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.