Photo above is by Abbie Warnock of Sandy, UT, one of the honorable mentions in American Photoâ€™s Images of the Year competition. The contest showcases the work of pros, advanced amateurs, and other photo enthusiasts, in a variety of categories. This yearâ€™s edition of the photo contest attracted entries from around the world, from as far away as the Philippines, Sweden, and South Africa, as well as from 40 states.
The judges chose the winners of the Images of the Year based on originality, excellence of execution, and overall impact.
Grand prize went to Ghada Khunji, who took home a prize package provided by Microsoft worth more than $15,000, including a Dell Precision 390 Desktop computer, Wacom Intous 6×8 tablet, Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse, MS Office, Adobe Photoshop CS2 Premiere, Epson Stylus Photo 2400 printer, X-Rite Pulse color calibration system, and two 300GB Maxtor external hard drives, plus a Samsung LN-S 4051 40″ HDTV, a Samsung GX-1S DSLR with 18-55mm lens and a 50-200mm lens, Flash and a pocketable NV7.
Photo: Ghada Kunji
Photo: Andrew Eccles