Somewhere between the countless motions (and emotions) of sport are those moments just waiting to be captured. Some are victorious. Some are candid. And so many are raw. The Year in Sport Photo Contest is an effort to celebrate those bright spots. It's an opportunity to see the photography that gave every effort a chance to be etched in time as a snapshot of what's possible.
With over 11,000 entries into our latest contest, we were transported into your stories. We witnessed the wins and the hustle. Thank you to everyone who shared a bright spot from their year with us. These are the photos that shined the brightest to our panel of professional photographers. We hope they remind you of your own 2021 highlights and make you excited about the adventures to come in 2022.