[ SPORTS ACTION ] A single photograph that captures peak action of an individual or team sport. While Recreational & Traditional Sports is mostly for amateur settings, entries in this category should be from professional, semi-professional and school competitions. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2022.

Judges for Sports Action
Jilson Tiu
Uma Bista
Takaaki Iwabu
Parisa Azadi
Nathan Tsui
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First Place

Gilad Kavalerchik

FINA Swimming Marathon World Series in Eilat, Israel The first women who lead the open water swimming competition swim above Lionfish, which is one of the most poisonous fish species found in the Red Sea. Open water is a swimming competition for a distance of 10 km. Competitors are responsible for navigating their swim in the open sea


Yong Teck Lim
Getty Images

Taila Santos (L) of Brazil kicks Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan in their flyweight title bout during UFC 275 at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 12, 2022 in Singapore.


Elif Ozturk
Anadolu Agency

Edel O'Rourke (blue) of Ireland celebrates after defeating the 70 kg match of the International Boxing Association (IBA) Women's World Boxing Championships against Sema Caliskan (red) of Turkey in Istanbul, Turkey on May 18, 2022.

Award of Excellence

Aizuddin Saad
New Straits Times

Weightlifter Nur Syazwani Radzi leaping in triumph after lifting 106kg to win the gold medal for the Women's 64kg division at the Malaysia Games (SUKMA) in Putrajaya, Malaysia on September 22, 2022.

Award of Excellence

Fei Maohua

Medical workers work together to transfer an elderly person suffering from COVID-19 onto a stretcher to be taken to a hospital in Beijing, Dec 21, 2022.Most COVID-19 patients are elderly.