The Spirit and Power of “New Adventure” Captured Through the Global Photography Contest
London, UK (2 December2021)—ViewSonic[i], a leading global provider of visual solutions, today announced the 10 winners of its second annual ColorPro Award 2021 Global Photography Contest. This year, ViewSonic invited five of the most prominent creative industry players to jointly host the contest: Capture One, Shoot The Frame, Monogram Creative Console, Getty Images, and iStock. The theme "New Adventure" drew approximately 6,500 entries from 41 countries. Entries from these exceptional photographers will be displayed at exhibitions in London and Taipei.
“More than just a contest, the ColorPro Award is an international festival that ignites creative ideas around the globe. It is our firm belief that art is the best way to reveal subtle observations of our surroundings, and the ColorPro Award has provided an open platform for creators to showcase their talents,” said Oscar Lin, General Manager of the Monitor Business Unit at ViewSonic. “This year, the ‘New Adventure’ theme resonated deeply with creators,and the number of entries was three times higher than last year. We hope the power of these photographs will inspire people tobegin new journeys in their lives.”
The top three awardeesin the ColorPro Award 2021 have truly captured the spirit of “New Adventure”.The first prize winner, Dead Goat Polo from Belgium, portrays a fearless battle between two teams of riders fighting for the possession of a 60 kg bull. The second prize winner, Colours of Life from Myanmar, reveals a colourful contrast between the red deck of a ship and the fierce blue ocean of the Atlantic. In the third prize winner, Altai's Spirit from the Russian Federation,reveals a young hunter, accompanied by his loyal friend, resting in the Altai Territory south of Lake Teletskoye.
A distinguished panel of nine judges rated the entries on the basis of colour combination, composition, and perception of adventure. The final entries interpreted the concept of "New Adventure" from different perspectives.These photos captured the feeling of serenity in the midst of chaos, the guiding light in pitch darkness, and the utter courage in the face of the unknown. Each piece of artworkexpressed how eye-opening experiences can arise in the face of uncertainty.
ViewSonic will hold exhibitions in London and Taipei, inviting the public to see the final winning photographs. Workshops and ColorPro Talks will be held during the exhibition to foster more interaction among the creators and allow them to explore creativity with photography experts.
For more information about the ColorPro Award 2021, please visit the contest website. For a complete list of featured entries, please click on Top 100 photos.
London Exhibition Information
Date: Thursday, 2 December to Saturday, 4 December 2021
17:00 to 21:00, Thursday, 2 December
9:00 to 21:00, Friday, 3 December
9:00 to 17:00, Saturday, 4 December
Venue: Red Brick Retail Arch, London Bridge Station
Taipei Exhibition Information
Date: Friday, 10 December to Sunday, 12 December 2021
Time: 11:00 to 18:00
Venue: M1 The Tower Area Historical Building Exhibition Hall A, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Zhong Zheng District, Taipei
About Monogram Creative Console Monogram is built on the foundation of inspiring creativity and productivity by designing tools that adapt to fit any creative. First launched in 2013, Monogram’s first-generation product received outstanding reviews by thousands of photographers and video editors in over 150 countries. Its award-winning design was also used in the making of The Mandalorian and on stage at Madison Square Garden. Monogram’s newest hardware, Creative Console, launched in November 2020 and significantly refines these foundations based on user feedback and new technology. Funded by prominent venture capital firms SOSV, Extreme Venture Partners and MaRS IAF. Monogram is headquartered in Kitchener, Canada. Learn more at Monogramcc.com/about
About Shoot The Frame Shoot The Frame, launched in 2012, are a suite of monthly photography awards. Join professional and amateur photographers from around the globe and enter your best portrait, landscape and wildlife photos for a chance to win fantastic prizes and international exposure. https://shoottheframe.com/
About Capture One Capture One delivers award-winning photo software to empower image creators everywhere. With powerful editing and workflow tools, Capture One makes photo editing more seamless and precise than ever. With unmatched colour handling and reliable tethered support for all major camera brands, it's preferred by pro photographers and studios worldwide.
About Getty Images Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, with over 415 million assets available through its industry-leading site www.gettyimages.com which serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world's best photographers and videographers.
About ColorPro ViewSonic’s professional monitor ColorPro™ series deliver colour-accurate, true-to-life images with industry colour standards including sRGB, Adobe RGB, calibration and uniformity. ColorPro™ series professional monitors serve as the ideal solution for creative work, such as photography, design, video editing, and more.
[i] The Contest is hosted and sponsored by ViewSonic International Corp., located in New Taipei City, Taiwan. ViewSonic International Corp. is a subsidiary of ViewSonic Corp. located in California, USA.