Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing people in a state of intense excitement and happiness in the Euphoria Photo Contest part of the Give Back Contest Series. There are many non-profits doing critically important work helping people, saving animals, and protecting our planet. In support of these organizations and their causes, we proudly present our “Give Back” contest series. The winner of each “Give Back” contest gets to select one of the amazing charities to receive a donation... and gets the Grand Jury Prize. Let’s team up to for the greater good!

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Royce Bair for his collaboration as a guest judge. As a former photography gallery owner and curator, Royce has helped scores of photographers showcase and sell their fine art photography. From 1984 through 2007, his Stock Solution agency aided hundreds of photographers in editing, distributing and licensing their stock photos to publishers and corporations, worldwide.

Grand Jury Winner

"The is a captivating image with stunning impact and extremely professional execution. The photo captures an iconic slice of childhood innocence and joy that is universal, no matter your race or nationality. The lighting, propping, composition and post processing excellence are all first rate." - Royce Bair

Runner Up

"This image grows on you. There is a sense of kindness and humanity here. You feel the joy the musician is bringing to others and himself, which is captured by his expression and long-exposure movement of those passing by. The skillful placement of the subject, the use of monochrome tones, and the blurred crowd all speak volumes to us." - Royce Bair

Runner Up

"Although this is a composite image, it's blending is well done and believable, because the photographer has paid attention to tonal values and the direction of light on his subject. The photograph resonate to us because it visually conveys the emotions many have felt while gazing under a starry night sky." - Royce Bair

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