For our version we're holding it in the cafe bar at The Showroom in Sheffield complete with several barrels of a unique SHAFF beer. The whole do will be hosted by Grimer, who in his own unique way will ensure no-one takes proceedings too seriously. We've got a pub style quiz to kick things off (again with decent prizes) and then the adventure photo shoot out itself.
Five photographers will present a sequence of their images live with the audience and a panel of judges choosing the winner.
I'm hoping with the great prizes 500 quid cash and a full set of Arc'teryx Goretex for the winner that this will become a regular prestigious event. In recent years a lot of our communities creative effort has gone into film with great results. I'd like to think the Adventure Shot event will be a chance to showcase what great talents we have working away with still images and that at it's best photography can capture the essence of adventure in a way other mediums can't
So the five finalists we have are
Adam Long http://www.adamlong.co.uk/ well known for his climbing images but also with a geat feel for landscape and nature work.
Richard Seipp http://www.qwertyphoto.com/ is a Hayfield based photographer specialising in powerful gritty mountain biking, cyclo cross and fell running shots.
Robbie Shone http://www.shonephotography.com/ who amongst many subjects is one of the countries top caving photographers.
Alex Buisse http://www.alexandrebuisse.org/ one of the winners of the UKC open competition. Alex's extraordinary images have a distinctive style all his own.
Alex Ekins http://www.ukclimbing.com/photos/author.html?id=103888 the other winner of the UKC event, Sheffield based Alex has a great eye backed up by spot on timing as a result his work is full of life.
Tickets for the event are only £3 and are limited so worth booking in advance.