Kendal Mountain Photography Competition – 2017 Winning Images Unveiled

Kendal Mountain Photography Competition – 2017 Winning Images Unveiled

Kendal Mountain Festival, the UK’s largest and most diverse celebration of mountain arts and culture are pleased to unveil the winning images from their annual Photography Competition, presented by Danner.

A highlight of the Festival each and every year, the competition continues to raise the bar in discovering new talent and celebrate images that reflect the creative vision and originality of the photographer.

This year’s judging panel was overseen by esteemed US photographer Jim Herrington, who’ll travel across the Atlantic for year’s event for the UK launch of his book ‘The Climbers’  – a stunning collection of portraits of icons in mountaineering.

The intimate launch will take place on Friday 17th November, in the Brewery Arts Centre (21.00 – 22.30). Tickets.

Winning images, picked from thousands of entries capture those perfect moments in daily adventures, either in the wilderness or urban landscapes.

2017 categories included:

  1. Adventure in the Outdoors
  2. Mountain Landscapes
  3. Young Photographer – 18 years and under – ‘Adventure on your doorstep’
  4. Smartphone – ‘Friends in High Places’
  5. Fido on the Fells (Canine shots up high)
  6. Urban Outdoors

Winning entries will be exhibited in key locations at Kendal, and festival guests asked to nominate one of the 6 images to scoop the coveted People’s Choice Award. A Grand Prize (Overall Winner) will also be announced during the event.

Winners: 

Youth – Birds Eye view – Charlotte Howie    

I’m 13 and spent some time in the Alps with my Mum and Dad this summer. The paraponter’s caught my eye and I wanted to capture the beauty of the sport, whilst admiring the back drop of the mountains. The shot was taken from the Brevent side looking towards the Mont Blanc massive. I’d love to have a go when I’m a bit older in Chamonix.

I love capturing adventure sports and the the paraponter’s where great fun to take.

Fido on the Fells – Honey in the Snow – David Thexton 

Smartphone – Running High –  Natalie White 

Urban – Southampton Docks – Joe McCarthy 

Landscape – Big Night Out – James Appleton 

Adventure – The Pitch – Mark Burkey 

About Kendal Mountain Festival: 16-19th November, 2017 www.mountainfest.co.uk.

One of the world’s largest and most diverse gatherings of mountain and outdoor enthusiasts, Kendal Mountain Festival has been a prominent fixture on the UK & international outdoors calendar since the 1980s. Over 15,000 people head for the Lake District town each November to catch up on the most inspirational stories of adventure, exploration and creativity found in the outdoor environment. The event, which brings over £2.5m into the area, is truly international with filmmakers, adventurers and speakers gathering from around the world.