OMG – I Won the Capture the Colour Photo Contest


OMG - I Won the Capture the Colour Photo Contest

I had hoped but never quite believed that I could win the big prize. But, somehow I have. Thank you to for sponsoring a great contest and to the 5 judges who worked so hard to pick a winner — they had a ton of entries.

Ken Kaminesky was kind enough to nominate me and judged the Blue category. Daniel of Canvas of Light was in charge of Red (and judged me worthy of a free iPad — see above), while Abi of Inside the Travel Lab took care of the Green entries. Dave and Deb of The Planet D were in charge of Yellow and Christine over at Almost Fearless judged White.

I’d like to offer a HUGE thanks to all of the judges, as well as the kind folks at TravelSupermarket. When you’re traveling on a tight budget, a £2,000 travel credit is an amazing gift. Thanks so much.

Link to my photos HERE:

Link to the contest: HERE

42 comments on “OMG – I Won the Capture the Colour Photo Contest

  1. Congratulation !!! Your photos are gorgeous, deserve to be the winner :D

  2. Hey Johnny,

    Congratulations! You truly deserved the big price. What are your travel plans with the refuelled wallet?

    Have fun,

  3. OMG are you ‘really’ surprised? *grin* Congrats!

  4. Nicely done! It’s one thing to come up with a single stunning entry – but all FIVE of yours are awesome!

  5. Sometimes, it really pays off despite not having an aim to win the contest. I do love your extra ordinary and well-captured shot. Congratulations for your win!

  6. I’m so glad you won! All of your entries in the contest were amazing, but ever since I first saw your winning picture of that man sitting on a dock in the Ganges, I’d always thought it was really beautiful.

    So, with £2000 added to your travel budget, does this mean you now have time to visit the Philippines? :)

    • Philippines are definitely on the itinerary. I’m thinking of heading back to Asia this winter and catching up with friends in Thailand, then hopefully visiting Burma, the Philippines and Bali (but back to Chiang Mai in April for Songkran — greatest party on the planet). Central America is lovely but I’m ready for a change.

      • Omg, really? Then I can’t wait to read about all the crazy situations you’ll get yourself into when you finally arrive here!

        How long do you think you’ll be staying, and do you already have plans on where you’d like to go? If not, I’d love to make you an itinerary of our best tourist spots. But you can totally feel free to disregard the more unreasonable activities I’ll think up. :P

        Also, to really make your plans of coming here irresistable, please read this very true and highly informative post featuring our current tourism campaign:
        (And if that still hasn’t convinced you, then I honestly don’t know what will.)

        Anyway, sorry if I seem a little pushy here, it’s just that you’re my favorite travel blogger (if you couldn’t already tell) and I’ve been dreaming for a long time to hear your take on the Philippines. I’m sure you’ll love it here, btw!

  7. Congratulations!! Seriously awesome!

  8. Congratulations! I looked at dozens of websites entered into the contest and I had a feeling you might win. I love your Ganges photo and the Guatemala photo as well.

  9. Awesome, well done Wes! Thoroughly deserved with that stunner tho!

  10. That is an awesome photo! Congrats!

  11. Congratulations! I’ve always loved that photo on the Ganges. I remember getting an email from Adobe with your pictures in it, had to be a couple years ago at this point. Think that’s how I originally found your site.

  12. Maggie Summerhayes on said:

    Fantastic! So nice that you are getting credit for your wonderful photos.

  13. Great post. Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing

  14. Wow! amazing photo you truly deserve to win the big prize. Congratulations!

  15. Wow, well done, that’s a fantastic accolade… but perhaps not surprising, I’ve been admiring your pics for a while now. Can we have a blog on how you will bspend the £2k?! Happy travels!

  16. Grats. Well deserved amazing photo :)

  17. I gotta say I love your site! I follow you on FB and you have the best stories/statuses. You get into some crazy funny shit haha. Keep it up! :)

  18. Hi Wes. It’s no surprise to me that you won the contest, that picture is beautiful! I swear it could be on one of those motivational posters. Have you ever thoughts about selling some of your photos as posters? You do amazing work

  19. Great photo! Congratulations on your win :) much deserved. Nat Geo next?

  20. Congratulations! You deserve it :D

  21. I absolutely love this photo, you totally deserved to win! Enjoy the prize money :)

  22. A month long celebration??? Where are you. We miss you.

  23. That’s an amazing award. Congrats…….

  24. Well done on the win, awesome photographs!

  25. A little late on the congrats, but well done and well deserved…your shots were superb. Spend the credit wisely ;)

  26. Congratulations! You deserve to win. It’s a great set.

  27. Congratulations :) You have beautiful pictures. I also took part in this competition. Unfortunately, I was not so succesful as you were :) Your entry for red really looks great

  28. Absolutely stunning – Nice one dude!

  29. Congarts Man, you really deserve it.. its an amazing photo

  30. Congrats! Great photo.

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