DAMSEL IN DISTRESS, BATMAN OR SILHOUETTES. THE AWARD CEREMONY FOR THE WINNERS OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION TWO FACES OF PRAGUE 2020 TOOK PLACE UNDER THE HORSE!
The Christmas market on Wenceslas Square was brightened up by the award ceremony for the authors of the winning images from the 11th year of the Two Faces of Prague photography competition. The jury selected 21 of the best photographs from a record 723 entries. CEWE Fotolab, Jalta Botique Hotel, Studio DVA theatre, Urban Store, Hamleys toy shop, VAN GRAAF fashion house, Cushman&Wakefield, JLV and the organiser of the competition, the Association of the New Town of Prague, presented the awards.
Tomáš Řechtáček took the first place in the main category with his image capturing the celebration of the arrival of the New Year 2020. Second and third place went to Bedřich Sebera and Vítězslav Říha.
Tomáš Řechtáček: Celebrating the New Year 2019/2020
Bedřich Sebera: In the service of St. Wenceslas
Vítězslav Říha: The Lady in Trouble
In the CEWE Fotolab partner category, street photographer Mia Feres won with her image “Silhouettes”. Second and third place went to Peter Čech and Sergey Kalistratov.
Sergey Kalistratov, Peter Čech a Mia Feres
Mia Feres: Silhouettes
Peter Čech: The Frenzied Time
Sergey Kalistratov: Morning Wenceslas Square
Cushman&Wakefield awarded first place to Jiří Šimák for his photograph from the spring wave of the coronavirus epidemic. “Even a dark passageway under a busy square has its own unique charm,” says Jana Kupčáková, who took second place in the category. The third place went to Radoslav Pokovič.
Jana Kupčáková, Radoslav Pokovič
Jiří Šimák: Emergency II
Jana Kupčáková: Batman
Radoslav Pokovič: Veteran
The gold medal in the Jalta Hotel category went to Lukáš Matocha followed by Anna Doležalová and Bedřich Sebera in the main category.
Bedřich Sebera, Anna Doležalová a Lukáš Matocha
Luke Pedro Matocha: Sharp Cut
Anna Dolezalova: National Museum
Říha’s Lady in Trouble was also awarded first place by Studio DVA theatre. Silver and bronze went to Tomáš Kratochvíl and Lucie Jechová.
Lucie Jechová, Vítězslav Říha a Tomáš Kratochvíl
Tomáš Kratochvíl: A look into history
Lucie Jechová: Museum
The number one for Urban Store is Jakub Joachim and his capture of the demonstration under the banner of Milion Chvilek. Second place is the overall winner Tomáš Řechtáček and third place goes to Roman Kubarič and his “The show must go on..” in the window of partner Urban Store.
Jakub Joachim: Milion Chvilek
Roman Kubarič: The show must go on…
In this year’s 11th edition, children competed in their own category for the first time. Hamleys toy shop awarded first place in the category from 7 to 11 years to Kryštof Michálek and his film Blue is Good. Silver and bronze went to Michal Drmola and Flora Cichonová from Michaela Antůšková’s photography club.
Michal Drmola, Kryštof Michálek, Flora Cichonová and Michaela Antůšková, leader of the children’s photography club
Kryštof Michálek: Blue is good
Michal Drmola: A comfortable ride home
Flora Cichonova: Mom, look
The sponsor of the 12-17 years category was the department store VAN GRAAF, which awarded the gold medal to the young talent Kilián Valdman. Silver and bronze go to Patricia Senft and Nicole Šnajdrová.
Kilián Valdman a Nicola Šnajdrová
Kilián Valdman: The Leaky Rider
Patricia Senft: Tunnel to the Museum
Nicola Šnajdrová: Green Prague
Thank you to all the winners, participants and partners of the Two Faces of Prague photo contest!