The Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year competition is run on Photocrowd over 12 months with a different theme each month. During 2020 there were two strands to the competition, the ‘expert judged’ with the winners selected by the Jabber team, and ‘crowd judged’.
Scroll down to see the images shortlisted to win the photographer the overall prize and the title Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2021. You can also see the crowd-winning images, those selected by Photocrowd users.
We’ll be announcing who is the Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2021 this time next week.
Thank you to the DxO team for their continued support.
Round One: January 2020
Contest title: Winter in Black and White
Contest brief: The world can seem monochrome in the depths of winter, so go with the flow and submit you best back and white images of the season.
Winner: Renáta Icsu
Crowd winner: Jim Cumming
Round Two: February 2020
Contest title: Nighttime colour
Contest brief: When the sun sets the street and car lights come painting pools and streaks of light and colour in the darkness. The city is transformed.
Winner: Riccardo Zanin
Crowd Winner: Elena Paraskeva
Round Three: March 2020
Contest title: Fresh
Contest brief: Is there anything fresher than a spring flower or a squirt from a lemon? Whatever your definition of fresh is, capture it in an image
Winner: Simon Hadleigh-Sparks
Crowd Winner: Adrian
Round Four: April 2020
Contest title: Flowers and Gardens
Contest brief: Most of us may be confined to our houses and flats, but we can still see flowers in our pots and gardens, or take a turn around a local park for our daily exercise. A splash of colour really brings some cheer.
Winner: Simon Turnbull
Crowd Winner: Yvonne Warriner
Round Five: May 2020
Contest title: Natural Light Inside
Contest brief: Many of us may be in lockdown and confined to our own homes but there are lots of great subjects around the house that with the right light can be turned into great photographic subjects. In some cases, it’s the light itself that makes an interesting subject.
Winner: Caroline Allington
Crowd Winner: Alexander Sviridov
Round Six: June 2020
Contest title: Animal Portraits in Black and White
Contest brief: Wild animals or beloved pets, we don’t mind we just want to see your best monochrome images of animals.
Winner: Steve Oldfield
Crowd Winner: Ian Hamilton
Round Seven: July 2020
Contest title: Summer sun
Contest brief: Summer and sunshine go hand-in-hand. Show us your best images of sunshine, whether it’s a sun-baked landscape, the sun setting over the ocean or fruit ripening in the sun’s warm glow.
Winner: Philip Joyce
Crowd Winner: Krzysztof Browko
Round Eight: August 2020
Contest title: Motion blur
Contest brief: Not all action needs to be frozen, sometimes you can capture more interesting images of movement by selecting a shutter speed that introduces a bit (or a lot) of blur.
Winner: Gilbert Claes
Crowd Winner: Brett Gasser
Round Nine: September 2020
Contest title: Social Distance
Contest brief: The last few months have been extraordinary and we’ve all had to adapt to a new way of life. In this round, we want to see your experience of being socially distant from loved ones or strangers.
Winner: Laura Benvenuti
Crowd Winner: Laura Benvenuti
Round Ten: October 2020
Contest title: Autumn Colour
Contest brief: The low sun and rich warm colours of the trees make autumn the favourite season for any photographers. We want to see your best images of this spectacular time of year.
Winner: Ian Granström
Crowd Winner: Madison
Round Eleven: November 2020
Contest title: Stormy weather
Contest brief: As autumn evolves into winter, the weather becomes harsher and we often experience dramatic storms with lashing rain and wind. It may be tempting to stay at home, but the stormy weather of November can be a fantastic photographic subject.
Winner: Noel Bennett
Crowd Winner: Rob Fitzhugh
Round Twelve: December 2020
Contest title: Festive Celebration
Contest brief: Things might be a little different this year but most of us will still be spending some time celebrating during this month, and all the lights, decoration, presents and food make great photographic subjects.
Winner: Azim Khan Ronnie
Crowd Winner: Ilona Rosenkrancová
Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2021/22
The new Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year competition is underway on Photocrowd and the theme for January is Garden Birds. Follow the link to take a look at the images submitted so far and to submit your own entry.
The monthly prize for the expert judged winners is a license for DxO PhotoLab 4 Elite worth £179. They also go onto the shortlist to win an overall prize of Nik Collection 3 by DxO worth £129 and the title Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2022.