And the winners in the 2013 Getty Images Asia Pacific Pictures Of The Year competition are...

The annual APAC pictures of the year award recognizes the best single images and portfolios created by editorial staff, freelance and contributor photographers working for Getty Images throughout the Asia Pacific Region. Photographers submit their best work for consideration in the competition.

In 2013, our photographers captured the devastation of the Typhoon in the Philippines, bushfires in New South Wales, the glitz and glamour of Australian Fashion Week, world movie premieres and music events, action at the Australian Open Tennis, NRL and AFL Grand Finals, World Swimming Championships, World Athletic Championships, and the visit of Prince Harry. The images produced were outstanding making the competition extremely difficult to judge.

We are proud to announce and recognize the winners:

2013 APAC Portfolios of the Year

First prize: Quinn Rooney
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Second prize: Cameron Spencer
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Third prize: Mark Metcalfe
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2013 APAC Pictures of the Year

ENTERTAINMENT

First Prize: Don Arnold



SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 03: Rihanna performs live on stage at Allphones Arena on October 3, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

Second Prize: Cameron Spencer

Third Prize: Mark Metcalfe


SPORT

First Prize: Quinn Rooney


BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 27: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Russia compete during the Synchronized Swimming Free Combination Final on day eight of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 27, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Second Prize: Quinn Rooney

Third Prize: Mark Metcalfe


NEWS

First Prize: Kevin Frayer



TACLOBAN, PHILIPPINES - NOVEMBER 13: A young boy cycles past a coffin amid scenes of devastation in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 13, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 mph (315 kph), slammed into the southern Philippines and left a trail of destruction in multiple provinces, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate and making travel by air and land to hard-hit provinces difficult. Around 10,000 people are feared dead in the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Second Prize: Paula Bronstein

Third Prize: Cameron Spencer

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