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Winners of the National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2017 announced


Winners of the National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2017 announced

LONDON (28 February 2017)National Geographic Traveller (UK) has announced the winners of its annual Photography Competition 2017, in partnership with CEWE PHOTOBOOK, today at Intrepid Travel in Brixton.

The grand-prize winner is Rashid Khaidanov, with his image of Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland. Rashid said, “At County Antrim’s Dunluce Castle, I had to move very quickly because the last train home left me little time. I found a very narrow rock with enough room for a tripod and just enough space to stand close to the camera, with a steep drop just behind me. While I quickly changed the filters and took pictures, I was so caught up in the moment I forgot about the drop and didn’t notice the cloudy sky. I went home disappointed that I hadn’t come away with a better shot, but when I inserted the memory card into the computer later, I saw this image. Suddenly, I remembered why this is one of my favourite places in Northern Ireland.”

National Geographic Traveller group art editor, Chris Hudson, said of the grand-prize winner’s image: “Rashid’s image is a stunning entry and was unanimously the judges favourite across all the categories. He’s managed to capture an amazing level of detail, a brooding sky and a fantastic level of light all at the same time, while also creating a fantastic composition that really demonstrates the rugged landscape and its exposure to the sea.”

The winners

Grand-prize winner: Rashid Khaidanov, Clouds forming over Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland

Portfolio: Miguel de Freitas, Lions drying off, Nambiti Game Reserve, South Africa

Action: David Candlish, Fire breathers, Singapore

People: Marco Pozzi, Men peering out from a train, Jaipur, India

Urban: Ben Goodwin, In the shadow of Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nature: Rashid Khaidanov, Clouds forming over Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland

Video: Timur Tugalev, Lost in Kyrgyzstan

The winning shots appeared in an exhibition dedicated to the competition finalists in Brixton, London, and have been published in a coffee table-style photo book by CEWE PHOTOBOOK. It’s available to purchase by emailing [email protected].

National Geographic Traveller (UK) launched its annual photography competition in August 2011. UK photographers were invited to submit their entries in one of 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 Myanmar and Iceland.

To view the winners, visit: natgeotraveller.co.uk/competition/photography-competition-2017

The winning photos can also be seen in a photography feature in the April 2017 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK), on sale 2 March 2017, priced £3.95.

The judging panel consists of Jael Marschner, a photographer and former photo editor at Time Out; Matty Graham, managing editor at Digital Photo Magazine; Andy Greenhouse, creative director and co-founder of Swhype; Neil Freeman, a photographer and training manager at Nikon; and Chris Hudson, National Geographic Traveller’s art editor.

For high-res images for use in print/online publications, please contact [email protected]

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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


A CEWE PHOTOBOOK is for life’s best moments. CEWE is passionate about presenting customers with the highest quality photo books, bringing their personal photographs and precious memories to life in a timeless style. Creating a CEWE PHOTOBOOK is the perfect way to relive those special moments and treasure the photos that really matter. cewe-photobook.co.uk



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