For People with Down's Syndrome : 2019 My Perspective

Congratulations to our 2019 My Perspective winners!


This year’s competition was a little bit different.

There were two winners…one picked by a group of judges and one picked by members of the public.

The Judge’s Choice winner was Oliver Hellowell with his picture ‘Blue-tit in the Snow’:

The People’s Choice winner was Carlos Biggemann with his picture ‘Autumn Leaves in Arrowtown’:

Each year we give a special award to photographers who live outside the UK. This award is called the Stephen Thomas Award and his mum and brother pick the winner from all the pictures that get entered from people overseas.

This year’s winner was by Amir Hossein Bagheri and is called Portrait 1:

Many congratulations to ALL the photographers who made the shortlist…everybody who came to the awards event said the standard was really high this year.

The runners up in the competition are:

  • Robbie Snowden (UK)
  • Alexander Auld (UK)
  • Giuseppe Caccamese (Italy)
  • Anna Teoh (UK)
  • Paul Wakeling (UK)
  • Ntina Chamalidou (Greece)
  • Louis Huyghe (UK)
  • Arefe Azimi (Iran)
  • Jonathan Grosvenor (UK)
  • Stephen Lucas (UK)
  • Tenzin Andrews (Netherlands)
  • Natalie Stevanus (Canada)
  • Christine Antunovich (USA)
  • Christopher Diedo (UK)
  • Steven Padmore (UK)
  • Parnian Hamidi Ashtiani (Iran)
  • Alireza Babaei (Iran)
  • Caitlin Giltrap (UK)
  • Kathryn York (UK)
  • David Kenward (UK)
  • Angelina Magdalene Ebhin (India)

Here are this year’s shortlisted photographs….many congratulations to everyone who has made the shortlist!

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