For the first time this year GDIF ran an official photography competition for the 2013 Festival. We teamed up with award.io who have done a fantastic job promoting and managing the photo contest on our behalf. We had over 130 submissions! Click here to check out all the great entries and impressions visitors took at GDIF2013.
Award.io has invited experienced judges to sit on the panel:
‘I was bowled over by the standard of many of the entries, and these were hard choices to make. All entrants should be commended on their professionalism, originality and breadth of interest’.
Celia Jackson, Senior Lecturer, Photography University of South Wales, www.newport.ac.uk/staff/ac/Pages/CeliaJackson.aspx
‘This contest was left open to interpretation, resulting in a very wide variety of imaginative images and a high standard of entries to choose from. Congratulations to all’.
Linda Wisdom, street photographer, www.lindawisdomphotography.co.uk/
and as a rep from the GDIF Team:
“Totally impressive! Such great eye, wit and quality. It’s amazing to see what elements of the performances the audience is especially captured by.”
Martina Puchberger, Marketing & Audience Development Manager, GDIF, www.festival.org
And the winners of this year’s photo contest are:
1. Dave Flynn – “On the Way to GDIF”
Nature & Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 SINWP
GDIF award: Amateur Ambassador Photographer for GDIF 2014 and a round trip for two on London’s cable car, the Emirates Air Line.
3. Steve H – “On My Head”
Work: IT. Life: walking, food, travel. Passions: photography.
GDIF award: A pair of tickets to see the Visions of the Universe exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich.
And here are the most popular audience choices:
Have you taken any great photos or videos at GDIF2013 that you would like to share with us? Then please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘GDIF2013 photo/video’ in the subject line.
And massive thanks to the Award.io team who have done an amazing job running and supporting the contest!
See you all next year!
Your GDIF team.