CJPOTY round 4 winners – Camera Jabber

CJPOTY round 4 winners - April 2023


The theme for the fourth round of the Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year (CJPOTY) competition was ‘Movement’ and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the amazing images that were submitted. After a long judging session, we are delighted to announce that the following images will be added to our shortlist to be judged by our illustrious panel of judges at the end of the year.

One of these ten shortlisted images has also been selected as the round winner with the photographer being awarded a voucher from MPB worth £500 – scroll down to find out who.

CJPOTY April 2023 Movement shortlisted images

Michael Harris

CJPOTY round 5 winners: Michael Harris

Michael’s creativity shines through with this lovely black-and-white image of a paddle boarder seemingly pursued by birds to give a wonderful sense of movement and direction.

Linda Wride

CJPOTY round 5 winners: Linda Wride

There’s a fabulous balance between blur and detail in this image that really captures the essence of a flamenco dancer.

CJPOTY round 5 winners: Linda Wride divers

Linda has two images shortlisted this month and it’s the excellent composition and timing that drew the judges’ attention to this one. The diver is caught perfectly in mid-air while someone looks on from above, giving a sense of scale.

Helen Trust

CJPOTY round 5 winners: Helen Trust

Helen’s careful composition ensures all the vertical lines in this image are perfectly straight while her exposure delivers a bright, airy feel with the figures blurred to give a sense of movement and activity.

Gail Johnson

CJPOTY round 5 winners: Gail Johnson

This must have been an incredibly difficult image to capture. We love the 50/50 split above and below the water. The pelican’s head is also ideally positioned to make it clear what type of bird we are looking at.

Peter Murrell

CJPOTY round 5 winners: Peter Murrell

Peter’s first-rate panning skills have delivered an eye-catching image of a fleeting moment with lots of movement in the background and just enough detail in the main subject. We also like his black-and-white treatment that removes the distraction of colour to focus attention on the subject and the motion.

Angela Harrod

CJPOTY round 5 winners: Angela Harrod

Angela has used intentional camera movement to create a very intriguing image. We’re not sure whether the people are flying kites, directing a UFO or conducting an unseen orchestra, but the judges kept going back to the image for another look and it’s made it onto our shortlist.

Christine Holt

CJPOTY round 5 winners: Christine Holt

We hope that Christine has given the canoer a copy of this fantastic image because it captures the drama of the whitewater along with the skill that’s required to navigate it. We love the concentration and effort on his face. It looks great in monochrome too.

Carole Downie

CJPOTY round 5 winners: Carol Downie

Carole’s image is full of colour and excitement because she’s photographed the riders at the perfect movement, just as they skid around a corner throwing up lots of dust. We love their dynamic, strong posture and the intensity in the eyes of the furthest rider.

Barbara Tasko

CJPOTY round 5 winners: Barbara Task

Barbara’s image shows a fight for life with a fish wriggling in the bird’s beak after it has struck. The curve in the fish’s body and the splash of water give a wonderful sense of movement.

CJPOTY April 2023 winner: Peter Murrell

CJPOTY round 5 winners: Peter Murrell

Congratulations Peter, a voucher to the value of £500 from MPB is heading your way!

Peter’s image joins the other 9 images that have been selected this month and goes onto our shortlist for judging by our panel of VIP judges at the end of the year for the overall prize.

CJPOTY May: Water

The theme for the fifth round of the 2023/24 Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year (CJPOTY) competition is ‘Water’. We want to see your best images of water whether it’s in the natural or urban environment; an ebbing tide, a mirror-smooth lake, a meandering river, flowing from a tap, spraying from a hose or trickling down an ornamental fountain.

This round of our monthly competition is open for submissions until 23:59 BST (00:59 CET and 15:59 PST) on 31st May 2023 (today).

To submit your entry follow the link to cjpoty or click on the CJPOTY button at the top of any of our website pages. You can submit up to three entries for £2.00 plus payment processing costs (£0.26). Images should be Jpegs at least 1920 pixels along their longest side but no larger than 2MB.

CJPOTY round 5 May 2023 - long exposure of the ocean

Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year prizes

At the end of the month, the Camera Jabber team will pick one winning image and nine runners-up from the May entries. The photographer of the winning image will receive a voucher from MPB.com to the value of £500 which can be spent on anything from a huge range of kit from the World’s biggest platform for used photographic gear.

All 10 of the selected images will go into our shortlist for the year.

We’ll do this each month in 2023 so that by the end of the year, there will be 120 shortlisted images. These will then go before our fantastic panel of judges who will decide the 1st, 2nd and 3rd-placed images.

The photographer of the first-placed image overall, as decided by the panel of judges , will receive a voucher to the value of £1000 from MPB.com as well as a trophy and the title ‘Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2023‘. The photographers who come second and third will receive vouchers worth £500 and £250 respectively.


About MPB

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