2021 - 2022 Winning Photos

And the Winners Are . . .

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 17th Annual World of Photos Contest! Below are the winning photos, which were announced at a Zoom reception on March 23rd.

Urban Scene

First Place: San Francisco Smog by Ethan Ferguson (#16)
Second Place: Cappadocia, Turkey by Esen Kirdis (#10)
Third Place: Independence Day by Jadyn Scott (#4)


Two friends reading the news to one another
First Place: Reading the News in Chefchaouen, Morocco by Esen Kirdis (#8)
Woman standing on a farmhouse porch looking out
Second Place: The Farmhouse Porch by Caroline Allen (#3)
Two friends sitting on a couch on the road
Third Place: Free Couch Vibes by Samantha Cooke (#7)

Natural World

A family on the summit of an Antarctic mountain
First Place: The Antarctica No One Sees by Sierra Anderson (#15)
A sandhill crane in flight over an open plain
Second Place: Sandhill Crane in Flight by Jadyn Scott (#5)
Two snails say hello in a garden
Third Place: Romance in the Garden by Chelsea Zuckerman (#3)

Narrative Photography

A girl walking in the woods holding a pride flag
First Place: Pride by Jadyn Scott (#4)
A woman sorting rice in a bowl
Second Place: Concy by Caroline Allen (#3)
Two icelandic puffins walking together down a hill
Third Place: Icelandic Puffins by Ethan Ferguson (#8)

People's Choice Award

People praying shoulder to shoulder in a mosque
People's Choice Award: Shoulder to Shoulder by Deenat Yusuf