///Finalists of the National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2018 announced

Finalists of the National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2018 announced

LONDON (29 January 2018)National Geographic Traveller (UK) has confirmed the finalists of its Photography Competition 2018, in association with Billingham.

Launched in 2011, the prestigious annual competition seeks the UK’s best new travel photography talent across six categories: Action; Nature; People; Urban; Portfolio; and Video. The overall winner will be sent on a photographic commission for National Geographic Traveller — this year’s destinations include the Carpathian Mountains and Qatar. Selected entrants will also be included as part of a global press and media campaign, and featured on the National Geographic Traveller website.

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: “It goes without saying that the standard and quality of the entries this year more than live up to people’s expectations of National Geographic. From dramatic landscapes and astonishing wildlife to abstract street shots and local life, the shortlist reflects the very best in travel photography.”

The winners will be announced on 28 February via the website. There’ll also be a public exhibition of the shortlisted and winning images from 20-27 February, open daily from 10am to12pm and 2pm to 4pm at wallacespace Covent Garden, 2 Dryden Street, London WC2E 9NA. natgeotraveller.co.uk/events

The judging panel consists of Andy Skillen, an award-winning wildlife photographer; Ben Hawkins, group editor at Practical Photography magazine; Teagan Cunniffe, a travel photographer previously published in National Geographic Traveller; Neil Freeman, a photographer and training manager at Nikon; and Chris Hudson, National Geographic Traveller’s art director.


The finalists:


Anaïs Voski, Farmer spreading fertiliser on his rice crop, northern Ghana

Jonny Williams, Red Arrows at the 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, England

Stuart Dunn, Dog sledding, Svalbard, Norway



Jasmine Van Hoeylandt, Cormorant colony, Lake Kariba, Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe

Paul Wynn, Baboons, Chobe River, Kasane, Botswana

Renato Granieri, King penguins, South Georgia



James Abell, People on a tram, Lisbon, Portugal

Simon Morris, Hunter with his golden eagle, western Mongolia

Trevor Craske, Songkran Festival, Silom, Bangkok, Thailand



Francis Cox, Cafe, Beijing, China

John White, Dog at cafe window, Lower Manhattan, New York

Michael Scott, Montane Mansion, Hong Kong



Chris Kirby, Daily life, Soweto, South Africa

Daniel Burton, Earth, Wind, Fire and Water

Elizabeth Bennett, Chandrashila, Himalayas



Mark Bradley, Wild Scotland

Robert Evans, Skiing in Söll, Austria

Timur Tugalev, Lost in Cuba


To view the shortlist, visit: natgeotraveller.co.uk/photo-competition-2018

The winning photos can also be seen in a photography feature in the April 2018 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK), on sale 1 March 2018, priced £4.20.

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