Thank you to all the photographers that participated in the Washed Away Photo Contest in collaboration with Printic, sharing their best photos showing objects carries away by the ocean. Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and a special round of applause for the Grand Jury Winner who wins a Printicapp 20 picture book.

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Stefan Hefele for his collaboration as a guest judge. The internationally renowned landscape photographer is represented by its broad portfolio in many well-known medias around the globe. Stefan Hefele is full time landscape photographer based in Augsburg, Germany, with a graduation as a commercial photographer. From here he travels into the world. His penchant for Nordic landscapes is hard to miss. But his heart beats especially for mountains and the Alps. With the prestigious GEO Calendar "Mountains 2016" he set a milestone in his career. Stefan Hefele is author of several magazines and has recently published his first book, which appeared in Rheinwerk Verlag.

Grand Jury Winner

"Everything came together here in this epic shot. The winner chose a nice shorter exposure with still lots of details in the surf. What a moody landscape crowned by a rainbow. A real masterpiece in terms of dramatic landscapes. Congrats!" - Stefan Hefele

Runner Up

"I absolutely adore the picturesque style of werol´s photo. A fine composition is enhanced by rich colors and an exciting brightness curve from left to right. The foreground, as if it would emerge from the sea. Felicitation to this awesome shot." - Stefan Hefele

Runner Up

"Including a human element in this otherwordly arctic conditions illuminated by epic light makes this photo so real and strong.
Johnst had a perfect hand for the exposure time as well as the use of warm backlight. I also see here a wonderful panorama. Nevertheless a winning picture." - Stefan Hefele

Amateur Winner

"Last but not least I could not come around this expressive vertical. The monochrome mood fits well and does not distract from the detailed middleground. Compositionwise a wonderful use of surf lines and clouds. Thumbs up for this result." - Stefan Hefele

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