Announcing the World Photography Day 2021 contest winners!

Thank you to the 14,418 Flickr members that participated in the World Photography Day contest. Together, you submitted 33,214 photos in our first multi-category photo contest, celebrating the themes of nature, objects and structures, animals, and people in your photography. We’re thrilled to announce the winners! Please get your comments and faves ready and show these photos and photographers some love:

Grand prize: Bee sleepover by Joris Vegter, Animals category

One FUJIFILM XE4 kit from Fujufilm
One Everyday Backpack from Peak Design
One Luminar AI software license from Skylum
One Slide Strap from Peak Design

My name is Joris Vegter. I am 35 years old and live in Groningen, The Netherlands. I started photography four years ago with the birth of my first son and I soon realized that I loved it! What I like most about photography is showing people something they normally can’t see. That’s why macro photography became my passion.

Bee sleepover

Category winners

Each category winner will receive one Luminar AI software license from Skylum and one Slide Strap from Peak Design.

Nature Category: Bogen by Sus@

Apart from the fact that I love to photograph colorful moments, especially sunsets and sunrises, I am a bit obsessed with nightscapes because they are very special to me. When I got up around 2 a.m. there was a special place that I wanted to take a picture of, and I’ve been planning that picture for over a year now. But when I got to my location (about 100 km from home) I could hardly see anything as it was very foggy. After getting excited for a few minutes, I thought about what I could do. Since these trees are on the way to my place, I knew that it is not so foggy here and as I love these larches very much, I decided to give it a try. Astronomical twilight had just begun when I arrived and the colors of the sky were beginning to change. So you can see the beginning of the morning in the picture on the left.


People Category: The Harpist by Iko-Ojo Mercy Haruna

I’m a United Kingdom based portrait and documentary photographer dedicated to documenting the fleeting moments of family life. I focus on stories that capture the beauty of the everyday as well as those that dive into deeper conversations about the complexities of motherhood. “The Harpist” is a photo of my friend playing the harp while our sons play in the corner of the room. It is one of my favourite photographs I’ve taken so far.

The Harpist

Objects & Structures Category: Art’otel Cologne by Achim Brandt

This photo was made in Cologne, Germany, showing the facade of a hotel. It’s one of the most loved locations in my town. I live in Cologne, working as a social worker here, too. I’m 63 years old and have been taking pictures for almost 50 years.

art'otel cologne

Thank you again to everyone that participated by sharing a photo, joining a discussion, or showing appreciation for what was shared in the World Photography Day group. You can celebrate everyone that participated, including the winners and runners-up, by leaving a comment of appreciation on the photos that speak to you.

Bee sleepover

If you enjoyed sharing your work in this group, there’s a new one that we’re excited to tell you about. Join the Flickr x LEGO® Build and Capture photo contest for your shot at great LEGO® prizes, an Explore feature, and more. We hope to see you there.