Following the submission of over 600 entries to this year’s competition across 7 categories, the panel of judges was faced with the difficult task of making the deciding selection.
Henry Iddon, Arts and Culture Officer, Kendal Mountain Festival says: It’s always exciting to see where people have been on their adventures, and how they express their experiences through photographs. This year we have had some fantastic entries reflecting a broad range of styles and approaches and we are delighted to celebrate the creativity of some very talented photographers.
Mark Brown, Visual Content Producer for Osprey says: “The Kendal Mountain Photography Competition has received some fantastic entries this year with some truly shining examples of conscious and carefully planned out shooting. That's what we like to see! To all those that took part, thank you and keep refining your craft. You're at the forefront of inspiring others to get outdoors, seek true adventure and push their limits physically, mentally and creatively.”
Now in its 11th year, this prestigious competition has cemented a reputation for discovering new talent and celebrating some of the most captivating imagery from the world of outdoor adventure.
All photos will be displayed in an exhibition at the Brewery Arts Centre over the festival weekend and will also be available to festival-goers to purchase in postcard format, a must-have takeaway from this year’s festival.
ADVENTURE IN THE OUTDOORS (category supported by Tribe)
Winner: Hamish Frost ‘Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson making the first ascent of Lost Arrow winter variation (x,10) – Church Door Buttress on Bidean Nam Bian, Scotland.
Runner-up: Ben Tibbetts ‘Tom Coney On The Taschhorn Dom Traverse, Switzerland
For The Love Of The Water (Category Supported By Finisterre)
Winner: George Karbus ‘Dreamy Days On The West Coast Of Ireland’
Runner-up: Kevin Meredith ‘elle From Brighton Swimming Club
URBAN ADVENTURE (Category Supported By Stance)
Winner: Matthew Robinson ‘Walking The Line‘
Runner-up: Greg Turner ‘Evolution Of The Skater’ Barcelona
YOUR VIEW OF THE LAKE DISTRICT (Smartphone category supported by Lake District National Park
Winner: Vicky Hart ‘First Steps On Sharp Edge’ Blencathra, The Lake District
Runner-Up: Lee Gillies ‘Two Hikers Climb Steadily Up The Path Alongside Glenridding Beck Toward White Side’ The Lake District
MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES (Category supported by John Muir Trust)
Winner: Rod Ireland ‘The Long Walk’ Cairngorms, Scotland
Runner-up: Steve Jacques ‘Karst Bagging’ Yangshuo, Guangxi, China
MOUNTAIN CULTURE (Category supported by Julbo)
Winner: Neil Irwin ‘Another Day Of Adventure Awaits’ Private Cabin In Scotland
Runner-up: Gregory Cain ‘Bivacco Slataper, Welcome Respite’ The Sorapiss Circuit - Italian Dolomites
CLIMB (Youth Category supported University of Cumbria)
Winner: Aaron Sylvester ‘Belay Buddy’ Vallorcine Sport Crag, Chamonix Valley
Runner Up: Molly Gerrish ‘scrambling On Red Screes’ The Lake District