Photo & Sketch Competition 2016 – Results

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the entrants because without them there would be no competition for your entries. The following observations are from Alastair Atkinson, last year’s Overall Winner, who judged the competition.

Phil Nixon – Photo Competition Organiser

Copyright for all photos on this page belongs to the named photographer.

Thanks to all that entered the competition this year. Good pictures need good light and that was certainly the case for our winners. Jonni Lappi’s winning photo Evolution makes fantastic use of the low sun in the back-lit scene whilst the warm light of the rising sun in Joris Roulleau’s Sunrise in the Écrins was a close choice for second. Members had been travelling widely with submissions featuring Bolivia, North America, Iceland and South East Asia being particularly welcome. John Clayton’s delicate sketches provided a lovely contrast to the photos and were much appreciated; your judge can imagine the artist sitting on a stone capturing the scene in the evening light after a good day’s walk.

Judges comments for 2016 Photo and Sketch competition

Summary of Entry 2016

There were 22 entrants of which 5 were declared first time entrants.

The distribution is as follows with last year’s totals in brackets.

Categories   Media Types  
General 71 (64) Digital Files 119
Nature 29 (31) Prints 3
Stetch 5 (1) Sketches 3
Typical Austria 20 (28)    
Total 125 (124)   125

NB Two of the sketches were submitted as digital files.

The Awards

General Category

Award winners:

  • General Category Winner: Evolution – Jonni Lappi
  • Best Portrait/People image: Bolivian Schoolgirls – John Ellis
  • Best Mountain Landscape/Wild Country Image: Sunrise in the Écrins – Joris Roulleau

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Evolution – Jonni Lappi

OVERALL WINNER! Photo Competition 2016 – Evolution: Jonni Lappi

General – Bolivian Schoolgirls – John Ellis

General & First Time Entrant – Sunrise in the Ecrins – Joris Roulleau

Highly Commended Certificates:

  • Landmannalauger – Peter G Anderson
  • Porth Ysgo Waterfall – Ray Grover

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General – Landmannalauger – Peter G Anderson

General – Porth Ysgo Waterfall – Ray Grover

Commended Certificates

  • Alpine Giants – John Ellis
  • Hat Mountain – Peter G Anderson
  • Layers of Iceland – Peter G Anderson
  • Sprinkle of Snow in the Lakes – Joris Roulleau

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General – Alpine Giants – J Ellis

General – Hat Mountain Iceland – Peter G Anderson

General – Layers of Iceland Peter G Anderson

General – Sprinkle of snow in the Lakes – J Roulleau


Nature Category

Award winners:

  • Category Winner: Puffin – Peter G Anderson
  • Category Runner Up: Redpoll – Peter G Anderson

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Nature – Puffin – Peter G Anderson

Nature – Redpoll – Peter G Anderson

Commended Certificates

  • Alpine Ibex – Duncan Bryden
  • Ruminating – Alpine Ibex (Capra ibex) – Ruaridh Macdonald

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Nature – Alpine Ibex – Duncan Bryden

Nature – Ruminating – Alpine Ibex (Capra Ibex) – R MacDonald


Typical Austria Category

Award Winners

  • Winner: Walking in the Midday Sun – Peter Seabourne
  • Runner Up: Zillergrundl Lunch – Peter Seabourne

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Walking in the Mid day sun – Peter Seabourne

Typical Austria – Zillergrundl Lunch – Peter Seabourne


The Sketch Competition

  • Winner: July Flowers near Leutkircher Hütte – John Clayton
  • Runner up: Stanskogle – John Clayton

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Sketch – July Flowers near Leutkicher Hutte – John Clayton

Sketch – View of Stanskogle – John Clayton


The Overall Winner: Evolution – Jonni Lappi

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OVERALL WINNER! Photo Competition 2016 – Evolution: Jonni Lappi

 


First Time Entrants

Award winners:

  • First Time Entrant Winner: Evolution – Jonni Lappi
  • First Time Entrant Runner Up: Sunrise in Écrins – Joris Roulleau

Commended: Mount Rainier at Indian Henry’s Hut – Philip Withnall

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OVERALL WINNER! Photo Competition 2016 – Evolution: Jonni Lappi

General & First Time Entrant – Sunrise in the Ecrins – Joris Roulleau

 


 [Updated 17 September 2019]

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