We had over 2000 entries to our first ever travel photography competition and it was a difficult task to narrow them down to our shortlist, and even harder to choose our winner. The shot that really got our judges’ attention has now been chosen, and we’re delighted to congratulate Somenath Mukhopadhyay as our winning photographer.

The judges felt this image skilfully captures the stillness of the moment and the concentration on the child’s face. The colours are vibrant and they loved the way your eye is drawn into the face with the shift of focus.

Congratulations Somenath!

Rough Guides travel photography competition © Somenath Mukhopadhyay© Sometnath Mukhopadhyay

The runners-up

We also chose two runners-up: Sirsendu Gayen and Swarna Susan Anil were both commended by the judges for their striking photographs.

Men at mosque © Sirsendu Gayen – Rough Guides travel photography competition 2016© Sirsendu Gayen

Swarna Susan Anil© Swarna Susan Anil