I must say this was the first photography competition which I have conducted and what a success! A huge thank you to all the photographers for getting behind this free competition by submitting their motion themed entry! There certainly is some very talented photographers out there! We had over 144 entries which were accepted across the month-long competition.
This competition would not have happened if it wasn’t for the amazing judges who put in a huge effort to get this competition launched. Thanks to André Appel, Suzanne Clements, Andy Gray, Kev Isabeth, Paul Pichugin, Jack Salzke and Helen Sotiriadis for donating your time and photographic insight. Also a huge shout out for Don Noll for administrating the entire event. You all are truly amazing photographers, judges and wonderful people so from the bottom of my heart I thank you for all your help.
Below you can see the photos which made the finals as well as the top three photos. Congratulations to Nicola Davidson for the amazing photo which took out first place.
For your information this is how the judging was conducted:
Each of the 8 judges chose their favourite three entries from all the entered photographs. These selected entries formed the finalists.
From the selected finalists the photographs were judged individually and were scored out of 100 on the following criteria –
1. How well the photo fits the theme of motion.
2. How creative the photograph is.
3. How original the photograph is.
4. What the technical photographic quality is like.
Once an image had been individually scored the judges scores for that image were combined to give a final score. The finalist that received the highest overall score was selected as the winner.
Images which made it to the finals:
Image by: Roy Ross
Image by: Tommy Lim KW
Image by: Erik Hirner
Image by: Stefan Skouti
Image by: Michael Merkle
Image by Jorunn Gudlaugsdottir
Image by: Samuel tuzza
Image by: Jeff Garris
Image by: Helge Bormuth
Image by: Steve Brooks
Image by: Dylan Fox
Image by: Anthony Rowe
Image by: Swats Bianco Nero
Image by: Ariel Morales
Image by Nicola Davison Reed
Meet the judges and listen to what we thought about the top three images.
Until next time – Happy Shooting!