International Color Awards™| Acceptance Speeches

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RED CARPET

Acceptance Speeches

Gala night is the red carpet moment when viewers can experience the dazzling allure of the Photoshow. Winners and nominees send their red carpet acceptance speeches live throughout the online proceedings.

Read what the winners and nominees had to say on color photography’s biggest night of the year.

 

Acceptance Speeches

First of all we would like to thank the ICA team and the judges for making our weekend so great - we enjoyed the show last Saturday with you and really appreciate being nominated five times. We are also very enthusiastic that our work Islands I, 2014 is one of the honorable mentioned winners at the nature category in between those great other works from all over the world. It is a pleasure for us being part of the this year's awards and at this point we also would like to congratulate every other photographers who also sent in their works and have been part of this unique and wonderful ceremony of the passion we all share - the photography. Wish you guys all the best & see you next year. - Johannes Hartig and Katharina Kehm, Germany

Many thanks to the judges for their nomination of my photo 'Wall of Illusion' in the Architecture Category of the 10th Annual International Color Awards. Congratulations to all the winners! - Sheila P Morrison, Canada

Thank you all so much for such an important nomination. Thank God for the talent, the jury for the nomination and my fellow photographers sincere congratulations. To International Color Awards thanks for being an exhibition window to visualize and encourage so many visual efforts. A special hug to the people who are part of this series entitled urban deconstructions? And focused on the subject of people who survive on the streets of so many cities. Blessings for all. - Jose Luis Rodriguez Maldonado -Colombia

Thank you very much and I will look forward to enter once again next year. I have now been a winner every year since 2014 and congratulate you on your wonderful selection of top judges from the creative world. - Hugh Johnson

This is the third year I have entered and again I am delighted to be a Nominee for the second year running in the category of Architecture. Many congratulations to all the winners for some amazing photography. - Don Hooper

I would like to thank the members of the jury who have nominated three of my works, two in the category of Nude and one in the category Children of the World. These nominations are very important to me and fill me with joy. I also want to thank my wife for all her support for my work that unconditionally she offers me. - Antonio Peinado

Thank you so much for nominating my work in 3 categories. That's a big honor for me ! And of course it is motivating me to keep going furher in art photography. Thank you to the team and the jury for making it possible for me to be part of it. - Uwe Ditz

I am delighted and honored to receive three honorable mentions and have four more images that were nominated as finalists. Having my images viewed and chosen by such outstanding judges encourages me to continue to refine my work. Thank you so much for this recognition. Thank you International Color Awards for providing this platform for us. Congratulations to all the other photographers. - Leba Marquez

Excited to receive four Nominee awards in the International Color Awards in the categories of Nature, Wildlife and Still Life (my first attempt in this category). The incredible photos of the other awardees in this competition continue to inspire me. - Sam Nerrie

My deepest thanks to the Judges for voting on my entries, no easy job with the amazing collection of images produced around the Globe. Third is an honour for this still life image “Waiting on Paper", I was lucky to gain access to a decommissioned flooring factory. I spent 90 minutes with perfect lighting conditions and found every nook and cranny to image. Time is an amazing creator of Art, its great to share how and what I see through my photography every day with a now Global audience. - Timothy Campbell, Canada

Congratulation to all photographers, for me it’s such an honour to be nominated really pleased and give such an energy to push myself to a next level. Thank you to the organisers and the judges. - Andrea Ivor, Hungary

First of all we would like to thank the ICA team and the judges for making our weekend so great - we enjoyed the show last Saturday with you and really appreciate being nominated five times. We are also very enthusiastic that our work Islands I, 2014 is one of the honorable mentioned winners at the nature category in between those great other works from all over the world. It is a pleasure for us being part of the this year's awards and at this point we also would like to congratulate every other photographer who also sent in their works and have been part of this unique and wonderful ceremony of the passion we all share - the photography. Wish you guys all the best & see you next year. - Johannes Hartig and Katharina Kehm - Germany

A truly memorable moment, participating at then International Color Awards. This year I scored again an Honarable Mention in Abstract whilst I had three nominations in other categories. It is a honor for me. But above it was a learning experience for me viewing the other photographic works, the quality of the winning images is superb and each year the bar is getting higher. - Charles Mifsud

Having won two nominees awards in the categories of Architecture and Wildlife. I'm honoured and very grateful, plus giving me a sense of pride in my photography competing against other photographers from around the globe. This now brings my total to 'eight nominee awards' in five years, thank you to the Jury and ICA. - Geoffrey McKillop, London

It is a big Honor for me to receive simultaneously the 1st & 3rd Place in the AMERICANA category (alongside with five Honorable Mentions across the other categories). I do thank the Panel of Judges wholeheartedly! I could not believe my eyes when I was stepping out of my plane from Hong Kong. It will definitely inspire me to deliver more innovative images in the near future. - Dietmar Sorgatz

What an honor it is to be mentioned amongst all the creative photographers that submitted their work to the International Color Awards. I am so inspired every time I visit the ICA website. It makes me want to get out there and create. So thanks to the team that puts these awards together. The results are inspiring. - Lou Fischer, USA

Due to the encouragement from my 'sifu' Ujin Goh whom just passed away on September 2016, I participated in the International Color Award competition for the first time. It's a great honored for me to get an Honorable Mention in the Amateur category of 'Children of the World' and 3 nominations under categories of Nature, Fine Art and Wildlife. Thank you to the judges for the recognition, this means a lot to me... - Grace Pui Wan Ho, Malaysia

It is lovely to be awarded three honourable mentions at this year's awards in the Photojournalism category. Thanks very much for liking my work, which in turn can help bring more attention to the people whose stories I am trying to tell. - Rick Findler

Thank You for appreciating of my photography and the nomination! I'm really glad. - Adrian Per

I am still in shock over having found out that I had a sixth entry nominated in the Silhouette Professional category. I would like to thank the jury for this honor and again for the other five nominated photos. Again my congrats to all of the nominees and winners in this year's competition. I feel honored to be among you. - Harvey Duze, Germantown, Maryland USA

I'm very grateful for the Honourable Mention I got in the amateur Architecture category. In addition, I'm nominated in Still Life, Wildlife and Sports. It was a very good competition for me; a very big thanks to the jury for the recognition! - Sandra Uittenbogaart, The Hague, Netherlands

It is a huge honour to be included in this wonderful competition. It has been a humbling experience and I am incredibly happy to be surrounded by such outstanding talent. Thank you and congratulations to all the nominees and winners. - Gregoire A. Meyer

Thank you so much for nominating my photo, Boston Afternoon, in the silhouette category. I am humbled to be included among the many talented photographers that participated in the 10th Photoshow of the International Color Awards! Thanks again for the recognition and congratulations to all! - Maria Olloqui

What a pleasant surprise it was to find that my portrait image had been chosen as a nominee in the International Color Awards 2017. A huge Thank You to the judges for the nomination. This is truly an honor! - Michele Tiblier, USA

Thank you to the judges for the award of Honourable Mention in Portrait. This image is part of my long-form work about The Stolen Generations in Australia. By showing the work in a public space or awards such as these, I hope to create awareness and conversation. The International Color Awards is a wonderful platform for many people to share their vision and their stories. - Jo Cripps

Unfortunately I was in a workshop during the live stream of the winners ceremony - so when I then received so many congratulatory emails from my photography friends I could hardly believe that I had really won the 1 st prize in the Aerial Category and an honorable mention as well - I was thrilled. But not enough, when I finally found out I also won 2nd place as Photographer of the Year I had to sit down and reflect on what I had just read. I am so thankful to International Color Awards for organizing such great competitions every year and to receive these recognitions means a lot to me and probably also to all other photographers. Congratulations to everybody who participated - it is a joy to see all pictures one by one, category by category. Hopefully we all meet again next year on the same international stage! - Elisabeth Murray

Thank you for the nominations! What a thrill and an honour! - Suzan Mandla

I'm very happy to be included among all these amazing images. Thanks for putting the awards on. - Maria Coletsis

I am delighted to be a nominee at the 2017 International Color Awards with my Fine Art entry Le Petit Bleu! It is very encouraging. Congratulations to everyone else who has won or been nominated like me. - Muriel Bonnet, France

Thank you for the good news. I feel honored that my image in the amateurs abstract category spoke to the jury and it was included in the nominees list. Looking forward to the next Color Awards. - Andrea Csepregi, Hungary

Very Kind... thank you for the nominations I'm so honoured out of so many entries... Looking forward to next year! - Garry Wapshott

Thank you for nominating my image, I feel truly happy about it. Congratulations to the winners and my fellow-nominees. - Zsolt Repasy, Hungary

Just want to say thank you! It's hard to express how excited I am to be an Nominee at the INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS 2017! Wahooo! Many thanks to the members of the jury for chosen my photo 'Faramir' in the category wildlife. - Sabine Peters, Germany

I was happily surprised and proud when I opened the email and read that my three images had been picked as nominees. A sense of accomplishment and appreciation of my work is a great validation. I am flattered and excited to be part of this talented group of artists. - "Lois Pierris, Seattle, Washington

Thanks you judges for your hard work and nominating many of my images. Congrats to the winners! - Kevin Vandivier

Thank you for selecting me and my photo entry for the Nominee at the 10th Annual International Color Awards with Nominee in Nature. - Lehua Pekelo Stearns, Hawaii

Thank you for nominating my images and thank you for the votes I received. - Jacqueline Da Costa

Many thanks to the members of the jury for having chosen my photo in their awards. Being chosen is very stimulating in the pursue of the true in everyday life. - Pierre Laroche, Montreal, Canada

Thank you for bestowing upon me an Honorable Mention in the Architecture category for my work titled 'Sant Llorenc des Cardassar.' I am thrilled that my photograph has been selected as a winner by such an esteemed Jury. Moreover, it was a pleasant surprise to find out that my image titled 'Shayib al-Banat' was picked as a Nominee in the Nature category. And finally, to everyone else who won or was nominated at the 10th Annual International Color Awards, congratulations! - Lutz Vorderwuelbecke

Just want to say thank you! It's hard to express how excited I am to be among the nominated for 2017 INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS! Thank you very, very much for this great news! It is big honor for me! I would also like to express my gratitude to the team and the Jury of the INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS for their hard work! Thank you very much again! - Dimo Dimov

Utterly thrilled I've been given this award. I had to read the email several times to make sure I had got it right! Was a truely beautiful way to start my day. Hugely grateful. - Stephen Burridge

I was totally surprised to have eight of my photographs nominated in an assortment of categories in the 10th Annual Edition of the International Color Awards. My sincere thanks to all the jurors and to the other photographers who participated in this event. - Margo Taussig Pinkerton

Thank you all so much, the jury and the color awards team! I am honored and pleased about the attention for my work. It is also great to see the other amazing works in all categories. - Petra Senn

Congratulation to all photographers. For me it's such an honour to be nominated, really pleased and give such an energy to push myself to a next level. Thank you to the organisers and the judges. - Andrea Ivor, Hungary

First of all would like to thank the International Color Awards and esteemed judges for taking into consideration my work. I am humbled and it is a great honor to be awarded first prize as well as an honourable mention in the photojournalism category in this 10th year of the Color Awards. My congratulations to all the Winners and fellow Nominees both in the Professional and Amateur categories. May the following 12 months allow all safe travels, bring to light overlooked concepts and themes, and inspire fellow photographers to share their windows of human reality no matter the time and place. - Filip Warwick

My deepest thanks to the Judges for voting on my entries, no easy job with the amazing collection of images produced around the Globe. Third is an honour for this still life image 'Waiting on Paper,' I was lucky to gain access to a decommissioned flooring factory. I spent 90 minutes with perfect lighting conditions and found every nook and cranny to image. Time is an amazing creator of Art, its great to share how and what I see through my photography every day with a now Global audience. - Timothy Campbell

Delighted to receive two nominees in the categories of Architecture and Fine Art. Many thanks to the jury for the hard work and congratulations to all the other nominees and to all the winners! - Sara Babusci, Italy

I am so very honoured to have won 1st place in your 10th annual Photo Awards for Professional Fine Art. That photo means a great deal to me and I very much appreciate the recognition! - Patty Maher

This is great! I am very happy and honored to be nominated with my photo in the category people, professional of the 10th International Color Awards. My gratitude to the jury, the organization and to my lovely family who endure to live with me as a photographer... This recognition gives me fresh energy to create new work. Thank you very much! - Robert van der Ree, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Expressing my gratitude and appreciation to the organizers of the competition and to the judges for selecting my image 'Motion Red' for the nominee award. - Terry W. Self

I'm very happy to get a Nominee award for my photograph Portrait with NO Face. Thank you guys for my nomination' - Stefan Nimmesgern

I was in a workshop during the live stream of the winners ceremony - so when I then received so many congratulatory emails from my photography friends I could hardly believe that I had really won the 1st prize in the Aerial Category and an honorable mention as well - I was thrilled. But not enough, when I finally found out I also won 2nd place as Photographer of the Year I had to sit down and reflect on what I had just read. I am so thankful to International Color Awards for organizing such great competitions every year and to receive these recognitions means a lot to me and probably also to all other photographers. Congratulations to everybody who participated - it is a joy to see all pictures one by one, category by category. Hopefully we all meet again next year on the same international stage! - Elisabeth Murray

I feel flattered and very honoured to receive 3rd Place- Fashion/Amateur and two honarable mentions - Fashion/Amateur. I am happy to be nominated in Nude/Amateur with six photos. Thank you to all of the judges for their hard work! - Thomas Dreier, Bonn, Germany

Thanks for the congratulations on being nominated in four categories. And special thanks to the judges who have given of their valuable time to make the Color Awards competition possible. - Anthony Iacuzzi

"It is always great to be acknowledged for your work! The real joy is always in the creation of a great image and the appreciation of light that we all share. Remember everyone your next image will be your best so keep shooting and we'll see ya next year!" - Wally Randall

Once again, thank you so much for the award in Architecture! as well as the nominations in Silhouette & Still Life. As always, I enjoyed watching the Color Award show and am very inspired to continue making images in the coming year. - Marie Kotschedoff

What a wonderful honor to find out that I had three of my photographs nominated in this fantastic competition. To have my work sitting along side others from all over the world is truly an amazing feeling. One Love One Peace From Hamilton Ontario Canada - Terrance R Pack

I am very happy to be nominated again for the sixth time in a row! This year with 3 photos; 2 in Still Life - professional and 1 in Advertising - professional. Thanks to the jury for all their hard work and congratulations to all the winners and other nominees. - Ellen Reus, The Netherlands

WOW! Three nominees this year. Can't believe it! Very exciting. Thank you so much. Some fantastic entries and honoured to be amongst them. - Kerry-Anne de Klerk, Perth, Western Australia

Thank you for the Nominee Award. Your organization never fails to make the Gallery Event exciting positive elegant and beyond a wonderful evening. The nominee award encourages self improvement and growth to take better photos. Thank you again for this honored award. - Beatrice Yoder-Leyba

Its a great honor for me to receive two nominations in the category People with the Never See, Come See and A Staring Gaze. This is a great incentive for me to keep pressing forward. I want to thank the judges and extend congratulations to all the awardees, nominees and honorable mentions. Thank you. - Christine Norton, Trinidad

Three nominated and one honourable mention for an amateur; unbelievable! Thanks so much for the encouragement. WOO HOO from the West Coast, Vancouver, BC - Karl Franger

"Thank you members of the Jury and all the people working hard to make the Color Awards happen on a yearly basis. Really pleased with my four nominations and to see my work amongst the incredible work on display. Congratulations to all the winners, I'll be back next time encouraged and inspired by the high standard of creativity." - Adri Berger

Delighted to receive four nominations out of eight images submitted, including a new (to me) category - aerial. - Trevor Kerry

I'm delighted that my image Stoking The Fire was nominated the Silhouette category and sits amongst such gorgeous work, thank you. - Teresa Neal

First of all we would like to thank the ICA team and the judges for making our weekend so great - we enjoyed the show last Saturday with you and really appreciate being nominated five times. We are also very enthusiastic that our work 'Islands I, 2014' is one of the honorable mentioned winners at the nature category in between those great other works from all over the world. It is a pleasure for us being part of the this year's awards and at this point we also would like to congratulate every other photographer who also sent in their works and have been part of this unique and wonderful ceremony of the passion we all share - the photography. Wish you guys all the best & see you next year. - Johannes Hartig & Katharina Kehm, Germany

I am so pleased that my image, Prosperity has garnered a nomination in the Abstract category. Thanks so much! - Ellen Jantzen

I am extremely honored to have received a First Place Award in Advertising for my concept'Tupperastrophe' in the 10th Annual International Color Awards! It is humbling to be considered as a selection among so many great photographers around the world. I want to thank all my fellow photographers and friends, as well as all the judges involved in this year's competition. Thank you International Color Awards!! - Michael Mayo, USA

Congratulations to all who submitted work to this years international Color Awards. I am so grateful to have received an Honorable Mention in the Professional Abstract category, as well as to have been nominated for the Abstract and the Fine Art categories for other images. Thank you so much -looking forward to next years competition. - Nancy A. Scherl

It's a great honor to receive Honorable mention in the professional Silhouette category. Thank you, color awards. Congratulations to all Winners and Nominees! - Viral Padiya

It's a great honour to receive three Nominations and one Honorable mention. Many thanks to the judges and organizers. Big congratulations to all Winners and Nominees. - Alfonso de Cruz Barrios, Santander, Spain

I'm very happy to be nominee in 4 categories with 9 images and 2 honorable mention in aerial. Thanks to the jury and congratulation to all the winners. - Erika Tanzer, Austria

I am watching this on a delayed basis because we are celebrating my mother-in-law's 100th birthday in Des Moines Iowa. That is enough to make this week surreal but I have just discovered my work has received several nominations in multiple categories and also garnered two honorable mentions. Now this week is super surreal. I am particularly happy with 8 nominations in the People category as I spend the bulk of my shooting time on the Street and this is by far the most positive recognition this work has received. I am really honored by these selections because the work of my co-shooters is so strong and I cannot believe this has just happened. So I want to thank the judges for seeing something in my work that at times I am afraid to feel. I really feel it now and this journey has a ways to go. I could not be more excited to be taking it with the people around the world who also entered this competition, in particular the many photographers from South Florida who I know and who also received well deserved recognition. I will see many of you at Old School Square on Thursday. Cool. - Wayne D. Thornbrough

"Once again, I thank the International Color Awards for creating such a beautiful stage, portraying art from some of the finest photographers in the world in their most favorable light. I am both flattered and pleased to have discovered that three of my photo entries received Nominee Awards in three categories: Cloud Revelation - Aerial; Midway - Americana; and Rice Lady - Portrait." - H. Allen Benowitz, Miami, FL - Burnsville, NC

Just realized this morning that I have 2 images in 10th International Awards. Just wanted to say thanks. I am again pleased and honored. - "Iva Nash, Virginia Beach, VA "

Having won two nominees awards in the categories of Architecture and Wildlife. I'm honoured and very grateful, plus giving me a sense of pride in my photography competing against other photographers from around the globe. This now brings my total to eight nominee awards in five years, thank you to the Jury and ICA. - Geoffrey McKillop ABIPP ARPS QEP, London

Thank you for hosting such an amazing photography competition and thank you to the jury for the 42 recognitions (nominations and honorable mentions combined and one honor of distinction). I am so humbled and honored to be among such talent here -- congrats to everyone - I love looking through all the pictures! I really appreciate your ongoing support of my artwork and am so grateful for your help in bringing a platform to the issues I care so much about and a voice to the storytellers who graciously share their lives with me as a photographer. THANK YOU! - Amy Siqveland

Delighted to receive two nominations for my entries in the Fine Art category. Many thanks to the jury, you have made my day! - Paul Byrne, Dublin, Ireland

Thank you so much International Color Awards!! I am absolutely delighted and exited to win Outstanding Achievement in the Abstract Category. Also it was great to see my other entries being nominated in fine art and still life. It feels really great to get this great recognition among such amazing talents, giving me great energy to create even more outstanding work. - Beate Sonnenberg, UK

Un grand merci au jury pour ma nomination en categorie portrait et je vous dis a l'annee prochaine! - Arnaud Gras

Watching Live from Staffordshire, UK - Gareth & Vicky Martin

It's a great honour to receive five Nominations and one Honorable mention. Many thanks to the judges and the organizers. Big congratulations to all Winners and Nominees! - EJ An

Thanks for providing a forum for us to view the the wonderful photography that is evident here. And a thanks to the judges for their decision making efforts. - Bernard Werner

I am stunned, humbled and so very honoured and pleased to receive 1st Place - Nature/Amateur along with 5 Nominations in the same category in this 10th year of the Color Awards. I wish to thank all the judges for their support and their homage to my work. Thank you! - Karen H. Colbert

I am incredibly honored to have received two Honorable Mentions in Nature and Wildlife and multiple Nominations in the Nature, Wildlife and Nude categories of the 10th Annual International Color Awards. I send heartfelt gratitude to the judges and appreciation for their difficult task, and a hearty congratulations to all of the winners! It's an honor to be included with such fine work. - Wendi Schneider, Denver, CO, USA

I want to once again thank the International Color Awards for hosting an amazing Photography competition. I was honored and humbled to have received two Nominations in the Professional division: 'Steel and Sky' in the category of Architecture and 'Wyoming Roundup' in the category of Americana. I'd like to express my thanks to the judges and express to photographers around the world what a great honor it was to be in your company and see your talent on the world stage. - David Winegar, Park City, Utah

How could six of my pictures do so well as to be nominated in 3 categories? I have never done so well and I am very pleased. Thank you! - Mayda Rumberg, New York

I would like to thank the fantastic jury for the nomination I have received in the Architecture category. I am really amazed for the outstanding work you have done with all the photographs. Thank you very much! - Alessandro Rogna, UK

Thanks so much to all involved with the Color Awards. I am proud to be included again with so many outstanding photographers, and to have been recognized with 6 nominations and 2 honorable mentions across multiple categories. Congratulations to my friends whose names continue to be displayed in the award listings for their nominations, their wins and recognition as category winners and one in the photographer of the year. - Larry Colby

I was very surprised to be nominated in the Still Life category among such other amazing artists! Thanks to the judges and staff at The Color Awards. You all do so much to promote the art of photography in the global community. I am proud to be a part of your gala! - Paul Crampton, Canada

We are really happy to see that we have received two nominations in two categories is architecture that still life. We thank the fantastic jury, and congratulate all the other spectacular photographers. This latest recognition gives us really a lot of energy with respect to work: it's beautiful to be among the most talented photographers in the world! - Gioia Aloisi and Monica Gorini, Italy

I've just realized I won first prize of photographer of the year. First thanks a lot for choosing me!! I feel really honored! - Romina Ressia

For starters: congratulations on the anniversary of the (in my view) the greatest photo show on earth. I was sad I wasn't able to join you yesterday evening and had to take look today 'on my own'. And thank you for the 5 (!) nominations you - the jury - awarded me with, because that is how it feels: to be nominated in the company of all those outstanding photographers, feels like an award! And last but not least: thank you to everyone behind the scenes making all this possible: outstanding work again! - Hennie Kempen

"Just wanted to say THANK YOU to the judges for nominating SIXTEEN of my images for the 10th Awards and furthermore awarding THREE Honourable Mentions in Architecture, Nature & Wildlife. Always a fun and seemingly fair competition to be part of, and some excellent choices of winners overall. Best wishes to all those selected. " - Glyn Davies, Wales

Thank you so much for my Nature Honorable Mention (Achter mij de Loire - Behind me the Loire). It gives me the feeling that I'm in the right direction. I am very pleased you recognized the power of that simple and pure picture. - Hugo Rompa, Amsterdam

I realized this morning...... and am so happy and honoured to have been nominated with 3 pictures from my series Tempus Silens in the Still Life category, and rewarded with an Honorable Mention for one of them. Thanks to all the jury members and congratulations to all other winners! - Brigitte de Langen, Amsterdam

I am thrilled to have been awarded Honorable Mention in Still Life, as well as three Nominations in the Children of the World category. This is the first time I have submitted my work, and this recognition is a very welcome surprise. Thank you so very much! - Tami B. Sojka, Carmel Valley, Calif.

Congratulations to all winners and nominees! I am happy to be awarded with 5 Honorable Mentions this year, thanks, dear jury! - Florian W. Mueller

I am thrilled to see that I was placed first in the Amateur Wildlife category! To have three nominations in the category was special enough - to have won is beyond exciting! Many, many thanks! - Lynne Wilde, South Africa

Thank you very much and feeling extremely happy with my Nature- Honorable Mention 'H2O' and 3 nominations. The photography this year was incredible and the bar keeps getting higher and higher. I love it. Thank you judges. - Louisa Paez Michelin

"It's an honour to be nominated 2 times in FINE ART category. THANK YOU to the organisers and the judges, congratulations to all Winners and Nominees. " - Fabio Rossi, Italy

Thank you so much for the nominations that I received. It gives me tremendous energy for my work. The winners are incredible and are a massive inspiration. I hope to be up there next time! - Victoria Parnall-Vaughan

I'm happy to be one of the 3rd place in Aerial and be nominated in three other categories. Congratulation to all other winners and nominees. - Anita Schiedeck, Germany

Just realized I got an honourable mention in the professional architecture category! Thank you very much to the judges and the color awards for the recognition! Also congratulations to the winners and other honourable mentions! - Jan Halle

watching from Germany.... I am honoured about 10 Nominations and 2 Honorable Mentions in different categories (Amateur). Congratulation to the winners and thank you to the Jury for hard work. - Dieter Schweizer

I am honored, happy and proud to have achieved a Professional Nomination in both Portrait categories with picture 'Jamie'. At this year is my first time I did join Colour Awards. The quality of quality of nominated works is great. I am very proud to be among people with so much talent and creativity. My thank to the judges and my congratulations to all the Winners and fellow Nominees this year both Professional and Amateur. - Ewa Cwikla, Netherlands

I'm very happy to win the Honorable Mention with my pic 'A little child closes to Christ and His Church' (People category). I would like to say thank you to all the jury for this great award. I would also like to dedicate this achievement to my wonderful family who has been giving me a lot of love and support! See you next year and congrats to all the winners! Bye bye from my beloved Palermo (Sicily-Italy). - Roberta Reina

It's an honour to be nominated four times in three separate categories, Children of the World, People and two in Fine Art. A big THANK YOU to the organisers and the judges, congratulations to all Winners and Nominees. - Ake Alm, Germany

Woke up to a pleasant surprise on being awarded 2nd place in portrait. I am honored and humbled. I would like to thank the judges panel for considering my work, a big congratulations to all the winner's ! :) and to the behind the scenes people who worked so hard to make it all happen. Peace and good light to everyone, Namaste - Raj Padia

Wonderful news, I feel very honoured to have been included in the selection of nominated in Abstract, Fine Art and Still Life with Honourable Mention in Abstract and Fine Art. Thank you to all the judges and Color Award staff that make this event a possibility. Big congratulations to all other photographers that were selected. - Linda Cutche, New Zealand

Thank you to everyone involved with The International Colour Awards .. the judges, the organisers. I am so very happy to receive an honourable mention for both the images I entered in Wildlife and Children of the World. It's a real honour to be recognised and very much appreciated. Thank you. - Shairon Paterson

Thanks to be a nominee in 3 categories with 19 total images and received 3 honorable mention in 3 categories. - Federico Janni

What's not to like about waking up to 2 Honorable Mentions? Thanks International Color Awards and judges, and congratulations to all other winners! - Patrick van Dam, Singapore

Thank you so much I am feel so proud to have been nominated in 2 categories this year. Great awards again this year. I will be entering again. - Debbra Ross, Australia

This is so amazing. It is an incredible honor to be selected among so many incredible photographers. This is so inspirational to keep myself going in this world of photography. Thank You! - Enrique Waizel

I am very pleased to join your live show and to receive your confirmation that my photographs have been selected as a nominees, honorable mention and 2nd place. Thanks for the International Color Awards competition. - "CHAN Kwok-Chung, Frankie, Hong Kong "

Wow what a collection this year, congrats to all winners and nominations and everyone who entered and thanks for my 5 nominations. - Steve Turner, Australia

Wow! Ten Nominations, including two Honorable Mentions. And in such great company. I'm stoked! Thank you, and congratulations to all the winners. - Nick Servian

Watching from Chicago, please accept my sincere thank you to this year's Jury for this nomination. I am grateful and giddy that my image in the Americana category, Round The Bend, was chosen out of so much talent. I feel blessed that once again, I've been included in this amazing show. Best of luck to all who submitted their work, your talents are beyond awesome. - Malissia Simpson

Many thanks to everyone at the International Color Awards for another great show and to the judges for their time and skill. This competition provides the opportunity to discover and explore the work of other photographers who inspire and energize, thus continuing the creative process. I greatly appreciate the Honorable Mention in Silhouette and nomination in Architecture. - Neil Frederick Sharpe, Canada

I'm watching from Switzerland - Thanks for the Honourable Mention in Amateur Still Life! Congratulations to all the Winners - superb images, all of them! Thanks to the judges and the organizers. - Colmar Wocke

"Watching from Nashville, TN, USA. Always surprised, honored, and grateful to be nominated among the best in the world. This year in the Professional Fine Art category. Many Thanks! " - Barry A. Noland

I'm watching from Sydney, Australia and am really delighted to have received a Merit of Excellence and a nominee in the Nature category. - Jeff Grant

I'm really happy to be one of the winners with 3rd place in Nude category! I'm grateful to my family and models for support and trust, thanks a lot judges for mentioning this work and appreciation so high! - Alex Litt, Moldova

Thank you for the honour of being nominated along side of such incredible photographers from around the world. Humbling and exciting! Blessings. - Robson Rogan, Kamloops British Columbia Canada

"I am so grateful to have been nominated in wildlife this year! Thank you judges. What an outstanding show and I am humbled to be in amongst all of the others. " - Pam Walker

"Good morning from Hong Kong! Feeling honoured and happy for the prize, HM and nominations. This is motivation and inspiration. Congratulations to all the other winners and nominees. " - Martina Platte, Hong Kong

Feeling very honored for my two nominations in both Abstract and Architecture, for the second year. Thank you to all of the judges and congratulations to all of the other winners. - Terrance R Pack, Hamilton Ont. Canada

Thank you so much!!! - Pedro Jarque

"Thank you all so very much for my 4 Honorable Mentions in Wildlife, Silhouette, People & Fashion. Thank you also for my 4 Nominations in Abstract, Children of the World, and 2 in Wildlife. The quality of the contest continues to go steadily UP so it is a thrill to do so well. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to all the judges and thanks also to those who work so hard to make this happen." - Annie Katz

Thank you so much, I am very happy for my three nominations in Architecture, one of which received the Honorable Mention. Thank you also for my nominations in Fine Art and Still Life. It was very gratifyng to receive all in all five nominations and one Honorable Mention. - Nicola Roberto

I am thrilled to be nominated for 3 Abstract photographs in the Professional category. I feel honoured to be included with such talented artists. Many thanks to the Awards staff and the Jury for your hard work on our behalf. Happy shooting everyone!! - Gillian Lindsay, Canada

I am honoured and humbled to have achieved a Professional Nomination in both Fine Art and Fashion categories at this year's International Color Awards, the quality of the work we see just gets better and better and I am very proud to be among people with so much talent and creativity. My thanks to the judges but also to the many other photographers who join me in entering each year and my congratulations to all the Winners and fellow Nominees this year both Professional and Amateur. - Paul A Wright, UK

It has been quite a night. I am honored to have a total of five works nominated in three separate professional categories including three in Wildlife and one each in Fine Arts and Portraiture. I would like to thank the judges for this honor and congratulate all of the other nominees and winners in all the categories. It is great to have my work among all of these great images, and thanks also to the Color Awards for hosting this event. - Harvey Duze

Delighted to receive a further 7 nominations over three categories, congrats to all and many thanks to the judges and organisers of a great competition! - Sarah Caldwell, Auckland New Zealand

"I am so very honored to have received nominations for my work in Children of the World, Nude and Wildlife. Watching the outstanding works overjoys my heart. Thank you. " - Beate Walden, Los Angeles

I have no words to express my happiness to have received such prestigious awards (6 nominations and 1 honorable mention) in four different categories! I am very honored! Thank you to all the judges! - Vera Regina Bandeira, Brasil

"I am feeling very honoured to have been selected as a Nominee 4 times in 3 different categories. Thank you International Color Awards for making this event available to all parts of the world, it is a wonderful event indeed. My biggest congratulations to all the Nominees and Award Winners. " - Marjorie Lord, Australia

Thank you so much for the nomination in the Americana category for The Yard Chair. - Theresa Tarara

I am so happy to be nominated in photojournalism with my work Country and freedom. thank you very much for organizing such a colourful photography event. - Ali ihtiyar

We are thrilled to be nominees in Americana, Children of the World and Fine Art. A family that photographs together stays together! Watching from Upstate, Ne wYork - Tapiwa, Juliana & Kudakwashe Muronda

I have no words to express my happiness to have received such prestigious awards (9 nominations and 1 honorable mention) in four different categories! I am very honored! Thank you to all the judges!! - Giovanni Sonsini

Hello, I am watching from New Zealand and thrilled to receive an Honourable Mention and 8 nominees in Architecture Amateur thank you! - Sarah Caldwell

Happy to be nominated again in the amateurs' Abstract category ! Thanks to the jury and congratulations to all the winners and other nominees... - Panos Hanjaras, Greece

Watching the live show from Middleton, Wisconsin, USA. I am very honored to have received four nominations and one Honorable Mention in the Americana category! Congratulations to all who entered such wonderful work! - Michael Knapstein

It is a great honour to be awarded first prize in the architecture category of this years Color Awards. My photograph in the new BBC building represents everything great about design and technology in Britain. I have been photographing architecture and interiors for over twenty years and this project was incredible. Thanks to Vijay at Overbury. - Jonathan Banks

Thank you so very much for selecting my image as Outstanding in the Architecture category. So appreciated!! - Marie Kotschedoff

Nice to see my Art at the Art Gallery up amongst the Nominees! - Colmar Wocke

Watching from AUSTRIA/Europe! Hmm, starts nicely......... hey my dear colleague Jens Ellensohn, congrats too on your Honorable Mention in Advertising. Great to see you .. - Werner Branz

All the Best from Paris! - Viviane Basquine

Here watching from far North West Qld Australia. Good luck to all and congratulations to all award & nominee winners! - Marjorie Lord

Hello from Falls Church, VA. I'm enjoying the amazing talent that has been displayed so far and look forward to the rest of the show. Thank you for recognizing my Amateur abstract image, Delta Shadows, with an Honorable Mention. I'm very honored to have been included in this distinguished group of photographers. - Jill Snyder

Best Wishes to All Photographers. - Beatrice Yoder-Leyba

Watching from Portugal! Until now I won a Honorable Mention in Abstract professional category! Thank you very much!!! - Pedro Noel da Luz

Hello from NYC enjoying the Award show! Great images. - Marie Kotschedoff

"Hi Folks, Watching the Photoshow from Austria! Great Congrats to my Friend Werner Branz for the Honorable Mention in Abstract! Think this is not your last Nommination for today!!!! And a Great Thanks to the Jury for my five Nominations in Advertising and the Honorable Mention also in Advertising - I am so happy and also a little bit proud of my works..." - Jens Ellensohn

Watching from outside of "chilly" Washington, DC. Good luck to all contributors to this year's show. - Harvey Duze

I'm watching from Hong Kong. - Frankie Chan

Here live! - Kamila Karpinska

Watching from Fremont, California! Simply, "thank you" for recognizing my abstract image - 2plus2 - with an honorable mention. Also, congratulations to all the winners/nominees/entrants, I am honored to be included in this powerful selection of visionaries! - Stan Friedman

Watching in Moscow. - Alexander Varvarin

Watching from Luczyce, Poland! - Jacek Labedzki

As always, it's marvellous to have been included in the Nominees for the International Color Awards. My image, Wyoming Winter - Train, was selected in the Amateur/Abstract category. With so many really superb images entered, I'm quite honored each time to have some of my own selected! - Denise Dethlefsen

Here live! Toronto, Ontario Canada - Thomas Brasch

Watching from Santa Fe, New Mexico! - Ellen Jantzen

Here live! Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Wendy Royer

I am watching from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil - Ordi Calder

Excited for the show to begin. Watching from USA. Best of luck to all the photographers! - Dianne Yudelson

I am honored and very happy that my photo has beeen nominated in the Nature section. I also want to emphasize that I find that there are so many outstanding photographers, the new poets, on the tiny planet. Congratulations to all! - Pierre Laroche - Montreal Canada

It's really a honor to be in the list of honorable mentions in still life category. Once again Kudos to all the organizers. It’s a terrific show. -V.J. Rithwik

Thank you very much to the judges for the 1st Place in Still Life Amateur with my picture 'Ancient Beauty', and the Honorable Mention in Abstract Amateur with my picture 'Golden Dream'. I am very honored. -Barbara Corvino - Italy

Thank you, I'm really honoured! -Stefan Neagu

Thank you for giving my photograph a Nominee award. I am delighted to achieve this! -Muriel Dyga

I am beyond excited to have received the recognition of four finalists and one honorable mention award. As a photographer, I always hope that my images will touch and communicate with others. I am so pleased that they have done so. Thank you to the judges for this honor. I am most appreciative. -Leba Marquez

This was my first time in entering the International Color Awards and I was ecstatic at getting an honorable mention in the sports category for my image of Reach for the Sky. Thank you very much! -Michael Drazdzinski

I just discovered the winners announcement! I'm very glad to be among of the winners with my photograph. -Helene Mogensen de Monleon

Terrific! Five Nominations plus an Honorable mention. That's my best result yet. Maybe next year I'll bag a winner. -Nick Servian

When I received the news of my award, I experienced a tremendous thrill at having the opportunity of expressing my vision to the world through International Color Awards. 'Atacama Desert' is an homage to Chile. It took me eight years of expeditions to complete a trilogy. During the shooting I encountered intense wind, temperatures below zero, extreme altitudes, days of walking, frozen equipment, blinding fog, to achieve the most important thing; to be the witness of an unrepeatable moment in the life of our planet. I thank each person who from the beginning, believed in my ideas. My special thanks to the jury that allowed the world to share the beauty of photography. -Denise Lira-Ratinoff

Thank you so much for my 3rd place and Honor of Distinction in Sports and honorable mention in Silhouette and two nominations in fashion and abstract. I have entered this competition for the last three years, since I became a professional photographer, and have received at least one nomination every year. It is very encouraging to participate in a huge international competition and have my images selected by such accomplished judges! I am so grateful and inspired to be placing in this competition with such amazing images." -Kerri-Jo Stewart

I'm very happy with the honourable mention for my ""garden of delight"" together with the nomination for my ""tulip"". Truly honoured to see them among so many wonderful photographs. Thanks to the jury and everyone involved." -Margrieta Jeltema

Just got back into town and logged into my email and saw the great news! Thank you so much for the 18 Nominee Honors, 4 Honorable Mentions and 1 Honor of Distinction. I celebrate all the talented artists and am humbled to be included among them. Thank you and congrats to everyone! -Amy Siqveland

I would really like to a big thank you to the jury and all those who voted for my 'Lady in Red' image which captured 3rd place 'Honor of Distinction' in the amateur fashion category for the 9th annual International Color Awards. It is with a great deal of humility I accept this award among so many other wonderful images and photographers. It's nice to know a small time amateur can reach up and touch the stars. Many humble thanks. -Jason Lee Potter

I am extremely honored to have my image of the Washington Nationals Bull-Pen recognized for such a high achievement. As any artist knows, recognition is just the "icing on the cake" for our hard work, persistence, and dedication to any creative undertaking. Thank you so very much to the judges for this incredible honor. -Iva Nash - VA Beach, VA

I am honoured to have had 4 images nominated in the Nude Category - Amateur, one of which received the Third Place Honor of Distinction. I treasure the feedback and recognition of my work. Thank you so much! -Brian Connor

That's an honnor to be nominee in the international photographic competitions in food professional category. Thank you so much! -Amélie Frédérick

It's a pleasure to see my work awarded with an Honorable Mention. Thanks to the event organizers and to the judges and congratulations to all the photographers who took part in the competition for their great shots. See you in the 10th Color Awards! ;-) -Claudio Beffa

Thank you to the judges and all staff that make this show possible. I am honored to be Aerial Photos winner at the 9th International Color Awards. -Franco Cappellari - Italy

I am just honored and always a great pleasure participating in your international photographic competitions - so well organized and great professionalism! -Domenic Aquilina - Malta

I am very pleased to hear that my image Arinya has received an Honor Of Distinction in the Portrait category of this year's International Color Awards. As a professional photographer i have been photographing advertising and editorial campaigns throughout the world for nearly 30 years but i love the fact that this award is for a personal project. Photography is my passion as well as my career. Thank-you. -Richard Bradbury

Congratulations to all winners and nominees! Thank you so much for my two nominations in Photojournalism and People categories! Thank you for the great Photoshow! -Irina Spagnolo

Absolutely delighted to be a Nominee in the 9th International Color Awards and to be amoung so many talented and inspiring photographers from around the world. Many congratulations to all of them upon their success.-Don Hooper

Thank you for your time in judging and hosting yet another intriguing and inspiring contest with thought provoking photography. Congratulations to all who took part and to the nominees and the winners. I am very pleased to have three photographs nominated in the Advertising Category. Thank you once again. Until we meet again, keep well. -Jonathan Pollock - UK

Thank you so much for the nomination. You really made my day. This is very good news and it's an honor to be present among the Winners at the prestigious Color Awards. -Simone Henken

I was looking forward to the result, felt positive energy when I saw the newsletter of the International Color Awards. I'm happy for the recognition. I want to thank my family who support me, people on my team and you elected me. -Ordí Calder - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Thanks so much for the nominations. To get two shots, in two categories is fantastic and I am honoured to be part of this great award. It means a lot to get such high recognition for my images. Look forward to next year. -Filip Gierlinski

very happy with the nomination. -Norbert Maes

I always look forward to entering the International Color Awards. It gives me an opportunity to sit down with my images and evaluate them. Given the quality of the work submitted by other photographs in this year’s competition, I consider it an honor, truly an honor, to be selected as one of the winners in the 2016 International Color Awards. -Ellin Pollachek

Thank you so much for this wonderful news!! It's an honor to be present among the Winners at the prestigious Color Awards.-Marinka Masseus

Firstly I would like to say thank you to the judges & organizers of this competition and exhibition. Such a brilliant event would not happen without the time, dedication and support of everyone involved. Thank you for selecting me for Honorable mention award in Photojournalism (amateur) category. I feel honored & inspired. Congratulations all the winner. Happy Clicking! -Anirban Mal - India

I feel incredibly honored being awarded at such an important photography contest as the International Color Awards. I would never ever have dreamed about, since I am a dedicated black and white photographer, therefore this prize has a very special meaning for me. For years I am looking at the winner's galleries, always impressed by the huge diversity and the range of different styles which is undoubtedly a creditable aspect of this fine photography contest. I would like to take advantage of the situation to express my gratitude to the jury and my deepest respect to all artists participating at the Color Awards. -Patrick Ems

"This year I participated for the first time in the color awards competition. Browsing the winning images I am inspired by their quality and creativity. All the more honored I am to be amongst them. Congratulations to all the other winners!" -Marc Olthoff

I woke this morning to read the most exciting news that my image had won an award in the Amateur Abstract section of the International Colour Awards. I am still in excited astonishment and so pleased to have submitted my playful image. It is a privilege to have been selected as a winner from so many amazing images and I congratulate all those who entered regardless of achieving an award or not. The awards have been judged by a renowned international panel, making this award an absolute honour to receive. It is a daunting moment when you hit the submit button and the most you hope for is that someone may like your image let alone to win an award. Thank you for seeing my image as I do, a colourful contemporary play on a land rich and bountiful. -Jo Cripps

I am so happy to be a Nominee, thank you so much to every one who makes this event possible!!! -Erika C.

I am delighted to have been awarded an Honorable Mention in the category of Fine Art for my image (Vivid Light Play) of a young child playing amongst light sculptures at Sydney’s Vivid festival. Having my image Boats at sunrise Nominated in the Silhouette category is an added bonus. I only entered a total of five images, so to have two of them recognised in this way is most pleasing. -Brian Rope

I'm an immigrant that arrive to this beautiful country 16 years ago... United States gave me everything, I love the way how I become {finally} a human being with a real freedom... Photography always was my passion, now I can take a photographs that speak and represent my oldest feelings. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.-Manny Iriarte

Thanks to the esteemed jury and to everyone involved in producing the 9th Annual International Color Awards! Receiving the top honor in the Advertising Category is very much appreciated. To be considered one of the very best in the world by such an outstanding group of judges is the kind of recognition that one hopes for, works very diligently toward, but never truly expects. I am deeply honored. I would like to thank Lynne Berard, Stephanie Goldman, and Joie Pizzi of Samsonite. I am thrilled that this campaign has been such a success! To everyone at Connelly Partners in Boston, thank you again and again for allowing me to create these images for you and your client. And a VERY special thank you to Alyssa Toro of Connelly for originally bringing me on to the Samsonite account in 2012. This campaign represents the pinnacle of my career and it is working with such creative and brilliant people that is the true reward. A huge thanks goes to the talented performers. It is what is in front of the camera that is the most important. Finally, want to express my gratitude to my team of incredible stylists, producers and assistants whose contributions are what elevated these visuals to their potential. My very best to you all and hopes for an exciting and prosperous 2016! -Tim Hawley

Wonderful! What a glorious surprise to be rewarded such a stunning award for four of my entries -on Easter weekend. I feel very privileged amongst the field that I have competed with and especially that the images selected honour and give a voice to those who are unheard in their pursuit of survival. -Carol Allen-Storey

I am just honored and always a great pleasure participating in your international photographic competitions – so well organized and great professionalism! -Domenic Aquilina - Malta

Thank you for your consideration. I had never thought myself creative in any way. My brother and my mother were the creative ones in my family. Who knew? I’d like to offer my sincere gratitude to all who voted for my photo. This is an auspicious beginning to my career. I am blessed to have as my friends and mentors Trey Ratcliff and A.D.Wheeler, and my wife Corinne for their love and ceaseless support.-Caleb

I am delighted my photo of an Octopus has been selected in the Food section, my 2nd big award of 2016. I am honoured to be selected for the 2nd consecutive year and hopefully will make it 3 from 3 next year. I am glad to participate in such a high quality awards with highly respected judges from the creative world." -Hugh Johnson

Thank you for the great opportunity to participate, great news and thanks to the jury, color awards team for choosing my picture as Honorable Mention. -Karthikeyan Shanmugasundaram

I am thrilled that my work was nominated. -Jacqueline Da Costa

I’m honored to be a nominee with my 'free Spirit' shot. Congratulations everybody for great pictures. -Federico Janni

This has been my first experience with the ICA competition and I am honored to have been recognized and nominated for my work. Thank you very kindly for your consideration and I look forward to continued participation. -Brad Allen - Calgary, Canada

Thank you to the International Color Awards and all of the jurors for awarding me an Honorable Mention in the Fine Arts Category for my photo 'Committed To Memory, 2'. This photo was honoring the memory of my parents who recently passed. Part of the photo is of their property before they passed and the other part is after they passed; so they are joined forever... I am thrilled and I know they would be also... -ellen jantzen

I am thrilled and very honored to have been nominated and to have received an Honorable Mention for my image 'The Last Jump.' Thanks very much and congratulations to all winners! -Dominique Dubied

Thank you so much for honoring me with three nominations and one Honorable Mention. It was my first entering as a professional after several years as an amateur, I couldn’t wish for more! It’s a great moment, I’ll be happy to share it. -"Valerie Chauffour

Oh wow... I've checked and re checked, and re checked again just to make sure... So I'm absolutely thrilled to receive the wild life winners shot... I am so, so appreciative of this award. Thank you to the judges who saw something beautiful in my work, thank you for the encouragement. Thank you to International Colour Awards and those who put so much time into a competition like this so people like me have a world stage to show their art. What a privilege. Thank you to my children who have walked this journey of my passion for seeing the world through the window of a lens... through the tough times and the many laughs. Thank you... What a day! -Shairon Paterson

Thank you for the honor to have three nominees in wildlife amateurs. My second year and I am thrilled. -Beatrice Yoder-Leyba - USA

I am deeply honored and overwhelmed to receive the Outstanding Achievement for Amateur- Sports Category and two Honorable Mentions in the International 9th Annual Color Awards. This is such an immense inspiration which would keep me pursuing my passion to photography further and further. Thank you very much and Congratulations to all the winners! -Kajan Madrasmail - Singapore

Thank you all for your support, great to have 5 nominations & a win in category too, very, very pleased! -Piers Golden

I m very very happy to be nominated so many times and to win so many rewards as the 2nd place children of the word and 3rd place in fashion and 5 honorable mentions in children of the world, advertisement and fashion.. 9 nominations out of 10 pictures. It makes me really proud.-Hans Withoos

It is a huge honour to be included in this wonderful competition and to receive an Honor of Distinction. l love the opportunity the awards give to discover such wonderful creativity, it has been a humbling experience and I am incredibly happy to be surrounded by such outstanding talent. Thank you and congratulations to all the nominees and winners. -Gregoire A. Meyer

Thank you for the two nominations. -Tomasz Grzyb

Thank you for the Honorable Mention in People. I am honored to have my first submission mentioned among the amazing photos and talented photographers. -Kent Burkhardsmeier - Deerfield Beach, FL

I am thrilled to have had 4 nominated photographs and a “Food” honorable mention. My architecture and food nominated images were made in Sao Paulo, Brasil. The Americana and Still life nominees were made in my home state of California. Congratulations to everyone. -Arlene Vidor

Thank you giving me 7 nominations and a honorable mention. It is a humbling experience.-Jed Best

This my 4th year entering and my 4th year getting nominated. This was my first year entering as a professional. I would like to thank the jury for the recognition and cheers to all the nominated photographers and winners!! -David Naman - Vancouver, Canada

With my first entry into the Color Awards, I am in awe of the quality of the work posted by so many. I am fortunate to have so many friends that won nominations and awards and excited that I was awarded one nomination and one honorable mention. Congratulations to all! -Larry Colby

Very surprised the first time on the nomination of five, but in amateur FASHION get 1st Place - Outstanding Achievement, thank the organizers. -ja-shang tang - Taiwan

I'm very happy for my nomination in Architecture, congratulation for all Nominations and Winners. -Gernany Kosmas Lazaridis

I am truly honored and extremely thankful to have received an Honorable Mention and 5 nominations this year. It is so special to be recognized amongst such talented photographers. I will treasure this moment. -Louisa Paez Michelin

Thank you very much for the 1st place in abstract. It will be encouraging the future of the production of my works. -"Shinji Ichikawa - Japan

I am so thrilled to have been nominated, AND receive an Honorable Mention! Thank you!!! -Amanda Smith

I am very honored to have had three nominees in the category Amateur Nude in my first participation in the International Color Awards. Congratulations to all who participated in this wonderful meeting of the Photography Art lovers! -Paulo Mittelman

Thank you for selecting me for 5 nominations! I am honored and as always enjoy seeing the many talented artists and the jurors' choices. It was an uplifting moment for me here for sure! Will have to revisit and spend more time with all the beautiful work. Congratulations to all! -Janice Tieken - USA

It is a great honour for me to have received Nominations in both the Abstract and Fine Art categories. Congrats to all of the many talented photographers. Thanks to the International Color Awards for recognizing my contribution. -EJ An

Hello from Russia! Many Thanks for Honorable Mentions in Sport and Food! -Alexander Varvarin

Thank you so much for my 2 Honorable Mention Awards... Fashion-Havana Nails & Wildlife-Red Fox and for my other 3 Nominations in Wildlife, People and Portrait. I really appreciate the recognition and I thank you all. -Annie Katz - Aspen, Colorado

Congratulations to all Winners, and keep it up to the not yet winners! -Beatrice Yoder-Leyba

I am very happy to be nominated again for the fifth time in a row! This year even with 4 photos; 2 photos in Still Life-professional, 1 photo in Fine Art-professional and 1 in Wildlife-professional. Thanks to the jury for all their hard work and congratulations to all the winners and other nominees. -Ellen Reus - The Netherlands

Delighted to have been nominated in the fine art category. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who won, was nominated and who entered the competition! -Nancy A. Scherl - New York, NY, USA

As always, awaiting showtime on the world's most beautiful online stage set paid off: Six of my entries were selected: the Winners List Professional/Honorable Mention in the categories of Americana and Children of the World and Nominees in the Architecture and Still Life categories. I thank the jurors for the privilege of their expertise, deliberation, and generous judgement in consideration of my photo art. I am gratefully humbled and honored to be in the company of so many talented and great photographers. Congratulations to all of you." -H. Allen Benowitz - Miami, FL/Burnsville, NC

I am thrilled to win Honor of Distinction and 6 Nominations is Abstract/Armature. Thank you very much for shining a light on my work.-Karen H. Colbert

I am impressed by the quality of the work by so many talented photographers worldwide. It is a joy to view the collection this year. Thank you to the jury for their hard work and for my 2 Abstract nominations. I am delighted!! -Gillian Lindsay - Canada

Good night from Israel, great show tonight, everything looks just like the Academy awards! It's such a great feeling to be here tonight, it's almost morning but who cares. It's an amazing feeling be here on the red carpet and to see the show. I want to thank my family, friends and to the people in my pictures for your stories and to the color awards show for a super night, huge night to be remembered, thank you for accepting my pictures to your show. I can't sleep tonight but it's a good feeling so let's party. -Amir Lavon - Israel

Wow, 3rd place in 'Architecture' and 1st place in 'Still Life'... I'm thrilled! Congratulations to all the winners and nominees. And thanks to the jury!" -Florian Mueller

Three nominees and two honorable mentions - thank You so much!!! -Monika Kluza - Germany

Thank you for nominating my two pictures, Love Me and Working Woman. It is wonderful. So excited to be nominated in Fine Art and Portraits. -Mayda Rumberg

Hello from Germantown Maryland. I would like to thank the jurors for nominating my photo 'Heron Sunrise #2' in the Silhouette-Professional category and congratulate my fellow nominees and the winners in that category. -Harvey A. Duze

Another amazing show, with so many engaging images. I'm so pleased to have received 2 honourable mentions - feeling proud :) -Greg Holba

It is purpose that I sit in the moment of the winner show with a friend in Iceland and drink red wine, when I see that I got an Honorable Mention with one my of Aerial Pictures of Iceland. Much more purpose is that he sit with me in the small plane when I took this aerial picture before 3 years! -Dieter Schweizer

Thank you for the nomination in the category Portrait, amateur. Congratulations all nominees and winner. -Jacek Labedzki - Poland

"The winners in the category photojournalism is just so... I dont have words... Still crying...-Lars Bech

This is always a wonderful and exciting event with spectacular photography! I am thrilled to have one Honorable Mention and 3 Nominations! Kudos to all. From Venice, Florida. -Joyce Lopez

Hello from Switzerland. Pretty nice work. Congrats to all winners so far. Happy to recieve a honorable mention in the Advertising category. -simon+kim

I'm delighted to see that my 'Children Lighting Candles, Awk Phansa, Luang Prabang, Laos' is a Nominee in Children of the World Amateur... and I am truly honored to be among such a luminous number of Nominees. Congratulations to Nominees and to Winners and also my heartfelt and sincere congratulations and grateful thanks to the International Color Awards for another show of extraordinarily high caliber. -Gillian Marshall

I am so happy with my honorable mention as amateur in the segment architecture. Greetings from Belgium." -Alex De Bruycker

Very happy too see my aerial work on the refugee crisis getting 2nd Place and Honorable mention. The drone is a great journalistic tool and happy to see this awarded. Thank you judges. -Rasmus Degnbol

It was an honor to participate in the International Color Awards competition. I am elated and honored to have received a First place - Outstanding achievement in the category of People. And I am flattered to have received nominations in Architecture, Nature, Photojournalism and Still life. I want to express my thanks to the Jury and to the International Colors Awards for hosting another competition. It is inspiring to see the creativity and art of such a diverse and talented group of artisans. Competition makes us think critically about our craft and when presented on the world stage, motivates us to achieve a higher standard. -David Winegar -Park City, Utah

All that I can say is thank you very, very much!!! I am endlessly happy about the first place in nude in the section amateur and for the title ""Photographer of the year""!!! Thank you so much and I dont know in words what I can say!-Dani Fehr

Congratulations all participants never give up its all subjective! I am honored to win 2nd place under Portrait and Aerial and three Honorable mentions respectively under Americana, Children of the world and people. -Robi Chakraborty

Watching here from Miami, Florida. I could not believe my eyes when my images received amateur nominations in the Abstract Category (1), Americana Category (1), Architectural Category (1), Fashion Category (1), Fine Art Category (1), People Category (1) and two Honorable Mentions in the Sports Category... Congratulations to all nominees and winners, thank you to the judging panel and a great big thank you to the Color Awards organization... -Allen Lubitz - USA

Many thanks for the 3rd place in photojournalism! it's a little recognition for all dog handlers with their dogs for their work. -Dalia Fichmann - Switzerland

Another stellar photoshow from the dedicated team at the International Color Awards. I send my deepest appreciation to the esteemed jury for awarding my image Surveillance an honorable mention in Advertising. Congratulations to all the winners from around the world! -Dianne Yudelson

Internationally competing in such a wide field of talented photographers, I am so thrilled to have two nominations chosen in Amateur Abstract: Papyrus Reflections (made in the Okavango Delta, Botswana) and Singularity (made at Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe)! I am especially honored to receive Honorable Mention for Papyrus Reflections. Also appreciate two Nominations for photos in the Nature category. -Jill Snyder - Virginia, USA

Many thanks to Michelle, Zoe and everyone at the International Color Awards for an outstanding presentation! I was honored to be nominated twice, especially in the company of so many outstanding photographs. Congratulations to all the winners whose work will be a great inspiration for next year's awards! -Neil Frederick Sharpe

"What a fabulous show again, I salute all the nominees and winners, excellent work! And thank you jury, for the nomination in Fine Art and Wildlife! Honored as always, thank you to Michelle and Zoe and all the others who make this event possible." -Hennie Kempen Utrecht Holland

Thank you for my Honorable Mention in Advertising. Great standard of work this year. -Jason Joyce - London

This was my first time participating, 4 pictures nominated and 3 honorable mentions, this is awesome. Thank you very much from Cologne, Germany. Congrats to all other winners and best of luck to all for the rest of the show! -Michael Streckbein

Very honored to be nominated in de Fine Art category (amateur)! Thank you. It's great that the Color Awards give photographers from all over the world a chance to share their work. Nice to see so manny beautiful pictures tonight. Good luck everyone!-Anne Nobels - Hulst, the Netherlands

Just wow, so manny great pictures this year! and so far I have been nominated with 4 images. Iam just so proud. Thanks to the jury for great work, and congratulation to all the nominate photographers. Keep up the good work. -Lars Bech - Denmark

Wow, last year 1st place in Fine Art and now a 3rd place inArchitecture and 3 Honorable Mentions inFine Art and Architecure. That's a boost! And an exciting way of presenting the winners... Best from Cologne, Germany." -Florian Mueller

Last year I had a first place in the Aerial category, this year an Honorable Mention in the same category! thank you so much it's so exciting seeing it live! good luck everyone -Eleonora Pecorella - Rome, Italy

Live here from Nordhorn; Germany -Franz Frieling

Thank you Judges excited to win 2nd place under Aerial Amateur. -Robi Chakraborty

Hi all from India at late night awakened to watch the live show of the great award in photography - COLOR AWARDS. You are taking a great initiative to spread colors in life through your awards for color photography. Happy to be the part of that initiative... -Kartik - Sirohi, Rajasthan, India

I enjoyed being a judge so much. Found it truly inspirational - some astonishing and incredibly moving images, from so many talented people. I’m so glad that photography remains one of the most exciting mediums and it’s through initiatives such as yours it will continue to do so! - Diane Henderson, EIFF (Juror, 8th Annual)

I congratulate International Color Awards for hosting these annual selection activities, bringing citizens everywhere together to experience, to share and to enjoy all the fun of being in a global village environment. Thumbs up for the participants, winners, volunteers and organizers. - Richard Yiu, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong (Juror, 8th Annual)

It’s a great honor to receive 3rd Place - Honor of Distinction (Professional) in the Americana category with my image Health Camp, Texas. This is the first time I’ve ever entered into any photo award contest in all my 28 years of being in this business… and what a result!! Thank you to the organization and international jury and a very big congratulations to all winners, honourable mentions and nominees. - Jacky Chapman, UK

This is fantastic! I am honored to be a Photojournalism winner at the 8th Annual International Color Awards and thank the juries for their recognition. I also give a special kudos to the ICA organizers for creating such a marvelous and important venue for photographers to share their work. - Baroness Danute Federas

It is with great honor I today received the message that I achieved Honorable Mention in children of the world with my picture Friends 2. And I am also very proud that I was nominated for two of my pictures, Fine art: Death, and Nature: Landscape. I respectfully thank the jury for finding my pictures of professional quality and in the winning game. - Gunnar Stroem

I'm honored to have been awarded second and honorable mention in the Color Awards. - Dylan Brown

Thank you for your recognition of my work. It is an honor to have received this distinction amongst so many other talented members in my field. I am also grateful to my wife, Judy, who gave me the initial taste to wildlife photography during our first trip to Africa. Since then, I have been striving to improve my skills and to pass on my knowledge to others who share this passion. Thank you! - Steven Blandin

I am grateful for the double honor bestowed on my work by the judges for this year's Photography International Color Awards, in the People category (Honorable Mention for Remains of a Wreck and Nominee for Absurdities1). I would like to thank the jury for their efforts and my fellow photographers for their outstanding work. It is wonderful to receive such acknowledgment and strong encouragement to continue my work. - Ximena Echague

This is a privilege for me as an Artist to have participated in this prestigious photo competition. It has literally been years since I have done anything like it. As an Artist and Professor of Art it means a great deal to see that this community of jurors has chosen experimental work that I have been developing over the last few years. Actually, I should say over my lifetime. I started in photography in 1964 in a science club and have thought it was magic since day one. The piece chosen: Mountain Sounds is a work done from pure light refraction and leads me to a place as I said remains Magical. Thank you, International Color Awards for the privilege and opportunity of sharing my work. - Kip Sudduth

Thank you very much for my nominations in this prestigious competition. I am truly honored. And I am especially proud of my daughter, Olivia Zimmerman, who is a winner in 3 categories! Go Olivia!!! - Richard E Zimmerman

I am very happy to get a Nominee for my photo Glacier River, thanks. - Erika Tanzer

Thank you so very much for this incredible news! Thank you for all that you guys do in uplifting so many photographers from all over the world! God Bless!!! :) - Amanda Smith

Always happy to be part of a high quality contest! - Celso Bayo

Thanks to all participants of 8th Annual Color Awards. I am proud to be within the group of such fantastic photographers. - Janusz Gorgon

Many thanks to International Color Awards for the recognition, what an honour. - Igor Emmerich

The great news made my week! Thank you so much for those three distinctions! 3rd Winner in People, Honorable Mention in Aerial and Nominee in Silhouette. I am very happy and very proud as well. This is a great boost for motivation as I am currently working on my photography skills to get them to the next level! Hard work but so much worth it. I want to thank the jury for giving me this encouragement, I am so delighted! Congratulations to all the photographers, and see you all next year. - Valerie Chauffour, France

I'm very grateful, pleased and honored for the nominations in the 2 categories I participated. I really thank all the jury members and I congratulate all the photographers in this 8th Annual ICA edition. Greetings from Mexico!!! - Genaro Palacios

It is indeed a privilege to receive my Second Nominee Award from the International Color Awards. It has helped propagate our Indian Culture to a Global audience through my photograph - Kathakali Dancer which won the Nominee Award. I look forward to my continued participation in the coming awards. A big thank you once again. - S Devarajan

I was surprised - and very happy - to receive an Honorable Mention in the Amateur Fine Art category for my image, Farmworker Housing. This is extremely encouraging. I appreciate the excellence of the Color Awards choices and feel honored to be included. - Denise Dethlefsen

I thank the jury of the International Color Award. I am very thrilled for this appreciation of my work. This honorable mention encourages to position myself in the development of this photographic research, that I thorough since a few years. - Julie Larocque

I am honoured to be a International Color Awards Nominee in the professional category of Silhouette! I would like to sincerely thank all of the judges on the panel for their recognition of my work and very special thank you to my two sons whom have both put up my insistent photo taking and whom I love very much. - Rod Mountain, Canada

Wow, what honour you've bestowed on my work! I'm especially delighted that these two images were honoured because they represent the forefront of the work I'm involved in right now. These awards are specially dedicated to the idea of colour - which throws open a challenge to creative photographers to make the most innovative use of colour. These awards make me feel that I've somehow succeeded in that challenge?! Thank you, for the bliss you've bestowed upon me! - Helen Zakhtser, Moscow, Russia

It is with great pleasure and humility that I send my gratitude to the International Color Awards for the nominations of 4 of my images, plus an honorable mention in the Americana catagory. Thank you to the distinguished panel of judges for including my work among this amazing group of artists. It is an honor. - Pamela Steege

Thank you very much! I’m very pleased that the two pictures I have entered have received one Honorable Mention and one Nominee in Silhouette category for Amateur. Congratulations to all. - Barbara Corvino

I am very happy to have my two submissions Nominated; one in the Professional Architecture category and one in the Professional Fine Art category. My fellow Nominees’ work is amazing and I am honored to be among such talent! - Carol Simons Huddleston, Washington, DC

I am extremely honored to have received 4 nominations (2 in Nature) and (2 in Abstract) from my recent trip to Antarctica. As well as really thankful for my recognition with an Honorable Mention in Nature with Aldeyarfoss taken in Iceland. I am thrilled and thank you to the Jury. - Louisa Paez Michelin, USA

I am very pleased that two of my images received nominee status. To have my work selected for inclusion with photos of such high caliber is very rewarding. Thank you to the jurors and to the International Color Awards for this honor. - Karen I. Hirsch

I'm very grateful to have been nominated in Fashion as well as to have earned an honourable mention in Still Life. Thank you to the judges for considering and liking my work and to the International Color Awards for making this possible. I also want to congratulate all the nominees and winners, there are some truly outstanding and wonderful pieces of photographic work found within the submissions. Thank you for letting me be among this amazing group of artists. - Jennifer Ribout, Canada

It is with a great sense of humility that I send my gratitude to the International Color Awards in nominating my abstract piece Yellow. To be included along side such other wonderful photographs is inspiring. My gratitude to the jury for seeing something in my work. - Terrance R. Pack

I am thrilled that 3 of my photos have been selected by such an honorable judges and 1 with honorable mention. I have participated several times in this amazing international contest and received several nominations but this is the first time to achieve an Honorable Mention. I can't believe it!!! I want to congratulate the judges and organizers of the contest for gathering such a big participation from photographers from all over the world and I take the opportunity to congratulate winners, nominees and participants. - Pablo Madanes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

We all love taking pictures but to be rewarded at a great Photographic Awards with highly successful and recognised international judges is wonderfully satisfying. There are good awards and not so good one’s but the International Colour Awards is one of the very best. To receive this recognition is highly rewarding, thank you. - Hugh Johnson

Thank you. This recognition is an honor. However, it is not a gift. Photography is the gift. - Beatrice Yoder-Leyba

I’m delighted that my photograph has been nominated for this year’s International Color Awards. It is fantastic to have been selected from such a strong field. - Mark Esper

I’m delighted to have received two nominees and an Honourable Mention as part of my first entry. I’m a very happy photographer! - Greg Holba

What an awesome accomplishment. Many thanks to all! - Andrea Jones

2nd place Wildlife (Merit of Exellence), 2xHM Americana, 4 x Nominees, wow! thank you! - Manfred Voss, Germany

Thanks everyone at the Colour Awards for nominate my image I'm grateful for this. - Jóhannes Frank

I am very humbled indeed not only to receive a nomination but for all three of my entries this year to have been nominated in Fashion, Fine Art and Sport! I can only say thank-you so very much and congratulations to all other winners and nominees and not forgetting everyone else who entered. Thank-you. - Paul A Wright - UK

I feel grateful and honored to get an Honorable Mention and two Nominations in the 2015 ICA, thanks for all that great work! - Michael Tweddle

Hello from Maine. Thank you for awarding me an Honorable Mention for Food and a Nominee in the Still Life category for the new additions to my vegetable portrait series which I am very excited about. - Lynn Karlin

I am deeply and sincerely honored to receive the Honor of Distinction award, Wifdlife category, for Sea Lion, San Cristóbal, Equador in the 8th Annual International Color Awards. And I am extraordinarily pleased, as well, for Nominee Awards for Headlights, Route 3 and Crab, Floreana Island, Galápagos in Silhouette and Wildlife, respectively. Although it often seems enough just to have taken an image that I hold dear when it meets my aesthetic goals, recognition by such a distinguished panel of jurors is so so sweet and I thank them most sincerely: I am eminently grateful. - Karen Jordan, Washington, DC, USA

I'm honoured to be a part of the Color Awards this year in the Abstract and People categories. Thank you for this encouraging nomination. - Caleb Stein

I am thrilled to have been nominated in both abstract and nature categories. A big thank you to all those that voted for me. - Jacqueline Da Costa

First Place in Fashion and 7 nominations in Fine Art, Nude, Abstract and Fashion by these prestisious Awards - I am honored and delighted, thank you to the Jury! Warm greetings from The Netherlands. - Gabriele Viertel

I am very honored that my photo was chosen and I was nominated along with so many wonderful photographs. Thank you to the judges and I am truly humbled by your appreciation of my work. I live to photograph animals of all kinds because they have no voice, and I try to be that voice to show the world that they are amazing creatures who have emotions and feelings just like humans. - Marcella Mirande-Ketcham

I am thrilled to hear that I have won the Color Awards in Architecture for one of the works from the 'Life is on a New High' series! - Alicja Dobrucka

Thank you for the awards. It’s a good feeling to be included amongst such great work. I’ve had lots of Nominations before but this is the first time I’ve had an Honorable Mention. Next year, maybe, an Outstanding Achievement. - Nick Servian

I am very pleased and honored to be chosen as a Nominee in the Fashion category of this year's competition. It is a tremendous incentive to follow my passion and be greatly inspired in viewing the multitude of wonderful images that have been entered into this competition. Thank you to all who make the competition possible. - Dayle Ann Clavin

As a photographer, I’m always looking for ways to improve my photography skills and I am honored to participate and be recognized in the 8th International Color Awards so again. My sincere thanks to the judges for Nominations and Awards of Honorable Mention for my two photos in Aerial category. Thanks again. - Massimo Lupidi, Italy

I could not be there, I missed the live show, but I imagined myself to follow the flow of the announcements and the moment of the excitement for the two nominations in People and Silhouette. I am happy to dedicate the photo Before Completion to my son Jord, that spirited aura keep going his way... Congratulations for the great work of this year and the outstanding participation. Thank you for the recognition... - Panos Hanjaras, Greece

This is just a very small thank you. I've been entering for many years now and have been a Nominee for as long. This manages to encourage me to keep on with my dreams despite the tough climate out there for photographers these days. Well done to all the others. - Patrick Ryan

From Germany I have to say thank you, thank you ... for honorable mention as an amateur in the sector nude. I want to make a big compliment to the hard working judges and congratulate all other winners and nominees. - Thomas Dreier, Germany

Thank you for presenting me with the Nominee Award. I would also like to thank my friends at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts in Delray Beach, Florida for their invaluable feedback and support. - Steven Greenbaum

With so many interesting and wonderful photos from all over the world, it is an honor to be nominated! Thank you so much! - Siri Wolland

Thank youto everyone concerned for this most unexpected but gratefully received award of Nominee. As a new photographer and this being the first attempt at a competition entry I am both surprised and very pleased. - Nick Green, UK

I am delight and it will increase my motivation towards photography. - Deba Prasad Roy

I wanted to say thank you very much for my two Honorable Mentions and one 1st Place Outstanding Achievement Award. I have submitted to the International Color Awards for a few years now and have had some nominations over the years, but I am so happy to finally have exceeded my previous achievements. My dad, Richard Zimmerman (who I am also proud to announce had 8 nominations this year), was the one who originally introduced me to the International Color Awards, so I am very thankful for that and am glad we have kept up our tradition. I hope to continue to bring more photographs to the International Color Awards for the next years to come. Thank you again for my awards! - Olivia Zimmerman

We are delighted to see that we won in categories Food and Children of World 3rd place. Among other categories we are nominated as well. Very proud of this achievement. - Kim Sokola by simon+kim photography

I am extremely honored for being a Nominee at the 8th Annual International Color Awards. Receiving such a wonderful award of Nominee in Nature, I am grateful for the recognition of not only my work but the beauty it represents and displays. I know that each and every other nominee more than deserves this award. Throughout my life, I have faced many hurdles and overcome each and every one of them. I am a stronger individual who knows exactly what to do with his life and what he wants to achieve. Winning this award would not have been possible without the inspiration my family and friends have given me. And there would have been no way for me to have become who I am today without the constant ever-changing beauty of nature. I thank each one of you for helping me reach this point in my life where I can proudly say that I have achieved this award for the hard work and love of those who I am inspired by and those who I've inspired. Hopefully, this isn't the last you see of me! I look forward to continuing to catch the essence of nature in my work and win more awards! Thank you! - George Kaczmarek

What more can I say other than I'm over the moon at coming 3rd in the professional still-life category. Thank you very much!! I've been submitting my work to the competition for years and each year I manage a nomination.....this year was my best yet, with 4 nominations in the same category and one of them came 3rd!! Brilliant news, I'm very happy, thank you!" - Phil Cook, East Sussex, UK

Thank you to the judges and all the staff that make this show possible. I am honored to have four photographs nominated in the Amateur Still Life category. Congratulations to all the other nominees! Watched from Wisconsin, USA.- Jennifer Bucheit

Thank you very much! I’m very glad to be a nominee among many others photographers in the world. Again, Thanks a lot! - Gianluca Tappata, Italy

I'm so happy to get this award, this is my first time joining international color award competition. I'm very honored for judge accreditation, I think that have many improvements to photo. I treasure every time that I shoot because I'm not an expert about photography and art, so I work hard and study about photograph, so judge confirmation is encouragement for me. Finally, I want to thank my family, when I was taking pictures, they always supported to me, and excellent photographers honored from other countries. I hope next year I can continue to got more awards, thanks everyone. - Simon Chien

It's an honour and pleasure, thanks to International Color Awards team and jury team for selecting my picture for nominee. - Karthikeyan.S

I was delighted to find my photographs Jolie, in the category Children of the World and Metal Works #3 and #4 in the category Fashion, among the nominees on the 8th International Color Awards. Thank you so much - I am honoured to have been chosen by such an esteemed panel of judges in such a strong competition. - Mari Queiroz

Obrigada ao Juri pela nomeação em 5 categorias: pessoas, esportes, fotojornalismo, crianças do mundo, fine art. Esse prestigioso concurso eleva o trabalho dos fotógrafos. Obrigada! - Vera Regina Bandeira, Brasil

Congratulations for the success of the 8th Color Awards! I really loved to admire lots of wonderful pictures of such talented artists and professionals. I hope to see you all next year! - Luis Roberto Tibyrica, Brasil

I am very happy my photo 'if you can see, so it is' is the first place in abstract category/amateur and nominee in two categories. Thank you for all and my best wishes. - Eunice Vasques

Tremendously honoured to get an HM in this highly prestigious international photo competition, where amazing images were entered from all over the world from so many talented photographers. Thank you very much to the highly professional team working hard to make this an event without any flaws.- Ulla Jensen

Thank you to the judges and staff! I can't imagine the work and time it takes to put a top notch event such as this together. Congratulations to every photographer that overcame the doubt and anxiety of putting a very personal artistic vision out there for the whole world to see. I'm watching from Seattle, Washington and couldn't be more thrilled to have been a part of the show. - Daniel Kencke

What an incredible honor! I'm currently in Patagonia on a photography tour, and could not view the awards show. I'm extremely excited and grateful to recieve the outstanding achievement award. Many thanks to the jury. - Andrea Jones

Thank you so much for the eleven nominee honors and two honorable mentions at this year's 8th annual awards ceremony. I so appreciate your support of my work and am so honored to be a part of this! Congrats to all of you -- it is such a treat to see such beautiful imagery from all over the world. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! - Amy Siqveland

What an incredible honour! One Honorable Mention in Abstract, the Outstanding Achievement in Silhouette and the Honor of distinction, the 3rd place in Photographer of the year. Many thanks to the jury and many greetings from Germany. - Ingo Hecker

I feel very much honored by an honor of distinction in the category Nature for my image To the Sea (taken at the Rhine Falls, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, by night) and three honorable mentions regarding images in the categories Abstract, Architecture and Fine Art! I’m extremely grateful to the jury for picking my images. Congratulations to all winners of this very prestigious contest. Just magnificent, admirable works! - Volker Birke, Germany

Thank you from Holland!! Today I saw I was nominated for 3 photo's of wich 1 honourable mention. I am so happy with this! Thank you for the organisation and the hard working jury!! - Roos Hobe

I am watching from Miami, Florida and am very honored to have been awarded two nominations in the Americana Category, two nominations in the Architecture Category, one nomination in the Fine Art Category and one nomination in the Wildlife Category……. Kudos are deserved by the judging panel and the Color Awards themselves…… - Allen Lubitz

Good Morning from Colorado! I was ecstatic to see my photograph “Great Egret” in the Wildlife Nominees this morning! What an honor it is be among such talented photographers. Congratulations to everyone! - Mary Beth Jarrosak

This is my first time to submit to this prestigious competition and I’m deeply honored to receive 11 nominations and 3 honorable Mentions (Food, Stiil Life and Advertising category) and the 1st Place in the Food Category! Thank you for this encouragement from your prestigious judges and what a stimulation for the future. Congratulations to all, it’s so pleasant to discover all this incredible work from around the world and be among this amazing photograph gallery. - Pauline Daniel, France

Thank you very much for doing such a good job both you and the jury. I am happy to be nominated in two categories: Nature and Abstract and gives me a boost to push myself to work harder to be a better photographer. - Antero Wallinus-Rinne, Norway

Hello from the Netherlands, I am very happy with my three nominations; in the categories of People and Photojournalism. - Cees Rijnen

Well well well! What a night to remember. I am surprised, shocked and the happiest dude on my street. There is no words that can describe what i feel since receiving those awards. All the sacrifices i made over 15 years of photography are becoming finally all worth it. Photography already brings me peace and happiness but catching the eye of such an important panel of judges has made my heart race like it never did before. Thanks to everybody at international color awards and to all of you who have helped me to achieve a dream! - Herve Pierre Mudry, Scotland

Thank You! I want to thank you as the organisers of such a prestigious international photo institution and all the judges for awarding my capture with the Merit Of Excellence Award in the Professional Color Awards Sports Category. It is always my pleasure and honour participating in your excellent and prestigious international photographic awards. Absolutely very pleased and honoured! Well done of course to the impeccable team of the Color Awards for making all this happen with such a unique professional style! - Dominic Aquilina

Thank you all for your efforts in putting this together, amazing images from all over the world and an honour to be included. - Robert Petric

What a wonderful surprise and honor to have three of my images nominated among such wonderful talent. I would like to thank the judges and congratulate all the nominees and winners. - Linda Cutche, New Zealand

Hello from New Zealand. Thank you very much for five nominations and one honorable mention. It is a huge honor to be awarded in this prestigious competition.- Peter Kurdulija

I’m absolutely excited and honored to win the Aerial category with my photo Sorrento and to receive 2 nominations in that category Sport and Nude. I’m extremely grateful to be part of this community of creatives from all around the world. A wholehearted thank to the jury for their massive work of selection and to the organizing team which has been always helpful and professional. And a special thank to my husband Roberto who feeds my photography everyday with his infinite love. I send my congratulations to all winners and nominees of this year, I wish you all another great year of photography! - Eleonora Pecorella, Rome, Italy

It is a great honor to receive “Honorable Mention” in the professional category of Nature, and to have five images “Nominated” (4 in Nature and 1 in Aerial). The quality of the images submitted by competitors is simply amazing. My congratulations to all the competitors for the passion, the artistry, and the years of study and training evidenced by their photographic submissions. I want to thank the International Colors Awards staff and judges for the forum to participate in this amazing competition. - David Winegar, Park City, Utah, USA

Hello from Germany! Now its 06:05am in St. Peter Ording, and i am waiting for the sunrise in front of my camera while watching your show on my iphone! And wow, thanks to be a winner (2xHM) in the americana-section and to be nominated 5 times! I'm very honored! (and the sun is rising up, now ;)) - Manfred Voss, Germany

It is a huge honour to be included for a third year running in this wonderful competition and to receive a nomination in the Still Life category. l love the opportunity the awards give to discover such wonderful talent, it has been a humbling experience and I am incredibly happy to be surrounded by such outstanding talent. Thank you and congratulations to all the nominees and winners. - Gregoire A. Meyer, London

ROBSON ROGAN ROCKS!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO MY TALENTED BROTHER!!! SO EXCITING TO SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL, MEANINGFUL PHOTOS IN SUCH ESTEEMED COMPANY!! - Amanda

OMG!!! Break out the champagne, I am deliriously out of my mind with joy here in Chicago. Thank you so, so very much for another nomination for Streaming Tentacles in the Nature category. It is extremely humbling and a wonderful privilege to be noticed alongside some of the best in the world. Congratulations to all the other nominees and winners in every category, this is no small feat. Mahalo and much aloha! - Malissia Simpson

I am very happy to be nominated again for the fourth time in a row! This year, just like last year, with 3 photos; 2 in the category Wildlife professional and 1 in Abstract professional. Thanks to the jury for all their hard work and congratulations to all the winners and other nominees. Best wishes from The Netherlands - Ellen Reus

I am honored to participate and be recognized in the 8th International Color Awards. My sincere thanks to the judges for Nominations and Awards of Honorable Mention for two photos - Blue Sail in Architecture and Emma’s Porch in Still Life; and a third Nomination for Beneath the Surface in Nature. This is my first time to submit to this prestigious competition. I am truly honored and excited to be amongst an incredible collection of photographs and photographers. Congratulations to all. And a special thanks to an inspiring fellow photographer, Michael Parvin (also nominated), for his gracious guidance and encouragement. - Donna Thompson, Atlanta, GA, USA

Thanks to the jury for my nomination in amateur architecture, impressive level in all categories. - Josep Linares

From Delray Beach, Florida, USA, I am thanking all the Judges for their kind consideration of my work. The four Nominee awards that I received are quite an honour and I am deeply grateful. Thank you. Wonderful show as always. A special congratulations to all the outstanding Winners and fellow award recipients this year. - Karen H. Colbert

Thank you so very much!! I'm so honored to have been nominated in both the Silhouette category and in Americana. A huge thank you to everyone who makes this competition possible!! - Carrie Washburn

I am very happy to be nominated with 3 images. A great evening:) Best wishes from Germany. - Anita Schiedeck

Congratulations to everyone that entered this year’s 8th International Color Awards. Another outstanding display of world talent. Thank you to all who make this event happen. Cheers from Australia - John Coxon

I am extremely honored to receive a win in Americana and 14 nomination over 9 categories. I wholeheartedly thank the jury for their time, and the remarkable team whose dedication to excellence produces the world’s best photoshow. My congratulations to all of this year’s winners. - Dianne Yudelson

I am buzzing. Too many things going trough my head right now. Think i need a whisky and get back to you tomorrow :) For me after so many years of hard work and being recognised by the biggest names in the industry its like winning the olympics. Thank you all and big kisses from Scotland. - Herve Mudry

Wow, thanks! Great to be appreciated again this year, very happy, great work to be amongst! - Piers Golden

I’m Hennie, watching for the eighth time from Utrecht, The Netherlands. The show is great as always. All the winners: congratulations! Great to see a nomination for me in architecture. The first ever! - Hennie Kempen

I am pleased to have had my photo Abandoned nominated in the 8th Annual International Color Awards for Architecture. Thanks again. - Larry Alford

all the best from Austria and congrats to all nominees and winners! - Werner Branz

My 4th nomination of the night. Would like to thank the judges for nominating Hanging Around in the wildlife professional category the nomination of my photo Garden Portal in the Architecture Profesional catagory - and congratulate all the other nominees and winners. A great show as always. - Harvey A. Duze

Thanks for the Nomination in the Architecture! Much appreciated. Love participating in the International Color Awards! Watching from New York City - Marie Kotschedoff

I'm pleased for the Honorable Mention in the Architecture category. Congratulations to everybody - amazing pictures in all categories. I wish to thank the International Color Awards for this fantastic competition. - Maurizio Vicedomini

The quality of images I've seen so far is simply amazing. To have five images nominated in the Abstract category and to win an Honorable Mention is truly an honor. What a great group to be included amongst. - Pete McCutchen

Thank you very much to all participants in the eighth year of International Color awards, within this nucleus of professionals would be the best time to thank everyone who has experienced the change of the photograph and turned it into art. Special thanks to all for participating in this great occasion and wish you all a very happy spring full of new ideas. Greetings from Guadalajara México. Thank you very much for everything and until the next time. - Emilio Manuel

First of all, hello from Germantown, Maryland. I am pleased to have two of my photos nominated (Shadowplay-2013 in the abstract-professional category and Cherry Blossoms on Capitol Hill in the Americana-professional category). I thank the judges and congratulate all who were also nominated as well as the winners. - Harvey A. Duze

Greatly honored to receive an Honorable Mention in the Abstract category, especially in such a beautifully organized competition. Congratulations to the winners, other Honorable Mentions, and Nominees. It's a privilege, and inspirational, to scroll through such outstanding work! - Neil Frederick Sharpe

I’m honored to receive a Winner Announcement for the 7th Annual Masters Photography Cup. Thank you. It’s nice to be recognized in the Abstract category among so many wonderful images. - Pep Ventosa

I often take black and white photographs, I am glad that my color work been selected by this award! Thanks! - staff member at Magnum Photos. - Jian Gao

I am overwhelmed to find my photographs nominated in the Fine Art & Abstract section. I take this opportunity to thank the organisers & juries for making this possible. This is a wonderful moment in my life & will be a great influence for me to pursue the 'Art Of Photography' for further achievement. Thank you very very much once again. - Partha Chatterjee

Wow... It is a truly an honor to find 6 of my photos nominated for the 2014 Masters Cup in amateur Abstract, Fine Art, Nature and Still Life. I am deeply thrilled and can't thank you enough! - Tiffanie Ragasa

Thank you! To stand as "Nominee" among so many talented photographers is just a true joy and a wonderful personal accomplishment. I'm very grateful and honored. - Tatiana von Tauber

I am grateful for the double honor bestowed on my work by the judges for this year's Photography Masters Cup awards (honorable mention-Aerial, nominee-Americana). I'd like to thank the judges for all the time and effort they put into making their selections. It is wonderful to have such acknowledgement and I am thrilled. - Cameron Carothers

"I want to express my joy and assure you that I am very honored to be a nominee in the Abstract and People categories. I have enjoyed very much all the wonderful photos that were nominated and awarded. Congratulations to the awarded photographers for their beautiful work. I will keep going and try to do better next year. Can't wait!" - Valérie Chauffour

Thank you very much for being one of the nominees of the 2014 Photography Masters Cup, with regard to two of my Middle Eastern Food images. I am very pleased to accept these nominations, which I consider an honour bestowed on me. I am also very pleased to be given this platform to show the world my images of the shared Middle Eastern Food. - Madiha Abdo

It's a great honor to win 3rd place in the Aerial Photography, and thank you to the organization and jury for this amazing award. Special thanks to my production crew and family for their love and support. Congratulations to everyone! - Michael Hitoshi

I am truly thankful to Masters Cup and to the judges for awarding me 2nd Place - Merit of Excellence (Amateur) in Americana for my photo of "Aloha Dogs". It was quite a treat to find this pair on the beach at sunset. Thank you also for Nominee in Abstract "Burning The Cane Field", Nominee in Aerial "Na Pali Coast", Nominee in Aerial "Waimea Canyon", Nominee in Architecture "Watching The Rain" and Nominee in Wildlife "Hungry Coy". I am still fairly new to the art of photography and couldn't be more thrilled and inspired with this generous recognition. I am truly awed by the incredibly talented photographers who submitted to this competition. Congratulations to all the winners, honourable mentions and nominees! And thank you again for this great opportunity. - Sheila P Morrison, Canada

Outstanding work on show from all the nominees and winners. It is an honour to have my ‘Pool Party’ image nominated in the Nude professional category. - Ian Cartwright, UK

I am really happy to find my picture among the Honourable Mentions in the Amateur Aerial. That picture has a special meaning for me, being a traveller for work, and of course for pleasure when I can. I am always flying to somewhere. I thank you so much. - Antonio Zarli

"Goodmorning from Holland ! :-) What great news at the end of yet another very succesful day yesterday. It is great to be back amongst the photographers who stand out with their imagery. My series StoneSoup is about being fearless and being able to make your own decisions. It is about cooperation and co-creation. It's just released in the Netherlands. Yesterday i sold version 1/8 of StoneSoup 2, this very piece that has been nominated :-) The art buyers also bought ""Delighted"" one of my earlier pieces from my series Dutch Delight, nominated in the 4th Annual Photography Masters Cup. I'm looking forward participating this year." - Frank van Driel

I am thrilled to have had 10 nominations!!!! Thank you!!! - Joyce P. Lopez

I am really flattered to win a Honorable Mention and that I was a nominee with four more pictures. - Florian Mueller

It's truly an incredible celebrated event in color photography. I like to congratulate all the participants and visionaries who share their great images on this international platform. I would like to thank the jury and the entire Photography Masters Cup team for the honor of my having won an Honorable Mention in the Architecture category. With my photo "Compartments", I treasure this opportunity to sharing with you a snapshot of high-density urban living, and the challenges of a rapid urbanized economy. Thank you to my friends and family who give me the inspiration and support in my photographic journey. Thank you so much! - Peter K.C. Ho, Toronto, Canada

I only found out today and I feel like a little kid, I'm ridiculously excited and a bit overwhelmed to have been nominated. After several years of trying, this is no small feat and I am grateful and humbled by this wonderful honor. Thanks so very much. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever give up! - Missy Simpson

Thanks for being nominated in the Architecture for professionals. Good luck for all the Photographers!! - Michael van Oosten

I'm glad to be selected to 2014 Photography Masters Cup. I will continue to make my works in the future. Thank you for choosing my works. - Masanori Takahashi

Watching from Sydney, Australia and pleased to see I got a nominee in FINE ART titled "CATHEDRAL ROCKS". - Alfonso Calero

Thanks for Nominations my two Works in Still Life and People, that was great event, best regards from Essen, Germany - Lazaridis

I would like to thank the judges for including my two entries in the nominated Wildlife Professional Category and congratulate my fellow nominees as well as the winners. - Harvey A. Duze

"I live in the USA, but am currently in SE Asia for three months, and writing this e-mail from Luang Prabang, Laos. Regretfully, although I had every intent of waking up to watch the ""live stream"" of the winners' announcement celebrations, I slept through it! (3:00 a.m. Sunday morning here). But it was a delight and an honor to awaken yesterday morning and see my name as a recipient of an Honorable Mention in the Amateur Aerial category for my image, ""The Arctic Tundra from 38,000 feet"". My thanks and appreciation to Photography Masters' Cup and to your panel of Jurors, I am truly honored. The caliber of works submitted in all categories is outstanding. Kudos to Hanlin Goh, 1st Place Outstanding Achievement - well-deserved indeed..an exquisite image. Sincere congratulations to all at Masters' Cup, particularly Michelle, and grateful thanks to Zoe, who so kindly uploaded all my images when my computer was misbehaving! " - Gillian Marshall

I am so pleased to win 3rd place in the Silhouette category. It has become the most prestigious competition for photographers throughout the world and I feel so proud to be recognised. - Chris Gleave

Thanks, I'm very happy for the honorable mention, section fine art, that I dedicate to my wife who supports me for years. The picture was taken during a trip, a little bit special for us, in Ireland. - Andrea Biscosi

I am very honored with 3 nominations and being a winner in the category Portrait! - Stephanie van Leeuwen

It was a great pleasure to participate of the 7th Annual Photography Masters Cup and be presented with a Nominee title in two categories: Children of the World, with the photo "Girls" and Wildlife with the photo "Fishing a big fish". Thank you for all. - Eunice Vasques

Thank you to the Masters Cup for awarding my work an "Honorable Mention". To be chosen from the vast amount of talented photographers who's art is showcased here is a humbling experience. I look forward to contributing in the years to come. - Richard Herrin

"I am thrilled and honored to have been nominated in the category of Fashion. Photography Masters Cup is such a well respected competition, the ultimate on the global stage and to be seen here just gives me goose bumps! Thank you so much!" - Bonnie Holland

...I'm very, very happy!! This is the greatest thing that's happened for me in this year!! Thank you! - Susanne Eftevand , Norway

THX!! for the Honorable Mention in Still Life Professional and Nomination Fine Art. - Nico Garstman

As an brand new artist for me is a huge honor to be nominated and is even a biggest honor be the only Colombian photographer among such wonderful and amazing artists. Thank you so much to the Juries and the Contest for the opportunity of share my vision with a broad audience focused in the best photography in the world. - Silvino González Morales

It is an incredible achievement to win the 3rd place in the Still Life category, from the best of thousands of entries. Many thanks to the organization and international jury of this important contest. This recognition is a moment of joy. It gives me a great boost in creativity and brings energy to continue to push the limits and to make better pictures. Thank you. - Radu Popescu

What a fantastic feeling to see my work nominated in the Abstract category - the only Indian nominee in this category! Great to share my creativity on such an amazing platform which spans the globe. Cheers from New Delhi, India! - Nyay Bhushan

Thank you so much for the 11 nominations and 1 honorable mention. It is a privilege to be included with so many talented folks and I really appreciate your support of my photography. Congrats to everyone! - Amy Siqveland

I am sorry I missed the live show, I was on an airplane coming back from China and received the e-mail when I landed. I am so excited to find out I wan 1st place in Wildlife with Wildebeest Migration. Thank you very much. - Baroness Danuté Féderas

"Hi, I followed from Florence and I'm very happy for my two nominations!!! compliments to all the winners: fantastic job :)" - Agnese Mosi

Greatly honored to have received an "Honorable Mention" in the Abstract category, and "Nominee" citations in "Fine Art" and "Abstract". Many thanks to Michelle and everyone for the opportunity and for their skill, care and time in providing such a wonderful opportunity. I unfortunately was called away on Friday and only was able to return late today (the situation unfortunately is still uncertain and am awaiting word) so I missed the live show to my great disappointment. However... CONGRATULATIONS to everyone for their outstanding photographs and creative vision, with a big hello from Canada! - N. Frederick Sharpe

Curious to see who and which wonderful photos had won, I found myself totally floored with the news I had one nomination in Children of the World / Amateur and an Honorable Mention in Aerial / Amateur. Thanks you, it is a great honour to be chosen among so many exceptional artists. - Milicska Jalbert

I am once again honored to be nominated in the amazing International Color Awards! Incredibly talented photographers! Thank you to the judges and everyone responsible for this beautiful presentation! - Dale Johnson

I am honored to have been selected for Nomination in the Wildlife professional category!! Thank you so much!!! - Jayne M. Silberman

From the New York City Metro Area! It was a pleasant surprise and wonderful honor to have been nominated in the category of “Americana” in the 7th Color Awards. I am honored that I have been included with the likes of many amazing photographers, and this marks my 4th Nominee in 4 years running. Thank you to all who made this possible, the staff, administrators, judges and my fellow contestants. Congratulations, as well, to each of you for a fantastic event! - David Neal Swomley, United States

"Absolutely incredible! Thank you so much for the Honorable Mention in Abstract/Amateur and five nominations in Abstract/Still Life/Wildlife! I am so excited and stunned! I participated for the first time and watched the show with my friend Werner Branz, who won uncounted times - congrats! Congratulations to every participant, it's such an honor to be amongst so many fantastic Photographers!" - Roland Reininger

Thanks for my 4 Honorable Mentions and 28 Nominations!!! And thanks for last years Photographer of the year award. Congratulations to all winners and participants!!! You all are the best. - Robi Chakraborty

"I am honored to be nominated in this years 7th Annual Masters Cup for my entry ""Gymea Lily"" Amateur Still Life. Congratulations to all this year's winners." - Dean Smith, Australia

WOW, be nominated in 10 CATEGORIES, having 31 NOMINEES!! and 5 WINNERS in Fahion, Nude and Silhouette!! Fantastic score! Many thanks to the organisation and the judges - very professionally done (as every year) - congrats! Still the MASTERCUP as well as the SPIDERAWARD is the very best in the photographer competition world. Special thanks goes to Michelle for her amazing support! To see such a huge amount of outstanding images from photographers around the world makes me so happy to be among them all! Also congrats to Roland Reininger who attended for the first time (amateur sections) and scored several times - well done my friend - and also to Alexander Bayer (of course both Austrians). To get on the stage is pretty easy BUT to stay there is another page! All the best from Austria. - Werner Branz

I'm very happy with the three wins, especially with the incredible first place in People. I'm looking at the page again and again to be sure it's true! All my thanks to the jury for their time and dedication and all my awe for the other splendid entries; I'm truly honored to be in their midst. - Margrieta Jeltema

I just tuned in from Australia and what a wonderful news I got. You cannot even imagine how happy I am to find that I was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Aerial and a Professional Photographer of the Year. This is a moment I have always dreamed of, when my passion for nature and photography can be shared and appreciated by others. I would like to thank the competition organisers and the judges for your time, commitment and support for us photographers. Big thank you to my wife for believing in me and supporting me on my continuous journey of becoming a better photographer. Congratulations to all awarded photographers - your work is outstanding! - Adam Plucinski

Thanks to the judges and all the talent who entered. I am very humbled to win first place in the fine art category! I enjoy as much logging in to see all the entries, but this year was an extra special viewing experience. Thanks to the judges and the people who make the award possible as well as all my very talented fellow applicants. - Christian Mushenko

Thanks for the show! I had a busy weekend but able to catch the end of the show and so honored to see my work listed there too. Thanks for all of you to make this happen! I am watching from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. - Liyun Yu

Thanks for yet another amazing year of photography. AWESOME live event!! - Gillian Lindsay

I am extremely honored with 3 nominations in the Wildlife Category, including 1st place in Wildlife - Amateur Category, amid the amazing photography showcased in the Photography Masters Cup! Huge thanks to the jury for their time, and the remarkable team whose dedication to excellence produces the world’s best photo show. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. Yeah Baby, at last!!! - Allen Walker

Wow! I am blown away to get a merit of excellence in the amateur nature category for my image titled "Kotanui Island". Thank you so much! - Jeremy Senior

"Hello from Jakarta, Indonesia. Thank you for 7 Nominations in Fine Art, People, Still Life, and Wildlife categories. It's been my honoured to receive all of the achievement. One of my peak experiences as well! It's been ages and some way to go.. Good luck to all the entrants! " - Dewi Puspasari

As the 3rd place winner under catalogue "Children of the word", I thank everyone here, thank judges, friends and family etc. This is the biggest honor for me. - Fang Tong

I am proud to be nominee in portrait -Faces of fidelity, Cuba - Thank you very much to the colour awards organization and the jury. - Ali ihtiyar

Thank you so very much for the 5 Nominations received in this year’s 7th Annual Photography Masters Cup. I am amazed as these entries were submitted a year ago and upon review earlier today, I would not have thought I had even 1 nomination. I am overjoyed. Thank you. - Karen H. Colbert

Thank you very much for nominating three of my photos in the category Wildlife – Professional. I'm very happy and grateful! Congrats to all the other nominees and winners. - Ellen Reus, The Netherlands

Very happy to see my photo in Nomination of Wildlife category (Amateur). Thank you organizers and Judges... Congratulations to all the winners and fellow nominees. Wonderful live webcast... Enjoyed it. - Vinayak Parmar

I am absolutely overjoyed to be honored with 3 wins, including 1st place in Fashion, amid the phenomenal photography showcased in the Photography Masters Cup! I wholeheartedly thank the jury for their time, and the remarkable team whose dedication to excellence produces the world’s best photoshow. My congratulations to all of this year’s winners. - Dianne Yudelson

Once again DDiArte is recognized in this huge and prestigious photo contest, having an Honourable Motion in fine art, 2 nominees in Fine Art and 4 nominees in Nudes. Thanks to all and for showing marvelous photos, no doubt this is one of the best contest with the most high quality works! All the best!! - DDiArte

Thank you, to the organizers and the jury for making this a wonderful on line event. Outstanding Achievement as far as I’m concerned! - Hennie Kempen

I'm honored to have received the 3rd Place Honor of Distinction and 2 nominations in the Amateur Fine Art Category. Merci et longue vie au Photography Masters Cups De Montréal - Jean-Pierre Malo

Wow! Seeing my photo being recognized amongst other top-quality photos is an unbelievable feeling. Congrats to all the winners and nominees - your works are amazing! Thanks to my family and friends who have supported my photography journey and thought me to always look at life from different perspectives. Cheers! - Hanlin Goh, Singapore

A massive thanks Organizers, Winners and Nominees for all your wonderful work in making this brilliant event happen! Winner of 3rd Place in Abstract, Nomination in Nature and Abstract, Amateur Categories. Enjoying all the wonderful photographic art. - David Curelea, Ballarat, Australia

"Hello to All World Citizens! I appreciated viewing the excellent imagery in all categories this morning. I was truly wowed and inspired. Thanks to each of you for your vision and energy. I also enjoyed seeing my image ""Streetlight' from my Snowfur Series in the Abstract nominees. Many thanks!" - ALXS, USA

I'm very happy that my work was nominated again, thank the judges for approved my work, and I will continue to work hard. Did not think I had five works have been nominated in four areas, a photo was a good prize. But I still have a lot of room for improvement and learning, I will continue the efforts. Thank you, thank you judges, you have worked hard! - Ying Cai

Proud to be an Architecture Nominee! Thank you very much ;) - Christophe-Paul Sauvage

Thank you for my five nominees (3 in Architecture and 2 in Nature) and my compliments to your organization, the judges and winners. - Nicola Roberto, Italy

"Watching from ""The Big Apple"", honored to have received the 3rd Place Honor of Distinction with three Nominees in the Amateur Aerial Category; two Nominees in the Amateur Nature Category; and one Nominee in the Amateur Wildlife Category.... A very large bouquet of kudos to the Color Awards organization and to the Jury......" - Allen Lubitz

I am so happy to be included for a second time running in this wonderful competition and to receive a nomination. l love the opportunity the awards give to discover such wonderful talent. I feel humbled to be considered next to it and I want to personally thank Roxanne for being in my life and Mila to have allowed me to meet this incredible singer and artist... Sending you both lots of love! - Grégoire A. Meyer, UK

I am thrilled to be recognized once again in the,International Color Awards. Sending my thanks to the Judges and all who helped to make this possible. Thanks! - Patricia D. Gooden

I would like to thank the judges for the honor of being included in the list of nominees, and congratulate my fellow nominees and the winners. It’s been a great show so far. - Harvey A. Duze

I'd like to thank the color awards, masters cup and the panel of judges for giving me the chance to show my work to the world. I would like to thank my mother, who lent me her 35mm camera to shoot cars at local exhibitions in 1999. Which was back then a hobby of mine, became my first experience in photography, and since then I never stopped shooting. I would like to thank my father and my siblings for their continuous support. Thanks for the models who worked with me, giving me nothing but their passion and absolute best. And finally a big thanks for who's seen, appreciated or enjoyed my work. - Marwan Ghazi

Quality presentation again well done masters Team! - George Kavanagh

Thank you I am truly honoured with the honourable mention in the category Sport. With my photo "underwater surfer, Fiji". I feel rewarded amongst such amazing talent. Thank you - Lucia Griggi, UK

Recebi a terceira nomeação, agora na categoria Sport! muito feliz com as nomeações! obrigada ao juri pelo reconhecimento do trabalho! Vera Bandeira, Brasil. (Received the third nomination in the category Sport now! very happy with the nominations! thank the jury for recognizing the work!) - Vera Bandeira

Hi, following from London, I'm really honored with the Honorable Mention in the category Americana - thank you very much! Congratulations to the winners & cheers to all. Great show! - Patrick Joos

Thank you Masters Cup for another display of outstanding images from around the world. Congratulations to all photographers who entered. Cheers from Australia. - John Coxon

Hello from NYC. Thank you for the 2 nominations in the Architecture category. Extremely happy! - Marie Kotschedoff

Hello from Germantown, Maryland (Just Outside of Washington, DC) - Ready for the ceremonies to begin. Good luck to all. - Harvey Duze

Very honored to receive a Merit of Excellence in the Fine Art category amongst such amazing talent. Much appreciated!! Thank you so much for my nomination in Still Life category. It is really such an honor. Best regards, from NYC. - Marie Kotschedoff

It’s both honor and pleasure to be nominated in two categories. The show is fantastic, one can see the up to date trends in photography. Thank you so much, dear staff of The Color Awards! - Marina, Moscow

Thank you, thank you I am truly honored with the Honorable Mention in the category People with my photo Artist 2.5 nominations and 1 of them an Honorable Mention. This cloud I am on is rising higher and higher! - Hennie Kempen

Hi, I am watching from Lima, Peru. - Bencai Gong

I am watching from Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. I am thrilled to see that I was nominated in both Fine Art and Advertising - thank you! All the best the nominees and congratulations to the winners! - Jason Brown

I am thrilled to have received 2nd Place - Merit of Excellence in the Professional - Abstract category. This is truly an honour! A photo of an ancient wall in the streets of Florence. This year's photography is top notch!! Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners, earning well-deserved kudos for excellent work. Many thanks to the Masters Cup team and to the jurors, for their efforts. Hello from Vancouver, Canada - Gillian Lindsay

Hello I am following you from Esbjerg Denmark, good luck! - Poul Helt

Hello all photographers, good luck from the Netherlands! - Cees Rijnen

This is fantastic, I’m so proud to be a Nature nominee! Thank you everybody, this will boost my photography even more! I’m following you from Oskarshamn in Sweden with great excitement. - Jan Follby

Second nomination, this time in the "Nude" section....so thrilled!!! - Giuseppe Francavilla

I am truly honored to be recognized by The Color Awards with an Honorable Mention in the Nature category for my Painting with Light in the Dark® image, Timekeeper. This is one of the highlights of my professional photographic career! Thank you very much. - Matt Stock, USA

Hello everybody. I am really happy that landscape of the "bocage Normand” obtained an honorable mention tonight. This is the place i was born and i grew up. It remains me the landscape of some paintings Holland greatmasters like Brueghel. 2014 is an important year for Normandy with the 70’s anniversary of the WW2 landing in our coast. We know what a young generation of Americans give us to save our liberty and freedom. - Vincent M.

I am really on a cloud here: another nomination in Fine Art, and 2 in Nature. My best score ever! Thank you jury, for all the work you are doing (or probably have been doing). - Hennie Kempen

"Thanks so much for the nomination of ""Storm Following"". " - Mark Steven Wade, California USA

"Absolutely delighted with my Merit of Excellence in Professional Architecture for the Swiss Pool"". The image was shot at Park Hotel Vitznau on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland on behalf of The Most Famous Hotels In the World® Thank you very much. " - Michelle Chaplow

Thank you Master's Cup for selecting my piece "Hues of my Mother's Dementia I" as a Nominee. Seeing my mother's dementia has allowed to me to witness many aspects of the disease, truth can be beautiful. - Theresa Tarara

Thanks for the honor mention with "Punk Food"!!! From Mallorca Spain!! good luck - Fernando Esteva Medina

From the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, thank you for my 7 nominees in category 'Children Of The World'. - Viveca Venegas

I am really delighted to be nominated once again. I never thought I managed that! - Roos Hobe

simon+kim photography switzerland are so proud, not just be among the nominees, but also received a merit of excellence in the category advertising. Thanks to Art Director Stephan Huwiler and Creative Director Matthias Freuler from ad agency Spinas Civil Voices, Zurich for hiring us to execute the NGO campaign "The Salvation Armee". - Kim Sokola by simon+kim photography

Oh wow, I feel so honored! Thanks so much to the jury for the 3rd place in fashion and honorable mention! Thank you, thank you, thank you! - Monika Brand, Germany

Very exciting, but you should have a live studio with 2 persons talking us through everything.. would have really raised the bar... Go go! - Mats Anda

best wishes for all participants from Germany. - Lazaridis

I am so thrilled to be among the nominees again with my picture Drops. Thank you for acknowledging my eye for a good image! The show is fantastic again, so inspiring! - Hennie Kempen

What an absolute DELIGHT in being Nominated for not one, but TWO Americana awards in the 2014 Masters Cup. I am without a doubt, thrilled at being nominated at such a prestigious event for two of my favorite pieces, "Let not the walk deter you" and "Open Range Saddle," the latter is one of my most collected pieces. Thank you so much to everyone at the Masters Cup. I am humbled to be called a Nominee in the 2014 Americana division with two pieces that are very special to my heart. And a very special thank you to my husband, Jared Smith, who believed me in enough. What an INCREDIBLE honor! Thank you! - Amanda Smith

Quite excited for being a nominee in the "Americana" section. Mickey Mouse brought me luck! - Giuseppe Francavilla

Hi, I’m watching the show from Utrecht in the Netherlands. Everybody who entered: good luck! - Hennie Kempen

woohoo, and we both found us under the abstract nominees! thank you!! - Roland Reininger

Muy emocionada y agradecida por la elección de mi foto, el evento me encuentra en Londres, recibiendo otro premio. Soy argentina. Mas que suficiente para mi en una semana. Thanks!!! (Very excited and grateful for choosing my photo, I am at an event in London, receiving another award for Argentina. More than enough for me in a week. Thanks!) - Patricia Ackerman

Werner Branz and I are just watching here in Austria - Big Kiss to Michelle and you all! - Roland Reininger

Watching from Delray Beach, Florida – good luck to all. - Karen Colbert

There are so many fantastic photographers here, I am very thrilled and honored to be among the winners in this renowned contest. I thank the jury for choosing my image and special thanks go to my models Severin and Lukas for making this image possible. - Gabriella Wetli, Switzerland

I am watching from INDIA.... All the best to all the entrants.... eagerly waiting for category I have entered.... - Vinayak Parmar

What a great event! from New York - Piotr Powietrzynski

Hello everybody, greetings to all the participants. Watching the show from Sicily, Italy - Giuseppe Francavilla

Moscow is greeting you all! Good luck and enjoyment! - Marina

How exciting! Watching from Ottawa Canada, Good luck everyone! - Heather Swan

Assistindo e esperando ansiosa os resultados, de Brasília, Brasil! Sorte a todos os concorrentes! (Watching and anxious waiting for the results of Brasilia, Brazil! Luck to all competitors!) - Vera Bandeira

"Very exciting and watching from Switzerland, Lucerne. " - Kim Sokola by simon+kim photography

Best wishes from Tallinn, Estonia. - Sander Narusbek

Watching from New Zealand! - Esther Bunning

Watching from Moose Lake Minnesota, where we still have ice on our pond. - Craig Blacklock

I'm watching you from Templeton, Massachusetts, USA. Good luck to all the nominees. - Jeanne Evans

Hi there! Watching from the Netherlands. Success to all participants. - Roos Hobe

I am excitedly watching from California USA. Good Luck to all!! - Dianne Yudelson

"It is nice to have the exposure & recognition... I hope to someday get a first place.... so far I have received a second place!" - Jane Gottlieb

"Being awarded at the Masters Cup is that cherry on the cake of the recognition world. As a photographer, being recognised by the industry is fantastic. " - Mauro Risch

It is a wonderful contest that you have created with Photography Masters Cup including most importantly some of the worlds best professionals to judge the work makes it an even greater honour to have been nominated with two images in the People category. I have been blown away with the extraordinary quality of the work in all categories and with over 8000 entry's it would be wonderful to see the work that does not make it to nomination, I'm sure it would also be of a very high quality. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees and especially to the winner of my nomination category Alar Kivilo from the USA. Looking forward to entering the 7th competition as it always allows you to scroll through your work with a different point of view. Keep up the great professional approach with your awards. - Garry Wapshott

"I am very glad that the winner in the category Children of the World winners It is a great honor!" - Anzor Bukharsky

Being an Nominee for sure is giving me fabulous exposure in my country and sure is a great self boost up! - Prateek Singhi

As always, I have ended up with a Nominee award, but this time I have two! It is always such a thrill. - Mayda Rumberg

The fact that I have been nominated, of course, provides a taste, and will of course try to get closer to the top. There are many very fine photo in the show, and a good inspiration to work on in the future. - Paul Helt

"I'm thankful and surprised for your nomination of my picture. Of course, a photographer needs applause like every artist, but I never will ask for that. Your nomination for me is a recognition of a different way I'm working on - it is the integration of photography and digital possibilities. I appreciate the fact that you've accepted this kind of expression." - Wim Dimmendaal

"Thank you Masters Cup for a nomination in the 6th Cup, I have been a professional photographer for over 20 years and have been entering awards for most of that time and have around 40 awards to date. In my opinion the standard of photography now is so high as shown in the winners and nominee divisions I wonder what to shoot for the next entry call, do I wait for the arrival of Jesus in a space ship and hope to be there to capture the moment, or just say no someone will have a better shot than me why enter again I did not win, no I get out and shoot with soul not to win, but to enter, and be part of a great event in next year's 7th PMC and I may even be a winner next year and so could you. " - Steve Turner, AAIPP, Australia

I am delighted to be a winner with honor of distinction in Abstract / Daring Wind. Your award is a second opinion, opened to my abstract work, that leads “Daring Wind”, one of the 30 photographs, as a contemporary work on water and impressionism too, giving my exhibition “Eau Ephémère”, an international level, at the color photography. - Gilles Regnier

This is such a great honor and it means a lot to me to be recognized by my respected peers. - Laurie McCormick

"I was very honored to be chosen among the other outstanding photographers in the Nominee gallery and the impressive list of judges along with the high respect of the contest makes me all the more proud! Thank you!! " - Susi Lawson

Swivel and abstract shooting is a field I am working on for 2 years now, I am delighted to see that this form of making art with the camera only, no PC manipulation at all, has a resonance with the judges of a prestigious show. - Roli Seb

Many thanks to everyone at the Masters Cup and all of the judges, this is fantastic news and it is a great start to the year. - Jobe Lawrenson

I'm honored to be a nominee in the Professional Abstract category for the 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup. My thanks to the jury for the nomination. It is a joy to see so much outstanding work from such highly talented photographers. - Susan Vogel, USA

I am very happy to have a nomination for the image Parfois (Sometimes) in the category Fine art amateur. Thank you and long life to the Masters Cup competition. - Jean-Pierre Malo, Montreal, Quebec

I am absolutely thrilled to be one of the winners and have my other 5 photographs as nominees. It is a great privilege to be recognised by such judges and a proof that it pays off to follow one's passion and to master photography skills. - Adam Plucinski

As a first time nominee in two categories, architecture and abstract, I am overwhelmed by this prestigious gift! I want to thank all the judges and the Photographers Masters Cup for offering such a great contest for both professional and amateur photographers alike, and for this high honour! - John Kosmopoulos

I am thrilled. Truly! I adore the selections chosen by Photography Masters Cup and love the fact that I am now included in that select group. The photographic work submitted by other photographers is so impressive that certain images catch my breath. Thank you for including me in this most exclusive club. - Ellin Pollachek

"I am very honored to nomination. I respect the efforts of jury, every participants and all contributer for the photography. And I hope we all continue to make splendid photography era, of course I'll continue to pursue the essence of photography. Again, thanks so much for nomination." - Takayuki Sekine

Unfortunately was not possible for me to watch the ceremony and only now found out about the "Honorable mention" .... thanks to the awards and to the jury for the recognition. It's amazing to be part of something as great as this award. - Joao Quesado

Thank you so very much... It is both a great a pleasure and tremendous honor to have my photo 'vortex' nominated in the Amateur Abstract category. - Tiffanie Ragasa

I am so honored to have received nominations in both the Fashion and Fine Art categories. It is such a thrill to see my work on display amongst the photographic brilliance from around the globe! Special thanks goes to Annette Gilkey-Boyd, the beautiful model depicted in 'Amethyst' as well as Tim Engle and the Preston Foundation for their roles in the creation of 'Dinner Pests'. I look forward to participating again! - Debra Ledsinger, Sacramento, CA USA

"This Nominee means so much to me because was my first time I enter. Great to be nominated because not everyone wants the pictures that was nominated. Great promotion for me and greatly appreciated. I think the jury and the quality of the work is great. Thank you very much." - Baroness Danuté Féderas

Thanks a lot. I hope to continue in the Master Cup. - José Manuel Bielsa

I am very very happy learning that I have been selected a nominee in the category Architecture amateur in the 6th annual Photography Masters Cup. - Alketa Misja, Albania

I am honored to be nominated with my three pictures in amateur category. It was an encouragement for me even though I had expected more. I will study the other winners’ works in the coming days and improve my own. I send my gratitude to the jury members for their hard work on the shortlist and for their support on my works as well. I will continue to work hard for more fruitful target of my photography. - Ying Cai, Japan

I am honored and pleased to be awarded a second nomination in this competition and in a different category. I have been a juror in a national competition so I appreciate and commend this jury for such an undertaking. The quality of the work is stunning. I am a "retired" professional and thus, by the requirements, must enter as an amateur. But that's OK! - Jeri Wright, USA

"Please know I am so grateful for this award. I was BLOWN AWAY when I saw *Cheetah Ridge* won first place in the wild life category. I so love these animals and hope this exposure of the art helps us all appreciate them for centuries and beyond. They need our help to survive. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Winning in this contest means a lot to me. I hope to enter next year as well. " - Melinda Hughes-Berland

Thanks very much for the nomination. That's two years in a row now, will have to try and do better next year! - Martyn Ferry

"I was very honored to receive a nomination again, this time in a category in which I had never before entered a picture: Photojournalism. The nomination is especially honoring since I made it with my smart phone. You acknowledged my eyes and not the possibilities of the camera! Thanks to all the jurors and of course all the other photographers for contributing to a magnificent show." - Hennie Kempen

I'm thrilled to have one of my images nominated by the Photography Masters Cup for the third consecutive year. It is an honor to be recognized by such an esteemed jury and to be included amongst some of the finest photographers in the world. Thank you! - Kristen Gill, Seattle, WA USA

Congratulations once again to all for the great job. Thank you very much, Awards and Awards Jury, for this honor, for the two nominations of my work. - Vassilis Tagoudis, Greece

it is a great honor to become a nominee of the 6th annual Photography Masters Cup in two categories at the same time! I have being working hard this year and glad that I managed to squeeze in some time and do my own stuff apart from my tight commercial photography schedule... I do believe this nomination will stimulate me to go further and do more of my own projects. - Stanislav Solntsev

Watching Live from NYC -- Excited to have our image among the Nominees in Fashion, and honored to be included in such an amazing group of professionals and amateurs alike. - Johnson Sarkissian

Thank you very much for the nomination in the amateur abstract category! Such a nice surprise! It is nice to have confirmation in what I do and what I see, and an honor from such a prestigious judging panel. - – Jennifer Hom

I am a self taught photographer and never in my dreams did I think I could stand amongst all of the incredible photographers that enter in this competition. It is an honor. Thank you. - Robert 'Ferd' Frank

I am very happy and honored to have been named a finalist in the sports category. Just being among the finalists, with many photos, and such different countries, is already a great achievement. - Wagner Assis

The talent of the photographers participating in the 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup has blown me away! This is a second time I am participating and second time I get a nomination in the people category! Having one of my images be nominated among the amazing images is an absolute thrill! - Lina Shuster

"Thanks so much for the nomination in People category, I'm very happy to participate in this great Photo show, and pleased to see my work and all the other amazing interesting images of the talented photographer. " - Poul Helt, Denmark

many thanks for the 'honorable mention', I'm very happy and feel proud of it :) - Tina Winkhaus

Being awarded as Nominee in the 6th Photography Masters Cup means great honor to me. Receiving the title in this prestigious competition represents a big step forward in my photography career. Congratulation to all winners! - Petra Niehuis

Thank you for the nominations of my work “Breakfast” in professional still life category. It feels so amazing & very happy. - Kao’ru Shibahara

"I am very honored to see 4 of my photographs nominated in 4 different professional categories (Abstract, Americana, People and Still Life) together with such impressive work from professionals from 86 countries. Excellent for me as I usually shoot in B&W!" - Annette Wills

Thank you for your wonderful contest, I will continue to participate in it. - Exey Panteleev

Never been the type of photographer who cared too much about joining competitions as I always thought that I have always been competing with myself and foremost to reach a standard that I felt was the best of my abilities. Having said that, I now need to also acknowledge that it is with great comfort to know that I have been on the right track with recognition from qualified judges in the industry. After joining 4 years in a row with a nominee or two every year running, I am now aiming for a win next year! - Alfonso Calero

First of all I thank god for this huge achievement in my photography career and my team, friends who are all a big part of this success. I might add this is my first photography contest and also the first one I achieved a great thing with, for sure it will last with me for ever. I really feel so proud of myself and it proves we all can accomplish a lot of things if we are willing to and as much effort you put into your work, some day you will earn your reward and you will see your success growing along with you. I want also to thank the jury and the organizers for the contest for keeping it going for 6 years continuously, it means for us as photographers a positive sign of proficiency when you see the number of contestants around the world trying to win at the contest. Thanks you to all of you and keep the great work going on! - Abdulla AL- Mushaifri

It is a great pleasure to be recognized by the committee for my work, and to share the spotlight with so many talented photographers. - Anne Holmes

"Thank You very much. An award boosts my motivation anew. " - Martina Platte

I am extremely honoured to be awarded a winner in the Nature category and a Nominee title in the prestigious Photography Masters Cup international competition. To have my work showcased together with other talented photographers in the industry is a great privilege indeed. This achievement will definitely spur me on to take on greater challenges and continually improve my craft. I would also like to thank my family, friends and online fans for their continuous support! - Weizhong Deng, Singapore

Being an Nominee for sure is giving me fabulous exposure in my country and sure is a great self boost up! - Prateek Singhi

It was great to have participated in this years Master's Cup. Wonderful to be selected as a nominee in the Nature & Architecture categories! - Marie Kotschedoff

I was pleased and honored to be nominated on such a prominent contest, thank you very much. - Salvo Severino

It is such an honor to be selected among some of the best photographers across the globe. - Robb Long

I'm so excited to be included as a Nominee in the Amateur People Category. A giant thank you to the judges and CONGRATS to all the artists!! - Amy Siqveland

I am honored and flattered to have 3 images nominated and featured in the following categories: Children of the World; People; and Still Life. My appreciation goes to the jurors for what had to be a challenging experience, in light of all the global entries. Congratulations to all my lady and fellow photographers, winners, all. To be in their company is an honor and to view their work has been a visual treat. Repeating this year is a feeling beyond measure. I am both proud and humbled. Thank you. - H. Allen Benowitz

It is a huge honour to be selected amongst so many inspiring photographers. Thank you for the opportunity to take part and congratulations to the all of the deserving winners. - Laura Pannack

"What a wonderful and inspiring collection of images. I'm proud to have an image part of such a magnificent body of work. " - Craig Blacklock

Wauw! I really enjoyed the show again! I am (again) honored to be one of the ‘chosen ones’. - Hennie Kempen

I want to thank you for being named as a Nominee as a part of the 6th Annual Masters Cup contest. - Bob Tetro

I am extremely honoured and proud to be in the company of such magnificent talent. I will strive to do even better next time. - Desiree A. Neville, Canada

What an honor to be part of this Photography Masters Cup! Proud to say that I am from the Bahamas and that my image 'My God' received a nomination in the silhouette category! I love to be part of this incredible Photography Masters Cup!! - Patricia Vazquez

WOW! It's always nice to be part of something as great as this and to have your hard work get recognized! - Andreas Warren Matti, Switzerland

One of my photographs has been nominated in the people category, thanks everyone in the jury, this is an inspiring result that brings me the enthusiasm to push forward. - Salvo Severino, Japan

I am greatly honored to be named a "Nominee" in the 6th Annual Awards. It is wonderful, and humbling, to be included in such a creative and inspiring community. Many thanks and congratulations to all. - Neil Frederick Sharpe

Greetings from Switzerland! I’m watching and enjoying the PICS of profs and amateurs. - Laszlo Prucz

Thanks you so much for the 3 nominations I received in the Americana, Nude and Photojournalism categories. I'm thrilled about it! - Patrick van Dam, The Netherlands

"I`m very happy about the 3rd place in fashion. Thank you very much. " - Oliver Rossi

"I'm absolutely amazed, and highly honored, to see my pictures are granted both merit of excellence AND honor of distinction in aerial-pro!! Thanks to the jury and all photographers for this beautiful show!" - Philippe Graindorge, France

I humbled beyond words to have 5 images showcased and nominated in the categories: Fine Arts, Children of the World & Still Life; and to be a part this amazing annual event. Thank you to all the jurors for your time and consideration. Congratulations to all the winners! I look forward to the 7th Annual Photography Masters Cup! - Leslee Dru Browning

What an incredible recognition of my work, to be given 'outstanding achievement' and 1st place for my image 'ICBM Launch Command Phone and Scrambler' from my series 'Atomic War In Details' by such eminent jurors is an amazing privilege. Thank you from London! - Justin Barton

What an honor and thrill to receive a 2nd place as well as an Honorable Mention in your Americana section. There must have been considerable work on your part to once again, put on this wonderful contest. A applaud your effort and thank you for the awards. These will be a constant inspiration for me to keep pushing my art form – photography. - Steve Bingham

Great to receive four nominations across three categories – in such illustrious company. This competition spurs me on to do even better. - Trevor Kerry, UK

Hi, everyone...It is fantastic to watch this wonderful photo show and many excellent images. Although I just take two nominees, it wouldn't stop my passion to challenge myself in next year. See you then... - Nelson Cheang

"Many thanks to the jury and to the Photography Masters Cup team! " - Jean-Paul Cattin, Switzerland

I’m thrilled and very much happy to be awarded the Honorable Mention in Abstract & Nominee in Silhouette Category-Pro this years prestigious International photo competition. Thank you. Best wishes for all Winners and Nominees. - Sreesailam.P

I am very honored and surprised to see 5 of my pictures nominated in 5 different professional categories (Food, abstract, Fine Art, People and Portrait) under such impressive work of many professional colleagues from around the world. Wow, thank you! - Cees Rijnen, The Netherlands

Obrigada pela nomeação na categoria: Children of the world. É gratificante ter o trabalho nomeado nesse concurso internacional, com um time de profissionais de alto padrão! (Thanks for the nomination in the category: Children of the world. It is gratifying to have the work named in this international competition, with a team of professionals with a high standard!) - Vera Bandeira

So pleased to have been nominated in these great awards for the second year running. My thanks to concerned. - Gary Tack, UK

Wow! I am so honoured and excited to be awarded Honor of Distinction in the Still Life category! There are so many amazing photographers and their work in this contest, and I feel so privileged to be considered among them. Thank you so so much! Congratulations to everyone! - David Koiter

It is an honour to have my work showcased along with that of such talented photographers. Thank you so much for my 5 nominations in Abstract, Architecture and Fine Art! - Marisol Pastor, Madrid, Spain

"I would like to thank you all for this result. I am very happy and honored. Thank you and congratulations to all photographers." - Pierre Pellegrini

Within the Professional Division, to have gotten an Honorable Mention in Nature, and ten Nominations covering Sports, People, Wildlife, Fine Art, Americana and Nature was great! - Paul M. Murray, Jamestown, RI, USA

What an honour and privilege to be recognised by the Color Awards judging panel. The quality of imagery featured in each year's show is astounding! I am continually inspired and challenged by my fellow photographers via this annual event which has sharpened my skills and increased recognition of my portfolio in the international collector scene. - James Alan McClean

I’m thrilled and very honoured to be awarded the Merit of Excellence in this very prestigious International photo competition. Thank you all who made put in their time and effort to make this a successful event. Bravo to all who participated and placed well. - Marianna Armata, Montréal, Canada

I am very pleased and honored to have received 10 nominations in the categories of Abstract, Americana and Architecture. Many thanks to the judges and congratulations to all nominees and winners. - Rae Emogene, Canada

I am very happy what I see my Picture in amateur nomination list in Fine Art Section, very nice Pictures in all section, many thanks to the jury for your job. - Kosmas Lazaridis, Germany

"Thanks so much for my nomination in Advertising category. I'm so happy to participate this great Photoshow and pleased to see my work and all of these amazing interesting images of the talented photographers! Thanks a lot! " - Alena Krupetskova, Russian Federation

Thank you!!!!! - Patrizia Burra

I am highly honoured to be nominated in the 'Children of the World' and the 'Portrait' section of this prestigious contest..... - Arup Ghosh

Extremely honored to get 2 nominations in the Wildlife Category (Amateur). thank you. - Allen Walker

I am honored to have two of my images chosen as nominees in the Americana Category. Thank you so much for this recognition of my work. - Amy Becker, USA

Thank you so much for my 1 nomination in Architecture and 2 nominations in Nature. I am honored to be amongst such talented amateurs. - Louisa P. Michelin

"I am beyond thrilled to have had Nominations and to have made it into the finial stages with such incredible talent! Congratulations to the winners! " - Durga Garcia, USA

I am thrilled to be a nominee in the Wildlife Category. Through my photography I hope to bring to others the beauty that I see throughout the world we live in. Congratulations to the other nominees and of course to the winners. I look forward to participating in next year's Photography Masters Cup. - Don Holman, USA

I am honored to reach the final stages of arbitration along with the rest of the professionals. I look forward to participating in the next session. - Fahad Bahada

Hello All! It really is the result of pure excellence. I am very happy to participate. - Nilton Souza

Thank You very much for 26 Nominations. Combined with 26 last year I am honored beyond words. Thank you very much. - Charles Corda

I have been so honored to have an image showcased and nominated and be part this amazing annual event. Thank you to all the jurors for your time and consideration. I look forward to the 7th Annual Photography Masters Cup. - Karen Colbert

Thank you so much for the 5 nominations in the competition, and for the honorable mention in the Nude category!! I am thrilled!! Thank you, Thank you!!! - Leo Pelletier

I am extremely honored to be awarded Photographer of the Year, Honor of Distinction in the Photography Masters Cup! I am proud to represent the USA in the premiere photo show that highlights excellence in photography. Thank you! - Dianne Yudelson

Thank you so very much for my 7 nominations in the amateur wildlife category and especially for my honorable mention in the wildlife category. I am deeply honored and humbled to have my work recognized along side so many fantastic photographs. - Lea Foster, Lafayette, USA

Thanks for my two nominations in children of the world and fashion! and for the second place in Sport Category! - Cinzia Camela, Italy

Being amongst such talented photographers is amazing! It is an honour to have two nominations in Americana and another in the Nude category, thank you! - David Naman, Vancouver, Canada

Thank you very very much for my 8 nominations in architecture, fine art, people and still life. I am truly impressed by the quality of entries in this year’s contest and therefore very happy to see my shots among them. - Nicola Roberto, Italy

Thank You so much for nominating me in wildlife category! It is my third nomination! Next time i will score the prize! I promise ;) - Marcin Miasik, Oxford, UK

"Thanks again for the nominations ""Starling Song"", ""Murmuraton2"", and ""Formation"" It is truly an honor. Hello from San Diego!" - Mark Wade

Thank you so much for nominating "Ghost" in the still life category, I am thrilled and honoured to be included amongst so many great photographers. - Kate Scott - Scotland, UK

I am excited to have a nomination in still life " Eriks pump and pan". Thanks to the jury and the organizers of this beautiful show. - Roos Hobe, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

"I’m watching from Miami, Florida and am delighted that I achieved a nomination in each category, Americana, Silhouette and Wildlife….. Thanks to the Color Awards staff and the jurors for their time and effort in putting on this event….." - Allen Lubitz

Hello from Montreal, enjoying the presentations and great photography. Thank you very much for the Honorable Mention! - Doug Capron

Am very happy about “Grasshopper” getting nominated in the Wildlife – Professional category and again thank the judges for this honor. Congrats to all and great job. Am again very proud to be a part of this year’s honorees. - Harvey A. Duze

"Thank you for the four nominations of my work. It feels so amazing to just be a nominee among such a fantastic group of photographers! " - Susan L. DeLuca, CPT

I was surprised and honored to check in at the last minute and see that I had received my second nomination. This year: Abstract ("Downtown, Orange & Gray"). Last year: Nude. An honor to be recognized in such disparate categories. Thank you very much! - Barry A. Noland

I am so pleased to be in the company of such great photographers and such amazing creativity! Thank you for my nominations and 3rd place award in sports! - Joyce P Lopez, Chicago

"This is a very competitive photography awards. I am proud to have had six nominations and two wins among my submissions. Felicitations to all the winners. From the island of Puerto Rico, USA. " - Viveca Venegas

Greetings all! My deepest gratitude to the jurors and to all who make the Masters Cup possible - and to the viewers, for taking the time to look. Congratulations to all who submitted! A special thanks to those who have taught, encouraged and supported. thank you... - Hugh Jones, Arlington, VA

I'm truly grateful for my nominated artworks in the architecture and still life categories; really happy that my best artworks are being showcased in this competition! - Linda Looi, Singapore

Hi, I'm watching from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. - Fahad Bahada

Thank you very much for nominating my photo “Dogs Castration” in the category Photojournalism – Professional. - Ellen Reus, The Netherlands

"Thanks so much for the Merit of Excellence award for ""Bathtub at Dawn"" in the Professional Architecture section and the Honorable Mention for ""Hannah"" in the Professional nude category. " - Michelle Chaplow, Spain

I am so grateful and immensely inspired by your nomination tonight. I feel extremely privileged to be surrounded by such incredibly strong work. That in itself was enough!. With heartfelt thanks. - Grégoire A. Meyer

Wow 5 nominations and a win thank you Photo Masters Cup! Honored to be a part of such a prestigious show. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. - Patricia Gooden

Thank you very much for my two nominees in Photojournalism, and thanks a LOT for my Honorable Mention for one of them, 'Street Life'. - Viveca Venegas, Puerto Rico

I am watching from Florida. I am honored to be a nominee in the "Children of the World" category. I am proud to be selected in this dynamic group of photographers. - Liz Keeler, USA

The quality of entries in this year's Cup are astounding! I'm honoured and humbled to be amongst the nominees in Fine Art and Architecture. - Robert Brindley, Australia

It is fun and a great pleasure to follow your show. And of course I am glad and proud to win the 3rd prize (Honor of Distinction) in nude - amateur. Greetings from Switzerland. - Martin Zurmuehle

I am watching photoshow from Ha Noi, Vietnam. I am very happpy when my piece "Memories of love" No2 was nominated for Fine Art (Pro). I hope some my piece is chosen in next category... Thanks jury. Congratulations all winners. - Viet Van Tran (Viet Nam)

Hello! Ykraine is watching! Thank you for nominating! - Annie Sharlay

Thank you for my nominee under Nudes, for my photo 'Locked'. - Viveca Venegas. Puerto Rico

Thank you for nominating my Art "Freedom" on the Americana Amateur List. - Otis P. Motley

Watching from Guimarães, Portugal. Good luck to all. - Estêvão Lafuente

I'm honored to have 3 of my photos nominated in 3 different professional categories (Americana, Children of the World and Nature) among such impressive work. Thank you! - Mustafa Önder, New York

Wow. A second nomination, this time in the Nature – Professional category, “Champe-Rocks-Meadow.” Again, my thanks to the judges for this honor and congratulations to my fellow honorees. - Harvey A. Duze

Thanks so much for the nomination of "Infinity Lake", much appreciated! - Mark Wade

Great to have 3 of my images selected in the fashion nominees Thank you judges. - Colin Roy

Thank you so much to the jury for presenting me with an award. I am delighted to be recognized alongside so many talented photographers! Many thanks. - Patricia Gooden

Am pleased to find my work “Landing – National Airport” nominated in the Fine Art – Professional category. I thank the judges for this honor and congratulate my fellow nominees as well as the winners. - Harvey A. Duze

"I am very happy to follow the Great Show. Thank you all for this wonderful evening. I am very happy for my Honorable Mention in Fashion." - Marco from Switzerland

"Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, I´m so happy to win the 2nd place in Americana with my photo Nine-Eleven. 2792. It´s really unbelievable! Thank you very much!!! This is such an happy day for me! It´s a really strange thing to be happy about something which is so sad… Remembering the 2792 dead people which lose their life on that day. Each one flag stands for one lost live - don´t forget them!" - Ulrich Schepp

I'm watching from Anaheim, California! Super excited as one of my images 'Art Deco' by Viktorija Pashuta got nominated in the Fashion professional category! Very honored to be showcased among such talented photographers. Wish everyone the best! - Viktorija Pashuta

"I am humbly honored to be in the same arena with the top color photographers in the planet, yet alone to have my work accepted as a nomination in the fashion category. It brings satisfaction to all the sacrifices and efforts put into photography." - Hernan Rodriguez

Hi from Stamford CT! Watching live, it's very exciting to see so many amazing photography works from all over the world! - Georgette DeWan

I am watching Photoshow. Congratulations to all winners. Many amazing images. I saw some new winners. Thanks jury. - Tran Viet Van

"Hi folks! watching from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.... Nice to be here! First Time! Exciting time! Good luck to all All the best." - Wagner Assis

Watching from South Florida and pleased and honored to have received 1 nomination (so far) which tickles me pink!! - Karen Colbert

Watching from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. - Roos Hobe

"Tuned in by chance and great to see the results coming up as i watch! v cool... delighted be to nominated in 'Children of the World' : ) " - Esther Bunning

Hi from Brisbane Australia. I'm thrilled at my four nominations so far. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees. There is some phenomenal talent out there! - Vanessa Bertagnole

I am watching from San Juan, Puerto Rico. USA Caribbean Islands. I am very happy to see my 'Tibetan Girl' under Honorable Mentions in Children of The world. She is beautiful and one of my finest work. - Viveca Venegas

Watching from Reykjavik, Iceland. This show keeps me nice and warm. Good luck to all contestants! - Patrick van Dam

Watching from Hayward, California -- Luck to all the entrants! - Kate Jordahl

watching from Jamestown, RI. It’s great to see that I had two nominees (Cyclone 9 and View From The Bowery) in the Professional Americana Group. - Paul M. Murray

Watching from New Mexico, USA. Very exciting to see all the wonderful new images. Thank you to the Judges for selecting one of my images as a Nominee in the Abstract category, and another as a Nominee in the Americana category! - Susan Brandt Graham

"Greetings from Malta. Thanks for the show. Three nominations up till now! Thank you. " - JP Smith

"watching from Hillsborough, NJ. Just saw my name in the AMERICANA Amateur Nominees list. Thank you! " - Terence Lyons

"I am honored to have merited an Honorable Distinction, an Honorable Mention and several other nominations in the Abstract category. My thanks to the esteemed judges!" - C E Morse

Hi! I'm watchin from Ascoli Piceno, Italy, waiting for my categories to know the winners... and hoping...! Ciao! - Cinzia Camela

watching live from St Louis MO, USA - Larry Lanius II

"After waiting a whole year... finally... The new pics! Amazed already! " - Danny Valk, Holland

Watching from Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - Tom Brownold

Watching from Utrecht, Holland. Fascinating show again! - Hennie Kempen

Fantastic to see such beautiful photography online like this. - Karen Igoe, Australia

watching from Dortmund, Germany and its not my first time to stay here. I love your show. thank you for all and good luck to all participants. - Bernd Mai

Watching in anticipation - from Plymouth, England - Scott Calnon

I'm watching from Italy! I'm thrilled to see my work 'Man with umbrella on a snowy day' was a Nominee in the Aerial category!!!! Thanks so much to the judges and congrats to all the participating artists! Ciao! - Silvia Ganora

watching live from Rome! ciao. - Silvia Lisotti

Pleased to be watching the Master's Cup from sunny Florida. Congratulations to tonight's nominees and winners. - Patricia Gooden

Watching from San Francisco - Very excited to see two of my images selected for the professional aerial photography amongst some great entries from the other nominees. - Jon Hope

Watching from California USA. So thrilled to win an Outstanding Achievement in Abstract. Thank you! - Dianne Yudelson

Enjoying! I am watching from Portland, Maine USA - Felice Boucher

Watching live from Chicago. Such an exciting event! Thanks! Such excellent, imaginative work! - Joyce P Lopez

Watching from London for the first time!- Victoria Parnall-Vaughan

Watching from Germantown, Maryland (Outside of D.C.) Good luck to all. - Harvey A. Duze

Great organization….. no words. - Nicola Roberto - Italy

I am speechless... i can't believe it.... thanks to all of you!!! Life is beautiful. - Beatrix Jourdan - Senegal

Thank you Masters Cup, Thank you judges and Jean-Paul from Bali and the entire photographic community! Best Light to you all always! Cheers! - Liesa Cole - USA

Congratulations to you Liesa. - Jean-Paul Nacivet

I am honored to receive the second place in wildlife and three nominations in fine art from such an amazing group of judges. Many thanks to the organizers of the contest and the jury members. - Carmen Spitznagel - Germany

I am really delighted with my nomination at this state of the art contest. To get nominated at Photography Masters Cup is like getting gold awards in every contest - for me as an amateur. See you again next year! - Ewald Schmelz - Austria

"Congratulations on completing another wonderful competition. The choices are just fantastic. I am delighted to have been nominated in two categories: people and silhouette. " - Don Gurewitz - USA

I want to say thank you very much to hold such a great photo competition and give me so wonderful experience. I will try my best next year to achieve my target. See you next year. - Nelson Cheang - Macao

What an amazing show! I am honored to receive 5 wins and 45 nominations across 13 categories. THANK YOU - Dianne Yudelson - USA

We are very excited and proud of our photographers who have been lucky enough to have been nominated for this year's Photography Masters Cup. Gary Burchell, Stuart Hall, Rob Payne, Jasper White and Oli Kellett are thrilled with the result and Patrice de Villiers is delighted. - Trayler & Trayler - UK

Thanks to the Judges of the Photographer's Masters Cup for my Honourable mention. I have been doing these detailed images as a professional for over a year now. They are stacks of more than 80 images and I spend a great deal of time on minute detail to make them as pristine as possible. I would like to thank my Wife and Mother for their continuing support. I would also like to thank Lancaster University, especially Jonathon Roe who led my Degree Course in Wildlife and Environmental Photography and the other Tutors, Dave Dennison, Brendan Shaw and Ian Fleetwood. - Gary Tack - UK

"I cannot tell you how grateful and honored I am to receive first place in the ""Wildlife"" category. My victory would be hollow without the inspiration behind my photograph ""Lion in the Shadows,"" the African lion. Fewer than 40,000 of these noble cats exist today, a decrease of almost 50% in the past 22 years. These astonishing statistics inspire me to remain focused on my goal of helping to bring about an end to the destruction of this species. Unique, exciting awards programs like the Masters Cup inspire all of us in the photographic arts to stay focused on our craft. Once again, it is a true honor to be recognized by such an acclaimed jury. Thank you!" - Stephanie Swartz - USA

Lying in a hotel room in Athens, Greece after a long week shooting for a magazine and looking forward to flying home tomorrow. Just seen I have 3 nominations and an honorable mention in Architecture and a nomination in Nature! Great to get recognition for your work, gives me a lot of motivation to keep on shooting and making time for personal projects. Big thanks to my family who have given me huge support over the years. Congrats to all the other winners, as always lots of stunning photography on show. - Jonathan Andrew - Netherlands

This is a really great online-show and every year I am happy to see the new pictures in this show. Many thanks to the team and also to the jury members. About my 3rd place with my picture "fork you" in still-life Amateur I am happy too ;-) Absolutely fantastic show! Watching and greetings from Dortmund in Germany - Bernd Mai - Germany

"Honorable Mention and a nomination! I'm thrilled that this new ""venture"" in the world of Still Life Photography for me turns out this well. I want to thank Clemens and Neeltje van der Ven for giving me the opportunity to work in their City mansion and use their rare and Beautiful Art Collection. " - Frank van Driel - Leiden (Birthplace of Rembrandt!)

I am 59 years and a late starter as photographer so it is a great stimulus for me to be nominated. Special thanks for my wife Ines and my daughters Cecilia, Malena and Veronica who always encourage me, to Gabriel Valansi a great Argentine photographer and mentor of my projects, Micaela Gurevich and Carlos Lanus my assistants. I can’t believe that this outstanding jury has nominated me among so many participants and be at an equivalent level with some remarkable colleagues. The house belongs to my sister in law and I wanted to capture an aura and warmth of family life that for me is very special. Many thanks to the organizers and jurors. - Pablo Madanes - Argentina

Thanks so much for the nominee "Coroando Morning" in the Americana category. I am honored. Congrats to the winners, great work! - Mark Wade - USA

Thank you, thank you again also for the two nominees in “Children of the world” and “Silhouette”, both in Amateur category and both highly significant for me because strictly connected to my native land. And again my compliments to the jury and to all the other photographers selected for their fantastic works. Best regards to all! - Nicola Roberto - Italy

I am very honored to have been awarded Amateur Nominations in Americana (two), People (one) and Still Life (one)……. which join my previous nominations in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Annual Color Awards and my six awards in the 6th Annual Black & White Spider Awards…….. Congratulations to all the participants, winners and nominees as well as the judges and of course, the Color Awards organization….. Thank you very much…….. - Allen Lubitz - USA

I am thrilled that 6 of my images in the categories of Americana, Still Life's and Landscapes are nominated at the 5th Annual Photographer Masters Cup. The panel of judges is so very impressive and I am personally honored to have my work recognized by these talented, well renowned individuals. I am also honored to have my work included and on display with so many gifted photographers around the world. Thanks so much for this opportunity. - Laurie McCormick - USA

I'm very honored to be awarded two nominations this year, especially as the jury is made up of so many well respected industry figures. I'd like to thank a couple of people who helped with the creation of 'light breakfast' Jennie Webster who styled it, and Ridley West who built the 4 foot plate. My vision was to create a shot that made people look twice and put a smile on their face. - David Sykes - UK

I am thrilled to have the honour of receiving this award from such an amazing group of judges and even more so amongst so many world class photographers. A big congratulations to the category winners and thank you for appreciating the different view i have taken on sports photography. - Chris McLennan - New Zealand

Congrats for all the photographers and for the winners!!! - Krisztina Meszoly - Budapest, Hungary

I am ecstatic with the announcement about my winning as I was astonished about what I had captured when I was photographing the Moon. It truly was an "Unexpected Encounter". The Moon has been my subject of interest for many years due to its spelling being the same as my last name and its fascinating nature. I am very grateful to my family, especially to my wife for her support in many ways. I feel honored to have been selected by so many respectful jury members and being honored with so many talented and amazing photographers from around the world. This surely is one of the great moments in my life as a photographer. Thank you everyone for making this possible! - Jamison Moon - USA

Thanks for the four nominations and the Honorable mention I’ve received for my silhouette photo “The sky walkers_04”. It’s really an honour and it really helps me because this January I had to close my own gallery, first of all I was a bit sad but I know changes are always good and everything that happens to your life is positive… so now in this “crisis days” it’s a bit of hope and a bit of light to my life to receive this prize and to be a nominee, that in fact is already a prize and makes me work harder. Thanks to all the jury, we need people like you that recognise our work. Thanks & Love from Cadaqués!!! - Oscar Amoros - Spain

I am honored that my photos are selected by such a world class Jury. This award is very significant for me, especially as my work was judged against outstanding photographs taken by most talented photographers. I strive to evoke a special emotion on the viewer and I hope that I succeeded doing it. - Matty Karp - Israel

This is my first foray into the Masters Cup and I am both delighted and honored to be a Nominee in the Silhouette category for my image, "Camels at Sunset, Rajasthan, India". I deem the standard of photography in this contest as nothing short of brilliant... quite exceptional. It is a privilege to be a participant and to be surrounded and embraced by the great talent and diversity of all the artists whose works have been acknowledged either as winners or nominees. The Amateur class works are truly inspirational... and, as an Amateur, I find it humbling, exceedingly so, to have participated and to have, indeed, been selected as one of the Nominees. The standard and genius of the works displayed in this contest exhort me to better myself in my own photography. Thank you. - Gillian Marshall - USA

I am very happy to be nominated in three categories in Masters Cup. I entered the contest when I saw the beauty of the photos of winners in previous years and the quality of jurors, I just wanted to participate. I'm very honored to be part of this group of great photographers. - Bruno Falcão - Brazil

I'm thrilled and honored to be nominated in the categories of Americana, Nature & Silhouette. Great images this year. Thanks to all the judges! - Marie Kotschedoff - USA

First of all, I would like to thank you for this opportunity. It is wonderful to be part of this group of great photographers with such unique shots. It is great to be recognized for something that was not done with a profit goal, but rather only driven by passion. This shot summarizes in itself my passion for photography. After working hard for many years on commercial photography, perhaps some of that feeling is lost. But, this nomination brings me back to the passion I once had in the beginning of my career. Best wishes for all! - Rafael Pereira - Brazil

I was particularly delighted to have two more nominations in the people and portrait categories. Many thanks to the organizers of the contest and of course to the jury. Good night from Greece! - Ioannis Gousgounis - Greece

Watching from under the snow in Somerville, NJ, USA! ...what a wonderful event! Go Liesa Cole USA...you rock! - Jane Perry

I am beyond thrilled and humbled to receive this incredible honor from such a prestigious panel of judges. Thank You! I also want to thank my partner, studio manager, producer and my best friend, who happen to be the same person; Tony Rodio. And of course, Miss Anita for sharing her incredible face and fearless soul with the world. Thanks also to my Dear sweet Daddy who always encouraged me to pursue my dreams and to the incredibly talented photographers around the globe that inspire me to keep pushing to do my best work in this powerful medium. Best light everyone! - Liesa Cole - USA

Congratulations to all the winners. The quality of contest is very high. This year I entered as Professional and received 5 nominations. Many thanks to jury. I will enter Photo Master Cup next year! - Viet Van Tran - Vietnam

I want to thanks the jury who have honored this work which is so important to me. This will give me even more energy to drive my passion into this book's project, talk with my images about life passing by and keep meeting those incredible people. Thanks again. - Stephane Najman - Canada

It is an honor and privilege to be nominated in the Amateur Portrait category for the Photography Masters Cup. It is wonderful to see so many participants from all over the world competing and winning at this competition. It is a wonderful way to bring the world closer together in a peaceful and harmonious way through pictures. Thank you once again. I look forward to being part of this family in the coming years. - Samu Devarajan - India

I am proud being nominated for the Photocup this year. This picture is part of my Portrait Studies I took with my Medium Format Camera and spent a lot of time with. Congratulations to all the other nominees and winners. - Daniel Lathwesen - Germany

"It is a great honor to have 2 of my photographs selected in such an important contest: even though they were just nominated, I feel such a pride... This success gives me more energy in continuing my work. " - Luigi Fieni – Italy

I would like to dedicate this award to my two greatest influences in photography, W Eugene Smith and my father. I would also like to thank my family for all their love and support through my times of absence, both when I am abroad or just in my photography. And lastly I want to bring awareness to International Alert which is an independent peace building organisation whose work I have been supporting for the last five years and who work with people who are directly affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects of peace. - Jonathan Banks - UK

"It’s an honour and a privilege to receive 4 nominations amongst such an amazing group of works! " - David Naman - Canada

I still can't believe it... This has been a great night for me. I want to thank the jurors for my three nominees and two honorable mentions. This means a lot to me. I'm proud to be among such great artists. Congrats all! - Silvia Ganora - Italy

"Being one of the winners of this remarkable award is up to now the most important recognition of my work. It gives me self-confidence and encourages me evolving my style of photography. I am grateful to this international jury for selecting my picture. The contrast between tradition and innovation in India shown in this scene touched me very much."" " - Ulrike Lugert - Germany

"Honestly I do not have many words to express my happiness to be here, with my photographs, among all these great photographers. I just want to thank everyone who contributed to tell this story, from the Iranians who made it possible, to you who have appreciated. Thank you. " - Pietro Masturzo - Italy

Being nominated in a world contest like this is an honour. Joy and pride. Things get much better when this happens, thanks to a picture that reminds me of the best travel/photography experiences I had in my life during that trip to Yemen. In these days, I wish only they could give peace a chance... - Dinos Michail - Greece

When I think about photography and competitions it always points out that no matter how many pixels your camera has, the Spirit of a photograph lasts longer than anything else. Thanks to everyone at the Photography Masters Cup for counting my moments into your archive. - Peter Nitsch - Germany

I am honored to have all three of my images nominated, the Masters Cup is such a prestigious award and the standard of work that I have seen from prior year's winners has always been of such impeccable quality, it's very rewarding to be judged on the same level as the other nominees. I could not have achieved these images without having such an amazing group of friends and family to model for me, so I give a big thanks to Tariq Ali, Dempsey Tonks, John, Constantine, Liston and Slave labor for their help in setting up the human swing series. Just to get my work in front of such an esteemed panel of judges was reward enough. Thank you to all of the judges and to the International Color Awards / Masters Cup for making this possible. - Lee Tonks - USA

I am deeply honored to be a nominee in this prestigious competition. In the snowy mountains above Murree in Pakistan a group of young women in a small roadside shelter generously shared their food with us - 6 complete strangers from Europe with no common language warmed their feet by the coals as we all drank chai. The feeling of warmth, openness and hospitality of the Pakistani people we met on our journey is something that stays with you. Congratulations on running another great show this year - some absolutely great photographs. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! - Gary Wornell - Finland

I am highly honored to be nominated in the prestigious Photography Masters Cup. I am grateful to the organizers of the competition. - Arup Ghosh - India

I am grateful to the Masters Cup for choosing images from my series "Not In Your Face" because it will help spread the word on the reason I take these pictures. Intolerance and judgment is a common reaction to how people dress: don’t judge a book by its cover. - Susan A. Barnett - USA

Congratulations to the over-all winners. What a show this has been. This is my 4TH year and every show is more exciting than the last. What a surprise and a huge honor to win my category (Amateur Nude). There were so many fabulous nominees. I really want to thank my wife who has supported me in so many ways and who is also my critic. Congratulations to all. - John Hamburger - USA

"We are delighted with a Merit of Excellence and Honorable Mention in Nudes and all the nominations because we consider this Masters Cup the highest quality contest in images and jury. We thank all our models for their participation in our projects. " - Diogo & Diamantino, DDiArte - Portugal

Thank's a lot for the Nominee in "Nude" Amateur. I'm very happy about it. My photo is from the art-project "Metamorphosen", bodypainted humans in nature. The Bodypainter was Jörg Düsterwals from Hameln. Second photographer was Laila pregizer, Germany. - Uwe Schmida - Germany

I'm so happy! Had not expect that... Thank you. Many greetings from Norway. - Susanne Eftevand - Norway

Hello again from Switzerland. The Nominees gallery in Nature is superb, I am so amazed! My honest admirations to all photographers exhibited there and to the jury for showing such excellent taste. A nomination in Nature this year is worth a Merit of Excellence for me!!! - Marco Benedetti - Switzerland

Thank you to the Photography Masters Cup and judging panel! I feel privileged and excited to be awarded an Honorable Mention in the Abstract category, as well as a nomination in the Fine Art category. Reviewing the nominees in all categories, I find an impressive range of images and talent - and the jury list is equally impressive. Congratulations to all my fellow nominees and winners! - Christine McDonough - USA

Congrats to EVERYBODY from Budapest!!! fantastic project with excellent galleries!!! very exciting... thanks for the WORLD CLASS JURY !!! fantastic organization !!! CONGRATS for all the professional and amateur photographer !!! Beautiful live exhibition !!! and thanks for the prize !!! - Beatrix Jourdan - Senegal

Thank you to the Photography Masters Cup, for sponsoring this amazing competition and to the jurors who found my image deserving of an award. Winning 1st Place – Outstanding Achievement in the Nature category is a stunning and thrilling honor. It is also an inspiration for me to continue to look for those images that are literally in my own “backyard.” Thank you! - Barbara Leven - USA

I am very honored to have been presented with this award and humbled that my work was chosen by such a prestigious jury. - Manuel Cosentino - Italy

Considering the prestigious jurors, and the quality of the other photographers, I'm very honored to have won Third Place in the Nature category. In my work, an actual scene, combined with the illusory nature of light painting, sets up a resonance in the interaction between "real" and "unreal". For me, there is a spirited glow to these images, and a sense of stillness and quietness, which I find evocative and beautiful. Thank you! - Harold Ross - USA

I am so excited and touched by this honor. Inspiration comes in so many different forms for an artist. The things that move me are never far away: a frog, a dragonfly, a grasshopper. It requires a choice to slow down and see. To really see. If my images can remind others to do so, then I've succeeded. - Michele Doucette - USA

Thank you for the honorable recognition! I strongly believe in the visual language and its potential to exceed boarders. Growing up under tall mountains raising directly from the fjord, early on I got a close relationship to nature. Through photography I want to show my gratitude, and our responsibility for this beautiful globe. My thanks to everybody involved in nominating my works. - Elly Prestegard - Norway

I am delighted to be nominated again. I feel appreciated in the way I ‘look at the world’, the way I subsequently take pictures and then my ‘eye’ in choosing which pictures to enter for the contest. This proces makes the images dear to me, but being nominated increases that feeling. Thank you for the recognition. - Hennie Kempen - Netherlands

"Every photographer sets goals. Goals of quality and originality for each photo and goals of recognition by peers and top professionals. Being selected as a nominee by the prestigious Photo Masters Cup competition jury is an affirmation of my efforts. " - Leah Abrahams - USA

I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be a winner of such a prestigious award, and to be deemed part of such an eclectic mix of photographers. I was out walking in London’s famous Borough Market looking for inspiration when I stumbled across these fragile mushrooms. The smallest is half the size of the tiniest finger nail. I was captivated by the integral beauty and inherent detail of something so small and delicate; I just had to capture it! A huge thank you to my team of Food Stylists, my long suffering assistants! my agent Angela Woods, the Photography Master Cup, and of course the judges for making all this possible. Thanks a million, and I look forward to the 6th Annual.. - Hilary Moore - UK

It's an honour to win this important award. The picture is from my first editorial that was published in a print magazine. Therefore I'd like to thank Ryan C. founder of the ASTONISH Magazine who believed in me and of course my family and the whole team who helped to realize this wonderful project. - Marie-Louise Cadosch - Switzerland

Merci, merci, merci for the MERIT OF EXCELLENCE in Fashion. Big honour! Watching from Switzerland and enjoying the great galleries of nominees and winners. - Marco Benedetti - Switzerland

I am very thrilled to be among the winners of the Photo Masters Cup/Color Awards. I am excited and happy to have one Honorable Mention and four Nominations. Photo Luz de Luna was shot inside a big stable at sundown where very little light came in. The Moon was already out so my intention was to have the mare reflecting moon light and that is what the title means. I am honored to have been recognized by the judges and everyone responsible of this prestigious awards. I am already looking forward to next year's participation and I thank everyone. - Viveca Venegas - USA

Thank you to the distinguished judges and inspirational fellow photographers. It is indeed an honor to be included as a nominee in the category of Fine Art photography. A special thanks to my wife for her patience while I stuffed her inside the pear! - Ron Schwager - USA

I am honored and proud to receive this nomination. Thanks to everyone that was part of this selection. I want to express my gratitude for the unconditional support of everyone who believed in the proposal and made this nomination possible. I dedicate this nomination to each and every one of you. - Denise Lira-Ratinoff - Chile

Thank you to the Photography Master's Cup for their recognition of my work. It's incredibly rewarding to know that my images connect with people. There's an excitement when I capture the feeling of a place; something that was always there, but something that can be so elusive. My sincere thanks. - John Fitzpatrick - USA

Thank you for my nomination in Fine Art, I would like to thank Carlo Irek and the team at 4Corners for their generous support and assistance with the project. Part of a series of photographs made around Lake Geneva in Switzerland, it took several days for this particular image to come together. It was worth the wait however, as the final image fulfilled the vision I had for the shot. - Richard James Taylor - UK

"Thanks so much for my nomination this year, it is a real real honor. To be nominated amongst top photographers is a dream come true! This photo BRUNO means the world to me as he was my best friend and passed away last year unfortunately..... I photograph animals for the local Bahamas Humane Society, as I am a profound animal lover all my profits of my photography goes towards charity. I want to thank the organizers and judges for all the time and effort they have put into this. " - Patricia Vazquez - Bahamas

My image called “Wondering Nigh” is chosen in the 5th Annual Master’s Cup as a Nominee in the category of Fine Art. Thank you to the jury for this acknowledgment! I am grateful to be included among such an outstanding group of photographers and their work! - Jennifer Broussard - USA

"Thank you for this nomination and validation! I have been expressing my joy of art with paint, shapes and colors since I was a little girl. I began as a painter, evolved into a photographer, and eventually began painting on my photographic prints. I used to hand-paint vivid colors on my Cibachrome prints, altering reality with images that surprise and intrigue. Now I scan my one-of-a-kind hand-painted prints, enhance them with Photoshop and produce limited edition archival digital prints. " - Jane Gottlieb - USA

Thanks for the honor to be in the hall of fame at the 5th Masters Cup. Big thanks especially to the dedicated jury sorting year after year the best among the best. These awards will certainly remain as milestones in my photography career. - Marco Benedetti - Switzerland

Many greetings from Presov, Slovakia. it's amazing. BIG THANKS to jury! Congratulations to the other winners! - Jan Stovka

watchin in new zealand :-) - Chris McLennan

I'm really impressed , honored, and surprised to be awarded Honor of Distinction in aerial, professionnal, and nominee in abstract! I find geometry and abstraction in aerial views fascinating and this distinction is a very strong encouragement, and satisfaction. I also see that there is room for improvement: Mark Holtzman's "burning bush" is absolutely amazing! Many thanks to all fellow photographer for their participation to this superb show. - Philippe Graindorge - Dordogne, France

"Thank you so much to win an honorable mention in the category Architecture, professional. I am proud to see my photo back between all the great participants of the Color Awards! So many beautiful photos here and I thank the organization and jury to make this happen for the 5th time already. Up to the next 5 years of great photography!" - Sander Steins - The Netherlands

Thank you very much for honoring me with a nomination in the Architecture section. - Ioannis Gousgounis - Greece

I'm particularly honoured to receive a nomination in Children of the World as the quality of photographers in the category is high. The image, part of a series on Tibetan Buddhism, portrays two novice monks travelling across the Himalayan plateau to study in Lhasa. The boys were full of high spirits, however this seems to catch them at a quieter moment, perhaps reflecting on what may lay ahead at the end of this long journey. - Richard James Taylor - UK

Being an International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup nominee is a very important step in the way I am following in order to build a meaningful photography project. Congratulations to the jury who made a beautiful selection. The pictures that have being seen here offer stories hidden in the moment after the seen action which are the most important elements." - Bruno Costa e Silva - Brazil

"A photograph is not only a ticket to the world but also to one's inner self. A captured moment goes beyond borders, languages, culture and cuts straight to a deeper place that we're all familiar with. When you look at an image, you witness a part of the story. The beginning and end are for you to create. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and I feel very honored and blessed that mine were heard. " - Georges Yazbek - USA

This is a great honor for me, I thank the jury members for their quality of choice and fair judgment, the eye of the specialist in the industry of photo planet. - Panos Hanjaras - Greece

"As a very proud Dutch photographer, I thank the Jury of the Photography Masters Cup for granting me two nominations and for giving me this unique opportunity to show my work to the world. I hope that my photographs will help telling the story of millions of orphans and abandoned children around the world.” " - Hans de Vries - Netherlands

Just wanted to say thanks so much for my Honorable Mention in the Architecture category , "Atlantic Road" is a staggering location and the ultimate car photographers play thing. Norway at its finest. Thanks again. - Richard Seymour - UK

Hello, here I am from Italy. It’s a pleasure and a great honor to be here with such artists and to have been awarded with 2nd place winner in Architecture Amateur category. Many thanks to all, especially to the distinguished jury members for the high appreciation of my work. In many ways we can define photography. For me it's research, reflection, cultural enrichment, but also instinct and passion. I consider each goal as a stimulus and a new starting-line. - Nicola Roberto – Bari, Italy

I would like to thank you for the honorable mention, mostly in such an important event like this one, which stimulates the art of photography. I would also like to thank all the people who collaborate for the success of this event. I feel very happy in participating. Wishing success! - Victor Almeida - Brazil

Sometimes, when I make photographs I "feel" that the image captured is good. If also my colleagues don`t criticize them too I think that yes it was what I thought. This happened with the images sent to the Master Cup, and if they are also recognized by an elite jury, I think it is still worth this profession which is also my biggest passion. Thanks! - Jose Manuel Bielsa - Spain

I have been waiting to be 63 to submit to the Awards competitions, and bingo you gave me one, I guess it was worth waiting. I should probably have tried earlier, this illustrate the saying “No try no success” Or: when you take risk you succeed some time, when you don’t take risk -never. Thanks to my two boys Tom and Lou, who actually push me to submit. Thanks to all of you, as this Awards give me joy, confidence and recognition. Humans are strange nesting birds, they should think twice before there are no more trees to call home, by cutting the branch we are sitting on. I had the idea for a long time, but it was worth keeping the idea and realizing it. Maybe you give me an addiction, I’ll be back soon, as there is a better place than second. “If you realize your dream it’s because it was not big enough” - Jean-Paul Nacivet - France

"I have been the recipient of quite a few awards, both locally and abroad, but receiving 3 nominations in the Masters Cup on my first attempt is of great satisfaction. Having your work judged and appreciated by such a distinguished panel of artists and related experts means a lot to photographers. In my case, where photographing the performing arts and architecture is a passion, these nominations carry more weight. It is also enlightening to see the other nominations and award winners. I look forward to future participation in these awards. " - Joseph P Smith - Malta

When they say I'm honored just to be nominated, now I know what that means. Although Exit didn't win, I am honored my image made it to nominee status... thank you! - Pat Sweeney - USA

Thank you so much for this Nominee distinction. It is a great honour to have my image among such an outstanding collection from amazing photographers, and to have it reviewed by such a distinguished jury. Thanks also to my wife for her patience and support, and for allowing me to purchase camera gear. - David Koiter - Canada

"It is both humbling and an honor to be recognized by the International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup. I appreciate the gifted artists and professionals who juried this competition. They have demonstrated unselfishness and a willingness to take the time to encourage others. It is ironic that as an architect my photograph of a Sikh Temple in India (Architecture) would primarily feature the transitory nature of decorative bunting. " - David Layton - India

"Participating at the Masters Cup has been for me the opportunity to submit my work to the judgment of an important International Jury. Being on the list of nominees is therefore a source of great personal satisfaction. " - Andrea Ciofi degli Atti - Italy

I would like to thank the jurors and members of the photo community. Being honored in the Photo Masters Cup is a great distinction and I enjoy this competition each and every year. I truly admire the photography that is a part of this competition and look forward to next year. - Ian Spanier - USA

I am very happy that my photo of the Colorado Horseshoe Bend was nominated in the Americana Professional Category. Looks like there was again a great selection of images and I am proud that my entry is among those selected. I would like to thank the judges for this opportunity, and congratulate all of my fellow nominees as well as the winners of this year's competition. - Harvey Duze - USA

The Photography Masters Cup captures the best creative work from photographers around the world and it is indeed an honor to have my images included with such distinguished company. I believe the eye responds favorably to balance and symmetry when these qualities are manifested in a photograph. This applies to an image of a human face as much as to a landscape or a still life. If I can capture this symmetry in my photographs, then I am truly satisfied ..." - Alex Capri - Hong Kong

I'm watching from Germany and I am glad to see that my picture 'In between' in Abstract is a nominee. Thanks very much. - Ronny Ritschel - Germany

I'm so happy to see I won an honorable mention with my image 'Wing' in the Aerial category! Many thanks!!!! - Silvia Ganora - Italy

Watching from Huntington Beach, California! Congrats to all of the amazing photographers! - Stephanie Swartz - USA

Many greetings from Bratislava - Slovakia!!!! - Miriam Zak

Would like to thank Color Awards for creating opportunities to both professional and amateurs photographers to have their work known worldwide. Watching the stream from a gallery opening in Portugal and bringing photography as relevant art medium to the spotlight! - Diogo Moreira - Portugal

"I feel truly honored to be the recipient of the ""1st Place - Outstanding Achievement"" for Advertising. As an artist, it is heartwarming to know your creation is not just accepted but also awarded amongst finest entries from the world that are judged by the best in the industry. The feeling of surprise and disbelief has now settled as a proud memory that will remain with me forever and will instill the passion of coming back with bigger and better work for the times to come. Thank you! " - Amit Dey - India

I am glad to see that a rather quiet picture "Snow Form" in Abstract is a Nominee. Only I and now you appreciated it. Thanks. - Mayda Rumberg - USA

It is with humility and appreciation that I accept the Honorable Mention award in the Abstract category for the image, "East 12th Street, NYC". The wall painting, on view for a brief time, is no more. Thank you for allowing this special New York moment to be shared. - Henry Joseph - USA

I am watching from West Chester, Pennsylvania. I'm loving the fact we can look at all the pictures nominated. They are all fabulous! - Vera Toglia-Ross - USA

I am watching from La Jolla, California. Good luck to everyone. Such beautiful work here! - Anthony Ghiglia - USA

Wonderful! Thank you. We are watching from Santiago de Chile! - Denise Lira-Ratinoff - Chile

"Live Here! Alan from Los Angeles..... Congrats to everyone on such beautiful imagery. I am entranced by the Lion in Shadows...." - Alan Blassberg - USA

Here live! Watching from the UK - Jonathan Banks

Hello! I'm really thrilled and honored to be among the nominees in the Abstract categories! Thanks to the judges for choosing my works and congrats to all the participating fellow artists! - Silvia Ganora - Italy

We are watching from israel... - Matty Karp

hallo, i am watching from the town Oirschot in the Netherlands - Hans Grootswagers

I'm watching from Lattes in France! - Eleonore Herzberg

watching live from Bali Indonesia - it's 3AM! - jean-paul nacivet

Here Live! - Daniel Hanincík - Slovak Republic, Presov

Good luck to everyone! I am watching this extraordinary live show from Athens, Greece. - Ioannis Gousgounis - Greece

I am here from Birmingham Alabama!!!!!! I AM enjoying the show, immensely. - Liesa Cole - USA

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Watching from Macao. I can't believe it. I got a nomination in wildlife. Good luck to all! - Nelson Cheang

Incredible selection of work and indeed talent, entered in the Photo Masters Cup this year. I was very humbled when I discovered I had received a Nomination for "Eye of the Storm" in the Professional Abstract section. From my home in South West England, my work is now being recognized by the world. Thank you to everyone who took part in the event, organizers, judges and fellow photographers. Congratulations all and thank you again. - Paul A Wright, UK

"The quality of the work juried and finalized is superb and impressive. Your selections have inspired me. " - H. Allen Benowitz

I have waited for a lot, and finally I have a nomination. I’m very happy. Congratulation to all winners and all photographers. I see many good works. - Gianluca Tappatà, Italy

What a surprise!!! Thank you so very much for the Nominee selection of the "Escalante Utah" photograph. - Henry Joseph

"Hello Jury and photographers all over the world, I am happy to see that I have a honorable mention in the category photojournalism. Thanks to the juries and congratulations to all nominees and winners." - Frans Strous, the Netherlands

It is very exiting to see that one of my pictures is nominated in the category nature. And now has a stage to be seen all over the world. - Christine Broekhuizen, Netherlands

The nominees and winners this year are magnificent. I am honored to have 4 photos chosen as nominees. - Robert Sena

Delighted to see that my entry in the Still Life division, "Barber-Dentist Chairs" was one of the images nominated. I thank the jury for this honor and congratulate all of the other photographers, both professional and amateur for their fine work. - Harvey Duze

I´m watching the show from Mexico. And I´m really happy this year because I´ve got 2 Nominees. I want to thank my husband and daughters to be patient with me and my photos. So this is for all 4. - Karla Novaro

Thanks a lot for two Nominees, this was a hard job for the jury! Gratulations to all photographers for these very good images in this contest! Great Show, Great Photographers, Great Jury! Congratulations back to you Werner! - Jens Ellensohn

I can't believe I got 4 nominations in wildlife! I'm extremely proud and honored :D - Stavros Markopoulos

"WOW! The view from Australia looks great. The standard of work is very impressive in all categories... Congratulations to you all. I'm honoured to have two nominations in Portraiture. Looking forward to next years entry already... Cheers" - John Coxon

It is really emotional to attend the virtual show. It is night here in Italy and I toasted for my results: honorable mention winner in the abstract section and two nominees in people and still life. I am really happy and proud. Thanks to the Jury and the Organisation of the Masters Cup. Congratulations to all winners. - Sandro Tedde, Italy

Very exciting show and some fantastic work, as usual. - Faisal Almalki

"I can´t win every year, but I´m happy having Honorable Mention and about 8-9 Nominees in different categories. Thanks to the Jury and the Organisation of the Masters Cup. Again congrats to all winners. Top level of Photography. Regards from a rainy Austria. " - Werner Branz

I cannot express how I feel after having one nominee in the Architecture category, one nominee in the Still Life category and four nominees in the Wildlife category…….. This after my one nominee in each of the 3rd and 2nd Annual Color Awards……… After viewing the winners and nominees in all categories this year, the visions of the participating photographers are simply amazing……. The Color Awards and the jury deserve “a job well done.” - Allen Lubitz

Words can not express the pride I feel in being given Honorable Mention in Wildlife (amateur) here at the Photography Master Cup. There are so many incredible images in this category and through out the entire event, that to be associated with them is fulfilling a life long dream. Thank you to the judges and to the other photographers for setting such a high level of expertise in order to compete. Peace & Aloha to you all. - Harry Donenfeld

Thank you for this amazing honor from such esteemed judges. Fourteen Nominations and three Honorable Mentions. I am watching the Masters Cup from California, U.S.A. - Dianne Yudelson

Thanks for the 5 nominations in 4 categories! - Stephen Cummins (Dubliner) - currently watching from a bar in Madrid

I'm so happy to be a nominee and Honorable mention in the amateur Architecture category!!!! - Iara Carvalho/Brazil

I'm very happy to have been nominated amongst such wonderful talent! Very inspired! Thanks to all! Watching from N.Y.C. - Marie Kotschedoff

I am really amazed at all the wonderful images. Photography Master Cup is the best quality in the world. I am glad I won Honorable Mention in People category and had 5 nominations - Viet Van Tran, Vietnam

It's an honor to be among such great images...and a nice birthday present as well! - Jeff Seltzer

Great to know I got a nomination in Architecture and 3rd place in Silhouette. Happy Sunday! Many thanks! - Osvaldo Hamer, Buenos Aires / Argentina

Marveling at the phenomenal show – and more to go. Congratulations to all nominees and winners! Amazing works. - Jill Snyder, Atlanta, GA

Greetings from Crete, Greece! Amazing photography, once again! I'm honored to be nominated in Fine Art and Nature :) - Stavros Markopoulos

Greetings from San Francisco. I'm extremely pleased to have been awarded an Honorable Mention in the Amateur Architectural category. Congratulations to all nominees and winners! - John Bergholm

What a great show!!...with so much great work! Proud to be nominated for "Food" from The Bay Area California... - Matthew Carden

Hello to everybody watching live! And a hug for Michelle too. Yes I´m into the program from AUSTRIA. As usual incredible works - wonderful to be a photographer too! Congrats also to my Austrian Colleague Jens! - Werner Branz

Very happy to receive 1st Place - Outstanding Achievement in the NUDE category! - Matsaeva Olga, Moscow, Russia

I won a Nomination in People without going to the far-East. In fact just by shooting my dog and boyfriend!! Life is good! - Mayda Rumberg. New York

wow - some amazing work out there... congrats to all. Tuned in from Los Angeles - Erik Thureson

Amazing Show, Amazing Images! I even have my Mom and Dad watching - Mom worked in a dark room for years and is really enjoying the show. - David Naman

I'm in the Honorable mention in the category of Fashion, Professional. My photo - Bloom. Thanks for my make-up artist - Elena Novichkova and model - Masha Zubakina! Moscow, Russia. - Nikolay Mikheev

Some wonderful photography on show right now.. looking at the people category at the moment - - Siddharth Siva, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Some really incredible work here. I am really enjoying the show from here in rainy Denmark. - Uri Golman

Congratulations to all winners in the Amateur Nudes category... I had 3 images selected as nominees... but didn't win. :( Still honored mine were selected to be nominees! Best of luck to all involved! - Charles Laurier Dufour, Belfast, Maine, USA

We are watching from Austria, Constanz Lake, Greetings to all Photographers for these excellent works - Jens Ellensohn

Respect to all nominees and winners from Hungary. Great pictures! - PrakticaB

So happy to be a nominee in the amateur Nature category! Thank you! - Silvia Ganora

It's fantastic you're on-line.....I'm watching from Austria being miles away from home-city Moscow. Good Luck to everyone watching and competing - Timofey Tararin

Awesome pictures. I am enjoying this from Santa Barbara, California. - E. Marten

Hi everyone, watching from the Czech Republic. Good luck to all!!! - Monika Tutterova

Hi Everyone. Watching from Copenhagen, Denmark. Great work so far, good luck to all entrants. - Anders Hald

Watching from the UK good luck !! to all the entrants - John Harrison

I`m watching from Austria - good show - good idea. My congratulations. - Gerd F. Adeltz

Great Selection !!! Very Inspiring - I am thrilled to be a nominee for the show. - Hemali A.

Very happy to receive an honorable mention in the architecture category, watching from Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Jonathan Andrew

"To all photographers, the best of luck. I am watching from Amsterdam the Netherlands" - Hes Mundt

Watching from San Diego USA. Good luck everyone!!! - Steve Drimmel

Happy to be nominated for Aerial Amateur :) This encourages me to continue practicing to get to the high level of talent that is displayed here. Congratulations to everyone in the Aerial category, Great work! Good luck to all! - Shaun Hollinger

I'm watching from Zurich, Switzerland! - Maurizio Orlanduccio

hello from Montreal! - Joe Donohue

Watching from Saudi Arabia. Congrats to the winners and good luck for the rest. - Ayman Aljammaz

I am surprised and happy after obtaining the second place in the amateur category abstract. Thanks to the judges. Regards from finland - Markku Saijets

From South Carolina, I am watching and toasting those who have been chosen for their wonderful imagery. - Michael Brown

Watching from Sunny San Diego CA!!! - Randy Kaforey

On the way to Palm Springs, ...with great anticipation.... - Amyn Nasser

Online from Poland. Good Luck to all nominees. - Aldona Kmie?

Hi everybody, We’re watching from Utrecht in Holland (or the Netherlands). Good luck to everybody! - Hennie and Nicole Kempen

Best of Luck to all Amateurs... - Joydeep Mukherjee, West Bengal, India

"Watching from Italy here! Good luck to all! " - Silvia Ganora

Watching from New Jersey, USA. Some amazing work from everyone! - Shaun Hollinger

I'm watching from Antalya - Turkey -

"Online from Boston, MA. Good luck to all. " - Joe Bankowski

We are out there watching from Palmetto Bay, Florida. with great anticipation……… - Allen Lubitz

It want to express my gratitude for being honored in the Photo-journalism category for my picture ""no"", along such inspiring and thoughtful work. This year's competition results are exceptional. - Herve Grison

Hi all lovers of peace and photo! I am very happy for my 4 selected photos (3 nature and 1 abstraction) - NILTON SOUZA

It is an honor to be nominated for my photograph in the Architecture category. I feel humbled by the talent that I have seen represented in the photographs this year, and I am deeply appreciative of the judges who considered my work to be worthy. - Dana Shafie

While my focus is mainly abstract, I am, needless to say, delighted to place 1st in the Nature category. Thank you very much. - C E Morse

This is my first award, 2nd place as amateur in Portrait. I'm very thrilled and more than ever willing to dedicate my life to photography. Many thanks to the jury for this amazing and huge encouragement. - Lina Prokofiev

I was thrilled to increase my success three fold this year with three nominations (two in Architecture-Professional, and one in Still Life-Professional). Again I am proud to be amongst such illustrious company and look forward to next year to participate again. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees. Every one of the images are superb. - Robert Brindley

I am honored to have a nominee in the Wildlife category this year, to go with my nominee in last year’s Color Awards….. Considering the number of entries from all over the world, I think that The Color Awards need to be commended for an outstanding job. - Allen Lubitz, USA

I am literally leaping out of my skin - an Honorable Mention in Sill Life & 3 x nominations...YEEHAH!!! These images are merely a glimpse into my world, one that will hopefully open up to the wider world. I, like most photographers, worship the world through the lens of a camera - thanks to the key industry people for your acknowledgment. - Robyn Williams, Australia

Hello from New Zealand and thank you for my nomination "Bus form Bamako" in the Photojournalism section. How exciting to be recognised amongst such wonderful photographers! - Jo Elliott. N.Z.

hi, I´m watching from Colombia - Gerardo Chavez

I'd just like to say thank you so much for my two nominations this evening. I feel proud and honoured to be among such amazing artists who have produced such a wonderful body of work. My sincere congratulations to the winners. - Allie Truman, UK

Wonderful entries. I agree with most of the judging and encourage the many winning photographers to continue to find images that are outstanding. - Judith Gefter

I am very thankful to receive a professional nomination at the portrait category for my image “Smoke”. I would like to thank the World Photographic Arts Corporation and its prestigious judging panel for this recognition. It has been an honor to be among other world great artist. From Central Florida (USA) where I am presently living I would like to have the opportunity to share my happiness with other friends in Huelva, Spain, from where I am from and also with my venezuelan family, specially my wife Sara, which brought my to Venezuela where I captured this image. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees. - Arturo Macias from Windermere, Florida

I am very happy tonight ... I had 4 pictures named 1 abstract and 3 nature - Nilton Souza,Brazil

Thank you so much to the organisers and jury for another terrific Colour Awards event. I am honoured to have again received a nomination this year. Not only do I appreciate the recognition of my work from this event, but seeing all the wonderful imagery is a delight and inspiration to my eye. - James McClean

What great news! I have three nominations in Portrait and awarded Merit of Excellence in Professional Portrait. I am very honoured that you have found my work to be worthy of such a title. Thank you to the Organizers of the Master's Cup and to my family and friends who have supported my addiction to photography. I would like to congratulate all those who have entered the Master's Cup and made it such a success. - John Coxon

Thank you so much for the award. I am grateful and honoroured. - Anders Hald

My best wisches for all Winners and nominees for this photo event. All the works was very article and excellent. I am very happy that the jury have nominated my picture in Wildlife category (Monsters), many thanks. - Kosmas Lazaridis

Many thanks for all the hard work in putting on this great event. Enjoyed every minute, well done. - Charles Carstensen

What an excellent body of work. I am honored to be a nominee in the Wildlife category with "Bluebird in Flight" - Steven Heyl, Virginia, USA

Greetings from Coconut Grove, Florida USA. Thank you so much for 11 Nominations in 5 categories and an Honor of Distinction in Abstract. I am very grateful for the jury's recognition of my work. - Charles R. Corda

I'm very happy to have received 2nd place in Amateur Still Life, as well as another nomination in the same category. I am particularly pleased that this followed winning the same category in 2008. Congratulations to all the winners. Every year the standard increases. Lets all keep up the good work and most importantly, just enjoying making images. - Kieron Monahan, London

Thanks again! Just saw I was nominated in Still Life category besides the Architecture one! I'm really honored to be among these wonderful photographers from all over the world. - Silvia Ganora - Italy

Yeeeeeeees. I´m at the live show!! Unbelieveble, great...... after 2 wins at Black & White Spider Awards now also in color! - Werner Branz, Austria

I am deeply humbled to have received five professional nominations (Abstract, Architecture abd Sport) and would like to thank the World Photographic Arts Corporation and the esteemed judging panel for this honor. To be included among the distinquished list of past and present recipients is truly to walk among giants. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.- Joseph R. Bankowski, Boston, MA. USA

thanks for nominations in advertising, people and photojournalism. I'm proud to be in such good company. - Wilco van Dijen Netherlands

Thank you!!!! I have just realized I got the 2nd place in Fine Art, with my painting with light. It is a real honor for me. Special thanks to my adorable teacher, Marshall Berman that about 5 years ago believed in my potential and taught the best trick with lights on film. I adore you. - Anto

I would like to thank the Photography Masters Cup for two nominations for "Longing" and "Pilgrims at the Holy Ganges" in People category and a nomination for "Red Shoes No Foods" in Portrait category. It is a great honor to be a part of such a prestigious competition with so many other great artists and world-class judges! - Sandra Chen Weinstein, USA

Thank you for the nomination in Still Life. I’m thrilled, especially given the wonderful competition. And now I’ve seen that I have a nomination, Dejected, in Wildlife. I’m very honored. - Jill Snyder, Atlanta, GA

Thank you very much for my nomination in Sports for "Desafio" taken in Chile'. I am very pleased. - Patrick Ward, Arkansas USA

Thank you very much for this master cup, the quality level is very high and many photo will be for me an important occasion for doing better. I'm also very proud for my nomination in this so high level contest. I'll take part to the next edition. - Nicola Esposito, Italy

Thank you for the nomination of my portrait of David Larible, the most renowned of modern clowns! I am very happy! - Gianluigi Di Napoli, Milano

Greetings from Vienna, Austria. I am quite enjoying the photographs in the long-awaited show ... the jurors are doing a great job so far. was quite pleased to see 2 of my photos in the nominations list for photojournalism. Keep the show going on, congratulations to all the winners and nominées. - Veniamin Kostitsin-Teterin

What a result!!! Not only a nomination in advertising, but a Merit of Excellence in Architecture! I'm very happy & "ego boosted" ;-) Thanks everyone who made this possible. Sucess and good luck for all who still have chances at other categories. - Anno Pieterse, Amsterdam

Thank you for nominating "The Sympathetic Man" series in the people category. I am VERY happy! - Leslie Harris

I am very happy. 3 of my pictures were nominated for the professional architecture category and 1 of them won an honourable mention. Thank you very much. I look forward to entering again next year. - David Churchill

I would like to express my appreciation to the Photography Masters Cup for the selection of "Sunflower...Santa Fe New Mexico" as an Abstract Nominee. Special gratitude extended to my teacher Bill Klein, of Parsons School of Design and to Douglas Dubler for his guidance and patience. I'd also like to thank Eddie Soloway, Instructor, and Reid Callanan, Director of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops whose insight and encouragement brought me to New Mexico. - Henry Joseph

It was so exciting to be nominated in the nude category, thank you thank you. - John Hamburger, Croton on Hudson, NY

Good luck to all ! - Dorin Vancea

Happy to be nominee in abstract. Big hello from Paris France. - Cyrille Baron

This is an extraordinary and inspiring body of work! Greetings from Corrales, NM. - Michael Fingado

I am honoured to be one of the nominees in the category Architecture professionals and amazed by the quality of my fellow photographers, it is a real inspirational source. - J@N, VRtist Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hello from Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, Canada. This is a beautiful show--congratulations to all nominees and winners! - Julius Debuschewitz

"I am dancing! 2nd Place - Merit of Excellence in the category of Nude. I am so very happy!!!! Better put some clothes on now... - Lilith

Good Day, Jacqueline Milner...watching from Ontario, Canada.

congratulations to winners and nominees from windy LA! - craig cameron olsen

YYYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!! I am so grateful and proud to be selected as a nominee again (I was a nominee and Merit of Excellence winner in 2006. It is really great to be able to join you on the internet and look at all those wonderfull pictures. Thank you members of the jury for such a big, big job! Congratulations to all the prize winners! - Hennie Kempen, Utrecht The Netherlands

I`m watching from São Paulo - Brasil... maybe my name is there again, like last year!!! GOOD LUCK!! - Marcelo Spatafora

Thank you for nominating my picture (MIST) in the professional nature catagory. Good luck everyone. - Kevin O'Connell

Watching from New Zealand and very honoured to be nominated amongst such talent in the Nature Category. - Marc Mateo

Hi I am watching from California. This is great. - Dilip Shah

Hi I'm pleased to see my work on the nominees list with many others. - Mathilde

The quality of the work is first-rate. Congratulations to all - Joe Donohue

Watching from Italy and so glad to see I'm among the architecture nominees! Thanks to everybody! - Silvia Ganora

Hi, friends! I´m very proud to see my photo "Atlantis" as nominee for Abstract! Greetings to all winners! - Hudson Malta, Brazil

Hello, I’m watching the show form Barcelona, Spain, I’m waiting for the people nominees, maybe my name is there!! - Cristina

Hi, I’m watching from OSLO - Marc Thirouin

Hi, I’m watching from Belgium – Christian Devers

watching from the beautifull island of Vlieland! The Netherlands - Caroline

Hi, I?m watching from Heraklion, Crete (Greece). - Vassilis Tagoudis.

Once again an amazing show. Watching from over the pond, England - - Brie Danielle

I'm watching the show here in Amsterdam and thrilled to see my 1st place in Architecture. I'd like to thank the masters cup and dedicate this to my family, friends and country - Faisal Almalki, Saudi Arabia

I'm enjoying this amazing show from Italy - Ilcin Turkkan

Hello from Spain - Stephanus Meyer

I was so honored to be Nominated in the Amateur Abstract category for Sift. When I was awarded 2nd Place, Merit of Excellence for Sift I became speechless! Thank you so much! - Jill E. Snyder, Atlanta, GA

Hello everyone, I'm enjoying the show from Turkey, really good works - Murat Sayginer

What a pleasure to see my Nomination Award for my image "Pegged". Greatly appreciated, thank you. - Thomas

Nominee in abstract - -GREAT GREAT GREAT!!! - Mayda Rumberg

Please accept my respect and congratulations to all Nominees and Winners! Also all the best to the Jury, I presume they had some tough time to select the best from the best…). Have good lights! - Gabor Dvornik, Hungary, Szödliget

Hi, I'm watching from Martha's Vineyard in the USA - marcia smilack

Hi, I´m watching from Brazil - Hudson Malta

Hi, I’m watching from Belgium - - Wim Vanderwegen

I'm watching from New Zealand. Good luck to all the New Zealanders in the competition. - Todd Flygenring, New Regent Studios Ltd

Greetings from London! Thank you for a great event, filled with wonderful images that make you stop and look again. Thanks too for the architecture nomination :) - Matt Wain

I am thrilled to be one of the nominees in the abstract category. Thanks to the judges for their time and thanks to the organizers for creating a forum that showcases so many wonderful photographs. I'm looking forward to entering next year. - Anice Hoachlander

Hi from Jacksonville, Florida, USA----Some awesome images!! What a competition! Congratulations to the winners.- Pamela Casey

Thank you for the wonderful presentation - Dennis Wells M. Photog. PPA USA

Hi,I am watching from Italy, Rome. Grazie a tutti per la Nomination in Nature. E' una vera grande emozione. Saluti. - Silvia Lisotti

Hi everybody this is Carlos Spottorno, honorable mention in photojournalism. I just want to add my congratulations to all the Color Awards organization. the whole thing has been amazing and, certainly, the quality of works submitted was very high, which gives any award a much better taste. - Cheers all from Spain

What a wonderful competition! Watching this live from London!!!. I am especially drawn to the Buddha picture entitled Stillness. Many congratulations to Richard E Zimmerman! -

WOW!!! Great images. To all of the photographers who were nominated, you are a source of inspiration to the rest of us. Thanks. - Morrie Portnoff

I am extremely honored to have received two nominations in your amateur in Architecture. - Louisa Michelin, USA

Watching from Belgium. Thank you for my nominee in advertising-professional. Many thanks to the organisation! - Kristof Verschueren

I'm really honoured to be among the nominees with one of my pictures in the Nature Category. It gives me power to take better pictures in the future. Thank you. - PrakticaB Bela from Hungary

A unique photo show. All the best from Athens, Greece - Loannis Gousgounis

Congratulations to all who participated! This is the spice of life. - Michael Fingado - Corrales, New Mexico

"Thank you for the nomination. The quality of the works of my fellow photographers are truly outstanding, an humbling and inspiring experience." - Alexandre

Hi, I am watching from New Zealand I hope the evening goes well and that everyone gets thier wish to be a winner or nominated. Good luck- Sally

Nominee in Nude - As a photographer, I have learned the importance of how the great masters perfected their craft. The work of Velazquez is immensely inspirational to me. - Mark Eaton

"Hello, I have just seen that my photo ""Another vision"" has won first place in Advertising category. I'm so happy! Many thanks! Greetings from Moldova to all participants and all people which are now online! Best regards," - Kristina Buceatchi

"Good Afternoon from Danbury CT USA, very happy to be a part of this great event! Good luck to everyone!" - Georgette DeWan

Thank you for the invitation and greetings from Sweden. Good luck to all and a HUGE congratulations to all the nominees and winners! - Ronald Tibbs

"I am so impressed with the beautiful quality of work from around the world. I am truly honored to be rubbing shoulders with the high caliber of photographers displayed here. " - Beth Anne Gordley, U.S.A.

fantastic.. you have us all glued to the screen. - amy jankowski - Ottawa, Illinois USA

Greetings from Montreal Canada. This has been a fantastic experience for me..... I am glad that I have participated to this event this year and so far in the middle of the road I have been nominated with the same image under "Fine Art" and "Nudes" category...... I thank the wonderful pannel of judges who have been amazing. Tough choices. Cheers, - Hera Bell

"Just wanted to thank you for the nomination of my ""Dune Rising"" entry in the abstract category. It is an honor to be included with such high quality work.Thank you, " - David Gardner (P.S. and the site is working much better now)

"Hi Basil and All, Hello from Australia. I was very pleased and honoured to judge the color awards, and look forward to seeing the winners presentation today. Congratulations to all wiiners...as well as all participants." - Bert Hoveling President Australian Photographic Society

Stillness - 2nd Place Winner, Fine Art, Amateur: When you quiet the mind you hear only the snow falling gently upon the Buddha's body. Only then, in the stillness that lies between your thoughts, will you find God. - Richard E. Zimmerman

"Great photographs, good luck to all who entered. Jim Alexander, Atlanta, Georgia, USA " - Jim Alexander

"Just letting you know that I am here representing Outback Queensland, Australia. I look forward to seeing the presentation. " - Judi Liosatos

"I have been so excited about this competition and really could not wait to see the results. There are so many talented photographers in our beautiful world, its just wonderful to see life through their eyes. Many thanks to the judges for their hard work in reviewing the submissions. Cant wait till next competition already. Ohio, USA " - Shena Kaye

"Watching from Tokyo....All the best to the winners. " - ND CHOW

Greetings from Malaga. Great show, great images! - Julio Hardy

Hello from Belgium! Great pictures, congratulations to the winners! - Lucille

"Glad the tech problems are leaving, good luck to one and all! :°) " - Andy Mc

"I am very excited about this invitation and am watching from Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada. " - Wayne

"it is working nicely now :-) " - Paula da Silva

Good luck to all attending. - the Netherlands - Hugo

Best wishes from Dortmund in Germany, Have a nice Gala-Show.Cheers - Bernd Mai

"Wishing you a pleasant evening from London where we are trying to watch the evening unfold, having a few technical difficulties but persevering. Best wishes......." - Nick Turpin

I'm in Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia - Valeriy Klamm

I'm really honoured to be among the nominees with one of my pictures in the Nature Category. It gives me power to take better pictures in the future. Thank you. - Bela