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Incredible portrait photography wins Cotient World Photography Award

Cotient Competition winner Nimai Chandra Ghosh
Niami Chandra Ghosh took first place with this amazing portrait (Image credit: Nimai Chandra Ghosh)

The Cotient World Photography Award has recently announced the winners of its 2020 competition, including a brilliantly surreal piece of portrait photography from Nimai Chandra Ghosh that grabbed the top prize of £1,000. The Cotient World Photography Award is free to enter and open to anyone around the world. 

Cotient sets itself apart from other photography competitions, as the voting is crowdsourced. This means that as soon as you register as a member on the site, you can begin voting for the images you think are best. 

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Nimai Chandra Ghosh (opens in new tab) topped the winners list with his surreal portrait of a boy floating in water. Meanwhile, second place went to to Yevhen Samuchenko (opens in new tab) for his beautiful black and photo (below) captioned 'Childhood Dreams (opens in new tab)'. The image that grabbed third place was Anna Dyatlovskay (opens in new tab) for her black and white image simply captioned 'A Fish'. 

Cotient competition winners

(Image credit: Yevhen Samuchenko)

If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning the 2021 competition (and the £1,000 top prize), simply register on the Cotient website (opens in new tab). Membership to the site is completely free and registering offers you four competition entries into 10 available categories. For those who wish to enter more than four times in the competition, there is a small charge of £2.99 per additional image. For more information on entering the competition click here (opens in new tab)

When you register, you will automatically be given the opportunity to be a judge and given eight votes to use. If you make additional entries into the contest, then you'll receive four extra votes for each one.

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The top ten winners can expect to receive a cash prize: 

First Prize: £1,000
Second Prize: £300
Third Prize: £150
Fourth Prize: £100
And 6 prizes of £50 each

The inclusive nature of Cotient is what makes it a brilliant opportunity for photographers all across the world to show off their abilities. View the winners from the 2020 competition here (opens in new tab), or check out a selection of the images below.

Cotient winners 2020 competition

(Image credit: Anna Dyatlovskay)

Cotient winners 2020 competition

Fourth place (Image credit: skateboy © Alexey Kremev )

Cotient winners 2020 competition

Fifth place (Image credit: New Life © Mikhail Kapychka )

Cotient winners 2020 competition

Sixth place (Image credit: Isolation © Aleksandr Koviazin)

Cotient winners 2020 competition

Seventh place (Image credit: Ant © Irina Petrova)

Cotient winners 2020 competition

Eighth place (Image credit: Forest carpet © Stanislav Napalkin)

Cotient winners 2020 competition

Ninth place (Image credit: Alone With The Universe © Yevhen Samuchenko)

Cotient winners 2020 competition

Tenth place (Image credit: Mask © Levent ates)

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Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 


With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!