THE AMB PHO­TOG­RA­PHY AWARDS PRE­SENTED BY SHI­MANO

In 2017 we had a huge range of amaz­ing pho­tos sub­mit­ted from around the globe for the AMB Pho­tog­ra­phy Awards. With new cat­e­gories for 2018, the level lifted even higher.

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Here they are – the win­ning pho­tos for 2018. As voted by you for each cat­e­gory, and as se­lected by our very fussy and par­tic­u­lar judges for the Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year!

Pho­tog­ra­phy is in­te­gral to what we do here at Aus­tralianMoun­tainBike mag­a­zine. We rely on pho­tos that do more than just show a bike, a rider or a trail. We need pho­tos that tell a story, that cre­ate an emo­tional re­sponse, and leave us want­ing to find out more about the lo­ca­tion, or ride our bikes, or get on the phone to call some mates and plan an epic day on the trail. The right pho­tos make us more stoked on our sport, and we need to make sure that’s ex­actly what we put in our mag­a­zine.

When con­sid­er­ing what cat­e­gories to put in for the 2018 awards, we needed to think about what would cre­ate a cat­e­gory that any­one could en­ter, but some­thing where a unique photo would truly stand out. We also wanted four di­verse cat­e­gories that would push a ta­lented pho­tog­ra­pher’s skills to make a com­plete port­fo­lio for their sub­mis­sion.

The folow­ing pages are the results - both from your vot­ing for the cat­e­gories, and our se­lec­tion for the AMB Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year. Hav­ing seen all the en­tries, know­ing the quality of im­ages that didn’t make the cut shows how strong the com­pe­ti­tion was this year.

Take a look through the im­ages, and read what the win­ning pho­tog­ra­phers have to say about their pho­tos, pho­tog­ra­phy and the sport of moun­tain bik­ing.

We need to say a big thank you to Shi­mano Aus­tralia for sup­port­ing this com­pe­ti­tion. It doies more than just al­low us to show­case the win­ners and award some great prizes, but it brings a greater sense of aware­ness to the hard­work that moun­tain bike pho­tog­ra­phers do and how they cap­ture our sport. Cheers for the sup­port Shi­mano.

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