The Mono Awards: 2019's Top 40 photographers

Thank you to everyone who entered the inaugural edition of The Mono Awards.

In 2019 there were two categories, People and Places, with winners and runners up sharing in a prize pool worth $10,000. 

The competition was judged by nine of Australia and New Zealand's leading photographers: John Crawford, Douwe Dijkstra, Paul Hoelen, William Long, Anthony McKee, Matt Palmer, Jackie Ranken, Juliet Taylor, and Alex Vaughan.

You can see the best images from the People and Places categories below.

Top 20: Places category

Photo © Sharron Leppien. Winner, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.
Photo © Sharron Leppien. Winner, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.

Photo © Jannick Clausen. Runner Up, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.
Photo © Jannick Clausen. Runner Up, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.

Photo © Andrew Walsh. Third, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.

Photo © Andrew Walsh. Third, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.

Photo © Graeme Gordon. Fourth, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.
Photo © Graeme Gordon. Fourth, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.

Photo © Beth Baker. Fifth, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.
Photo © Beth Baker. Fifth, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.

Photo © Mark Daffey. Sixth, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.
Photo © Mark Daffey. Sixth, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.

Photo © Karen Waller. Seventh, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.
Photo © Karen Waller. Seventh, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.

Photo © Peter Hill. Eighth, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.
Photo © Peter Hill. Eighth, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.

Photo © Yan Kurniawan. Ninth, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.
Photo © Yan Kurniawan. Ninth, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.

Photo © Pamela Inverarity. Ninth, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.
Photo © Pamela Inverarity. Ninth, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.

Photo © Graham Earnshaw. Ninth, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.
Photo © Graham Earnshaw. Ninth, Places category, The Mono Awards 2019.

The Mono Awards 2019

Top 20: Places category
Click links below to see entries

1 Sharron Leppien, Running with tyre
2 Janick Clausen, X
3 Andrew Walsh, Milky Way
4 Graeme Gordon, Etihad museum
5 Beth Baker, Sanctuary?
6 Mark Daffey, House on the Hill
7 Karen Waller, Point Turton
8 Peter Hill, Latesfossen III
9 Pamela Inverarity, Stillness
9 Yan Kurniawan, Avalon Rock Pool
9 Graham Earnshaw, Jurassic times
12 Graeme Gordon, Offshore storm
13 Clint Pyott, Retired
14 Timothy Moon, Coastal Scrub
15 Cori Mostyn, Losing the Battle
16 Ari Rex, Vibe
17 Anna Cross, Dubai
18 Narelle Carter, Surf Invader
18 Michael Morgan, Ghost Tree
18 Irina Mitin, The Bamboo Forest. Xiapu, China

Top 20: People category

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Photo © Gaanesh Prasad. Winner, People Category, The Mono Awards 2019.


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Photo © Todd Henry. 2nd, People Category, The Mono Awards 2019.


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Photo © Tony Law. 3rd, People Category, The Mono Awards 2019.


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Photo © Julie Kerbel. 4th, People Category, The Mono Awards 2019.


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Photo © Tracy Botica. 5th, People Category, The Mono Awards 2019.


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Photo © Reza Bagheri. 6th, People Category, The Mono Awards 2019.


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Photo © Kristyn Taylor. 7th, People Category, The Mono Awards 2019.


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Photo © Katy Bindels. 8th, People Category, The Mono Awards 2019.


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Photo © David Lindesay. 9th, People Category, The Mono Awards 2019.


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Photo © Kimberley Wallis. 9th, People Category, The Mono Awards 2019.

People's Choice Winner. Photo © Rana Rankin. The Mono Awards 2019, People category.
Photo © Rana Rankin. People's Choice Winner. People category, The Mono Awards 2019.

The Mono Awards 2019

Top 20: People category
Click links below to see entries
 
1 Gaanesh Prasad, Fly High
2 Todd Henry, An Amish boy faces his future
3 Tony Law, Break away
4 Julie Kerbel, Indignant
5 Tracy Botica, A rest between laps
6 Reza Bagheri, Reindeer Shepherd
7 Kristyn Taylor, Pigeon Fancier
8 Katy Bindels, Backyard Portrait
9 Kimberley Wallis, Separation
9 David Lindesay, The Contemporary Adonis
11 Brian Rope, Passing Angel
12 Bevellee Bryceson, Intensity #1
12 Anirudh Koppula, Unwinding
14 David Birch, Gone Fishing
15 Louise Bagger, Ashley
15 Michael Wolfe, Ocean Baths
17 Theresa Lee, Saluting Fergie
18 Grant Wells, Susan
19 Belinda Lansley, Stoney
20 Jeanne Wood, Marilyn Jetty Swim