Pixum Photo Contest: Magic Moments 2019

Thank you for 23.000 truly magic moments! Find out whose artworks impressed our jury the most.

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Magic Moments 2019

Magic Moments 2019: And the winner is...

The international photo contest "Magic Moments 2019" comes to an end with almost 23.000 submitted pictures and 5.000 participants. Pixum thanks all participants for the great artworks. In the most successful Pixum photo competition so far, participants from all European countries could submit their best motives in the six categories "Architecture & Buildings", "Close-Up & Macro", "Nature & Outdoors", "People & Portraits", "Pets & Animals" as well as "Smartphone Photos". In a comprehensive selection process, the jury of experts has now chosen the lucky winners. Here, you can see all winners of the contest 2019.

The Overall Winner

The overall winner of the "Magic Moments 2019" is Carsten S. with his photo "Montmartre", taken in the well-known Parisian artists' district. The main winner has managed to capture the essence and the beauty of the human interaction. A unique scene from everyday life with a stunning composition. We can almost see the sparkle in the children's eyes!

Other Winners

2nd prize

Füchslein im Schnee

by Susanne S.

What we loved about it:

  • unique light
  • the snow-bokeh
  • a lovely fox in a beautiful setting

3rd prize

Men vs. Ocean

by Sjoerd B.

What we loved about it:

  • a perfect composition
  • the moment of the wave crash
  • human & wildlife separated by a diagonal line

Nature & Outdoors

Faszination Yasur

by Jane B.

What we loved about it:

  • a unique photo, due to the proximity of the volcano
  • extraordinary colour play
  • a one-time scene

Pets & Animals

Life can be hard...

by Kris H.

What we loved about it:

  • water & bokeh play
  • green as a linking element between the grass & the eye colour of the owl
  • the combination of the image & the title

Smartphone Photos

The Guggenheim

by Victor C.

What we loved about it:

  • composition & perspective
  • the power & tranquility of the urban setting
  • wide colour range despite of the high amount of white

Architecture & Buildings

Eve, lève-toi

by Eric F.

What we loved about it:

  • science fiction character
  • the contrast between straight lines & organic shapes
  • light play & visual guidance

Close-Up & Macro

Kikker in de Spotlights

by Arjan S.

What we loved about it:

  • light mood & reflections
  • staging the frog through the perfect light
  • a unique setting

People & Portraits


by Wolfgang K.

What we loved about it:

  • authenticity
  • colour play
  • a setting filled with the joy of life

Photo Contest Magic Moments 2018

Best of 20.000: Pixum selects the winning pictures of the last year photo contest "Magic Moments 2018".

We've got more than 20,000 submitted pictures and almost 5,000 participants for the last year's international photo contest "Magic Moments 2018". In the most successful Pixum photo contest (until now), participants from all European countries submitted their best shots in the four categories "Lovely Landscapes", "Beautiful Buildings", "Amazing Animals" and "Funny Photos". The winning photos were selected by an expert jury. Enjoy the photos taken by the winners 2018. We thank all participants for their great impact!

And the winner is ...

The winner of the big photo competition "Magic Moments 2018" is Camille Dufosse from France with his winning picture "Secret Place", taken on the Balearic island Ibiza. The winning photo have impressed our jury with its outstanding composition and the amazing play of light and shadow in the cave.

Other winners

2nd prize

Matthias Schotthöfer, Nachtflug

3rd prize

Philippe Cabanel, Tendresse

Lovely Landscapes

Doris List-Winder, Die Schönheit Islands

Beautiful Buildings

Bernhard Geier, Streets of New York

Amazing Animals

Romana Ríhová, Bon Appétit, Mate!

Funny Photos

Mona Lorenz, Say Cheese

Special Prize: Beautiful Buildings

Oliver Kelkar, Blitz Duett

Sonderpreis: Amazing Animals

Malte Riemer, Du bist keiner von uns

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