'Capture The Extreme' Photography Competition

Following the launch of the Frank Hurley Photographer’s Jacket, a world-first collaboration between Shackleton and Leica Camera AG, we are hosting a photography competition to celebrate the cultures, wildlife and beauty of the planet at its coldest.

The motivation behind the Frank Hurley Photographer's Jacket is to encourage photographers to continue taking photos through the coldest months; to persevere for that next image when the conditions are doing their best to force you home.

One of the many great aspects to outdoor photography is the unpredictability. Mother Nature doesn’t hang around for you. You have to dig deep, no matter the weather, and be ready if and when it all comes together. It’s often in these tough moments, when your body and mind are tired, that the most amazing events happen. We want to see these moments.

HOW TO ENTER

  • Send your images via email to photography@theshackleton.com with a short description of where you took it.
  • Please include your Instagram name.
  • Please ensure images are in jpg format and no bigger than 3MB.
  • Each fortnight, a selection will be shared on our journal.
  • Competition closes 31st January 2020

CATEGORIES

  • Frozen landscapes
  • Adventures in snow and ice
  • People living at the extremes
  • Winter wildlife

PRIZES

JUDGES

  • Martin Hartley, Award-Winning Expedition Photographer with more than 20 polar expeditions to his name. (Read the interview here)
  • Steffen Keil, Director of Brand Relations at Leica
  • Martin Brooks, CEO Shackleton

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Entrants must be 18 years old or older.
  • Entrants are limited to three submissions.
  • All entries must be original work from the person entering it.
  • Entries with watermarks or obvious tampering to alter the scene will not be accepted.
  • Entrants retain all rights to material submitted but consent to any entered images being published on Shackleton and Leica channels.
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Competition governed by the laws of England & Wales.