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50 touching photos of lockdown... but which one do you think is best?

Agora #StayHome competition
(Image credit: @katerinazefirova (Russia))

Photo-sharing app Agora has unveiled the top 50 pictures taken in its #StayHome competition. The contest launched two months ago at the beginning of lockdown in many countries, asked photographers to take their best photographs of being stuck at home. The result was 15,697 photos from all around the world, that give different interpretations of being forced to stay at home during the global pendemic.

The 50 finalist photos are now being voted on by Agora's  community in order to pick the winning image which will be awarded $1,000. We have picked out some of our favorites, but you can see them all in the video below…

(Image credit: @cristianbustosriera (Spain))

(Image credit: @jjnmatt (Indonesia))

(Image credit: @asimijaz (Pakistan))

(Image credit: @oscar_penelo (Spain))

(Image credit: @ajuriaguerra (Spain))

(Image credit: @photollarena (Spain))

(Image credit: @superiaia (Italy))

(Image credit: @katerinazefirova (Russia))

(Image credit: @xavi_carrion (Spain))

(Image credit: @careless_wandering (Canada))

See all 50 finalists

Video showing the 50 finalists and their images

Agora is a mobile app where photographers, whether amateur or professional, can participate in photo contests for a chance to win international recognition and cash prizes up to $25,000).

The #StayHome winning photo will be revealed on 27 May. The results will be revealed via Agora's Instagram page, as well as the app itself.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.


He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.