Slideshow: Agora's #Photojournalism2020 winner and finalists
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Slideshow: Agora's #Photojournalism2020 winner and finalists

Agora, a free-to-use photography app, received 12,321 submissions for its #Photojournalism2020 competition from amateur and professional photographers all over the world. Rene Bernal's (@renebernal) 'Young guns,' a photo depicting a group of Filipino children playing with toy guns they discovered atop a dumpsite, received the most votes and was declared the winner. A $1,000 cash prize was awarded to Bernal.

2019 was a pivotal year for political protests, uprisings, and climate change awareness. This inspired the team at Agora to launch its very first photojournalism contest. 'People who manage to be in the right place at the right time can become potential journalists for all Humanity. Through #Photojournalism2020, we aim to discover the best informative images by people worldwide. Everyone owns a camera, and can create interesting content,' said Octavi Royo, Agora's CEO and Co-Founder.

It was difficult to choose 14 other photos to feature in this article as they are all compelling. All Top 50 #Photojournalism photos can be viewed here or in the video, above. Agora currently has 6 contests running on its app where users can win a $1,000 cash prize. The title of the photo followed by the Agora username and country of origin is featured here. All captions are the photographer's own words.