GuruShots: Meaningful Minimalism Contest Winning Photos

Considered the biggest photo game in the world, GuruShots (opens in a new tab) is an online platform that offers a fun and structured way to showcase your images while gaining global exposure for your work.

By competing in epic challenges against millions of photographers, you can earn instant feedback from over three billion monthly votes and increase your Rookie Rank to ultimate Guru status (and bragging rights).

GuruShots challenges are voted on by platform gurus and the wider community, and there’s a new challenge every day. Winners can receive prizes from GuruShots sponsors such as Adorama, Kodak, Lowepro and Lensbaby.

With the Meaningful Minimalism Challenge, we wanted you to focus on simplicity and aim to use only the most subtle compositional components such as shape, color and line.

The winning images did not disappoint and we appreciated the use of clean, uncluttered backgrounds, monochrome tones and a beautiful array of natural subjects from birds to flowers. We recommend scrolling through the images to see how all the top photographers interpreted the brief.

The top 20 ranked images will be published in Photography Week (opens in a new tab)and we’re happy to feature those images below, along with the rest of the best photography featured in the gallery that follows.

Best Photographer (Image credit: Ilan Horn – Israel)

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Top picture (Image credit: Lola Tepshi – Italy)

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The Guru’s Best Choice (Image credit: Michael de Couro – Suriname)

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#4 (Image credit: Alain Rochecouste – Ireland)

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#5 (Image credit: Nora Skerlecz-Antal – Hungary)

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#6 (Image credit: Yair Tzur – Israel)

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#seven (Image credit: Christina Mcilroy – Australia)

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#8 (Image credit: Julianna Kovács – Croatia)

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#9 (Image credit: Rebecka Nilsson – Sweden)

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#ten (Image credit: Tamar Alazraki – Israel)

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#11 (Image credit: Panagiotis Lagouvardos – Greece)

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#12 (Image credit: Tina Pruitt – USA)

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#13 (Image credit: Joao Alves – Portugal)

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#14 (Image credit: Luca Sharabidze – USA)

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#15 (Image credit: Debbie Squier-Bernst – Canada)

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#16 (Image credit: Denise Williams – USA)

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#17 (Image credit: Régis James-Farges – France)

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#18 (Image credit: Trevor Preston – USA)

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#19 (Image credit: Liviu Ivanescu – Canada)

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#20 (Image credit: Mr. Memo Hajikhan – Canada)

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#21 (Image credit: Jan na – Germany)

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#22 (Image credit: Marius Forgaciu – Romania)

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#23 (Image credit: SomeWhereWest – USA)

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Here are the remaining images of the best entries from GuruShots’ Meaningful Minimalism contest – click the arrows to scroll through the full gallery of great entries.

To find out more, register and take part in the next challenge, go to www.gurushots.com (opens in a new tab).

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