Reducing tens of thousands of images to the published selects throughout the latest volume of issues is a lengthy and toilsome process. Those that make the cut in our print issues are a special breed of photograph. But, narrowing the published shots to a selection worthy of being named one of five Photo of The Year nominees can become mind bending. This final selection is a result of not just hours of discussion over the last few weeks, but the culmination of a year’s worth of thoughtful consideration. The award is dedicated to each and every photographer who sends us your hard earned work. Speaking for ourselves, and our entire readership, we are grateful for your tireless passion and unique vision.