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Winners announced in photography competition by GuruShots and Digital Camera World

‘First kiss’ by Alfred Krivickas from Lithuania won best photo in the 'Give It Your Best Shot' challenge
(Image credit: Alfred Krivickas)

Fancy getting your images seen by a global audience, plus being in with a chance of winning some top camera gear? Those are the benefits of taking part in the regular photo challenges held on the GuruShots website. 

We recently partnered up with GuruShots to hold a ‘Give it your best shot!’ challenge. 

Over 38 million votes were cast by GuruShots members, and here are the winners. 

The Digital Camera World Editor's pick was Steffen Johnsen's ‘Golden eagle portrait’. The golden eagle is the second-largest bird in Steffen's native Norway, and is one of the best-known birds of prey in the northern hemisphere.

Best photo went to Alfred Krivickas from Lithuania, for ‘First kiss’, while Dimitrij Modic from Slovenia was voted Best photographer in the challenge, for his ‘At sunrise’ image. 

The winner of Guru's top pick went to 'Marvin Marverick - Malaysia', although it's unclear whether this was the title of the photo, or Marvin's country of origin. 

So what it GuruShots, and how does it work? Billed as the world’s leading photo game, GuruShots is an online platform conceived to give global exposure to people who love taking photographs. 

GuruShots members start out as Newbies and compete with other photographers to win challenges, increase their ranking on the site and eventually progress to coveted ‘Guru’ status. 

Challenges are voted on by Gurus and the wider GuruShots community, and there’s a fresh challenge – like this ‘Give it your best shot!’ – every day. 

Winners receive prizes from GuruShot’s sponsors, including Lowepro, Kodak and Lensbaby. Find out more on GuruShots' website (opens in new tab) 

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Niall is the editor of Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab), and has been shooting on interchangeable lens cameras for over 20 years, and on various point-and-shoot models for years before that. 


Working alongside professional photographers for many years as a jobbing journalist gave Niall the curiosity to also start working on the other side of the lens. These days his favored shooting subjects include wildlife, travel and street photography, and he also enjoys dabbling with studio still life. 


On the site you will see him writing photographer profiles, asking questions for Q&As and interviews, reporting on the latest and most noteworthy photography competitions, and sharing his knowledge on website building.