Between Monday 8 January and Saturday 30 June 2018, Quilter Cheviot ran “Capturing the Moment”, a photography competition open to participants across the UK and Ireland.
The competition’s theme focused around capturing nature’s unique moments. Participants chose to take photographs of British and Irish wildlife, landscapes or even the weather in an urban or rural environment.
Judges vote, winner:
The winner selected by the judges is Georgina Harper with ‘Incoming Puffin’. Congratulations! You have won a week-long holiday for two to La Rioja, Spain in 2019. Exact dates are to be agreed with prize donors, Pura Aventura.
Judges vote, runner up:
The judges’ runner up is Robert Page with ‘Kingfisher and Purple Loosestrife‘. Congratulations Robert! You have won a five-day trip and course for two to the Isle of Skye in 2019. Exact dates are to be agreed with prize donors, Jessops.
Public vote, winner:
The winner, selected by the public, is Georgina Harper with ‘Incoming Puffin’! Congratulations on the double, Georgina! You have also won a five-day photography tour for two to Glencoe, Scotland in January 2019. Exact dates are to be agreed with prize donors, Light and Land.
Public vote, runner up:
Not content with the winning votes from both the public and the judges, the runner up of the public vote is also Georgina Harper, this time with ‘Out of this world’. Congratulations Georgina, you have also won a year’s membership to WildlifePhoto.com, including access to four ebook courses written by professional wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas and three complimentary issues of Wild Planet Photo magazine. This prize is donated by Burrard-Lucas Photography.
Ross Dickie: Edinburgh-based Wildlife Photographer
Will Burrard-Lucas: Wildlife Photographer
Ian Savage: Head of Jessops Academy, Photography Training School
Michael Weir: Director of Belfast Photo Festival
Austin Thomas: Wildlife Photographer
Richard Peters: Wildlife Photographer and Nikon Ambassador
Choosing the winning image
Our panel of judges selected three winning images each month during the competition that best illustrate the theme. They will consider a range of factors including composition, technical ability, originality, interpretation of the brief and the commercial appeal of the photographs.
The rest of the photographs shortlisted by the judges entered a public vote. The photograph with the most votes will qualifies for the next round at BBC Countryfile Live.
The shortlisted photographs will be displayed at the Quilter Cheviot photography exhibition at BBC Countryfile Live in August 2018. The public will be invited to vote for their favourite photograph and our panel of judges will also select their winning photograph.
Pura Aventura is a boutique travel specialist offering tailor made holidays to the great outdoors of Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
Light and Land are Europe’s premier photography tour company. Created in 1993 by Charlie Waite and Sue Bishop, two passionate talented photographers who wanted to pass on their knowledge of photography.
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