ViewSonic Unveils 2021 ColorPro Award Winners

The Spirit and Power of “New Adventure” Captured Through the Global Photography Contest

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 to begin new journeys in their lives.”

The top three awardees in the ColorPro Award 2021 have truly captured the spirit of “New Adventure”.

1st Place: Dead Goat Polo by Alain Schroeder, Belgium

In the village of Uzgen, Osh region, Itin Bietov Jildizbek, a wealthy local man, has organized a massive game of Alaman-Ulak, also known as Dead Goat Polo, to celebrate the 13th birthday of his son Cherniaz. More than 170 horses and men wearing the classic Soviet tank hat or a Kyrgyz tebetei hat, push and shove each other with dexterity and endurance in fearless combat as they fight for possession of a young 60 kg bull.

2nd place: Colors of Life by Zay Yar Lin, Myanmar (Burma)

While cruising somewhere across the Atlantic Ocean, a sailor swabs the ship's red deck.

3rd place: Altai's Spirit by Alexandr Isakov, Russian Federation

A distinguished panel of nine judges rated the entries on the basis of color 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 artwork expressed 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, December 2 to Saturday, December 4, 2021
  • Time: 17:00 to 21:00, Thursday, December 2
  • 9:00 to 21:00, Friday, December 3
  • 9:00 to 16:00, Saturday, December 4
  • Venue: Red Brick Retail Arch, London Bridge Station
Taipei Exhibition Information
  • Date: Friday, December 10 to Sunday, December 12, 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 Madalorian 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 color 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 color-accurate, true-to-life images with industry color 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.

About ViewSonic
Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions and conducts business in over 100 countries worldwide. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard interactive displays, and myViewBoard software ecosystem. With over 30 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document. Program, pricing, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. ViewSonic and the ViewSonic trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.
[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.