The awards received over 3,300 images from 56 countries with the 20 judges looking for originality and quality of execution.
Photographers could enter a maximum of 10 entries across all sub-categories and the panel used a points system to decide on the Photographer of the Year title. Gold gave the entrant 20 points, silver 10, bronze 5, and finalists were awarded 2 points.
Eldon Lau from Hong Kong won the top gong. One of his stunning images included a couple kissing that won the people category, he was awarded a total of 51 points.
Second place when to Jonathan Knowles from the United Kingdom. Knowles’s conceptual work of a spaghetti bolognese crashing in the air topped the advertising category. He got a total of 44 points.
Third place went to Stephan Romer from New Zealand. Romer submitted majestic automobile photos, showing Porsches whizzing around a track.
Jatenipat Jkboy Ketpradit from Thailand took home $2,000 for winning Amateur Photographer of the Year, scoring a total of 45 points.
The One Eyeland Awards 2022 is now open with the same cash prizes as the previous year on offer. The deadline is December 30 and information on entering can be found here.