Marmot Photography Awards 2016

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UKClimbing and UKHillwalking are proud to announce the line-up for this year's Photography Awards.

The format is the same as last year. An automatic selection of the Top 5 photos in each category has been made based on the votes received over the last 12 months. We have put these 5 photos on display for each of the main categories so that you can vote again for the photo(s) you deem most worthy. None of the previous votes are counted and the slate is clean for each photo (these are in fact duplicates of the originals which have been left in people's galleries). Voting closes at midnight on 31st January, with the final results - and brilliant prizes from Marmot - being announced in February.

How to Vote

To vote simply click through the range of images, then follow the instructions below. You can vote for as many photos as you like, but there is a limit to one vote per photograph. Alternatively, click here to visit the Competition Gallery in its entirety.

Marmot Photo Awards 2016 voting image © UKC Gear
click on image - click on title - then vote

In addition to the category awards we also have three overall winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd), which will be selected by professional photographer Tim Glasby. Tim has worked closely with Marmot for many years, with images of all their key athletes to his name - Steve McClure, Lucy Creamer, Neil Mawson, Jack Geldard, and Leah Crane - just to name a few. Alongside his choices he will be including a paragraph on why he has made each selection, just to provide a bit of background on his thinking.

Tim Glasby © Tim Glasby
About Tim:

Tim has travelled the world on assignment for many of the best clients in the industry, including editorial work for The Times, The IOD, GQ and National Geographic Adventure, and for commercial clients such as Red Bull, Adidas Eyewear, Marmot, Vans and Edelmans Advertising. As an adventurer and photojournalist, Tim has photographed a wide array of assignments; including trekking in the Himalaya, rock climbing throughout Europe, ice Climbing in North America, paragliding in Corsica, back packing in the Scottish Highlands and mountain-biking in France.

For more information on Tim, and to see some of his work, visit his websitetimglasby.comor follow him on Twitter@Timglasby.

Prizes

We have some great prizes on offer from Marmot

Overall first prize -  Quark Sleeping Bag (RRP £320) © Marmot
Overall first prize - Quark Sleeping Bag (RRP £320)
© Marmot

Overall second prize -  Sawtooth Sleeping Bag (RRP £210) © Marmot
Overall second prize - Sawtooth Sleeping Bag (RRP £210)
© Marmot

 

Overall third prize - Trestles Elite 30 Sleeping Bag (RRP £120) © Marmot
Overall third prize - Trestles Elite 30 Sleeping Bag (RRP £120)
© Marmot

Each category winner -  Marmot Gear Hauler (RRP £65) © Marmot
Each category winner - Marmot Gear Hauler (RRP £65)
© Marmot

 

Trad Climbing

Cardiff University Mountaineering Club enjoying the autumn sunshine © David Maddison
Cardiff University Mountaineering Club enjoying the autumn sunshine
© David Maddison, Oct 2016

Atmospheric day at Fairhead. © Uisdean hawthorn
Atmospheric day at Fairhead.
© Uisdean hawthorn, Jun 2016

Will Atkinson on Reservoir Dogs E8 7a, Widdop. © Jonathan Bean
Will Atkinson on Reservoir Dogs E8 7a, Widdop.
© Jonathan Bean, Apr 2016

"I'm a bird"
Aaron Kennedy, Oct 2016
© jules1990

trade climbing in Adrspach, Czech Republic © Adam Kokot
trade climbing in Adrspach, Czech Republic
© Adam Kokot, Jun 2016

Winter Climbing

First pitch of the Chancer © Calum Fraser
First pitch of the Chancer
LongTime Ago, Mar 1984
© Calum Fraser

Thin early season ice on 'La Spada nella Roccia' © James Rushforth
Thin early season ice on 'La Spada nella Roccia'
© James Rushforth, Jan 2016

Torridon magic © Al Todd
Torridon magic
© Al Todd, Mar 2013

Under the Point © Al Todd
Under the Point
© Al Todd, Jul 2016

An Alpine Adventure on the Aonach Eagach Traverse - Glencoe, Scotland © Harrison_Connie
An Alpine Adventure on the Aonach Eagach Traverse - Glencoe, Scotland
© Harrison_Connie, Nov 2016

Landscape

The Tre Cime & Rifugio Locatelli © James Rushforth
The Tre Cime & Rifugio Locatelli
© James Rushforth, Aug 2016

Aiguille du Peigne and Aiguille des Pélerins above Chamonix at sunset © Ben Tibbetts
Aiguille du Peigne and Aiguille des Pélerins above Chamonix at sunset
© Ben Tibbetts, Oct 2016

Slioch © JamesRoddie
Slioch
www.jamesroddie.com, Feb 2016
© JamesRoddie

Marguerite Bay and Mount Liotard under the midnight sun, Antarctica © Ben Tibbetts
Marguerite Bay and Mount Liotard under the midnight sun, Antarctica
© Ben Tibbetts

Aurora and Milky Way  over Assynt,Nw Scotland © craig123
Aurora and Milky Way over Assynt,Nw Scotland
© craig123, Oct 2016

Expedition and Alpine


Climbing the Kuffner Arete at dawn © Ben Tibbetts
Climbing the Kuffner Arete at dawn
© Ben Tibbetts, Jul 2016

Fish eye on the Midi- Arete © Josh Willett
Fish eye on the Midi- Arete
© Josh Willett

Approaching the summit of Tofana di Rozes (3225m) © James Rushforth
Approaching the summit of Tofana di Rozes (3225m)
© James Rushforth, Mar 2016

Traverse from Ponza to Mangart, Julian Alps. © Stefan Koechel
Traverse from Ponza to Mangart, Julian Alps.
© Stefan Koechel, Sep 2016

Maciek Ciesielski climbing the third tower of the Arete du Diable © Ben Tibbetts
Maciek Ciesielski climbing the third tower of the Arete du Diable
© Ben Tibbetts

Sport Climbing

Robbie Phillips gets high on Digital Crack © euanryan
Robbie Phillips gets high on Digital Crack
© euanryan, Aug 2015

An eery finish to Fiesta © CMcBain
An eery finish to Fiesta
© CMcBain, Dec 2015

Wondrously Wildly Orange © Callum Smith
Wondrously Wildly Orange
© Callum Smith, Mar 2016

December sunsets... © steepstuff
December sunsets...
© steepstuff, Dec 2016

Focus and Concentration - Devin giving Thunder Ridge the eyes © Christopher Bellamy
Focus and Concentration - Devin giving Thunder Ridge the eyes
© Christopher Bellamy, Oct 2016

Bouldering

Flight of the Frenchie © Liam Lonsdale
Flight of the Frenchie
liamlonsdale, Dec 2016
© Liam Lonsdale

The cave of justice © Souljah
The cave of justice
© Souljah, Apr 2003

The semi-unknown gems of Prilep, Macedonia showing off. Tom Newberry on a 7A+ arete at Dusk. InstaFollow @el3ctrofuzz. © bunn.aroundthebloc
The semi-unknown gems of Prilep, Macedonia showing off. Tom Newberry on a 7A+ arete at Dusk. InstaFollow @el3ctrofuzz.
© bunn.aroundthebloc, Jan 2016

Adam Butterworth climbing a popular arete problem in Medonnet woods. (not sure which problem it is) © DaveThexton
Adam Butterworth climbing a popular arete problem in Medonnet woods. (not sure which problem it is)
© DaveThexton, Nov 2015

Dave MacLeod on Remembrance of Things Past © Dark Sky Media
Dave MacLeod on Remembrance of Things Past
Chris Prescott, May 2016
© Dark Sky Media

Winter Walking

Glencoe © Al Todd
Glencoe
© Al Todd, Jan 2016

Looking into Glen Derry during walk down from Beinn a' Chaorainn, Southern Cairngorms © Calum Langdale
Looking into Glen Derry during walk down from Beinn a' Chaorainn, Southern Cairngorms
© Calum Langdale, Mar 2016

Descending to the CMD arete from the summit of Ben Nevis © www.summitascent.co.uk
Descending to the CMD arete from the summit of Ben Nevis
Jacob Phillips, Feb 2014
© www.summitascent.co.uk

360 degree Ben Nevis cloud inversion © G. Robertson
360 degree Ben Nevis cloud inversion
uistgr, Nov 2016
© G. Robertson

Heading off into the sunset © G. Robertson
Heading off into the sunset
uistgr, Nov 2016
© G. Robertson

Scrambling

Walking off the Bernia Ridge in Alicante on Boxing day. Proposed at the top - she said yes! © ewanjp
Walking off the Bernia Ridge in Alicante on Boxing day. Proposed at the top - she said yes!
© ewanjp, Dec 2016

The slabs near Eastern Gully, Cioch, Black Cuillin - June 2016 © Raymondo
The slabs near Eastern Gully, Cioch, Black Cuillin - June 2016
© Raymondo, Jun 2016

On the initial section of the Sorapiss circuit © James Rushforth
On the initial section of the Sorapiss circuit
© James Rushforth, Jul 2015

Tackling the tricky step on the May bank holiday weekend © joe_lancs
Tackling the tricky step on the May bank holiday weekend
Joe Fennell, Apr 2016
© joe_lancs

One man and his Dog © USBRIT
One man and his Dog
S.Bartlett
© USBRIT

Hillwalking

Hard graft on Sgurr an Fhuarail, Glen Shiel © Mac fae Stirling
Hard graft on Sgurr an Fhuarail, Glen Shiel
© Mac fae Stirling, Feb 2016

 

Quinag © Robert Durran
Quinag
© Robert Durran, Feb 2016

Sitting, waiting, soaking up the sunrise. © Pietrach
Sitting, waiting, soaking up the sunrise.
© Pietrach, Aug 2016

The end of a perfect day - Elidir Fawr © Nicholas Livesey
The end of a perfect day - Elidir Fawr
© Nicholas Livesey, Jan 2015

Walking off © johnhenderson
Walking off
© johnhenderson, Feb 2016

 


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You can go direct to the voting here - http://www.ukclimbing.com/photos/?category=5
4 Jan, 2017
A couple of pics are in both the Scrambling and Winter Walking sections. And most of the Walking photos are of Winter...
Sorted although the walking photos with snow are still there. Bit of crossover in our categories. They are all good photos though. Alan
4 Jan, 2017
All the hillwalking and winter walking photos appear to be winter hillwalking photos!
5 Jan, 2017
Does it make sense that pictures from 2015, 2002, etc. are in the running for a '2016 photography comp'? Asking for a friend ;)