LUMIX G Experience Photographer of the Year 2016

Congratulations to our twin winners – Photographer of the Year and 4K Photographer of the Year – and all the runners-up

Let us start by saying how impressed we were by the number of entries for this year’s twin competitions. And, before we proudly reveal the worthy winners, our judges – Emma Drabble and Steven Clarey – would like to salute all members of the LUMIX G Experience community who submitted entries. We really cannot stress enough how impressed they and all of us at Panasonic have been by the sheer quality of the field again this year. So, a massive ‘Thank you!’ to everyone for taking part.

Emma and Steven are keen to say how difficult a job it was for them to judge both LUMIX G Photographer of the Year, for still images, and 4K Photographer of the Year, which as you will know was judging the best image taken from a 4K video, which entrants then uploaded along with the selected image itself. We also asked all participants to tell us a little about their entry – how they felt it expressed the theme set for the two-strand competition: UNMISSABLE MOMENTS.

Arriving at the two winners and the two runners-up for each strand of the competition was a very big ask. You will see, below, that Emma and Steven have also chosen to show you a few extra commended entrants as well as those to be awarded the prizes – which they agonised over at length, narrowing down the field to just their six ranked favourites. First up, the overall winner of the LUMIX G Photographer of the Year 2016 still image category is Davidwa with their entry entitled Heaven and Earth, while the runners-up, in no particular order, are Eddy with Google HQ and jcopley with their photograph, Unmissable for many. Well done all three!

Next, the winner of the LUMIX G 4K Photographer of the Year 2016 is Mhunt with a superb still taken from their entry entitled Papal Adulation. In the runners-up positions, again jointly rather then ranked, are hypnomatt with their film, Cleaned Bowled, and G10col with their image from 4K video, My video for #4kphoto Heron. Congratulations all!

Well done indeed to all our prizewinners. Our two main prizes are a choice of a LUMIX GX80 camera body or – as a surprise! – the brand-new top-of-the-range G80, which has only recently been released by Panasonic. We hope Davidwa and Mhunt will enjoy their prizes – and, in fact, we’ve asked them to report back on their experience shooting with these new cameras. So, watch this space for their honest opinions in the near future! Our two runners-up were each awarded 20% off PanaDirect purchases, while all six winners received a framed print of their winning entry image.

We’d like once again to warmly thank everyone who took the trouble to enter this year. Now, feast your eyes on our winners, runners-up and further commended entries. We hope you will take some inspiration yourself, perhaps for next year’s big competitions and, indeed, the LUMIX G Experience monthly Photo Challenge…

The Winner


Heaven and Earth

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