National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2015 Finalists Announced Monday 9 February 2015 PDF Print FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER (UK) PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2015 WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE TELEGRAPH OUTDOOR ADVENTURE & TRAVEL SHOW ON 14 FEBRUARY http://www.natgeotraveller.co.uk/photo-competition-2015/ LONDON (9 FEBRUARY 2015) — National Geographic Traveller (UK) has confirmed the finalists of its fourth Photography Competition 2015. The grand-prize winner will be announced at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show on 14 February, and for the first time ever, the shortlisted entries are available to buy through a unique collaboration with theprintspace. Order here: http://art.tt/8vs As a leader in breathtaking, you-are-there photography, National Geographic Traveller launched its annual photo competition last September, sponsored by theprintspace, Viking River Cruises, Foto Ruta and Tatra Photography. UK photographers submitted their entries in one of six categories: Action, Animal, People, River, Rural, and Urban. Pat Riddell, Editor, National Geographic Traveller said: “We’ve been incredibly impressed with the response to our annual Photography Competition, with a phenomenally high standard of creativity and photographic quality.” The winner will be announced at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show at London’s Excel at 2.30pm on 14 February. They will win the grand prize sponsored by Tatra Photography of a wildlife photography tour for two in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. tatraphotographyworkshop.com All six category winners have won a year’s subscription to National Geographic Traveller and a place each on Foto Ruta London’s flagship photography excursion Foto Ruta Clue. foto-ruta.com The six finalists (category winners): Action: Yanick Targonski and his shot, Train from Ella to Kandy, Sri Lanka. Animal: Barry Robertson and his image, Bleaker Island, in the Falkland Islands. (pictured) People: Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi and New Year’s Traditions, taken in Comanesti, Romania Rural: Chris Miller and Son Doong Cave, shot in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam. Urban: Philip Braude with his image Urban Trees, London. (pictured) River: Claire Carter and Reflections on a Melting River, in Rio de las Vueltas, Argentinian Patagonia. The winner of the River category has won a place on Viking River Cruises’ eight-day Romantic Danube itinerary. vikingcruises.co.uk To view the shortlist, visit: http://www.natgeotraveller.co.uk/photo-competition-2015/shor... The winning photos can also be seen in a free photography supplement with the April 2015 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK), on sale 5 March 2015, priced £3.95. We’ve also teamed up with theprintspace to offer the shortlisted shots in a National Geographic Traveller (UK) library on their service, thehub, a customised online art store where the prints are available to buy for the first time. The shortlist will also be exhibited at London’s theprintspace from 20 February until 4 March, Monday to Friday. http://www.theprintspace.co.uk To order the winning images visit: http://art.tt/8vs The independent judging panel consisted of Carol Enquist, National Geographic’s senior photo editor; Simon Stafford, professional photographer who runs Tatra Photography’s Masai Mara package; Kaley Sweeney, editor, The Magazine of the World Photography Organisation; Wendy Atkin-Smith, managing director Viking Cruises UK; and Duncan Longden, a photographer and regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller (UK). Chris Hudson, National Geographic Traveller (UK)’s art editor, devised the shortlist and made the final decision on the winner. theprintspace Launched in 2007, theprintspace has quickly grown to become the UK’s biggest professional photo and art printing service. They offer printing, mounting and framing, both online and in-house in Shoreditch, London. A firm favourite with creative artists and photographers, theprintspace’s award winning service offers gallery standard quality at affordable prices, which is why Turner Prize-winning artists and National Portrait Gallery award-winners consistently choose them. http://www.theprintspace.co.uk For specific media requests, please contact: Leo Scott. E: firstname.lastname@example.org ### Notes National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media Limited, from the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. It became the 15th local-language edition when it was launched in December 2010. 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