With over 14,000 entries, Canon reveals the winner and finalists of its annual photography competition
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 1, 2022/ — Canon Europe (https://www.Canon-Europe.com/
Jiří Durdík, who enjoys shooting nature and sports, said: ”I’m very happy to have won this year’s competition. I was initially going to send in a completely different photo, but after printing it, I was inspired to swap to this photo at the last minute – and I’m glad I did! I’m really looking forward to using my new kit, particularly the EOS R5. I shoot a lot of birds in flight, so the resolution and advanced focusing system on this camera will help me take a big leap forward with my photography.”
The winning photo was selected by a panel of industry experts and Canon representatives from 14,121 submissions in total.
Lars Lindemann, Director of Photography at Germany’s GEO Magazin and juror for this year’s competition, summarised the panel’s decision: “Jiří demonstrated great intuition with this image, which is a really important skill when you are shooting sports. The composition is also really intriguing. At first, you almost need to look twice before you get it. And then you can continue to look at the photo for a long time and still find something new in it.”
Speaking about the breadth of submissions received, Susie Donaldson, ITCG European Marketing Director for Canon EMEA, said: “The response to the brief has been fantastic. We’ve had such diverse entries; it has really captured everyone’s imagination. The winning image is all about action, chaos, energy! There’s so much going on that you could spend hours looking at it. Jiří managed to create a sense of emotional intrigue as you really feel right there in the middle of it. It’s the perfect split-second story.”
This year’s shortlisted photographs include:
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA).