The contest judges
"We want to create the national contest in landscape photography. This yearly contest will be prestigious and authoritative. The winner will get all the deserved attention to his art works. The contest will provide this photographer new opportunities for publications, participation in the exhibits and hopefully contributes to the sales of his works. We have a lot of photographers in Russia who take great photos of Russian nature but most of them are practically unknown. I’m confident that this contest will discover a lot of new names."
"Russian Landscape" contest is completely dedicated to landscape photography. The international judges for this the contest are not only landscape photographers but also famous and experienced photographers from all over the world. This guarantees the integrity of the judges, it will also help for them to stay impartial and grade only the photo works but not their authors. All the photo works being graded by the judges will stay anonymous.
Here is the Judge panel for 2011 "Russian Landscape" contest:
Main Judges of the Semi-Finals
Alexey Suloev is a landscape photographer, explorer, and winner of multiple international photo contests. He is also the co-photographer of the most visited exhibition in Russia, "The World through the Eyes of Russians" and "Russian Festival of Photographic Journeys". He also co-founded the Moscow photo club and the magazine, "Phototravel"
Vadim Shtrik is the founder and leader of the Russian photo agency GeoPhoto, which has been operating in the Russian market since 2003. Vadim currently leads a group of companies consisting of several thematic photographic archives, publishers, and design studios under the Integrated brand GetImages.
Panel of Judges for the Finals
Dmitry Rudakov has been into professional photography for over 20 years. He has won numerous international contests, including the gold medal presented by David Dubile for the best underwater shot. He visited practically all continents from Arctica to Antartica and from Provence to Patagonia. He participated in numerous exhibits and had several personal ones.
Hans has always felt himself drawn to the untamed and unmanipulated world that he finds in Nature. Over the years Strand has had the entire world as his workplace while photographing everything from the vast expanses of the Arctic, to steaming rainforests and dry deserts. His work has been displayed in numerous exhibitions and published in many international photography magazines. He has also received several awards for his photography.
Daniel is the leading Icelandic photographer and naturalist for twenty years standing. He is a regular contributor to Icelandic Geographic Magazine, editor of the journal Fuglar "The Birds", and the photographic editor of Bliki magazine. The list of his international publications include a BBC Wildlife Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, CNN Traveler, TIME for Kids, RSPB’s Birds, Birdwatch, Birding World, and Dutch Birding.
Darwin Wiggett is the world's most well known Canadian landscape photographer. Darwin has been into photography for more than 25 years. He is also a brilliant teacher, fiction writer and photography contributor. His photographs have been published in over a hundred publications in different magazines and printed editions, including Outside, Nature's Best, Geo, National Geographic Traveler, Outdoor Photographer and Photo Life.
Ian is a self-taught full time professional landscape photographer with over twenty three years of experience. Apart from his own very popular range of Transient Light Scottish landscape calendars and range of Fine Art cards. Although he has travelled extensively the majority of his work is confined to Scotland where he finds an endless source of pleasure and inspiration.