We’ve received some incredible images this year, and would like to send out a massive thank you to everyone who’s participated. Everyone who has taken part has done themselves proud, and we’d like to thank you all for your support!
Unfortunately, as with all competitions, we have to somehow narrow it down to a winner. To say the judges have had a hard time selecting this shortlist is an understatement. There were so many entries that could easily have made the cut…
Here are each of the judges’ six choices (in no particular order), now you can help us establish the overall winner from these finalists by voting on the finalists’ album on our Facebook page (CLICK HERE) for your favourites!
Click 'like' on your favourites to vote for the images you'd like to see become the winner…
Voting closes and the winner announced on the 2nd January 2017.
Alan Gandy, Spain – is the co-owner of this site, a professional photographer and former lecturer with a fine art photography degree from much longer ago than he cares to talk about. Alan has had his work published, exhibited, and sold to collectors around the world. For obvious reasons you’ll find a lot of Alan’s images scattered around this site!
Steve Ellaway, Wales – an old college friend of Alan’s at the University of Derby where they studied together. He worked as principal photographer at English Heritage North and later became a lecturer in photography at Swansea Metropolitan University and Filton Collge Bristol, where he taught for 20 years. He has had work published in the British Journal of Photography, Phototech Magazine and the German leading online Magazine: Kwerfeldein. He was recently voted as the British Landscape Photographer of the year by the ‘Outdoor Photographer’ Magazine. He is also a member of Getty Images.
Allegra Boverman, USA – a New York native, is a freelance photographer in New Hampshire and an accomplished and award winning photojournalist. She has been taking photos since she was a child, taught first by her father; and, while she was an English major in college, also studied photography and art history; including some masters work in photography and visual communication. Alan first met Allegra when he taught photography for a season at Buck’s Rock camp in Connecticut, she was a very keen and enthusiastic 14 year old at the time who spent most of the summer quietly working away in the darkroom.