LONDON (22 JANUARY 2016) — National Geographic Traveller (UK) has confirmed the finalists of its fifth annual Photography Competition 2016, in partnership with CEWE PHOTOBOOK. The grand-prize winner will be announced at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show on 13 February.
As a leader in breathtaking, you-are-there photography, National Geographic Traveller launched its annual Photography Competition in 2011. This year’s competition aims to find the best talent and send winners on a photographic commission to destinations including Tanzania, Vietnam, Abu Dhabi, Italy and Iceland.
UK photographers submitted their entries in one of seven categories: Action, Nature, People, Urban, Mobile, Video and Portfolio. Selected entrants will be included in a global press and media campaign and have their work exhibited at London’s theprintspace from 3-15 March 2016, ensuring major exposure to the creative industry. theprintspace.co.uk
Pat Riddell, editor, National Geographic Traveller said: “We’ve been incredibly impressed with the response and high standard of submissions to our annual Photography Competition. With more prizes and opportunities for a commission available this year, the competition quality was extremely high. Don’t miss 13 February, when we’ll reveal our winners and explain why we think they stand out.”
The winners will be announced at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show at London’s Excel from 1-2pm on 13 February. telegraphoutdoorshow.co.uk
The independent judging panel consists of Alastair Jolly, European manager for SmugMug; Steve Davey, freelance travel photographer/writer; Carol Enquist, senior photo editor, National Geographic Traveler (US); and Swhype Media co-founder Andy Greenhouse. Chris Hudson, National Geographic Traveller (UK)’s art editor, decided the shortlist and will have the final decision on the winner.
Emma Muir, dance show in Udaipur, India
Ellis Anastasiades, diving through water in Rhodes, Greece
Rachel A Davis, the temples of Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
David Godfrey, puffin in flight on Wales’ Skomer Island (pictured)
Geoffrey David Whittle, wild Garub horses in the Namib Desert
Agnes Proudhon-Smith, a male polar bear guarding its kill north of Spitsbergen
Sue O’Connell, Yangon fish market in Myanmar (Burma)
Simon Morris, a reindeer herder in winter in Yamal, Siberia (pictured)
Jeremy Flint, a leg-rowing fisherman on Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)
Cindy-Lou Dale, a fruit vendor in Soweto, South Africa
Matt Parry, Paris in the rain
Stanley Dellimore, Olympiapark in Munich
Gail Henshaw, sunrise and stupas in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Harry Villiers, trees on a bike ride through the Thetford Forest, Norfolk
Megan Lee, zebras in an English nature reserve
Alan O’Riordan, the people of Cuba
Margaret Soraya, Borlum Bay, Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands
Peter Brisley, head shaving in the north of Myanmar (Burma)
Adam Richards, Mongolia’s Golden Eagle Festival
Eleanor Paish, Madagascar – ‘The Eighth Continent’
Martin Kelly, Iceland
To view the shortlist, visit: natgeotraveller.co.uk/photo-competition-2016
The winning photos can also be seen in a free photography supplement with the April 2016 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK), on sale 3 March 2016, priced £3.95.
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National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media, from the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. It became the 15th local-language edition when it was launched in December 2010. The magazine is also available in China, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Israel, Poland, Latin America, Armenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Indonesia, Romania and South Africa. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives. natgeotraveller.co.uk
National Geographic Traveler (USA) is the world’s most widely read travel magazine, created in 1984. It championed sustainable travel before it was cool and, eight times annually, celebrates journeys that are about place, experience, culture, authenticity, living like the locals and great photography. It makes a distinction between tourism and travel and stresses inquisitive, not acquisitive, trips. It employs storytelling and outstanding photography to inspire readers to pick up and go, eschewing fashion and fluff in favour of articles that offer a strong sense of place, inspiring narratives that make readers take trips, and solid service information to help them plan those trips.
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