Breath-taking Images from Around the World Compete for 1st Place in AGORA Awards 2019 Photo Competition Final

Water is life by Froi Rivera from the Philippines shows children collecting water in buckets, bottles, goldfish bowls and on plants

These incredible images are the top 50 top entries for this year’s AGORA’s Photo competition, which collects the best snaps from all over the world. 

Four Brits are in the running to take the top spot in the prestigious competition, which has seen more than 130,000 entries from photographers across the world over nine months. 

Among them are Jonathan Rogers for a picture of a waterfall in East Java and Cameron Aird for an shot of the MSC Orchestra titled ‘Out at sea’.  

Konrad Paruch has also received a nomination with his photo ‘Reaching for Heaven’ of The Mont Saint Michel in France lost in the middle of the fog while ‘Veins of earth’, an Amazon-like shot taken in East Sussex where the Cuckmere river divides the grasslands has given Brighton photographer Hugo Healy a shot at the prize.

The AGORA Awards 2019, hosted by free-to-use photography app AGORA images will reward the best image of the year with the grand prize of $25,000 (£20,506) for its photographer.

Unlike any other contest, the third edition of the AGORA Awards recognises the single most voted photo of the year, without any photography genre categories.

The final result will be announced on November 5 during an ceremony hosted in Barcelona and live streamed to the rest of the world.

Octavi Royo, AGORA images CEO and Founder said ‘The AGORA Awards 2019 is an international show that anyone, anywhere, can join in. We’re proposing something completely new and unseen; we want everyone to participate in this creative revolution because we believe everyone’s point of view is important. Watching, participating, voting: together we can change the course of photography.’

These incredible images are some of the top entries for this year’s AGORA’s Photo competition, which collects the best snaps from all over the world. Brit Konrad Paruch has also received a nomination with his photo ‘Reaching for Heaven’ of The Mont Saint Michel in France lost in the middle of the fog
Four Brits are in the running to take the top spot in the prestigious competition, which has seen more then 130,000 entries from photographers across the world over nine months, among them are Jonathan Rogers for a picture of a waterfall in East Java
An Amazon-like shot taken in East Sussex where the Cuckmere river divides the grasslands has given Brighton photographer Hugo Healy a shot at the prize
Cameron Aird is also up for a shot at the prize for his picture of the MSC Orchestra titled ‘Out at sea’
Aung ThuYa, from Myanmar, took this called ‘Among the White Umbrellas’. The AGORA Awards 2019, hosted by free-to-use photography app AGORA images will reward the best image of the year with the grand prize of $25,000 (£20,506) for its photographer
Rainbow Reine taken by Paal Lund from Norway is also in the running to scoop the $25,000 prize
Incense work by KhaÌnh Phan from Vietnam shows a worker surrounded by deep red plants in a field
Farming, by Diep Van from Vietnam shows agricultural workers form a steps amid acres of fields
Songs Of Freedom by Michael Aboya from Ghana shows children playing the violin and singing on a gloriously sunny day
Colors of life by Pranah Basak from India is a shot of women in brightly coloured clothing in radiant blue seas
Run and fun by an artist from Myanmar shows children in red robes leaping through pained white architecture
The most beautiful roundabout in the world by Henry Do from the USA shows an incredible image of a crossing with 13 intersections
Eif prayer by Azim Ronnie from Bangaldesh shows thousands of Muslims wearing a sea of beautiful colours worshipping on their most holy holiday
Expressions by Asim Ijaz from Pakistan also has a shot for the $25,000 prize after placing in the top 50 from more than 130,000 entries
Dark Disneyland by Tommi Matz from Germany shows an eerie looking castle among black clouds
Boys by Uruguayan photographer Diego Campomar has also been listed in the top 50 pictures by Agora
Alone in the desert by Carles Alonso shows six people on camel back in the middle of a vast array of interloping hills of orange sand
Echoes of the Unknown by Clement Eastwood from Ghana shows the touching relationship between man and horse
Ant balancing the earth by Analiza De Guzman of the Philippines shows an insect in nature – holding up tiny globes
Blue eye by Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz from Spain may also take home the highly coveted prize
Diamond Ring Total Solar Eclipse by Edward Panjaitan from the USA shows this striking image of the moon crossing the sun
Dancer by Markellos Plakitsis of Greece shows a ballerina in a tutu and leotard squat down and touch the floor while on pointe
Hearts on the sea by Vietnamese artist Nguyen Phan Xuan shows sweet patterns made by boats in water
Rain by Perry Wunderlich of Germany is an eye-catching black and white image of a man in adverse weather conditions
Preparing for 1000 Takjil Iftar Ramadan Kareem by Dharma Kurniawan from Indonesia shows Muslim women preparing to break their final fast – while cooking for a huge group
Reitdiephaven by Anskar Lenzen of Germany shows colourful houses reflected in the water
Mother’s goodness by Phyo Moe from Myanmar shows a zoomed in image of a baby bird being fed

 

L’espurna que fa que tot comenci’ by a Spanish artist is also in the running for the top prize
Fire Fighter by Tanveer Rohan from Bangladesh shows water being sprayed on a burning building
In retrospect by Patricia Soon from Malaysia shows a person looking out over a bridge in an eerie black and white shot
The lights of life by Dikye Ariani from Indonesia is also in the running for the number one spot – and scooping the $25k prize
Many of the photos from this year’s competition featured a nature theme, including this one called Rainy Day, picturing a frog and taken by Hendy MP from Indonesia
Motherly Love was the title of this piece taken by Santiago Lopez from Spain
Another animal pictures was Wild Look taken by Spainish photographer Sergio Saavedra
Glenn Valentino was among many Indonesian artists who ranked in the top 50. His piece Throwing Nets shows rings of colours being thrown in water
Sea of Ice by Florian Ledoux from France is also in the running to scoop the top prize
Oeil de zeÌbre by Sara Pinto Marin from Spain is one of the leading images in this year’s contest
Nature always wins by Charlie Berthaume from Monaco shows boats covered in mud after falling victim to high tide
Sand wasp with prey by Imam Primahardy from Indonesia is one of a handful of images showing microanimals
Six feet under by David Carbonell of Spain is a spooky image of a worker digging a grave
The road and the farm have been flooded by Mohammad Moheimani of Iran shows cars coming to a sudden stop
Striving by Indonesian Bastian AS show idyllic blue seas and washed up waves with a swimmer
Under the light making batik crafts is another Indonesian entry and was taken by Bimo Pradityo
When the buffalo comes back by Hoang Quocvinh of Vietnam is a beautiful natural shot of animals in green sludge
When the buffalo comes back by Hoang Quocvinh of Vietnam is a beautiful natural shot of animals in green sludge
Strawberry greenhouses by Leyla Emektar from Turkey is also up for the $25,000 prize
Snow Horseman taken by Zay Yar Lin from Myanmar shows a lone horseman dressed in red chase a herd of horses in pristine white snow
La mujer que espera by Paula Aranoa from Argentina shows a couple working in a shop, with the monochrome tones giving it an old-fashioned feel
Undefined by Jordi Sark shows a creature in glistening blue water, it is one of 50 finalists hoping to get $25,000

SOURCE: Daily Mail, Bridie Pearson-Jones