Let me begin by saying that usually I am not a huge fan of photo competitions. How do you judge images so different from each other, seemingly not comparable. I guess at the end of the day, the components that make a great image remain the same. I usually do not enter photo competitions for this reason, and that it is often seen as a waste of my time to bother submitting, paying fees etc. For The World Open, I took a different approach.
The World Open is a new photo competition that summoned over 9000 images from all over the world. There were five categories (action, street, nature, people, open), and I managed to get one photo as a finalist (top 40 / category) in the ‘action’ category. I am very stoked on this, as all I wanted to do by participating in this comp was to have a presence in this body of images, to help get my photos to a few more eyes.
My finalist image is of Kyle Norbraten riding on the Oregon Coast.