I’m really happy to announce that after a nail-biting, X-Factor style count-down, I won the STA Travel Exotic Cultures Photographic Competition 2010.
It was particularly nice to win as there were so many strong entries (they filled two large rooms at the exhibition venue — The Mosaic Rooms in Earl’s Court).
I spoke to a couple of the judges after the awards and discovered that over 2,000 images had been entered into the competition. These were then shortlisted down to 50 images for the exhibition. I managed to get three pictures in the top ten, one of which was understandably disqualified as it included a man holding a gun.
Many thanks to STA for organising an excellent event and to Robert Harding (Founder and CEO of Robert Harding World Imagery), Zoe Whishaw (former head of photography for Getty Images in Europe) and Alex Hibbert (wildlife photographer and polar explorer) for judging. The competition was part of the Earl’s Court Festival and was generously sponsored by British Airways, Olympus Cameras and The Mosaic Rooms.