The 2018 MC Photo Comp is Now Closed!


If you were among the thousand-odd people who chose to leave entering your best shots into our Photo Comp until the dying hours, well done.

You slid through the doors right at the last minute, and who knows? Could be the best $5K decision you ever made.

If you didn’t enter any shots, that’s alright too. Because you can now enjoy the fruits of everyone else’s labour, and have a little peek at some of our favourite shots that cropped up throughout the comp below.

Does their inclusion right here mean they’ve taken out the top prize? No, but maybe. For that, you’ll have to stay tuned as we reveal all of our shortlist finalists in the weeks to come, followed by the six winners on the night of our Sydney and LA Photo Annual launch parties in December (stay tuned for details). 

Enjoy some incredible entries across the Lifestyle, Portrait, Action, Student, Travel and Music categories below, and a huge thanks to everyone who decided to shoot their best shot and go in the running—you’ve made choosing the six winners an absolute nightmare— and our sponsors Hurley, Wanaka Tourism, New Era, Canon Australia, Huffer and Danner. 

Cage the Elephant by Yana Yatsuk // @yanayatsuk – Music Presented by Hurley
Dion Agius by John Respondek // @johnrespondek – Action Presented by New Era.
Skull by Ben Thouard // @benthouard – Portrait Presented by Huffer.
Chasing Light. 5000m above sea level, reaching camp just before last light, by Guy Williment. // @gfunk_ – Travel Presented by Canon Australia.
Metro, December 2017 by Joshua Kern // @_kjosh – Lifestyle Presented by Danner.
Rollinsville, CO by Benjamin Milkes Littler // @thereluctantastronaut – Music Presented by Hurley.
Playground by Ivan Sukhov // @suxovv – Student Presented by Wanaka Tourism
Nice to Meet You Elliot by Luca Werner // @canlucautis – Portrait Presented by Huffer
In the Driveway by Brandon Gouveia // @hascreate – Lifestyle Presented by Danner
European Beachbreaks at Their Finest by Matthias Koch // @matthiasmeierkoch – Action Presented by New Era
Disruptor by John Novak // @john.w.novak – Student Presented by Wanaka Tourism
A photograph of two friends in the streets of Jodhpur India as the sun begins to set, by Mark Teo Zhengcong // @markteozc – Travel Presented by Canon Australia

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