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Canon Redline Challenge 2022 Photography Competition Winner Announced

Peter Carey - 1 month ago

Canon has announced the winning photograph of their 2022 Redline Challenge Competition in addition to 9 shortlisted entries. The winning photo was selected by a panel of industry experts and Canon representatives from 14,121 submissions in total. Details below!

The winning photo by Jiří Durdík

The Winning Photo, Photographer, and Short-listed Entries

The winning photo from a Motocross Championship in Pacov, Czech Republic was taken by Jiří Durdík, a self-taught, hobbyist photographer. The theme for this year was “A Split Second Story” and Canon described how Jiří Durdík’s photo “perfectly captures the organised chaos of the race’s crucial starting point”. Aside from positioning and light, Jiří also had to protect his lens from mud and had only seconds to compose and fire off his shot.

“I’m very happy to have won this year’s competition.  I was initially going to send in a completely different photo, but after printing it, I was inspired to swap to this photo at the last minute – and I’m glad I did!”

Jiří Durdík

In addition to winning a Canon EOS R5 camera and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lens, Jiří will also receive a mentoring session with Canon Ambassador Laura El-Tantawy. Other photographers shortlisted for the competition include:

  • Alison Fairley [GB], Milky Way with an incredible fireball meteor
  • Sylvain Guionnet [FR], A diver in the ocean
  • Florian Maßen [DE], A young mountain biker captured from a unique perspective
  • Gerhard Hannappel [DE], Bees on a water fountain
  • Prejul Prakash [BH], A bird’s wings forming the shape of a heart in air
  • Kévin Carpin [FR], Speleologist passing from shadow to light
  • Dragan Stojkić [RS], Exiting the ocean during a triathlon
  • Olivier Lefebvre [FR], Water-skiing across the ocean
  • Frederick Gehm [DE], Istanbul on a stormy night

Photobite wishes to offer congratulations to Jiří and all of the shortlisted above!

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Peter Carey

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Peter is a photographer and writer based in Hastings on the South Coast of the UK. Having originally studied biology, his passion and now, profession, see him working with both film and digital cameras. Alongside news and feature-writing for PhotoBite.UK, Peter's spare time is dedicated to language learning and occasionally servicing his latest camera purchase – at the time of writing, an Argus C3.