Winner of The Guardian’s Monthly Travel Photography Competition

My Christmas came early this year. I’m chuffed to announce that I won October’s Guardian ‘Been There’ travel photography competition! The theme was ‘Weather’ and I submitted an image of school girls splashing their way through a monsoon puddle.

The judge, Natalie Mayer, said:

“This is a splendid image. Lovely composition, very graphic and striking. Beautifully rendered in black and white. There is stunning movement and feeling in this image. A very well deserved winner; I would like to see more from this photographer.”

Stoked? Short of being published in NatGeo this is a near-impossible achievement. I was shortlisted for their comp a couple of months ago but to win a round is incredible and now puts me in the running for their Travel Photographer of the Year. Not sure I’ll win that but if I do I’m buying everyone a drink. Sod it, have a drink on me anyway, it’s almost Christmas 🙂

Check out the gallery on the Guardian website and feel free to leave a comment on their gallery.





33 Comments on “Winner of The Guardian’s Monthly Travel Photography Competition”

  1. Hi Jamie, I’m Marina, Alex’s friend! When she showed me your amazing body of work I was taken by this image, I thought it was stunning , so I’m chuffed I have the eye for a good photo, ha! The tones are so good & the feeling of joy it emits is superb, but what I really love is the reflection. I think this is why I also liked the image submitted by Burden, I found McDonald’s entry really pleasing, your competition was indeed strong.

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