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Nat Geo Traveller Photo Competition 2017

The entries for our Photography Competition get better every year, and this year’s is no exception

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has confirmed the finalists of its annual Photography Competition 2017, in partnership with CEWE PHOTOBOOK.

Launched in 2011, the prestigious annual competition seeks the UK’s best new travel photography talent across six categories: Action; Nature; People; Urban; Portfolio; and Video. The overall winner will be sent on a photographic commission for National Geographic Traveller — this year’s destinations include Myanmar and Iceland. Selected entrants will also be included as part of a global press and media campaign, and featured on the National Geographic Traveller website.

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: “The entries for our Photography Competition get better every year, and this year’s is no exception. The shortlist highlights some of the exceptional submissions and it’s been really tough to whittle it down. We look forward to seeing you at the public exhibition, in Brixton.”

The winners will be announced on 28 February at Intrepid Travel, 9 Brighton Terrace, Brixton, London SW9 8DJ. There’ll also be a public exhibition of the shortlisted and winning images that day from 11.00-15.00 and 16.00-18.00.

The judging panel consists of Jael Marschner, a photographer and former photo editor at Time Out; Matty Graham, managing editor at Digital Photo Magazine; Andy Greenhouse, creative director and co-founder of Swhype; and Neil Freeman, a photographer and training manager at Nikon; and Chris Hudson, National Geographic Traveller’s art editor.

The finalists:

Andrew Hone, football at sunset on Ngapali Beach, Myanmar
David Candlish, fire breathers, Singapore
Sajith Buddikha Withanage, lizard versus snake in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Daren Baker, ponies at a New Forest watering hole, England
Rashid Khaidanov, clouds forming over Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland
Stuart Dunn, silhouetted horse and rider, Rub’ al Khali, Oman

Francis Cox, Nepalese man in a doorway, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Laura Dale, woman in Day of the Dead costume, Parque de las Palapas, Mexico
Marco Pozzi, Men peering out from a train, Jaipur, India

Ben Goodwin, in the shadow of Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Matt Parry, whitewashed buildings, Oia, Greece
Toby Trueman, traffic at Sogo, Hong Kong

Daniel Burton, the colours of Southern Africa
Mario Adario, pilgrims during Ethiopian Christmas in Lalibela
Miguel de Feritas, lions drying off, Nambiti Game Reserve, South Africa

Matt Jarvis, Borneo
Sam Hipwell, Southeast Asia
Timur Tugalev, Lost in Kyrgyzstan

To view the shortlist, visit:

The winning photos can also be seen in a photography feature in the April 2017 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK), on sale 2 March 2017, priced £3.95.

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National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media Limited, from National Geographic Partners LLC in Washington, D.C. It was launched in December 2010 and is one of 16 local-language editions. The magazine is also available in Australia, China, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Latin America, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia and Spain. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives.

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