Meet the Hero behind the photo!

The subject of our latest winning photo might be #Small2019 but it’s certainly mighty! 💪 We’ve been blown away by the submissions to this first time Contest and are so excited to announce the Hero! Meet her now! ⬇️

Introducing Dikye Ariani (aka @dikyedarling), our #Small2019 Hero from Indonesia whose astonishing photo has won her $1000 + 100,000 ⭐️s!

Get to know her now and discover how she took this incredible shot! 👇

“My name is Dikye Ariani.  I live in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.  I start my photography hobby about 3 years ago.  I like trying new things and I don’t have specifically one genre that I specialise in as I love to explore beauty of all things. I shoot portraits, human interest, macro, street photography, landscape, sports, etc. 

Our #Small2019 Hero – Dikye Ariani

By joining AGORA at the beginning of 2019 I also feel that I can explore my skills in photography through all of the varied themes they launch. I love the challenge they represent and I give every category a go.

I am so unbelievably excited to have become an AGORA Hero after being in the Top 50 13 times previously! Thank you so much for this opportunity AGORA!”

Dikye’s winning #Small2019 Image – Hungry

The guest judge for this Contest has been AGORA photographer Analiza Daran De Guzman

We called upon Analiza Daran De Guzman (aka @anadgphotography) AGORA mobile and macro photographer to lend the Community a hand with choosing the Hero! See what she has to say about why she chose this winning photo! 👇

“Hello everyone, I’m Analiza Daran De Guzman. I’m an entrepreneur and a photography enthusiast from the Philippines. I love to travel and take photos of anything that pleases my eyes. Not having DSLR camera doesnt stop me from taking pictures of anything from landscapes to the smallest of creatures. With my samsung mobile and cliplens macro, I’ve been able to sufficiently capture tiny extra ordinary images. As the years pass my drive to travel, explore and learn all I can about photography grows!

It has been an massive honor for me to judge AGORA’s #Small2019 and I am so excited for the winner I have chosen, it is such a deserving photo”

Guest Judge’s selection criteria: “I chose @dikyedarling’s incredible image because the subject is perfectly framed and free from background noise. I love how the flower pops against the green background. This image reflects just the strength and importance of small creatures in our ecosystem. Congratulations!”

On behalf of the entire AGORA Team, congratulations to Dikye Ariani for becoming the Hero! 👏🎉

There is a new Hero every week, so don’t forget to check out our previous winners such as the #Fun2019 or the #Aerial2019 Heroes.

Questions for the AGORA Community:

What do you think about our latest Hero’s winning photo? 🤩

Have you ever participated in an AGORA contest?

What Contests would you like to see in the future?

Leave us your thoughts below! 👇