The winning entries for this year’s Epson International Pano Awards have been released with Chinese photographer, Jinyi He announced as the overall winner.

‘The Vein’, one of three entries by Chinese photographer, Jinyi He, who was announced as the overall winner of the 2022 Open Competition. © Jinyi He.

The winning images were shot in the photographer’s home town of Xinjiang. In describing ‘The Vein’, Jinyi said, “I travelled to Xinjiang last year and took this photo in Dushanzi Grand Canyon, a geological wonder. For tens of millions of years, the melting snow water of Tianshan Glacier has torn open the chest of the vast Gobi like a Hummer and formed this natural landscape under the movement of the earth’s crust and the erosion of wind and rain. ‘The Vein’ is stitched by 40 photos. I operated my drone to capture these 90 degrees aerial view photos at 40 appropriate points (5 rows and 8 columns) of the canyon in order to get whole canyon aerial view. Nature is an artist and it reminds me of an abstract painting.”

In Formationone of three entries by Florian Kriechbaumer of the United Arab Emirates, overall winner of the 2022 Amateur Competition. © Florian Kriechbaumer.

The overall winner of the 2022 Amateur Competition was Florian Kriechbaumer of the United Arab Emirates with his entries ‘In Formation’ (shown above), ‘The Confrontation’ and ‘Sunrise in the Clouds’.

Poison River’ by Juan Lopez Ruiz from Spain, winner of the Epson Digital Art Prize. © Juan Lopez Ruiz.

The Epson Digital Art Prize was won by Juan Lopez Ruiz from Spain who said about his winning ‘Poison River’ entry, “This is an aerial view of the surroundings of the Riotinto mine, Huelva, Spain. This is a reservoir close to the mine where all the mine waste accumulates, it is an area of polymetallic massive sulphide concentration where copper, lead and zinc are extracted, as well as gold and silver, which contributes to a great variety of textures and colours in constant change, this makes it a unique place perfect for aerial photography.”

Bernese Oberland, which won the Curator’s Award for Judith Kuhn from Germany. © Judith Kuhn.

The Curator’s Award was won by Judith Kuhn from Germany for her entry ‘Bernese Oberland’ (shown above). The image was captured on a trip to photograph wildlife when the photographer unexpectedly ‘came across a wonderful landscape photo’.

This year the competition received 4,129 entries from 1,197 professional and amateur photographers in 98 countries – all of whom were competing for thousands of dollars cash and prizes with main sponsor Epson Australia alone providing prizes that included an Epson SureColor P7070 printer, an Epson SureColor P5070 printer and an Epson EB-1795F ultra-slim projector.

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