[ RECREATIONAL & TRADITIONAL SPORTS ] A single photograph that celebrates the role sports play in the community. Images may show the emotional highlights of players on the field or the reactions of fans. Local, traditional, and obscure games which are often neglected in mainstream media are welcome in this category. The pictures must be from non-professional settings. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2022.

Judges for Recreational & Traditional Sports
Sandipa Malakar
Willy Kurniawan
Zhou Yang
Ki-Ho Park
Suzanne Lee
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First Place

Sudipta Chakraborty

In addition to vyayam or exercises using dumbbells and gada, there is yoga (mace). Hundreds of pushups and squats are only a warmup. The image is captured in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India on 13th November, 2022


Doni Wilson Apriel

This foot fighting tradition is held after the rice harvest as a form of gratitude to the creator for the harvest. This foot fight was carried out en masse by children to adult men. In the implementation of this footfight, we are not allowed to attack with our hands, not to attack a fallen opponent, and not to hold grudges. Si semba teaches us to stay strong and patient in living life. Apart from being a form of gratitude, this tradition is also held as a hope for a more abundant next harvest, to be kept away from crop failure, and to strengthen brotherhood.

Award of Excellence

Erçin Ertürk
Anadolu Agency

An aerial view of a hippodrome as people play handball on camels for the first time in the world during the "2022 World Cup and Camels" event in Al-Shahaniya, Qatar on December 15, 2022.