As 2022 came to an end, so did our Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year (CJPOTY) 2022/23 competition. Over the twelve rounds in 2022 we selected 120 images to join our shortlist, ten images from each month. And as 2023 arrived, it was time for our illustrious panel of judges to decide the overall first-, second- and third-placed images.
The photographer of the first-placed image overall, as decided by the judges, receives a voucher to the value of £1000 from MPB as well as a trophy and the title ‘Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2023‘. The photographers who come second and third receive vouchers worth £500 and £250 respectively.
We are now delighted to reveal the top three images in reverse order:
Third place: Sara Jazbar
Sara had a brilliant competition with a collection of superb shortlisted images, this one is from our sixth round which had the theme ‘Sport and Action’. This image is a favourite of the Jabber team as well as our panel of judges. Sara shot it with her Nikon D500 and Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens during a day spent in a hide near Venice, her patience and skill were rewarded.
Congratulations Sara, as the photographer of the third-placed image, a voucher for £250 to spend at MPB is heading your way.
Second place: Angi Wallace
Angi’s image was shortlisted in the ninth round of the competition, which had the theme ‘Perfect Pets’. This little Cuban tree frog was one of the more unusual pets that we saw, but what really impressed us was Angi’s timing and composition. We love the fact that the frog is looking directly into the lens and seems to be smiling enigmatically. Angi shot the image with her Sony A7 II and Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS lens.
Congratulations Angi, your image has come second and a voucher for £500 to spend at MPB is heading your way.
First place: Angi Wallace
Yes, Angi has come second and first! This stunning image of a puffball dispersing spores was shortlisted for the sixth round (‘Sport and Action’) and it demonstrates that ‘action’ doesn’t have to be high-octane! We loved Angi’s interpretation of the brief and so did our panel of judges. Congratulations Angi, as well as receiving a second voucher from MPB, this time for £1000, you are the Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2023.
Thank you to all our wonderful judges who took on the task of deciding the winners from the shortlist:
Ben Brain – Photographer, journalist & Sigma ambassador
Sophie Collins – Chief Marketing Office at MPB
Donna Crous – Food photographer, author, Nikon Europe ambassador and Rotolight Master of Light
Kate Hopewell-Smith – Wedding, portrait & boudoir photographer, Sony ambassador
Sanjay Jogia – Wedding photographer & Canon ambassador
Pete Reed OBE – Three times Olympic gold medal-winning rower and keen documentary photographer
Dominique Shaw – Photographer and co-founder of York Place Studios and Fujifilm ambassador
Craig Strong – Lensbaby founder
Christina Vaughan – Founder of Cultura Creative, the home of inclusive stock photography
Jeremy Walker – Landscape photographer, author & former Nikon ambassador
Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2023/24 competition round one: Winter
The new Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year (CJPOTY) competition is now underway with a prize fund of £7,750 from MPB. The theme for the first round is ‘Winter’ and there’s a voucher to the value of £500 up for grabs.
Follow the link to find out more about CJPOTY 2023/24.
You can enter by clicking on the CJPOTY button at the top of the page.
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