Winners of the 2019 Epson International Pano Awards have been announced, with Australian photographer, Mieke Boynton taking out first prize in the 2019 Open competition.

‘Dragonfire’, Iceland © Mieke Boynton, winner of the first prize in the Open competition.

This year, the tenth in the competition’s history,  4913 entries were received from 1258 photographers in 72 countries. It is the world’s largest competition for panoramic photography and attracts more than US$50,000 in cash and prizes.

Mieke Boynton is the first female photographer to take out the top award. Her winning image was taken in Iceland from a light aircraft and shows the spectacular braided rivers produced by meltwater from the country’s many glaciers. The colours reflect different elements in the suspended rock particles produced as glacier ice grinds across rocks. Additional images in Mieke’s portfolio can be viewed here. (See Photo Review’s profile of Mieke.)

The runner-up in the 2019 Open competition is Abdulla Al-Mushaifri from Qatar, while the overall winner of the 2019 Amateur competition is Carlos F. Turienzo from Spain, with the runner-up in the 2019 Amateur competition being Daniel Trippolt from Austria. The winner of the VR/360 competition this year is Lukasz Czech from Poland. The interactive version can be viewed on the website.

Click here to view all the winning and top image galleries.