Photo & Sketch Competition 2020 – Results

The Overall Winner:

Balance – Santiago Jiménez

Overall Winner – Balance – Santiago Jiménez

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your entries: without entries there is no competition. Judging the competition myself has given me a greater insight into the task performed by the judges in the previous 11 years that I have organised this competition.

Because of the reduction in photo opportunities because of COVID we allowed images to be taken over a three year period: this has unexpectedly resulted in a significantly higher entry than usual.

 I thought that the standard of photography, particularly in the General Section, was very good: there were many good images that just missed the cut for an award.

Phil Nixon ARPS
Judge & Photo Competition Organiser

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

Click to see the Judges comments for 2020 Photo and Sketch competition 

Summary of Entry 2020:

There were 45 entrants of which 29 were declared first time entrants.
The distribution is as follows with last year’s totals in brackets.

Categories   Media Types  
General  124 (90) Digital Files 210
Nature    57 (35) Sketches     2
Sketch    12 (7)       
Typical Austria    18 (10)    
Total 212 (142)   212

The Awards

General Category:

Award winners:

General Category Winner – Balance – Santiago Jiménez

Best Portrait/People Image – Two Smokers – Andrey Golovachev

Best Mountain Landscape/Wild Country Image – Paul Winder on the NNW Ridge of the Weisshorn, Switzerland – Nick Hurndall Smith

Highly Commended Certificates:

Highly Commended Certificate – Eiger Reflection_Lauberhorn, Wengen, Switzerland – John Hardwick

Highly Commended Certificate – Vertigo – Julia Jiménez

Highly Commended Certificate – Nick King on Liskamm, Alps – Derek Buckle

Highly Commended Certificate – Starred Hotel – Pablo Jiménez

Commended Certificates:

Commended Certificate – Black Nore Point – Peter Anderson

Commended Certificate – Camel Train, Erg Chebbi – Malcolm Imhoff

Commended Certificate – Crux move Trod Pip, Borrowdale – Peter Anderson

Commended Certificate – Chombu, Sikkim – Nick Hurndall Smith

Commended Certificate – Jeremy leading us Home – Nick Shearer

Commended Certificate – Theatre of Silence – Andrey Golovachev

Commended Certificate – Shaqsha Descent, Cordillera Blanca Peru – Nick Hurndall Smith

Commended Certificate – Casual High Altitude Bouldering – Julia Jiménez

Nature Category:

Award winners:

Nature Category Winner – Waxwing – Peter Anderson

Nature Category Runner Up – Ice Floes – Stephen Gibbs

Highly Commended:

Highly Commended – Hydrophobic Iris Latifolia – Santiago Jiménez

Commended Certificates:

Commended Certificates: Pyrenean Iris – Andy Smith

Commended Certificates – Marmot – Julia Jiménez

Commended Certificates – Yin and Yang – Andrey Golovachev

Commended Certificates – New Generation, Endangered Tatra Chamois – Pawel Roczniak

Typical Austria Category:

Award Winners:

Typical Austria Winner – Hat Shop Window, Salzburg – John Hardwick

Typical Austria – Runner Up – Cows at Steiner Hochalm, Adlerweg – Elizabeth Moore

Highly Commended Certificate:

Highly Commended Certificate – Fortress Hohersalzberg – John Hardwick

The Sketch Competition:

The Sketch Competition: Winner – Snowgums Recovering From Bushfire Mt Cope – Alasdair Macdonald

The Sketch Competition: Runner Up – Climbers Memorial Chapel, Dachstein – Pamela Long

The Overall Winner:

Balance – Santiago Jiménez

Overall Winner – Balance – Santiago Jiménez

First Time Entrants:

Award winners:

First Time Entrant Winner – Paul Winder on the NNW Ridge of the Weisshorn, Switzerland – Nick Hurndall Smith

First Time Entrant Runner Up – Two Smokers – Andrey Golovachev

Highly Commended Certificate:

Highly Commended Certificate: Ice Floes – Stephen Gibbs

First Time Entrant Commended:

First Time Entrant Commended: Jeremy leading us Home – Nick Shearer

Interested in taking part?  See Photo & Sketch Competition Rules 2021

Results from previous years

Photo Competition 2019 – Results

Photo Competition 2018 – Results

Photo Competition 2017 – Results

Photo Competition 2016 – Results


 [Updated 25 August 2021]

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