APOY 2013 Competition Results Round Ten – Under the Weather

We had some stunning entries for round 10 APOY 2013, as we reveal the top 50 from our Under the Weather round as well the winning Amateur Photographer of the Year 2013

Arthur Asyanin, from Samara in Russia, is the winner of our Under the Weather round of APOY 2013. Arthur will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph Mega OIS and Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 Mega OIS lenses, worth a total of £1,179.98. The G6 is a digital single-lens mirrorless camera with a 16.05-million-pixel, micro four thirds, Live MOS sensor.

Our second-placed winner is Piotr Belcyr, from Szczecin in Poland, who will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph Mega OIS lens, worth £499.99. The 16-million-pixel GF6 has a Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine featuring an advanced noise-reduction system.

 Nigel Farmer, from Reading in Berkshire, finished third in the round and wins a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 worth £379.99. The pocket-sized LF1 compact has a 1/1.7in, 12.1-million-pixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and 28mm wideangle Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens with 7.1x optical zoom (35mm equivalent of 28-200mm).

1st Arthur Asyanin, Samara, Russia 48pts

Nikon D7000, 18-200mm, 1/30sec at f/11, ISO 320

Winter twilight

Judges say: ‘As strong as this final round of APOY 2013 has been, there was no doubt in the judges’ minds that Arthur’s strikingly unusual shot should take first place. Something about it just feels truly epic. Perhaps it’s the colour that seems to sit somewhere between night and day. Perhaps it’s the perspective and angle or the contrast between the foliage and crashing waves. Arthur’s shot more than deserves to take first place.’

2nd Piotr Belcyr, Poland 47pts

Canon EOS 30D, 17-85mm, 10secs, ISO 100

Judges say: ‘This shot of a fishing boat that ran into trouble in 2009 plays into a common theme we sea in APOY – shipwrecks. There’s something oddly unnerving about seeing such a modern ship place itself within the pantheon of ruined sea vessels. The grey winter skies really add to the drama, as do the beautiful monochrome tones. A stunning shot.’

3rd Nigel Farmer, Berkshire 46pts

Nikon D90, 35mm, 1/320sec at f/5.6, ISO 200

Blue skies

Judges say: ‘This was a delight from Nigel. It can be easy to create images of gloom and atmosphere when faced with the theme of winter weather, but Nigel shows there is another side to things. He also shows how important patience is in street photography. Nigel found his scene and then waited for exactly the right person to walk by. Thank goodness he did.’


This year’s APOY has been one of our strongest yet. However, there can be only one overall winner and looking at the scoreboard it may surprise you to find that there was just one point in it. Dusica Paripovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina is 2013’s Amateur Photographer of the Year. Check out our 4 January 2014 issue for an interview with her. In second place we have last year’s winner Dan Deakin from Bristol (see our interview with him on pages 50-52 of AP dated 21-28 December 2013) and just behind Dan is Aaron Yeoman of Hertfordshire. Watch out for our feature on Aaron in a future issue.

Top 50 entries for this round:

  • 1 Arthur Asyanin 48pts
  • 2 Piotr Belcyr 47pts
  • 3 Nigel Farmer 46pts
  • 4 Ian Bramham 45pts
  • 5 Lexi Novitske 44pts
  • 5 Paul Reidy 44pts
  • 7 Keith Aggett 43pts
  • 8 Derek Hansen 42pts
  • 8 Marius Vieth 42pts
  • 10 Bertrand Chombart 41pts
  • 11 Paul Beverley 40pts
  • 11 Elena Tregnaghi 40pts
  • 13 Fang Tong 39pts
  • 14 Andrew Howe 38pts
  • 14 Aaron Yeoman 38pts
  • 16 Hilxia Szabo 37pts
  • 16 Dom Thoral 37pts
  • 18 Alan Payne 36pts
  • 19 Jack Hood 35pts
  • 20 Dusica Paripovic 34pts
  • 21 Enrico Fieni 33pts
  • 22 Ian Butterworth 32pts
  • 23 Rui Santos Costa 31pts
  • 24 Ines Leonardo 30pts
  • 25 Dan Deakin 29pts 
  • 26 Herbert Freedom 28pts
  • 27 Simona Bonanno 27pts
  • 28 Najam Javed 26pts
  • 29 Sandip De 25pts
  • 30 Sarah Benstead 24pts
  • 31 Alland Dharmawan 23pts
  • 32 János Balda 22pts
  • 33 Allen Enriquez 21pts
  • 34 DoronTalmi 20pts
  • 35 Bec Wolf 19pts
  • 36 Andy Newman 18pts
  • 37 Richard Cooper 17pts
  • 38 Codrin Buzdugan 16pts
  • 39 Felipe Almeida 15pts
  • 40 Robert Ashby 14pts
  • 41 Roberto Zampino 13pts
  • 42 Pawel Pentlinowski 12pts
  • 43 Russell Challenor 11pts
  • 43 Anthony Lynch 11pts
  • 45 José Prego 10pts
  • 46 Robert Fulton 9pts
  • 47 Ionut Visan 8pts
  • 48 Graham Budden 7pts
  • 48 Gautam Jaggi 7pts
  • 48 Shaun Reynolds 7pts
  •  View the winning Images in the APOY 2013 Gallery

    See the APOY 2013 Leader Board after this round.

    Results and Rounds APOY 2013