National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2016 Exhibition opens to the public at theprintspace

LONDON (4 March 2016) — The National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2016 Exhibition opens to the public today. Dedicated to the finalists of its annual Photography Competition, the gallery at London’s theprintspace showcases 27 of this year’s most accomplished images, including the grand-prize winner and the category winners. The exhibition is on public display from 3-15 March (Monday-Friday, 10am to 7pm).

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller, said, “Our second exhibition showcases the range of our readers’ talent and subject matter. Continuing our close partnership with theprintspace, we’re proud to work with a gallery that gives these fantastic entries deserved recognition.”

The winners and selected finalists from the 2016 shortlist are now available to buy as high-quality prints from theprintspace’s dedicated online art-sales platform, thehub. To order prints of the winning images, visit: https://art.tt/y8p

National Geographic Traveller (UK) launched its annual photo competition in 2011. UK photographers submitted their entries in one of seven categories: Action, Nature, People, Urban, Mobile, Video and Portfolio. This year’s competition aimed to find more of the best talent. Winners will be sent on a photographic commission to destinations including Tanzania, Vietnam, Abu Dhabi, Italy and Iceland.

The finalists on displayPhotography Competition 2016

Action
Emma Muir, Dance show in Udaipur, India
Ellis Anastasiades, Diving in Rhodes, Greece
Rachel A Davis, The temples of Bagan, Myanmar

Nature
David Godfrey, Puffin in flight over Wales’ Skomer Island (pictured above)
Geoffrey David Whittle, The Wild Horses of the Namib Desert
Agnes Proudhon-Smith, Male polar bear guarding its kill north of Spitsbergen

People
Sue O’Connell, Yangon fish market in Myanmar
Simon Morris, A reindeer-herder in winter in Yamal, Siberia (pictured right)
Jeremy Flint, A leg-rowing fisherman on Inle Lake, Myanmar

Urban
Cindy-Lou Dale, A fruit vendor in Soweto, South Africa
Matt Parry, Paris in the rain
Stanley Dellimore, Olympiapark in Munich

Mobile
Gail Henshaw, Sunrise and stupas in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Harry Villiers, Riding through the Thetford Forest, Norfolk
Megan Lee, Zebras in an English nature reserve

Portfolio
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

To view the finalists and winning entries, 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.

The independent judging panel consisted 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, drew up the shortlist and had the final decision on the winner.

 


NOTES

National Geographic Traveller (UK)
is published under license by APL Media Limited, from National Geographic Partners LLC in Washington, D.C. It was launched in December 2010 and is one of 16 local-language editions. The magazine is also available in Australia, China, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Latin America, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia and Spain. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives. natgeotraveller.co.uk

About National Geographic Travel (USA)

National Geographic Travel creates authentic, meaningful and engaging travel experiences through National Geographic Traveler magazine; National Geographic Expeditions; National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World; digital travel content; travel books; maps; and travel photography programmes. National Geographic Traveler (six issues per year) has 16 international editions. National Geographic Expeditions, the travel programme of the Society, offers a variety of unique travel experiences led by top experts to more than 80 destinations across all seven continents. National Geographic Travel books bring readers curated travel advice, photography and insider tips. nationalgeographic.com/travel

About National Geographic Partners LLC
National Geographic Partners LLC, a joint venture between National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox, combines National Geographic television channels with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic Studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, location-based entertainment, archival sales, catalog, licensing and e-commerce businesses. A portion of the proceeds from National Geographic Partners LLC will be used to fund science, exploration, conservation and education through significant on-going contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society. nationalgeographic.com

theprintspace
Launched in 2007, theprintspace has quickly grown to become the UK’s biggest professional photo- and art-printing service. It offers printing, mounting and framing, both online and in-house in Shoreditch, London. A firm favourite with creative artists and photographers, theprintspace’s award-winning service offers gallery-standard quality at affordable prices, which is why Turner Prize-winning artists and National Portrait Gallery award-winners consistently choose it. http://www.theprintspace.co.uk
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