2011 FotoWeekDC International Awards Competition

The Results are in!

We are pleased to announce the FotoWeekDC International Award Competition Winners! Congratulations to all winners and a big thank you as well to all of the entrants for their inspiring display of creativity and talent. Clearly, photography is alive and well and thriving here in DC and around the world! All Award Winners and Honorable Mentions will be shown at FotoWeek Central during the festival November 4-12. In addition, all submitted images by every entrant will be included in the Thumbnail Show at the Festival.

To view the list of judges and their biographies click here.


Photojournalism/Social Documentary

A single image with a documentary/reportage focus. This includes domestic and international spot or general news and issue reporting.

First Place: Pedro Pardo

Second Place: Glenna Gordon

Third Place: Marco Longari

Honorable Mentions: Sebastian Meyer;  Pedro Pardo


A single image created for the purpose of communicating or selling ideas, services or products.

First Place: Cade Martin

Second Place: Peter McBride

Third Place: Sam Kittner

Honorable Mention: Cade Martin

Fine Art

A single image that has been created to fulfill the artistic vision of the photographer.

First Place: Alessandro Belgiojoso

Second Place: Michael Borek

Third Place: Michael JN Bowles

Honorable Mentions: Nicolo Sertorio; Caroline Space

Contemporary Life

A single image with a lifestyle/human interest focus. Image that represents a fresh view of everyday activities, sports, relationships or emotion. Includes wedding photography.

First Place: Val Proudkii

Second Place: Michael Zeller

Third Place: Peter Dazeley

Honorable Mentions: Val Proudkii;  Yacouba Tanou


A single image conveying sense of place; from exotic to backyard, urban to wild. Includes architecture and people of diverse cultures.

First Place: Serli

Second Place: James Morgan

Third Place: Aristide Economopoulos/The Star Ledger

Honorable Mentions: Val Proudkii; Daniel Bedell


A single image that focuses on an individual and captures unique aspects of their experience or personality.

First Place: Brandon Thibodeaux

Second Place: Monika Merva

Third Place: Chris Usher

Honorable Mention: Muriel Hasbun

The Natural World

A single image focusing on nature, including plants, animals (wild & domestic), landscapes, waterscapes and aerials.

First Place: Peter Lik

Second Place: Dan Jenkins

Third Place: Peter Lik

Honorable Mentions: Claudio Santana; Lea Foster


Photojournalism/Social Documentary

A series of related images (minimum 3, maximum 9) exploring the human condition to facilitate social change. Images should focus on the compelling issues of our time, and may include global warming, war, poverty, international justice and the environment.

First Place: Pedro Pardo

Second Place: Jahi Chikwendiu

Third Place: Aris Messinis

Honorable Mentions: Julie GlassbergGabriela Bulisova

Fine Art

A series of related images (minimum 3, maximum 9) that has been created to fulfill the artistic vision of the photographer.

First Place: Josh Rushing

Second Place: Harold Ross

Third Place: James Crable

Honorable Mentions: Jimmy Williams; Andreas Franke

The Natural World

A series of related images (minimum 3, maximum 9) focused on nature, including plants, animals (wild & domestic), landscapes, waterscapes and aerials.

First Place: Peter McBride

Second Place: Gaston Lacombe

Third Place: Mary Clay Berry

Honorable Mentions: Robin Moore; Josephine Elizabeth Cox


First Place: Nick Minton

Second Place: Gabriella Demczuk

Third Place: Robert Gomez

Honorable Mentions: Gabriel Romero; Samantha Shuma


A series of related images (minimum 3, maximum 9) that represents a cohesive body of work by a student (age 18 or older, currently enrolled in an accredited academic program).

First Place: Gabriel Romero

Second Place: Jared DiMartine

Third Place: Chong Kok Yew

Honorable Mentions: Pavla Teie;  Omar A. Juarez


Work that may include still photography, video, sound and graphics to either communicate a reality-based narrative story or is freely expressionistic.

First Place: MediaStorm

Second Place: Peter McBride

Honorable Mentions: James MorganAmelia Kunhardt


Cell Phone General

First Place: Jocelyn Augustino

Second Place: Skip Brown

Third Place: Michael DeAngelis

Honorable Mention: Guillermo Cervera

Cell Phone "Spirit of Washington"

First Place: Julie Flygare

Second Place: Alyona Vogelmann

Third Place: Paulette Waltz

Honorable Mentions: Devon Rowland;  Chantal Dussuel


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