GuruShots: winning photographs from the Tell Me A Story contest

(Image credit: vincenttate - Poland)

Billed as the world's greatest photo game, GuruShots is an online platform that provides a fun, structured way to showcase your images while gaining global exposure for your work. 

By competing in epic challenges against millions of photographers, you can get instant feedback from over three billion monthly votes and increase your ranking from Newbie to achieve the ultimate status (and bragging rights) of Guru. 

GuruShots' challenges are voted on by the platform's Gurus and the wider community, and there’s a fresh challenge every day. Winners can receive prizes from GuruShots' sponsors such as Adorama, Kodak, Lowepro and Lensbaby. 

In 'Tell Me A Story', entrants were challenged to showcase their skills in the art of building exciting and enticing narratives. Mario Borg captured an incredible moment of combat in a Muay Thai fight, which stands in stark contrast to Violeta Jankovic' serene shot of youngsters playing with ducklings!

Our favourite images is vincenttate's wonderfully evocative shot of a shirtless gentleman and a lady sharing a drink at home. As rich in compositional interest as it is in narrative allure, this is a truly stunning photograph. There are also a number of travelogue-style shots worthy of note, Olaf Wiehler, Amit Erez and NV Photography.

The 20 highest ranked images were published in Digital Photographer, and we're pleased to showcase these images below, along with the rest of the top 500 featured photographs in the gallery that follows.

Top Photographer (Image credit: Tom Jacob - Spain)

Top Photo (Image credit: Mario Borg - Malta)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: vincenttate - Poland)

#4 (Image credit: Arye Berger - Israel)

#5 (Image credit: Gabriel Fox - Brazil)

#6 (Image credit: Dmitry Pasikhov - United States)

#7 (Image credit: tipsu - Finland)

#8 (Image credit: Valeria Akerlund - Sweden)

#9 (Image credit: Jan Guenther Kaczmierczak - Germany)

#10 (Image credit: JM Schneider - Belgium)

#11 (Image credit: Amit Erez - Israel)

#12 (Image credit: NV Photography - Israel)

#13 (Image credit: Elena Biianu - Romania)

#14 (Image credit: Pavlína Rolincová - Czechia)

#15 (Image credit: Violeta Jankovic - Serbia)

#16 (Image credit: Jennifer LaMaide - United States)

#17 (Image credit: Seby Palumbo - Italy)

#18 (Image credit: Zidd Mrdjanov - Canada)

#19 (Image credit: Milton Fernandes - Portugal)

#20 (Image credit: Liviu Ivanescu - Canada)

#21 (Image credit: Gabriele Pedrazzi - Italy)

#22 (Image credit: Olaf Wiehler - Germany)

#23 (Image credit: Erik Van Limbergen - Belgium)

Here are the remaining images from the top 500 entries in GuruShots' 'Tell Me A Story' contest – simply click on the arrows to scroll through the full gallery of photos. 

To find out more, and to sign up and take part in the next challenge, visit

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