The winners were curated in two ways – by professional judges and the public at large. Judges Stephanie Calabrese Roberts, award-winning photographer and best-selling author of “The Art of iPhoneography” and Steve Beshara, founder of Vista Branding, selected 50 finalist images from the 1,400+ submissions. Judged by an esteemed panel of judges, the 50 final images
Jerry Burns, award-winning photographer and the founder of Studio Burns, Inc., one of Atlanta’s most renowned and long-standing commercial photography studios.
Tracey Clark, photographer, author of Elevate the Everyday: A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood, and founder of Shutter Sisters, the most popular women’s photography community online.
Clement Mok, award-winning creative director and President emeritus of AIGA, digital entrepreneur and advisor to numerous Silicon Valley start-ups, and author.
Rick Smolan, former Time, Life, and National Geographic photographer, creator of the Day in the Life book series, and CEO of Against All Odds Productions leading global storytelling projects.
Karen Walrond, writer, photographer, creator of the award-winning site Chookooloonks.com, and author of The Beauty of Different.
Keith Weaver, mobile photography pioneer, award-winning Creative Director at Razorfish, and former adjunct professor of interactive design and advertising at Savannah College of Art & Design.