LUMIX G Experience Photographer of the Year 2014
An exciting announcement for all LUMIX G Experience enthusiasts!
It is with great pleasure that we can reveal this year’s winners of the LUMIX G Photographer of the Year competition – and, new for 2014 – the Videographer of the Year.
To everyone who submitted an entry to this year’s twin competitions, thank you very much for taking part and, if you were not one of our winners, we hope you will continue to take part in the monthly Photo Challenge competition and enjoy everything else the LUMIX G Experience website and community has to offer – and we wish you better luck next year!
So, who are our 2014 winners? Well, firstly let us say that the quality of entries was once again extremely high and it is especially exciting to have the results of two competitions to announce.
A word about the judging panel: Choosing the winners was never going to be easy, so we apportioned this tough – but by all accounts extremely enjoyable – task to our resident professional photographer and monthly columnist, Phil Surbey, plus two special guest judges, Jacob James, helping with Photographer of the Year, and Nick Driftwood, taking on Videographer. Our heartfelt thanks to all three gentlemen.
So, without further ado, here are the winners and their winning entries with a runner-up, too, in each category.
First up, the overall winner of the LUMIX G Photographer of the Year 2014 is…
Jolyon Holroyd with his entry, Manarola Nightfall.
The worthy runner-up award goes to Matthew Jones with his entry, Stormfront.
Next up, the winner of the very first Videographer of the Year 2014 is…
Matt Jacobs with his entry, Red Sea 2014.
Nick Driftwood’s comments:
“This video, Red Sea 2014, really shows a clear understanding of exposure and filters for filming underwater, as well as demonstrating a masterful steady hand against the strong currents! There are interesting shots galore here, and I love the tracking pull-back shots, both aboard the boat and the reverse edits of underwater wreckage, which tie it together. Overall, there are some wonderful moments – especially with the dolphins. Amazing that it was all shot on a LUMIX GH3 with a 7-14mm lens. You actually want to see more footage from this one. Congratulations Matt!”
While the runner-up is John Nicholson with his video, Body Wurkz.
“Body Workz is a really engaging and interesting video. A nice mix of visuals to words, this works really well as a storytelling piece. Furthermore, it has a good pace, strong delivery lyrically, and has been edited very nicely. Well done John!”
We hope they enjoy their well-deserved prizes! As our Photographer winner, Jolyon receives a LUMIX GX7 kit – the GX7 K camera with 14-42mm lens, along with an additional 25mm LEICA lens. And as our Videographer winner, Matt wins a LUMIX GH4 camera body with a Nocticron lens. Both runners-up receive £100 each in vouchers to spend on LUMIX G kit of their choice.
Finally, as well as their camera and lens prizes, both Jolyon and Matt will also become the faces of their very own ‘The One for You’ campaigns. This will be launched on the Panasonic website, so look out for that – and for a lot more creative genius from these two, our two runners-up and the many others who entered as well!
Our trio of judges, Phil, Jacob and Nick, have a few words to say about the final winning entries they chose, having had their work cut out for them by the unprecedented high standards set by all of you. Scroll down for their comments – but also check out, below, a selection of the very best entries that they have singled out for high praise, but which didn’t quite make the cut.
You will appreciate how difficult the judging was this year.
Thanks again to everyone who entered this years LUMIX G Photographer of the Year competition.