APOY 2012 Competition Round 10 – Life in Monochrome

The results are in for the tenth and final round of APOY.

Agnieszka Gasiorek, of
Krakow in Poland, is the winner of our Life in Monochrome round of APOY 2012.
Gasiorek will receive a Samsung NX210 with 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6, Samsung 30mm f/2
and Samsung 16mm f/2.4 lenses, plus a 16GB SDHC Plus memory card, worth a total
of £1,346.99. The NX210 is an advanced compact system camera with a
20.3-million-pixel, APS-C CMOS sensor. It has 8fps continuous shooting, built-in
Wi-Fi for email, social networking and transfer, and an ISO range of 100-12,800
that lets you take high-speed photos even in low light. Samsung’s slender,
all-purpose i-Function 16mm lens offers great versatility, with quick and easy
one-touch access to all your camera’s manual settings.

Our second-placed winner is Daniel Portnoy, of Embrach in Switzerland, who will receive a Samsung EX2F high-end
compact camera and a 16GB SDHC Plus memory card worth a total of £449.99. The
EX2F has a 12.4-million-pixel, BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor, 3.3x
f/1.4 (24-72mm equivalent) zoom lens and full HD 1080 video. It has built-in
Wi-Fi for email, social networking and transfer, an ISO range of 80-3200 (up to
12,800 in extended mode) and a 3in AMOLED articulated screen.

Dan Deakin of Nottingham, finished third in the round and wins a £250 Jessops Gift Card.

1st Agnieszka Gasiorek, Krakow, Poland 48pts

Menor Studio 13x18cm large-format camera, 250mm, 1/8sec at f/4.5, ISO100

‘400 Springs’

Judges say: ‘This beautifully crafted image is a worthy winner of our final round of APOY as every element of the images. works. The title of the photo refers to a poem by Agnieszka Osiecka.’

2nd Daniel Portnoy, Embrach, Switzerland 45pts

Nikon D4, 28-300mm, 1/125sec at f/7.1, ISO 2500

‘The Sleepy Librarian’

Judges say: ‘This is a great scene. The careful choice of framing and positioning of the camera have produced an excellent second-placed image.’

3rd Dan Deakin, Nottingham 33pts

Olympus Pen E-PL3, 14mm, 1/800sec at f/4, ISO 400

Sun shining on louvre doors

Judges say: ‘ This is a very unusual image, but one that immediately stood out. We get many images of children for APOY, but this is definitely one of the most creative.’

Top 50 entries for this round:

  • 1 Agnieszka Gasiorek 48pts
  • 2 Daniel Portnoy 45pts
  • 3 Dan Deakin 44pts
  • 4 Dusica Paripovic 42pts
  • 5 Pawel Pentlinowski 41pts
  • 6 Jayanta Roy 40pts
  • 7 Sandra Ten Zijthoff 39pts
  • 7 Rachelvon Hahn 39pts
  • 9 Colin Woodhouse 38pts
  • 9 Chankwokhung Playground 38pts
  • 11 Emily Hargreaves 37pts
  • 12 Alan Dufty 36pts
  • 12 Jon Rolfe 36pts
  • 14 Martin Birks 35pts
  • 14 Sai Archana Pararasasingam 35pts
  • 14 Justin Minns 35pts
  • 17 Juan Silva 34pts
  • 18 Ionut Visan 33pts
  • 19 Helen Norman 32pts
  • 20 Elaine Hagget 31pts
  • 21 Kate Ferris 30pts
  • 21 Ivan Galic 30pts
  • 21 Ova Hamer 30pts
  • 24 Fred Wilkinson 29pts
  • 25 Marta Varela 28pts
  • 25 Junaith Aboobaker 28pts
  • 27 Ratul Upadhyay 27pts
  • 28 Jonathan Trim 26pts
  • 28 Matt Walkley 26pts
  • 28 Richard Davies 26pts
  • 31 Gavin Forrest 25pts
  • 31 Gerard Sexton 25pts
  • 33 Mark Wills 24pts
  • 33 Richard Craze 24pts
  • 33 Steven Clarke 24pts
  • 33 Nanne Springer 24pts
  • 37 Florencia Mostaccio 23pts
  • 37 Graham Cherry 23pts
  • 39 Michael Marsh 22pts
  • 40 Gary Burrows 21pts
  • 41 Sarah Harrison-Jones 20pts
  • 42 Adrian Trendall 19pts
  • 42 John Kiefer 19pts
  • 42 Eliya Atanasova 19pts
  • 45 Sophie Harrington 18pts
  • 46 Lucas Ferreira 17pts
  • 47 Luke Faulkner 16pts
  • 48 Lucy Sullivan 15pts
  • 48 David Price 15pts
  • 48 Jonathan Bailey 15pts

View the winning Images in the APOY 2012 Gallery

See the APOY 2012 Leader Board after this round.

Results and Rounds APOY 2012

In association with Samsung and Jessops