Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots showing humans being human in this exciting photo contest. Part of being human is our emotions, mistakes and learning experiences, all of these and much more is artistically showcased in the gallery within this photo contest. Be sure to get inspired by browsing the amazing submissions.

A special thanks to the photographers that helped us find the People's Choice by voting for their favorite photos and to friend & professional photographer Laura Tillinghast for her collaboration as a guest judge!

Grand Jury Winner

"What's really great about this photo is how much story is conveyed without either subject looking into the camera. The body language, expressions and composition set the context for this image, making it very engaging and interesting. " - Laura Tillinghast

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"The rich tones and inky shadows in this image are exquisite. There is also a slight feeling of sadness that is very compelling. The image makes me want to know more about the subject and how he came to be where he is." - Laura Tillinghast

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"The beautiful composition of this photo leads your eye from the subject's face to the lovely bokeh background and back. The sense of movement and a moment captured in time makes this a very charming portrait." - Laura Tillinghast

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"I can't help but smile when I look at this photo. It's so playful and fun while also being well executed technically. The tone, composition and contrast all come together to create a wonderfully unexpected image." - Laura Tillinghast

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