iCanvas Photography Award: Finalists Announced

With the judging almost complete, we are thrilled to now share the iCanvas Photography Award Finalists. As you will see the calibre of work is excellent and perfectly captures the diverse aesthetic of modern fine art photography.

We received entries from both analogue and digital photographers working across various fine art photography styles. Using cutting edge camera, lens, housing, and lighting equipment to create their artwork including: Nikon, Canon, Sigma, Hasselblad, Leica, Kodak, Pentax, Pixapro, Sony, Nauticam, Polaroid, Toyo Field Camera, Lumecube, Yashica, Genaray, Olympus, Helios, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Profoto, Sinaron, Nikkor, Godox, Tamron, Pentax, Sinar, Kiev 60, Lomography, Softbox Elinchrom, Mamiya, Ikelite and GoPro.

Many digital photographers now use a combination of camera and mobile phone hardware

Many digital photographers now use a combination of camera and mobile phone hardware. The mobile phone brands included: Google, iPhone, Nokia, and Samsung to name a few. For post processing work entrants largely used: Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Stay tuned, the ZBrush Digital Art and INPRNT Traditional Art Finalists will be announced later this week. You can take a peek at the Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award Finalists here.


From the 100 Finalists, the Winners in each category, and overall 1st Prize Winner will participate in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine curated exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery along side 80 of the best contemporary artists from around the world. Plus share in over USD$35,000 in cash and prizes including: a non acquisitive cash prize, product prizes, advertising packages, editorial in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, exclusive interviews published on the Beautiful Bizarre website, exposure to our 1M+ social media community, and much more!!

Plus in addition, each sponsor will chose one outstanding work from their Award category to receive an Honourable Mention. Stay tuned to learn more!

The People’s Choice winner will be selected by popular vote from the 100 Finalists, and will receive a year’s worth of social media advertising through the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine socials to ensure they are able to connect with the right audience of engaged creatives, collectors and gallerists, raise their profile, associate their work with other leading creatives, and of course to grow their social media following. A 12 month Beautiful Bizarre Magazine print subscription, and an in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize websites, giving readers an insight into their vision and practice. Voting will open on 24 August. To ensure you don’t miss your chance to vote, please join our email mailing list here.

iCanvas Photography Award

Winner will receive:

  • US$3,000 cash, generously donated by sponsor iCanvas, printers of high quality canvas art prints, priced for every lover of art.
  • A beautiful specially commissioned art glass trophy.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery [San Francisco] alongside 80+ of the world’s best contemporary representational artists.
  • Exposure to a successful commercial gallery’s collector base with the opportunity to sell their work.
  • 3 month social media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: 1 Million + followers across all socials platforms).
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared on social media.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

So without further ado we are proud to announce the 25 iCanvas Photography Award Finalists of the 2020 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize…

iCanvas Photography Award Finalists

2020 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

Ewa Cwikla paper mache beautiful bizarre
Ewa Cwikla // “Papier Maché – Femm”, Digital photography [Nikon D850; Nikor 85mm 1:4]
Damian Drewniak typewriter red head
Damian Drewniak // “Melancholy”, Digital photography [Nikon d700, 750, 850 sigma art 135/1.8 nikkor 85/ 1.8]
Elinleticia Högabo beautiful bizarre
Elinleticia Högabo // “Ying & Yang”, Digital photography [Nikon 800]
Mathilde Oscar nude female smoking
Mathilde Oscar // “The White Butt”, Digital photography [Canon 5D mark IV – 24-70mm + studio strobes]
Mothmeister blue bird beautiful bizarre
Mothmeister // “Postmortem Fairy Tale”, Digital photography [Canon 5Ds – Sigma lens 24-105 mm]
Antonie De La Roquelle legs  beautiful bizarre
Antonie De La Roquelle // “Poem”, Digital photography [Canon 6D lens sigma 35mm Art]
Brittany Markert // “Let go, 2015”, Analogue Photography [Hasselblad 500c, 80mm, Kodak TMAX 400, Ilford Warmtone Fiber Paper]
Tamara Dean underwater people
Tamara Dean // “Endangered 1”, Digital photography [Canon 5Ds, 35mm lens]
Josh Brandao man and parrots beautiful bizarre
Josh Brandao // “Awakening”, Digital photography [Canon 5d mkIV]
Yuki.t photography woman in river beautiful bizarre
Yuki.t Photography // “Captured Goddess”, Digital photography [Pentax K-1/dfa50mm1.4]
Amy Haslehurst woman and raven beautiful bizarre
Amy Haslehurst // “The Girl and the Raven”, Digital photography [Canon EOS R, 85mm Lens]
Beth Mitchell underwater red haired woman
Beth Mitchell // “Evergreen”, Digital photography Nikon D810, 50mm, 17-35mm Nikkor Lenses]
Aaron McPolin rope bondage beautiful bizarre
Aaron McPolin // “A Tender Dissolution”, Digital photography [Canon 5d MkIv, 50mm 1.2 lens]
Petite Doll ctl Z couple beautiful bizarre
Petite Doll // “Take Me Back”, Digital photography [Nikon D750 / 28 mm]
Saint Thorns woman in water beautiful bizarre
Saint Thorns // “His Fields of Narcissus”, Digital photography [Canon EOS70D, 24-70mm lens, Pixapro flash head, beauty dish, Canon remote trigger]
Jenny Boot black woman pearl earring
Jenny Boot // “Black girl with pearl”, Digital photography [Canon 5dsR]
Lexi Laine underwater women beautiful bizarre
Lexi Laine // “Cardumen”, Digital photography [Sony A7Riii, 28mm f2, Nauticam housing]
Nicolas Bruno man and horse beautiful bizarre
Nicolas Bruno // “Inviato”, Digital photography [Nikon D850, Nikon 50MM F1.4]
Andrea Wullimann woman with bloody hands
Andrea Wullimann // “Madonna”, Digital photography [Nikon D850, 24-70mm f2.8, Elinchrom]
Andy Faraday blonde woman nude beautiful bizarre
Andy Faraday // “All you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be”, Analogue photography [Destructed polaroid with hand painted manipulations]
Natalia Drepina woman and red flower
Natalia Drepina // “Doppelganger”, Digital photography [Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8]
Jeeyoung Lee lily pads photography beautiful bizarre
Jeeyoung Lee // “Resurrection”, Analogue photography [Toyo 4×5 field camera / Sinaron W 90mm F6.8 MC]
Natalia Kovachevski underwater bottom beautiful bizarre
Natalia Kovachevski // “Human Being”, Digital photography [GoPro]
Nathan Milner ghost sheet in woods
Nathan Milner // “Outcast”, Digital photography [Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Canon EF 50mm f/1.4]
Lilli Waters red hair nude woman beautiful bizarre
Lilli Waters // “From Where We Came”, Digital photography [Canon EOS Mark III, Canon 24-70 Mark I]



About Author

Based in the UK, Natalia Joruk enjoys a life surrounded by art, nature, and curious trinkets. As Deputy Editor, she's worked closely with the Editor-in-Chief for over a decade, supporting with the design and growth of Beautiful Bizarre and the maintenance of the annual Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. Natalia also oversees sponsor partnerships for the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, and distribution of the magazine, so drop her an email if you know someone who would like to sponsor or stock! She also writes for both the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine website and print publication. One of her favourite perks is getting to know artists, gallery owners and their teams personally, so feel free to email her if there is anything she can help you with – or just to connect.


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