International Color Awards - 1st Place Winner


Internationally acclaimed commercial & art photographer and twice-published author, Steven Vote, adds another feather to his cap by winning the top honor in the “Children Of The World” category at the esteemed 16th Annual International Color Awards. This online photography competition, widely recognized for its emphasis on innovative and striking use of color, draws a myriad of entries from around the globe across various categories, ranging from abstract and architecture to fashion, landscape, and portrait. In such a competitive landscape, Vote’s distinctive work has earned a unique place, marking a significant milestone in his illustrious career. The winning image, a touching representation of childhood, showcases Vote’s uncanny ability to blend commerce and art. The image, viewed directly here, or on the International Color Awards website, captivates viewers with its masterful composition, storytelling, and color application. 

In addition to his fine art photography, Steven Vote is a mentor at The Photography Institute, founder of the creativity enhancement and life-betterment program, photoSana, and boasts an illustrious career that transcends over 20 years. His outstanding work, characterized by its lush, rich, and unique nature, has graced the pages of magazines worldwide and has been singled out by esteemed platforms like American Photo, PDN, Popular Photography, Applied Arts, and Graphis Photo Annual. Besides contributing to various travel, lifestyle, and business magazines, Vote has also worked directly with many Fortune 500 companies and prominent international corporations. Beyond commercial photography, Vote is a passionate fine artist with collectors across North America, Australasia, and Europe. His passion for sharing knowledge and inspiring others has also seen him become a sought-after mentor and teacher in the field. Originally hailing from Sydney, Australia, and having lived in London, Paris, and New York City, Steven Vote now finds home in Charleston, South Carolina. 

For more insights into Steven Vote’s vibrant portfolio and latest updates: Visit him at and follow on Instagram

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement
"Fishin' (and Tiger Lilies)" 
- By Steven Vote

“Fishin’ (and Tiger Lilies)” - 1st Place - Outstanding Achievement.

Steven Vote is an internationally recognized artist, commercial photographer, director, and author, celebrated for his distinct work that blurs the line between commerce and art. He’s the architect of photoSana, a program designed to enhance creativity and enrich life. His work inspires many worldwide, making him a key figure in the global photography community.