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Marmot Photography Awards 2020 - Category Finalists

© Rob Johnson - Film Up High

Voting is now closed. We will announce the winners in the next couple of weeks.

UKClimbing and UKHillwalking are proud to announce the category finalists for the 2020 Marmot Photography Awards.

Each of the photographs on the shortlist have been selected based on user voting throughout 2020. However, now that they are through to the finals the original votes have been wiped clean and it is up to you - and your votes - which goes on to win its respective category. Voting for Category Winners is open until 11th February.

Overall Winners - 1st, 2nd and 3rd place - will be selected by our independent judge, professional photographer Lena Drapella.

The results will be presented in a high-resolution Digital Feature, which will showcase each image in all its glory.

About Lena:

Lena Drapella is a UK based climber and a photographer, specialising in outdoor adventure photography and climbing events.

Lena Drapella  © Lena Drapella
She graduated from an Academy of Fine arts, which gave her photography a distinctive feel. In her work she often focuses the attention on the subject's emotions, showcasing not only the success but also the struggle, fear, determination and joy. Lena has worked with many British and international athletes and her photos have been published worldwide.

Her passion for climbing and photography has taken her to some of the most spectacular places over the world, though it wasn't until recently that she rediscovered just how much potential there is in everyone's backyard.

Facebook: @lenadrapellaphotography
Instagram: @lenadrapella
Twitter: @LenaDrapella

How to Vote

Click on the five stars underneath each photography to vote.

You can vote for as many photos as you like, but there is a limit of one vote per person, per photograph.

Click on the photo to expand it and get a better view.

The Prizes

Marmot have provided a great selection of prizes:

1st Place

Sawtooth Sleeping Bag  © Marmot
Sawtooth Sleeping Bag
© Marmot

2nd Place

Palisade Sleeping Bag  © Marmot
Palisade Sleeping Bag
© Marmot

3rd Place

Always Summer Sleeping Bag  © Marmot
Always Summer Sleeping Bag
© Marmot

Category Winners

Small Duffel Bag  © Marmot
Small Duffel Bag
© Marmot

Trad Climbing

Callum Johnson on 'Land of the Lost and Found'  © Hamish Frost
Callum Johnson on 'Land of the Lost and Found'
© Hamish Frost, Aug 2020

Andi Smith on the third pitch of Positron  © Stefan_Morris
Andi Smith on the third pitch of Positron
© Stefan_Morris, Jul 2020

Pressure Drop at Spekes Mill Mouth, with cows
  © ollie1
Pressure Drop at Spekes Mill Mouth, with cows
© ollie1, Oct 2020

Archie throwing some moves on the Llyn   © jethro kiernan
Archie throwing some moves on the Llyn
© jethro kiernan, Jul 2020

'Clo Mor Crack'. A soaring crack line cutting through the heart of the highest sea cliffs on mainland Britain  © Hamish Frost
'Clo Mor Crack'. A soaring crack line cutting through the heart of the highest sea cliffs on mainland Britain
© Hamish Frost, Jul 2020

Winter Climbing

About to head into the crux move on Darth Vader  © Rob Brown
About to head into the crux move on Darth Vader
© Rob Brown, Dec 2020

Tom Phillips bridging as high as possible up the second pitch of Minus One Gully, before committing to the steep crux ice wall.  © Hamish Frost
Tom Phillips bridging as high as possible up the second pitch of Minus One Gully, before committing to the steep crux ice wall.
© Hamish Frost, Feb 2020

Did somebody order spindrift?  © LucaC
Did somebody order spindrift?
© LucaC, Feb 2020

Blue skies on The Curtain, Ben Nevis  © THE.WALRUS
Blue skies on The Curtain, Ben Nevis
© THE.WALRUS, Mar 2020

Callum Johnson Committed to the crux of the Flying Fox  © Marc Langley
Callum Johnson Committed to the crux of the Flying Fox
© Marc Langley, Dec 2020

Landscape

The Cairngorms at Moonrise  © Robert Durran
The Cairngorms at Moonrise
© Robert Durran, Nov 2020

Assynt Dawn II  © Garry Robertson
Assynt Dawn II
© Garry Robertson, Dec 2019

Keeping some social distance  © jethro kiernan
Keeping some social distance
© jethro kiernan, Nov 2020

A sea of clouds swirl below the cliffs of Cape Wrath  © Hamish Frost
A sea of clouds swirl below the cliffs of Cape Wrath
© Hamish Frost, Sep 2020

Breacon Beacons at Sunrise  © Danai Osmond
Breacon Beacons at Sunrise
danai, Feb 2019
© Danai Osmond

Expedition and Alpine

Unknown climber finishing Le Gateau de Riz this August. Taken from the top of Un Eclat de Rire!  © steve-grigg
Unknown climber finishing Le Gateau de Riz this August. Taken from the top of Un Eclat de Rire!
© steve-grigg, Aug 2019

Les Drus, sunset after the storm.  © LucaC
Les Drus, sunset after the storm.
© LucaC, Aug 2018

Redakh Brakk high camp  © Colin Wells
Redakh Brakk high camp
© Colin Wells, Aug 1996

Karakorum Highway wacky races  © Colin Wells
Karakorum Highway wacky races
© Colin Wells, Jul 1995

Mont Maudit and the Kuffner the morning after a winter storm  © Hamish Frost
Mont Maudit and the Kuffner the morning after a winter storm
© Hamish Frost, Dec 2019

Bouldering

Enjoying the solitude on Barden Fell.  © Zoomer
Enjoying the solitude on Barden Fell.
© Zoomer, Jul 2020

Autumn sun on the Farr Away Boulder, Strathnairn.  © peter.herd
Autumn sun on the Farr Away Boulder, Strathnairn.
© peter.herd, Oct 2020

Cerith's casual attempt on the desperate 'Picalli's Pickle'.  © myrddinmuse
Cerith's casual attempt on the desperate 'Picalli's Pickle'.
© myrddinmuse, Jan 2020

Mezzotinter   © Mark Bullock
Mezzotinter
© Mark Bullock, Jun 2020

New art  © mark s
New art
© mark s, Jan 2020

Sport Climbing

Andy delicately making the traverse into An Uneasy Peace 7c+ with plenty of air beneath his feet!  © John Thornton
Andy delicately making the traverse into An Uneasy Peace 7c+ with plenty of air beneath his feet!
© John Thornton, Aug 2020


Pulling through the steep rockover that guards the chains.  © Jon_Butters
Pulling through the steep rockover that guards the chains.
© Jon_Butters

Jen Shirlaw on Peel Street as the sun starts to set, Central Crags, Hong Kong  © Claire Clifton Coles
Jen Shirlaw on Peel Street as the sun starts to set, Central Crags, Hong Kong
© Claire Clifton Coles, Nov 2019

Evening light coming round on the Orme   © jethro kiernan
Evening light coming round on the Orme
© jethro kiernan, Aug 2020

Jack working Overnite Sensation.   © Naomi Sanderson
Jack working Overnite Sensation.
naomi_sanderson
© Naomi Sanderson

Winter Walking

Buachaille Etive Beag  © Rob Johnson
Buachaille Etive Beag
© Rob Johnson, Jan 2019

Alex and first snow, Carnedd y Filiast  © jethro kiernan
Alex and first snow, Carnedd y Filiast
© jethro kiernan, Dec 2020

Braeriach arctic wilderness  © Colin Wells
Braeriach arctic wilderness
© Colin Wells, Feb 2013

Stephen Reid post-holing through the deep snows of a wintry Gaick Pass towards Loch an Dùin  © Colin Wells
Stephen Reid post-holing through the deep snows of a wintry Gaick Pass towards Loch an Dùin
© Colin Wells, Feb 2020

Brief break in the clouds on the Forcan ridge.  © jethro kiernan
Brief break in the clouds on the Forcan ridge.
© jethro kiernan, Mar 2020

Hillwalking

Autumn arrives in the West Highlands  © Al Todd
Autumn arrives in the West Highlands
© Al Todd, Sep 2020

Sunset over the Glyderau   © jethro kiernan
Sunset over the Glyderau
© jethro kiernan, Mar 2019

'Light the Logo'. Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team celebrate their 50th Birthday.  © Tom McNally
'Light the Logo'. Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team celebrate their 50th Birthday.
© Tom McNally, Sep 2020

From Bla Bheinn south ridge looking over Glen Sligachan  © Karen.Daly
From Bla Bheinn south ridge looking over Glen Sligachan
© Karen.Daly, Sep 2018

Knoydart Hills  © johnhenderson
Knoydart Hills
© johnhenderson, Nov 2019

Scrambling

A glorious evening on Crib Goch  © Luca Celano
A glorious evening on Crib Goch
© Luca Celano, Sep 2019

Kathryn making the final exposed moves on Cneifion Arete in Ogwen, Snowdonia.  © Matt Cooper
Kathryn making the final exposed moves on Cneifion Arete in Ogwen, Snowdonia.
© Matt Cooper, Jul 2020

Early morning on Crib Y Ddysgl  © Rob Johnson
Early morning on Crib Y Ddysgl
© Rob Johnson, Jan 2020

Golden hour on Crib Y Ddysgl  © Rob Johnson
Golden hour on Crib Y Ddysgl
© Rob Johnson, Sep 2020

New Year's Day scramble on Sharp Edge  © bowlingj
New Year's Day scramble on Sharp Edge
© bowlingj, Jan 2020



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Stunning!!! And voting on them is therapeutically satisfying to boot 👍🏼

11 Jan

Bit unfair to give one in each category a bigger image than the others?

The updates to the voting were Andy's idea and are a marked improvement on previous years, where an entire paragraph was needed to explain how to vote. Now it couldn't be much more simple, which is more than can be said for who to vote for with so many good photographs!

11 Jan

I must admit that when the new voting method was introduced for photos in general it left me completely baffled for quite a while and I thought there was some glitch going on until I stumbled across how you had to click on the stars! I actually don't think it is, although simple, terribly intuitive and should be more fully explained here in case anybody else is in the same predicament. Or maybe my brain is just wired weirdly..........

11 Jan

Strong north wales representation :)

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