Integrated agency Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw has announced the finalists of its second annual photographic competition, which is in aid of the Parkinson’s Disease Society.
The shortlist of 54 images includes entries from the likes of Waitrose, Toyota, Lexus, NSPCC, WWF-UK and Glenfiddich, all of whom are Kitcatt Nohr clients.
Kitcatt Nohr received over 1,100 entries to the competition, up from around 300 entries last year. The competition aims to demonstrate that creativity can come from anywhere, not just the agency creative department.
Kitcatt Nohr’s staff, clients, suppliers and friends were invited to submit their best photos into 8 categories: Abstract, Landscape, People, Travel, Anything Red, Anything You Like, The Natural World, and Whippersnapper (open to entrants under 16). The judging panel then selected the six best images from each category.
Judges for the competition included Hamish Pringle – Director General of the IPA Kerry Glazer, the Chief Executive of the AAR and Andy Davis, Editor of FT Weekend. All judging was anonymous to allow for impartiality.
The Natural World category, which features wildlife photography, was judged by David Nussbaum, Chief Executive of WWF-UK.
This year also saw the addition of the Expert’s Choice category, judged by renowned photographer’s agent Niall Horton-Stephens. Niall selected his 6 favourite entries taken from all 6 categories.
The overall winners of all 9 categories and the winner of Best In Show will be announced at an exhibition on the evening of Wednesday, June 17. All shortlisted images will be on display and available to purchase on the night, with all proceeds going to the Parkinson’s Disease Society, a charity chosen by last year’s Best In Show winner, Kitcatt Nohr Creative Director Philip Keevill.
The full list judges for the competition is as follows:
Hamish Pringle – Director General, IPA
Andy Davis – Editor, FT Weekend
Steve Hoskins - photographer
Kerry Glazer – Chief Executive, AAR
Lucy Barrett – Editor, Marketing
Niall Horton-Stephens – photographers’ agent
David Nussbaum – Chief Executive, WWF-UK
The full list of nominees is as follows:
Kate Ball – Kitcatt Nohr
John Balmond – Kitcatt Nohr
Olly Burn - Model Solutions
Bea Checkley – Kitcatt Nohr
Jon Clark – Friends Reunited
Julia Conroy – Kitcatt Nohr
Andrew Dalgarno – Model Solutions
Stephen Duval – Toyota
Darren Fernee – Kitcatt Nohr
Isabel Frewer - Waitrose
Ben Golik – Kitcatt Nohr
Jono Goodman – Kitcatt Nohr
Andy Hill - 4DM
George Kimm – VSO
Alex Kirkby - Lexus
George Keevill – Kitcatt Nohr
Phil Keevill – Kitcatt Nohr
Andrew Lockett - WWF
Richard Madden – Kitcatt Nohr
Elke Marquart - NSPCC
Marc Michaels – COI
Leif Michelsen – Kitcatt Nohr
Utadi Murphy – Glenfiddich
Roberto Natale – Waitrose
Allegra Perazzo – Huw Davis Partnership
Suren Pithwa – Unichrome
Gavin Presman - Apex Training
Kaara Shepard – Kitcatt Nohr
Mika Tasich – Kitcatt Nohr
Sarah Watson – Bucks Uni
Ashley Workman – Waitrose
Spike Wyatt – Kitcatt Nohr
Woody Wyatt – Kitcatt Nohr
David Yates – Kitcatt Nohr
More information on the competition can be found at www.kitcattnohr.com/photocomp
Kerry Glazer, Chief Executive of the AAR, commenting on the Kitcatt Nohr photographic competition said: "This competition is a fantastic, feel-good escape from the general gloom and doom of present times. And it doesn't half give you confidence that there is fabulous creativity out there in our business and lots of people with an eye for a great shot, amateur or otherwise. It was a joy to judge (other than the fact that there were just too many wonderful images which made choosing a winner a right old challenge). I particularly liked the fact that there was a children's category. Some of their images gave the grown-ups a serious run for their money!"
Hamish Pringle, Director General of the IPA, commenting on the competition said: "We're well-used to the phenomenon where a new competition has a great inaugural success and then struggles with 'second year blues'. Well judging by this year's event Kitcatt Nohr are really onto something with their photographic competition in support of the Parkinson’s Disease Society. Entries were up 240% with 22 different companies represented compared to 10 last year.
"Furthermore the increased quantity clearly wasn't at the expense of quality - there were many stunning images. The judging was of anonymised entries, so it was scrupulously fair, with a panel of judges from across the industry. There was a general consensus on the six images to be exhibited from each section, but choosing the winners of some 9 categories was so hotly debated we awarded commendations to the runners-up to give them the recognition they deserve."
Julia Conroy, Head of Marketing at Kitcatt Nohr commenting on the competition said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the volume and high standard of entries into this year’s competition, and we’re really happy that so many entries have come from our clients and suppliers. Last year’s competition raised over £1,000 for NABS and we hope that we’ll raise even more for the Parkinson’s Disease Society this year.”
About Kitcatt Nohr:
Integrated creative agency, Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw (abbreviated Kitcatt Nohr, not KNAS) launched in January 2002 and is fully owned by Creative Partner Paul Kitcatt, Managing Partner Marc Nohr, Client Partner Vonnie Alexander and Chairman Jeremy Shaw.
The agency's clients include National Savings & Investments, Toyota GB, Lexus, Waitrose, Glenfiddich, Britannia, WWF, John Lewis, the Department of Health, COI and NSPCC.
For more information please contact; Marc Nohr, Managing Partner at Kitcatt Nohr on 0207 012 3950 or visit www.kitcattnohr.com
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