- Urban category winner – Adrian Almond
Winner Urban Landscape Photographer of The Year 2014: Adrian Almond (UK) Chicago - Chicago Canoes
It was a thrilling experience to receive the phone call from Charlie. I instantly recognised his distinctive voice and wonderful warm tone. The news made me feel so happy and the experience provided me with great confidence and enthusiasm for my future photographic exploits.
I was overwhelmed to be told that my image was the unanimous choice of the Judging Panel, composed of himself and 12 other leading Photographers, including Art Wolfe and David Muench.
I was already feeling good about the fact that 3 of my images had been shortlisted into the final selection process. Indeed, the fact that the Competition had been set up to let you know if any of your images had gone through to the semi-finals and then the finals, was a great way to keep up the excitement levels and to award positive encouragement to a broader group of Photographers.
The publicity from such an event was a big help in terms of interest in my website. In particular, bookings for my Landscape Photography Workshops that I run in the Lake District Mountains, were very positively influenced.