National Geographic has announced the winners of their 2019 Travel Photo Contest. This year’s competition consisted of three categories: Nature, Cities, and People. Thousands of photographers around the globe shared their favorite pictures in hopes of being awarded the grand prize.
- National Geographic has unveiled the grand prize winner of the 2019 Travel Photo Contest.
- Weimin Chu’s winning photo, “Winter in Greenland” depicts the fishing village of Upernavik in northwestern Greenland.
- Historically, Greenlandic buildings were painted multiple colors to indicate different functions, from red storefronts to blue fishermen’s homes—a useful distinction when the landscape is blanketed in snow. Today, colorful homes still dot the snowy landscape.
- As part of his winnings Chu will receive $7,500 (USD) and a post on National Geographic Travel’s Instagram account, @natgeotravel.
- For more on Chu’s winning photograph, see the full story HERE.
What they’re saying:
- Weimin Chu: “It felt so harmonious. The whole land was covered by white, cold snow, and the blue tint at dusk made it even cooler. But the light from the windows, street lights and the family of three made the world warm again. I love the contrast and mood of this scene. I was busy taking continuous pictures at that time, trying to capture the best moment.”
About the contest:
- This year, the contest received thousands of entries from around the globe in three categories:
- The photos were judged by a panel of expert photographers and National Geographic staff.
- Submitted photos also joined National Geographic’s photography community, Your Shot.
- The other 2019 winners were:
- Huaifeng Li won first place in the People category with a photograph of actors preparing for an evening opera performance in Licheng County, China.
- Tamara Blazquez Haik received first place in the Nature category with a photograph of a griffon vulture soaring the skies in Monfragüe National Park in Spain.
- All of the winning photos, along with the honorable mentions, can be viewed at natgeo.com/travelphotocontest.
More from National Geographic:
- Yesterday, NatGeo launched a new podcast, Overheard at National Geographic. Check out Mack’s review of the weekly show.
- As part of a yearlong celebration of all things outer space, National Geographic will kick off their “Space Week” programing on July 7 with the premiere of Apollo: Missions to the Moon.
- This October, the company will release WOMEN: The National Geographic Image Collection in honor of iconic ladies around the world.