During 2021 we ran our Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year competition on Photocrowd over 12 months with a different theme each month. Every month, the Camera Jabber team selected one image to go onto the shortlist for selection as the overall winner at the end of year.
With over 28,000 entries from thousands of photographers, during 2021, all of the shortlisted photographers deserve congratulations and the final judging session was heated. But now we can reveal the Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2021/22 is… Carole Zimmerman for her superb image of duelling foxes entitled ‘Dominance’. Congratulations Carole!
Carole captured her image at the British Wildlife Centre which carries out a lot conservation work. As Carole has arthritis she find such places useful because they offer the opportunity to view animals at closer quarters than would otherwise be possible for her.
Carole says that she finds that ground-level is the best place to get the best shots of animals interacting.
The image was captured using a Sony A7R IV with a FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens mounted and at the 70mm end. Carole used a shutter speed of 1/2000 sec to freeze the movement of the foxes while the aperture was f/2.8 to blur the background. As the light was good, the sensitivity for the image was ISO 200.
Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2021/22 Prize
As well as winning a license for DxO PhotoLab 4 Elite worth £179 for her September victory, Carole wins the overall prize of Nik Collection 3 by DxO worth £129 and the title Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2022. The Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2022 trophy will be heading to her very shortly.
Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2022/223
The Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year (CJPOTY) 2022/23 competition is now underway and each month there’s from a prize of 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.
Each month, as well as the winner, we’ll pick 9 images to go onto our shortlist to win the overall prize at the end of the year.
Then, at the beginning of 2023, the 120 shortlisted images will 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 judges, will received 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.
The judges are:
Ben Brain – Photographer, journalist & Sigma ambassador
Sophie Collins – Chief Marketing Office at MPB
Kate Hopewell-Smith – Wedding, portrait & boudoir photographer, Sony ambassador
Sanjay Jogia – Wedding photographer & Canon ambassador
Pete Reed OBE – Three times Olympic gold medal-winning rower and keen documentary photographer
Craig Strong – Lensbaby founder and photographer
Jeremy Walker – Landscape photographer, author & former Nikon ambassador
To submit your entry visit each month cjpoty.com. You can submit one image per entry but make up to three entries for £2.00 plus payment processing costs (£0.26).
The theme for the first round of the Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year (CJPOTY) competition is ‘New Beginnings’. We want to see your best images of anything that signifies a new start, whether that’s the sun rising on a new day, snowdrops emerging from the ground, a wedding or the start of a new adventure.
The first round of our monthly competition is open for submissions until 18:00 GMT (19:00 CET and 10:00 PST) on 31st January.