About the competition

I started the group of Magical Childhood Photography Awards on facebook In March 2021. The idea was born after I fell in love with the world of children’s art photography. It is a group dedicated to photographers who want to share their photos devoted to their childhood. It is important to encourage photographers to be creative and to save the best childhood moments and memories.

I wanted to connect people who want to take part in a photo competition, to check and verify your skills and ideas while learning how people react to these photos. When I was new to the photography business, I was either criticized for my work or ignored. As a result, I created a place where the photos of not only professional photographers are accepted, but also those still studying at an intermediate level.

The group also has an instagram account, where we promote Your work. It is also a place where are photos which were nominated to the second stage of the competition.

 

Administrators:

  • Moose Photoshoots
  • Michał Łosiewicz
  • Roma Falero

Judges:

  • Marta Losiewicz
  • Claudia Marzo
  • Katrin Biendl
  • Ela Drozynska
  • Maruschke Barnard
  • Lisa Kingham

 

Marta Losiewicz

Marta Losiewicz is a professional, fine art photographer covering Costa del Sol in Spain, South of Poland and Gibraltar. Photography has been with her for whole life. She got her first camera when she was 7. Together with music and painting it allowed her to express herself. She finished the Photography Academy in Krakow, where she started her professional career with cameras. She also finished postgraduate studies in the Academy of Art in Łódź in Poland, where she perfected her artistic skills. She specializes in children photography. She is very successful in this field. Her work was published in many magazines and won many different awards. More about her You can find here: moose-photoshoots.com/about-me

 

Claudia Marzo

Claudia Marzo is a Spanish photographer from Zaragoza. She is a self-taught photographer that started her journey as a children photographer 6 years ago, but she has always loved to take photos of her family and friends when she was just a child. When she finished high school she wanted to study photography so she wanted to join a photography school but sadly it closed and she couldn’t start her studies. Instead of giving up and studying something else that would not make her happy she started to rehearse by herself and after years of practice she got to find her own style. She is an award winning photographer and her work was published on International Kid Model Magazine a few times, the issue 100 as cover, back cover and "meet the photographer". She is specialized in children and family photography and always works outdoor with natural light, she loves the sunlight and the warm sunset colors, she believes they create the perfect scenes to portray the little ones. One of the things that characterizes her is her edit style, she uses warm and saturated colors trying to transform everyday scenes into images that convey the innocence, naturalness and spontaneity of children. You can follow Claudia on social media: @claumarzophotography

 

Katrin Biendl

Katrin Biendl is a professional photographer, located in Germany. Her passion for children, nature and animals is her source of inspiration to capture valuable memories and to freeze unique moments for eternity. She’s an autodidact and learnt everything about photography by herself and developed her own and very specific style. When Katrin started taking photos in 2012, she focused on breathtaking landscapes and the little wonders of nature, caused by her passion for traveling and discovering foreign countries. Encouraged by the request of Travel-Guide "Marco Polo" to publish some of her photos in several Guides, she started focusing more and more on Children and Maternity Art Photography the last 8 years.

Here a few Awards in this categories:

  • AFNS Award (Gold) - categorie "Sitter Photography"
  • AFNS Prime Contest (Silver)
  • Outstanding Maternity Award
  • Award of merit for excellent Photography

Her work has also been published in World’s Top Photography Magazines. More about her, you can find at facebook.com/Katrin.Biendl.Photography

 

Ela Drozynska

Ela is working as a professional photographer since 2016. She is originally from Poland, but her business is based in Willenhall north east UK and this is where she lives with her family.

Her main focus has always been Newborn and Baby photography, as she loves to work with small babies. With every passion based profession with time and dedication she expanded to other genres and she also offer Fine Art Maternity & Family portraiture. Open Air photography is her another creative space where she loves to work and where is extensively awarded and recognized.

Here are few Awards in this categories:

  • TOP 3 maternity photographer of the year 2021 by Legacy Awards
  • TOP 10 children photographer of the year 2021 by AFNS Prime Awards
  • WPE silver award 2021 in the family category
  • WPE silver award 2021 in the newborn category
  • WPE 3rd Place 2021 in the children category
  • And a lot of others.

If you'd like to find out more about her work, feel free to visit her website:
www.kidiphotography.co.uk

 

Maruschke Barnard

Maruschke is a photographer in New Zealand, who specializes in painterly and storybook photography. She found her passion for photography while taking photos of her own children 5 years ago. She is self taught and developed her unique style through the years practicing and photographing her 5 children and their own unique personalities. She believes every photo tells a story and loves being able to bring magic into every story she tells.
Here is her Instagram: @mbarnardphotography

 

Lisa Kingham

Lisa started photography over 25 years ago. She is from the South Coast of England, based in the beautiful New Forest. She started her professional career as a wedding photographer but soon learnt that her passion was in Child Photography. She now specializes in Child Fine art, working from either her beautiful barn conversion studio or the gorgeous landscapes of the National Park. She has won many awards and has been published in numerous magazines. You can view her work and follow her on social media @lisakinghamphotography

 

 

 

Rules of the competition:

  1. Submit ONE photo per day and add a link to your instagram account. CATEGORIES (ALL related to the CHILDHOOD subject):
    • Babies 0-3;
    • Children 4-12;
    • Youth 13-18;
    • Family;
    • Studio;
    • Fine Art.
  2. The photo of the day will be selected by the admin, which is the first stage of elimination. If there will be not photo good enough there will be no nomination for second stage of the contest.
  3. Photo of the day will be published on Instagram
  4. The photos from the second stage (those published on our INSTAGRAM) will take part in a Judges voting.
  5. The winners in each category will be announced until 5th day of next month. (Unless there will be not enough good photos in the category.
  6. PEOPLE'S CHOICE award is a photo with the biggest number of likes on Instagram.
  7. There is an award “Photographer of the month” which is selected by judges at the end of the month as well. To be considered for the tittle you MUST submit AT LEAST 3 photos per month.
  8. There will be annual award "Photographer of the year" for those who won at least one award during the year and submit their photos at least for 6 months of the year.
  9. Awarded photos get badges of the awards.
  10. Submission time for each period starts at the first day of the month and ends 29th day of each month.

Baby and Portrait Photo Awards - photographer Gibraltar

Baby Photo Awards and Portrait photo awards are websites where professional photographers can share their best children, maternity and portrait photos. The most creative photography artists from all over the world submit their works to contest for the highest places in the rating list. Which means that it is also a great place to find a great photographer for yourself.

I started to take part in this monthly contest for photographers because it allows me to find my place among peers.
Moreover it motivates me to create my own small projects, not only commercial photo shoots. I have those ideas in my head and turn them into the image. The image that has a vision and message. It brings my photography to the highest level.
So I want to present to You photos that have been successfully awarded. You can also read a story about each of the image.

 

"Conjure up spring"

The photo was created with a thought about a magical view on the first day of spring. Giulia wanted to be a fairy and that's how the idea for an enchanted photo bringing spring was born.

 

"Vintage Portrait"

Art photography allows me to show the world from a different perspective. In this case, in the old, vintage style. I changed the spring portrait of Lena to a classic, romantic one. Looking at it reminds me of my own childhood. When, as a little girl, I picked flowers for my mother's bouquet.

 

"Magical book"

The photo was taken in the golden hour, before sunset. It aims to promote traditional book reading. Because nowadays, reading books is the real magic. Magic that takes us to the limitless world of imagination.

 

"First spring together"

It was taken at the beginning of a Spanish spring. Lola is "theoretically" a dangerous dog. So puting next to her 10 months old Zoe was about to show that even if the dog looks dangerous, she is friendly and calm, and loves spending time with Zoe, enjoying their first spring together. Appearances can be deceiving. And you shouldn't judge by appearance.

 

"The Dreamer"

This photo shows the power of dreams and imagination. Children believe that everything is possible. I wanted to show that but also wanted to present a fairy tale, dreamy style, looking like a drawing to put someone into magical childhood world.

 

"Reflection of memories"

This photo was made to show the power of objects and the memories stored in them. Grandma looks at herself in the mirror and suddenly freezes, staring at the necklace. A necklace that awakens her memories. It symbolizes the passing of time and how important it is to find time and talk to older people who can tell us so many stories about their life and memories, adventures. Especially since the time together is running out.

 

"Red rose"

The photo of "red rose" was inspired by the book "The Little Prince" where the rose was the only friend of the main character.
"To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world....”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

 

Other awarded photos:

 


After the wedding Photoshoot in Sevilla

This is the story of David and Adrianna's magical wedding session. A couple in love with the Spanish city of Sevilla. I believe this is a photo shoot worth telling about because it brought me my first award in wedding photography. 

 

The photo session in Sevilla - Spanish Square and Maria Luisa Park

We met with the bride and groom at their polish- spanish wedding in Poland during the summer of 2020. We have planned the sessions at the end of October due to the tolerable temperatures this month in Seville. It was a special, foggy morning on the Spanish Square. Thanks to this, when we met in the morning to start the pictures, one of the most popular tourist spots was almost empty. We had the whole Spanish Square to ourselves. We took pictures inside and outside. Then we moved to Maria Luisa Park. The fog disappeared and the swans and ducks were a beautiful addition to the photos taken there. 

 

The heart of the old town in Sevilla

We heard the most comments from passers-by when doing the third part of the session in the heart of the old town. We heard that "they would not like such a session and why the young couple wanted to have photos in the middle of a city full of people.  They just didn't know that this was the next place in our session and the last part of it. It was here that the young couple decided to take photos of their new family member - a puppy that they recently took to their home. 

 

Photos in the fine art style

The young people fully trusted me, despite the fact that I took their photos in the fine art style, which I usually use for children's sessions. Thanks to this, their session acquired a magical and unique character and added a fairy, magical character to the photos. It seems that thanks to the processing of fine art, their session became such a success. Of course, without them and the charms of the beauty of Sevilla, it would not be the same. I am grateful for the trust and the opportunity to be their photographer.

 

The award-winning photo taken in the Spanish Square

As for the award-winning photo, we took it in the Spanish Square, with an old couple walking in the background holding their hands. I found it a perfect moment to create a unique picture. An image that has acquired additional meaning. Because when we look at a young couple in the background, we see this old couple loving each other, going through life together. And we automatically wish for new married ones to share  a similar story. That they can age together and support them all the next years, cultivating their love.

 


My Mom, my inspiration

After many years of pleading, my mother finally allows me to take pictures of her. She didn't want photos most of her life and hid from the camera. One day I got really angry and asked if she wanted to be remembered. Because if it goes on like this, the grandchildren will have no opportunity to remember her face... I think that's what has convinced her.

From then on, she agrees to all of my crazy and innovative ideas and projects. It is true that in the meantime she laughs that I went crazy photographing an old woman in various styles.

And I have not only gained a beautiful, unique model, but in the end I will have a lot of photos of my mother. Her courage and trust have brought very fruitful, beautiful photos that won many photo magazines or competitions.

Recipients see its inner beauty. The pictures get hundreds of positive comments about her  and photos.

Different styles allow me to look at her from different perspectives and keep the most beautiful memories in my camera. I would also like to look like this at the age of 69.

I appreciate every moment shared and every smile she puts in front of my lenses. She is the woman of my life, my inspiration and my friend.  And what is the most important- I want her to be remembered.

 

"reflection on memories"

This photo was made to show the power of objects and the memories stored in them. Grandma looks at herself in the mirror and suddenly freezes, staring at the necklace. A necklace that awakens her memories. It symbolizes the passing of time and how important it is to find time and talk to older people who can tell us so many stories about their life and their adventures. Especially given the fact that the time together is always running out.