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Canon has announced the winning image from its Light in the Dark themed Redline Challenge competition, chosen from over 36,000 entries.


Canon has announced the winner and shortlisted photographs from the inaugural Redline Challenge photography competition. Chosen from 36,195 images, Piotr Skrzypiec’s ‘Lost Highway’ won and as a result, Piotr will receive over €14,000 worth of Canon kit including the EOS R5 and RF lenses along with a personal photography assignment and mentoring session with judge and Canon Ambassador, Lorenz Holder.

It’s hard to describe how it feels” said Piotr, “it is both a big surprise and a huge achievement, especially as when I entered, I submitted three pictures and discovered that all of them had been shortlisted.”

Winner: Lost Highway by Piotr Skrzypiec – Skofljica, Slovenia

Alongside the winner, Canon also revealed the shortlisted photographers that included four photographers from the UK and Ireland. The shortlisted photographers were selected on their ability to create technically and interpretively original photographs when reimagining the Light in the Dark theme.

Shortlisted photographers:

  • Andrée Letendre
  • Curtis Walsh
  • Goran Loncar
  • Kiko Ruiz Lloret
  • Matteo Bertaggia
  • Michael Zech
  • Mika-Nikolas Mahringer
  • Morne Laubscher
  • Pierre-Emmanuel Samson
  • Sally Heaphy
  • Sylvain Cochard
  • Tadej Žlahtič
  • Tara Keane
  • Victor Madelaine
  • Yanissa Geerts

Shortlisted: Sally Heaphy – Humble, UK

Shortlisted: Goran Loncar – Dublin, Ireland

Shortlisted: Curtis Walsh – Quendon, UK

Judge and ITCG European Marketing Director for Canon EMEA, Susie Donaldson added: “As a judge of the Redline Challenge, I was blown away by how many unique interpretations of the theme there were and the technical ability of the entrants.

There were a number of incredible photos but the winning image, Lost Highway, had such impact we just kept coming back to it. It really reflected the theme and the times we are in right now, perfectly capturing the idea of emerging from something, taking a new turn into hopefully more positive times.”

Learn more about the Redline Challenge competition: Redline Challenge: Photography Competition


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