Today we are proud to announce the winners of the Photoion Photography Awards 2014.

We ran the Photoion Awards 2014 Competition to all our students towards the end of last year and gave all our students the opportunity to send in up to 8 images.

We set out to choose a total of 50 images to be placed into our Awards book, and have received so many great entries. It’s always difficult to pick the winners when the quality of entries is so high, but this year was particularly challenging. In the end, we just couldn’t narrow it down to the 50, and ended up putting 53 images into the book. This goes to show the level of quality that our students have achieved, which is just excellent.

So, who are this year’s top three winners?

In 1st place, with her stunning, “Raindrops on a Spider’s Web”, is Nageen Nasir. Nageen’s first real attempt at photography was on our beginner’s course just a few years ago, so to see her come so far in such a short time is a real delight. She has won a £400 voucher to redeem against any of our courses, as well as a set of Cokin Graduated landscape filters with adapter rings.

1st place winner Nageen Nasir with the stunning image 'Raindrops on a spider's web'

1st place winner Nageen Nasir with the stunning image ‘Raindrops on a spider’s web’

In 2nd place, we have “St. Paul’s at a Cloudy Sunset”, by Nebil Kisa. For this fantastic image, Nebil has won himself a £250 voucher, as well as a set of Cokin Graduated landscape filters with adapter rings.

2nd place winner Nebil Kisa with the image 'St. Paul’s at a Cloudy Sunset'

2nd place winner Nebil Kisa with the image ‘St. Paul’s at a Cloudy Sunset’

“Painted Lady” by Rose Atkinson takes 3rd place. For this beautiful piece, Rose has won herself a £150 voucher to be used with any of our courses.

3rd place winner Rose Atkinson with the image 'Painted Lady'

3rd place winner Rose Atkinson with the image ‘Painted Lady’

Highly commended images by the Judges:

Autumn mist by Adam Young. This shot was made one early autumn morning on “Pitch Hill” in Surrey. I was hoping for a spectacular sunrise but the mist ruled that out. It did however create a great atmospheric setting with the trees and ferns.

Autumn mist by Adam Young.
This shot was made one early autumn morning on “Pitch Hill” in Surrey. I was hoping for a spectacular sunrise but the mist ruled that out. It did however create a great atmospheric setting with the trees and ferns.

A young male leopard laying on a termite mound by Craig Brady. Savuti region of the Chobe National Park in Botswana.

A young male leopard laying on a termite mound by Craig Brady. Savuti region of the Chobe National Park in Botswana.

Five K2 red telephone boxes on Broad Court, Covent Garden, London by Vincent Sluiter

Five K2 red telephone boxes on Broad Court, Covent Garden, London by Vincent Sluiter

Fountain of Gold by Clive Seymour

Fountain of Gold by Clive Seymour

City of Shadows (Shadows of people on Trafalgar Square, London - reversed) by Rose Atkinson

City of Shadows (Shadows of people on Trafalgar Square, London – reversed) by Rose Atkinson

Chasing light round the bend by Winson Ng

Chasing light round the bend by Winson Ng

The Steps at the train station, Schwaebisch Gmuend/Germany by Nebil Kisa

The Steps at the train station, Schwaebisch Gmuend/Germany by Nebil Kisa

Frangipanis basking in the mid morning sun by Sean Rennie

Frangipanis basking in the mid morning sun by Sean Rennie

We are so proud of the winners, and all the entrants. Each year the quality of the awards improves, and consistently blows us away.

If you’d like to see the rest of the finalists, you can preview the book pages and purchase it by clicking on the link below:

Until next time, keep capturing those beautiful images.