GuruShots: Winning photos from the Memorable Minimalism competition

GuruShots Memorable Minimalism winning images
(Image credit: GuruShots)

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. 

With the latest Memorable Minimalism Challenge, we wanted to see your most stunning and simplistic images, and challenged you to strip your subject down to its essence and limit your compositional elements to focus the viewer’s eye.

The winning images didn't disappoint, and we enjoyed seeing all of your calm captures, from a bird in the mist [Top Photo] to low-key flowers [12]. We recommend scrolling through the images to see how all the top photographers interpreted the brief.

The 20 highest ranked images will be published in N-Photo Magazine and we're pleased to showcase these images below, along with the rest of the top featured photographs in the gallery that follows.

Top Photographer (Image credit: Ilan Horn - Israel)

Top Photo (Image credit: Javad Assaad - Turkey)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: Svetla Ilieva - Bulgaria)

#4 (Image credit: Pavel Rezac - Czechia)

#5 (Image credit: cachedigga - Germany)

#6 (Image credit: Per Hultebrand - Sweden)

#7 (Image credit: Saurav Dutta - India)

#8 (Image credit: Guenter Horniak - Austria)

#9 (Image credit: Tim Batchelor - United Kingdom)

#10 (Image credit: Margie Troyer - United States)

#11 (Image credit: Lori Quinzon - United States)

#12 (Image credit: Herbert Pregel - Germany)

#13 (Image credit: Aaron Weinstock - United States)

#14 (Image credit: Salvijs Bilinskis - Latvia)

#15 (Image credit: Vicki Endsgaard - Denmark)

#16 (Image credit: Christina Milt - United States)

#17 (Image credit: Michel BA - France)

#18 (Image credit: alonharamati - Israel)

#19 (Image credit: Summer Break - Belgium)

#20 (Image credit: Johanna B. - Germany)

#21 (Image credit: ivossmann - Estonia)

#22 (Image credit: pacificview - United States)

#23  (Image credit: Imran - United States)

Here are the remaining images from the top entries in GuruShots' Memorable Minimalism contest – click on the arrows to scroll through the full gallery.

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


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