Kendal Mountain Festival launch 2018 Photography Competition, Press Release

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Kendal Mountain Festival is excited to announce the launch of the 2018 Photography Competition, presented by OSPREY.

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Now in its 11th year, this prestigious competition has cemented a reputation for discovering new talent and celebrating some of the most captivating imagery from the world of outdoor adventure. This year the Grand Prize winner will walk away with a £500 cash prize, with £200 awarded to each of the winners of each category. In addition, sponsor prizes will be given to all winners and runners up.

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Last year, the winners took us soaring above the clouds, exploring the deepest caves and left us mesmerised by the majestic Northern Lights. This year the categories are:

  • Mountain Landscapes
  • Adventure in the Outdoors
  • Urban Adventure
  • For the Love of the Water
  • Mountain Culture
  • Your View of the Lake District National Park (Smartphone Category)
  • Climb (Youth Category)
"Still images have always played an important part in sharing peoples' experiences of the outdoors. This year we're excited to see how photographers will interpret our new categories."
Henry Iddon, KMF Arts Officer and professional photographer

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Submissions open on Thursday 23rd August and close Friday 2nd November 2018. For further information, terms and conditions, and details of how to enter please visit

In a world where everyone seems to be taking photographs, our panel of distinguished judges has to select the images which stand out from the crowd. Strong composition, distinctive style, a contemporary feel and an innovative approach all play a part in the final selection.

We look forward to seeing your submissions!

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