Once again we have put together a superb panel of very experienced judges from a range of outdoor photography genres. They will be tasked with the challenge of trying to find those images, among a sea of good photos, that have a little something to make them rise to the levels of greatness. It might not be an obvious wow factor, it could just as easily be the sheer subtlety of the composition and light or the vision of the photographer that makes the winning images stand out.
All we can say is that your photography will need to be at its very best to impress the judging panel! We are all looking forward to seeing your images.
Steve Watkins has been the editor of Outdoor Photography magazine since 2009 and has been a professional photographer and author for over 17 years. His work has taken him to over 60 countries and to every continent. He is the photographer and author of three bestselling BBC books in the 'Unforgettable Things to do…' series. Among his other editorial clients are the Telegraph, Times, USA Today, Wanderlust, Traveller, Country Walking, AA Publishing and Geographical.
Julian Calverley is a landscape and advertising photographer. At home both in the studio and on location, shooting people, landscape, lifestyle and automotive, his cinematic style, mixed with a resourceful and passionate nature, has gained him a trusted reputation with clients worldwide. Increased demand for his landscape work has spurred Julian on to make them available as editioned large format archival pigment prints. He has featured in "Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide" for the last 8 years.
Pete Bridgwood is a fine art landscape photographer and writer. He is fascinated by the creative foundations of landscape photography and passionate about exploring the emotional elements of the art. He is the creator and curator of the national biennial landscape photography exhibition Masters of Vision, held at Southwell Minster Cathedral in Nottinghamshire. He is a Fuji X-Photographer and a Manfrotto Ambassador.
As one of Europe’s leading adventure sports photographers, Pete Webb’s style has emerged from surf and mountain sports. He shoots the sport, the people, the places and the clothing. With more than 25 years of working with the best athletes in challenging places and the ability to tell a story in pictures his work is sought after by the most discerning of clients.
David Baker is a photoblogger specialising in seascape and forest photography. He is drawn to the flow of the sea and the ever-changing combination of shore, sea and sky. His first book, Sea Fever, published by Triplekite, received critical acclaim. David was the overall winner of Outdoor Photographer of the Year in 2012.
Andy Luck is an award-winning wildlife short programme producer, and also an environmental photojournalist with a passion for cameras and photography. He worked for the BBC for over 20 years, and now runs his own photography, filming and production company. His work has been widely published, and he is a regular contributor to Outdoor Photography.