: Canon Mark III
Photographer's Comments:
Norilsk is an industrial city in Russia located beyond the Arctic Circle on the territory of permafrost. It seems to many that this is a city where it is impossible to live. But the locals love their city. And for me it became a perfect combination of white and blue colors.


Photographer: Andrzej Bochenski
Photographer's Comments:
A traditional wooden roof stretches over a huge public space. Zanzibar, Tanzania

When the important is the shadow

Photographer: Roberto Bueno
Camera Used:Hasselblad L1D-20C
Photographer's Comments:
The shadow created for a low sunlight show us the real structure of this bridge.

Night-time Glossy Arch

Photographer: Pati John
Camera used: Iphone 7
Photographer's Comments:
It is never too late to see beautiful architecture. It can always be found, what you are looking for, all you need to do is to have your eyes wide open to be ready to see all those fantastic, repeated pattern of Dutch style architecture. It was my birthday when I decided to take a photographic walk through the city full of items of my favourite genre: architecture.

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