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Luke Bhothipiti Wins This Year's Macallan Masters Of Photography

Luke Bhothipiti Wins This Year's Macallan Masters Of Photography - The winner of this year's Macallan Masters of Photography Awards has been announced.

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Words by Emma Kay
Luke Bhothopiti competition winner
The Macallan Masters of Photography award has been announced and the winner is Luke Bhothipiti from America. Luke has won an amazing trip to Scotland paid for by Visit Scotland. Other prizes included Nikon camera accessories and a year's subscription to Digital Camera Magazine.

This year's theme was "great journeys" and the competition attracted over 7000 entries and almost 100,000 votes. Inspired by the Albert Watson edition of the masters of photography, which followed casks of the Scotch Whiskey as they traveled from Jerez, Spain to Speyside in Scotland. Entries were voted on then the top 20 were then judged to pick an overall winner.

Director of malts, Ken Grier thanked everyone for applying and said that the standard of this year's entries has been phenomenal. "We are also honoured to have been able to work with Albert Watson who has shared with us his incredible expertise and creativity," said Mr Grier.

Mr Watson said: "The standard of entries received was impressive. Luke's image was the most original. I liked the intent of the shot. It spoke to me emotionally."

Macallan reports that a second masterclass is being planned. You can view all of this year's entries by visiting The Masters Of Photography.

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dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2011 11:22AM
No luck then Pete??? Just outside the top 20 is a good effort though.


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Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
4 Aug 2011 11:30AM
Thanks Darren towards the end two photographers submitted four photographs each and both were very average (and both got similar scores). No way were they genuine votes, and it knocked out eight other potential winners. A very poor method of competition. There were some incredible entries that only got a few votes and could in no way reach the eyes of the judge who just looks at 20 pictures.

All our competitions are viewed by a judge who filters out to the shortlist and then the winning picture is picked by the sponsor or judge. It's a much fairer system, but also time consuming. Our July comp had 2000 entries and it's taken a day just to shortlist.
JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
4 Aug 2011 1:57PM
Just out of interest thought I would take a look at the entries ( link given in the item )

Well, I see no reason why they need my date of birth in order to look at a Photographic Competition results so I did not bother.
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2011 10:47AM
A poor method of competition indeed Pete, merely a cunning advertising / brand awareness campaign I'm afraid which is why I won't be entering any more of this type.

Jjgee, allegedly the DOB thing is due to the advertising of alcohol???


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