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Calling all adventure sports photographers!

February 16, 2012

The annual Arc’teryx Adventure photography competition at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival returns for 2012 and you could be the lucky one to see your photos exhibited alongside four of the UK’s top adventure photographers, and win not only £500 but also a stack of Arc’teryx kit.

One wild card entry, will be chosen by documentary outdoor adventure photographer Alex Ekins and photographer, Climb magazine editor and climber Ian Parnell in this unique competition.

The judges are looking for images that capture the essence of the outdoor adventure experience, to get a real sense of what it feels like to be deep in an adventure, in the emotions and at the heart of its wonder.

Alex Ekins said, “Adventure photography is all about people; the subjects of a photograph doing something physically and mentally challenging.

“In the Arc’teryx Adventure Shot Competition I will be looking for photographs that capture the joy, the danger, the suffering, the dedication and the exhilaration of engaging in an extraordinary adventure.”

Previous winner, amateur photographer and computer science PhD student Alexandre Buisse said, “As long as you have photos that show you love adventure then you should give it a try because I wasn’t pro when I entered. Try to be fast-paced and don’t make it a boring slide show.”

What to do

Each participant has to create and present a five minute audio-visual presentation at the film festival to the audience who will then rate their approval vocally.

How to enter

Send six photos that you feel represent your portfolio well, to mailto:adventureshot@shaff.co.uk.

Your photos will be stored in the ShAFF online gallery where they will be publically viewable.

Deadline for entry: 19 February 2012, the chosen finalist will be contacted on 20 February 2012.

Date of event: 10 March 2012, 20.30 at ShAFF at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield, you must be available for this if you are selected.

So get snapping and good luck!

More info: www.shaff.co.uk

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