Internationally award winning photos by James Rushforth.

Competition results

Photography principally shouldn’t be about awards and personal acclaim; the pleasure lies in the journey to capture that frozen moment in a location that will never quite be the same again. That said there are some fantastic contests out there that never fail to inspire, particularly in genres that are not ‘our usual style’. There is also now an increasing need for transparency with so many self proclaimed ‘award winning photographers’. 

Below is a selection of recent results and awards; please click on the desired competition for more information. 

National Geographic - Daily Dozen’ - Photo Selection - 04/10/18

International Photography Awards 2018’ - Travel / Tourism - Professional Category - First Place & Category Winner *****

International Photography Awards 2018’ - Special Photographer of the Year - Professional Category - First Place *****

International Photography Awards 2018’ - 2x Honourable Mention in the Professional Landscape Category

National Geographic - Rethinking portraiture’ - Assignment photo feature ***

National Geographic - How we Play’ - Assignment photo feature ***

'National Geographic - I Want to Go There' - Assignment photo feature ***

'Digital Splash Awards - Sports Photographer of the Year 2018' - Winner ***

'Wex Mondays - Week 29 2018' - Winner ***

'On the Edge' Photo Contest - Contest Runner up

'National Geographic - Places We Love' - Assignment photo feature ***

'Digital Splash Awards - Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018' - Winner ***

'National Geographic - While on a Walk' - Assignment photo feature ***

'DPReview - Astro Landscape Challenge' - Winner *** 

'Marmot Photography Awards 2017' - 3 photos shortlisted in the finals

'Talk Photography - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017' - First Place and Overall Winner ***

'Talk Photography - Sports Photographer of the Year 2017' - First Place and Overall Winner ***

'Talk Photography Awards 2017' - 6 photos shortlisted in the finals 

'My3ZinnenMoment' - Photography Competition sponsored by the 3 Zinnen Dolomites Tourist Board - Winner ***

'Painting with light' - Contest runner up *** 

'Reflections in Nature' - Peoples Choice winner ***

'Sports in action' - Contest runner up ***

'International Photography Awards 2016' - Honorable Mention x2 - Night Photography ***

'International Photography Awards 2016' - Honorable Mention - Sports: Extreme sports ***

'International Photography Awards 2016' - Honorable Mention - Editorial: Sports ***

'Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2016' - Special Mention for 'Live the Adventure' & OPOTY Book Feature *** 

'Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2016' - 8 photos shortlisted ***

'Siena International Photography Awards 2016' - Travel winner ***

'Celebrating Nature Vol 1' - Contest finalist

'Layers and Rules of Thirds' - Contest finalist

'Nikon In-Frame - A picture is worth 1000 words' - Winner ***

'5000 Dramatic Landscapes' - Contest finalist

'Connecting with nature' - Contest finalist

'Right down the middle' - Contest finalist

'Sienna International Photography Awards 2016' - 5x Contest finalist ***

'From Above' - Contest finalist

'People in places' - Contest finalist

'HDR Landscapes' Explore - Contest finalist

'Concorso Fotografico Guide Dolomiti 2016' Photo competition - Winner ***

'Rule Of Thirds In Nature' Contest runner up ***

'National Geographic - After the Rain' Assignment photo feature ***

'National Geographic editors comments' Featured image ***

'Celebrating Shapes' Contest finalists

'Cliffs' - Contest Finalists

'Adventure Land' Outside Views Contest runner up ***

'Made of Steel' Contest finalist 

'Chaos Of Crashing Lines' Contest finalist

'National Geographic - Capturing Action' Assignment photo feature *** 

'Marmot Photography awards' Best image overall winner ***

'Marmot Photography awards - Scrambling and Via Ferrata' Category winner ***

'Marmot Photography awards - Expedition and Alpine' Category winner ***

'From Afar: Landscapes' Contest finalist 

'The Times Newspaper' Photo feature ***

'From Afar: Architecture' Contest finalist

'Alpinist Magazine' Week long photo feature ***

'Standing at the edge' Contest finalist 

Landscapes And People’ Contest finalist

Image of the Year Photo Contest by Snapfish’ Finalist (From 3.2 million submissions) ***

Psychedelic Shots’ Contest finalist

'The Daily Telegraph Travel Show' Work selected for exhibition display ***

Painted Hills’ Contest finalist

'Berghaus Mountain Photography Awards' Contest runner up ***

Chasing The Action’ Contest finalist

Outdoor Action and Adventure’ Contest winner ***

Sunsets On Water’ Contest finalist

Be My Tour Guide’ Contest finalist

Light Sensitivity’ Contest finalist

Lost In The Field’ Contest runner up ***

'BeautifulNow' Work featured 

VIP Members’ Photo contest finalist

Playing With Geometry’ Contest finalist

'National Geographic Daily Dozen' Feature #2 ***

Resource Travel Inspiration’ Contest finalist

Rock Formations’ Contest finalist

Unreal Realities’ Contest finalist

'The Daily Telegraph Big Picture’ Winner ***

Unconventional Perspectives’ Contest finalist

Majestic Cliffs’ Contest finalist

Adventure Bound’ Contest finalist

Pushing Limits’ Contest runner up ***

Layers and Composition’ Contest finalist

Healthy Lifestyles’ Contest finalist

'WexPhotographic Photo Competition' Winner ***

Jaw Dropping Landscapes’ Contest finalist

National Parks’ Contest finalist

Into The Moonlight’ Contest finalist

Twisted Lines’ Contest runner up ***

Metallic Matter’ Contest finalist

Amazing People Amazing Places’ Contest runner up ***

Mountain Tops’ Contest finalist

Symmetry’ Contest finalist

Off The Grid’ Contest finalist

Photoshop Week’ Contest finalist

'National Geographic Daily Dozen' Feature #1 ***

Capturing The Moment’ Contest finalist

Old and Rusty’ Contest finalist