Results 2021

“OrthPhoto Awards” International Competition Winners Announced

The OrthPhoto Awards International Competition concluded with a ceremony held at the Center of Orthodox Culture in Bialystok, Poland, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. The ceremony was also livestreamed on different platforms. The competition was at its first edition and aimed at promoting and selecting the Orthodox world’s most impressive photographers.

More than 650 photographers from almost 30 countries took part in the competition, where over 4,500 photos presenting Orthodoxy in 35 countries were submitted to seven categories.

The international jury was made of 21 people who met online, having the difficult task of analysing and selecting the best works.

A selection of photos was displayed at St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Bialystok and will be available for public visiting for the future month.

The Publishing House of the Polish Orthodox Church will release a photo album in late 2021 including pictures from the OrthPhoto Awards competition.

The organising committee and the jury members extend thanks and congratulations to all participants.


Grand Prize

Vladimir Orlov, Russia





More from Grand Prize

Category Places

1st place: Gheorghita Epureanu, Romania

2nd place: Tomasz Mościcki, Poland

3rd place: Florin Cristescu, Romania

Honorary mention: Sergei Borisenko , Russia


Honorary mention: Sergey Ryzhkov, Ukraina

Honorary mention: Andrei Oleshko, Russia

Honorary mention: Tatjana Lelic, Serbia

Honorary mention: Boris Bort, Russia

Honorary mention: Mikhail Kapychka, Belarus

Category Reportage

1st place: Tadeusz Żaczek, Poland

2nd place: Boris Musić, Montenegro

3rd place: Vladimir Vasiliev, Russia

Honorary mention: Barsukova-Surikova Evgenia, Russia

Honorary mention: Octavian Chende, Romania

Honorary mention: Konstantina Kanellopoulou, Greece

Honorary mention: Denislav Stoychev, Bulgaria

Honorary mention: Alina Ilina, Russia

Category People

1st place: Andrey Smolnikov, Russia

2nd place: Tomasz Mościcki, Poland

3rd place: Sergei Alekseev, Russia

Honorary mention: Maksym Sidorenko, Ukraine

Honorary mention: Waldemar Jundo, Poland

Honorary mention: Daniil Naberezhny, Russia

Category Details

1st place: Paweł Tadejko, Poland

2nd place: Viacheslav Vorobiev , Ukraina

3rd place: Marina Stancevic, Serbia

Honorary mention: Madalina Cimpoeru, Romania

Category Covid-19

1st place: Margerita Ivleva , Russia

2nd place: Aleksandr Kolesnik, Russia

3rd place: Tatiana Rutkovskaya, Russia

Honorary mention: Margarita Tolmacheva, Russia

Honorary mention: Pavlos Antonatos, Greece

Honorary mention: Igor Matveev , Belarus

Category From archive

1st place: Hadzi Miodrag Miladinovic, Serbia

1st place: Hadzi Miodrag Miladinovic, Serbia

2nd place: Gheorghita Epureanu, Romania

3rd place: Aleksa Stojković, Serbia

Honorary mention: George Baladakis , Greece

Category Stories

1st place: Gali Tibbon, Israel

2nd place: Svetlana Tarasova, Russia

3rd place: Andrei Shapran, Russia

Honorary mention: Margerita Ivleva, Russia

Special Prizes

Best Young Photographer

Philipp Kharhenko, Russia

OrthPhoto Users Award

Levan Gabechava, Georgia

How to participate

Entering the competition is free of charge. Entries must be received between 2nd of May and 8th of July 2021.