Feature image: Julien Payette-Tessier | other photography as credited
The 2020 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards closed a few days ago.
We received hundreds of incredible submissions from around the world – truly some of the best cycling stories and images from what was an incredibly difficult year for millions of people all over the world.
The Awards are a showcase for the talented entrant photographers, but they have two other important purposes – raising money for cancer research for Tour de Cure.
Now that entries are closed, it’s over to our panel of judges — Kristof Ramon, Tim Bardsley-Smith, and Jered Gruber & Ashley Gruber — to decide who’s going to be awarded the Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards. Plus Graham Watson returns as our honorary judge to select his top ten in the Amateur category.
Each of the judges have gone through the difficult task of shortlisting their top ten images from each of the categories. From these shortlists, the judges will deliberate on the top three of each category in the coming days – with final winners to be announced on January 11, 2021.
Kristof Ramon is a staple in the pro cycling tour scene. He hails from Belgium, the heartland of road racing, where cycling is in the blood.
Kristof describes himself as a storyteller; of everything from race, to the pro cyclists, and the scenes behind a race.
Kristof returns as a Judge in 2020 — he was a judge in the inaugural Awards — and in the years in between, he has entered the awards and either been shortlisted or awarded a prize.