The top-scoring panoramic photos entered in the eighth annual Epson International Pano Awards have just been announced. The contest is meant to showcase the best work of panoramic photographers around the world. Organizers reported that they received 5,000 entries from 1,300 photographers in 71 countries this year, competing for the top spots in five categories, for several special awards, and for some of the $50,000 in cash and prizes offered. As the world’s largest panoramic photography competition, the EPSON International Pano Awards looks to reward technical skill, creativity, and storytelling across its open and amateur competitions, as well as a section for VR/360 imagery. The overall winner of the Open competition was Jesus M. Garcia who captured a magical sunrise over the Li River in Guangxi province, China.