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19 March 20
“Celebrating the very best in Australian surf photography, 10 high-profile judges have selected 20 images revealing the incredible energy and beauty of the ocean, and the high calibre of local talent.”
Nikon Australia is pleased to announce the finalists for the prestigious Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Awards. In partnership with Surfing Australia, Nikon Australia invited local surf photographers and videographers of all levels to have their work acknowledged and celebrated across the industry through the awards for the eighth year running.
A panel of 10 high-profile judges from within the surfing industry including Nikon Brand Ambassador and seven-time World Surfing Champion, Stephanie Gilmore were tasked with selecting the best of the best surfing photos and videos submissions based on the below criteria:
*Innovation and creativity
*Dramatic affect and sensory impact
*Composition of the panel
John Young, General Manager, Marketing, Nikon Australia said, “We are proud to continue our support in celebrating the breathtaking stories captured by our talented surf photographers and videographers for the eighth year running. This year we saw an increase in submissions from various surfing landscapes around the world. Congratulations to all our finalists.”
Chris Mater, CEO, Surfing Australia said, “The Awards are a hugely important event on our calendar because they give the Australian surfing community a chance to honour our best, whether it be in the water competing or behind a lens. Inducting our latest Hall of Fame member is always a massive moment we cherish.”
The winners of the Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year awards will be announced over the coming months in a new exciting new television show format for 2020. The winner of the Nikon Surf Video of the Year Award will receive a Nikon Z 6 kit while the winner of the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Award will take home a Nikon Z 7. Each will come with the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S and FTZ adapter.