The Photographer Of The Year 2017 was awarded to Sandra Walker
2017 is the inaugural year of this competition.
This competition is based on the 4 Quarterly Competitions held thoughout the year, each one having a PDI (Projected Digital Images) section and a PRINT section (See the Quarterly sub-menus to the left). Winners are declared in each of eight sections in the year. Members can submit up to 4 PDI and 4 PRINT images in each of the Quarterly competitions. Whilst members can win up to 8 sections across the 4 Quarterlies, it is possible for a member to achieve the highest total score across all their entered images for the year, whether or not they actually came first in one or more sections. In short, this award is for the member who has presented work in the Quarterly competitions for a specific year and their work has consistently been of a high standard such that they have achieved the highest total score for their images across all the Quarterly competitions. A significant achievement and commitment.
As always there was strong competition, but it with great pleasure that we congtatulate Sandra Walker on her achieving the very first Photographer Of The Year award!
The top top three placings were:-
1st - Sandra Walker
2nd - Mike Heaton
3rd - Mike Davis
Congratulations to all.
*** The current standings up to and including the Q3 competetion, for the 2018, award can be viewed by clicking on the available download on this page ***
All the images entered into the Quarterly competitions during the year by the winner, Sandra, are brought together as one body of work in the gallery below. We hope you enjoy viewing them. For those who want to learn their photography skills using a camera on their mobile device, a note of encouragement! Sandra's image "Morning Practice" was the winning image of the Q1 PDI competition and she didn't even have her camera with her, as such! The image was taken using her iPhone.
Click on any image to view it full size. Once an image is open, you can page through the gallery using the left and right arrows at either side of an image.