UKClimbing and UKHillwalking are proud to announce the category finalists for the 2019 Marmot Photography Awards.
Each of the photographs on the shortlist have been selected based on user voting throughout 2019. However, now that they are through to the finals the original votes have been wiped clean and it is up to you - and your votes - which wins its respective category. Voting for Category Winners is open until 1st August.
Overall Winners - 1st, 2nd and 3rd place - will be selected by our independent judge, professional photographer Lena Drapella.
The results will be presented in a high res Digital Feature, which will showcase each image in all its glory.
Lena Drapella is a UK based climber and a photographer, specialising in outdoor adventure photography and climbing events.
She graduated from an Academy of Fine arts, which gave her photography a distinctive feel. In her work she often focuses the attention on the subject's emotions, showcasing not only the success but also the struggle, fear, determination and joy. Lena has worked with many British and international athletes and her photos have been published worldwide.
Her passion for climbing and photography has taken her to some of the most spectacular places over the world, though it wasn't until recently that she rediscovered just how much potential there is in everyone's backyard.
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 of one vote per person, per photograph.
Alternatively, click here to visit the Competition Gallery in its entirety. Here you can scroll through using your keyboard and vote using the 1-5 keys.
This year Marmot have provided a great selection of prizes:
Expedition and Alpine