National Geographic Traveller (UK) has confirmed the finalists of its Photography Competition 2018, in association with Billingham.
Launched in 2011, the prestigious annual competition seeks the UK’s best new travel photography talent across six categories: Action; Nature; People; Urban; Portfolio; and Video. The overall winner will be sent on a photographic commission for National Geographic Traveller — this year’s destinations include the Carpathian Mountains and Qatar. Selected entrants will also be included as part of a global press and media campaign, and featured on the National Geographic Traveller website.
The judging panel consists of Andy Skillen, an award-winning wildlife photographer; Ben Hawkins, group editor at Practical Photography magazine; Teagan Cunniffe, a travel photographer previously published in National Geographic Traveller; Neil Freeman, a photographer and training manager at Nikon; and Chris Hudson, National Geographic Traveller’s art director.
Anaïs Voski, Farmer spreading fertiliser on his rice crop, northern Ghana
Jonny Williams, Red Arrows at the 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, England
Stuart Dunn, Dog sledding, Svalbard, Norway
Jasmine Van Hoeylandt, Cormorant colony, Lake Kariba, Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe
Paul Wynn, Baboons, Chobe River, Kasane, Botswana
Renato Granieri, King penguins, South Georgia
James Abell, People on a tram, Lisbon, Portugal
Simon Morris, Hunter with his golden eagle, western Mongolia
Trevor Craske, Songkran Festival, Silom, Bangkok, Thailand
Francis Cox, Cafe, Beijing, China
John White, Dog at cafe window, Lower Manhattan, New York
Michael Scott, Montane Mansion, Hong Kong
Chris Kirby, Daily life, Soweto, South Africa
Daniel Burton, Earth, Wind, Fire and Water
Elizabeth Bennett, Chandrashila, Himalayas
Mark Bradley, Wild Scotland
Robert Evans, Skiing in Söll, Austria
Timur Tugalev, Lost in Cuba
To view the shortlist, visit: natgeotraveller.co.uk/photo-competition-2018