Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with a Story in the Once Upon A Time Photo contest in collaboration with Adobe Stock with chances to win iPhone X and more! We are super excited to have collaborated with Adobe Stock in this contest inviting all of you to this exclusive opportunity to become an Adobe Stock Contributor.

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Lasse Behnke for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Lasse Behnke (31) is a photographer and Photoshop artist from Bremen (Germany), who has made a living selling stock images images since 2011. He is a trained graphic designer and specializes in photoshop compositing. Over the years he became one of the most successful contributors in the microstock market with several hundred thousand sold licenses. Beside his main job as a Photographer he has presented his work on several big photo events like Adobe MAX and Photokina. He also shares his knowledge as a trainer on LinkedIn-Learning.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "Falling Asleep" by StefanWitte

"As i am specialized in photomontages myself i love the technically flawless realization and the attention to detail in this image. Although you see a lot of "floating people images" recently i think this one is special and stands out from the crowd. As this image is called "Falling Asleep" it maybe is a reference to the sensation of falling which a lot of us will have witnessed when drifting off. So we have great storytelling and great photography as well as really good retouching skills in this image. Overall perfect work! " - Lasse Behnke

Congratulations Honorable Mention "sunrise prayer " by MedicineWalkPhotographer

"I really love the story the image shows with the American Indian praying on the hill, facing the sun. Reminds me of some books about the wild west, i read in my childhood.  Also i like the overall composition of the picture with the "spotlight" on the guy in this breathtaking landscape with the sun perfectly over the edge of the mountain and the calm clouds in the valley. It looks like a painting, and with that i do not mean the filtered pictorial look which i think would not have been necessary. Nevertheless this one is a really strong work for me. " - Lasse Behnke

Congratulations Honorable Mention "Cane fire " by cynthiajackson

"The storytelling is extremely strong in this one and by looking at the picture my head immediately starts to create a story about a young boy who has lost everything due to the fire and has to live on his own from now on. Thats just my interpretation but i think there is a lot of room to tell exciting tales about this image. I am also a big fan of the light-dark contrast and the silhouette look of this work because it makes the picture kind of mysterious and even more fascinating. Furthermore we have very harmonic colors with the orange and blue complementary contrast here. The photographer knows his craft! " - Lasse Behnke

Congratulations Honorable Mention "The Pain That Never Goes Away " by ElenaParaskeva

"Actually i noticed this picture or rather the story in of this picture only when i looked over the finalists the second time, but then it struck me immediately. 
You can almost feel the pain of this old woman who probably lost her son. The title "The Pain That Never Goes Away" describes it perfectly. And in my eyes
the black space around the main subject supports the story very well. Powerful and touching image! " - Lasse Behnke

Congratulations People's Choice "Jomblang Cave " by sergeylukankin

"sleeping beauty" by momasko

""music was my first love"" by MarilyndePolignac

"Cormorant Fisherman" by ssharma

"The Photographers Dream" by stephenemerson

"An Unexpected Friendship" by lisaholloway

"Morning Yellow" by peterstew

"In train" by przemyslawchola

"Blue shades" by Prijaznica

"sleep under the sky" by kenopictures

"Big Wipe out" by SteveC_Photography

"*" by selmansenturk

"_K7A0195" by Georgikate

"Waiting For Dad " by andypalfreyman

"Those eyes " by francescorizzato

"moonlight " by Iwona

"Galactic Observer " by KostasPetropoulos

"[ … home sweet home ] " by raymondhoffmann

"Summer Day " by arielcerebelina

"Arctic Hare family " by fredlemire

"*** " by donataskairys

"German Shepherd Puppy " by kmoraru

"Exhaling " by JosiahMendoza

"Special Friends " by ks_pics

"Mystery Lies Beneath " by zachparkerimages

"welcome, home, outdoors. " by twoseconds

"Girl in the Window " by howardashton-jones

"Ageing " by maciejplewicki_fotografia

"Go To The Corner " by colinharley

"fette Beute " by Anneliese-Photography

"Collective behavior " by Arkotika

"Fun with Fans " by kateluber

"I will protect You..." by RoxieArtPhotography

"Troops in Train" by Ian_B

"Love among the mountains " by panyoki

"The courier " by TomerE

"SNOW MONKEY " by russellpearson

"DSCF2227 " by Auditus

"Lady in the Boat | Liliya Nazarova " by liliyanazarova

"Allegiance signed " by pansybrandtwinters

"Does Not Play Well With Others " by Sensei

"Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Resettlers " by NickMoulds

"Portrait of old women " by anandarony

"Dance In the Water " by semrahalipoglu

"Heat! " by ClikSimon

"The night was dark and full of wonders. " by marusnazzaro

"The girl and the fireworks " by SirDiegoSama

"Glimpses Of Eden / Vislumbres Do Éden " by heldersantana

"The Marine " by kellilauck

"Cracked " by MKPhotographysa

"Take Five " by saraascalon

"What to wear " by jmphotography2323

"_MG_1325 " by Nikki2306

"The Enchanted Forest pt 2 " by gennacard

"Reflection " by lukegram

"Every night " by chloegrayson

"Prestige " by Kavanthekid

"Tenaya Lake Winter " by matttheilen

"I love my ladder " by darcysutphin-delia

"Portrait of a Self-Portrait " by Jackie_Kancir

"Velika " by Tanjica

"catch me if you can " by EricLinusF

"the butterfly effect " by TatanZuleta

"Waiting " by Damiqiopictures

"Humpback whale swimming around " by woeckdnis

"when life is puring down " by christiangigerphotography

"retro Biker " by Mougaard

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY " by carl_doghouse

"the feast " by moritzleonard

"travel " by vgallova

"Where the Wild roses grow -2 " by marcwildpassion

". " by rekhagarton

"Time for Tea " by kimayres

"Jack-Leg. " by Egstad

"The waiting game " by SteveCrampton

"The Great Escape " by sydneymanuel

"No Hope? " by Blatoski1

"The dancer and the pope " by livioferrari

"Dislocated day... " by hdzphoto

"Rescue Me " by tylerrobertoxley

"Birthday Camp " by fullframefotos

"Still thinking of a title " by daniel_anhut

"Karolina " by anetacoufalova

"15 - Depression " by ivangatt

"„blinded” " by Marcel_A_Vie

"housewife " by da-miane

"Natural daylight photography - beautiful Sofie " by martinealtenahilbrink

"once upon a time car " by MishaMaricPhotography

"Midnight Oil " by SonyaAdcockPhotography

"bathtime " by kellymcdonald_0063

"Late reading " by alekseiisachenko

"*** " by slavasamoikenko

"Masai " by giovannivolpe

"i'm looking at you " by Nrvi

"Dr Bob , Cellar of Souls " by JoePastie

"The Torment " by fidfoto

"mari " by inolab

"Canadian WW2 Veteran of the Essex Scottish Regiment " by joostlagerweij