13 Jun 2018

Berlin:Be Bold. BCO Photo Berlin Competition Results

The results are in for the BCO Photo Berlin Instagram based photography competition for all BCO delegates, devised and run by Art Acumen. Conference delegates were invited to take photographs of Berlin over the course of the event capturing the themes:
  • DIVERSITY
  • INCLUSION
  • INNOVATION 
  • CONNECTION
Art Acumen are proud to present the winners of BCO Photo Berlin, the inaugural Instagram photography competition for BCO’s annual conference.

“I would like to congratulate the winners and highlight the overall high standard and diversity of entries. We wanted to create a project without barriers, that was easy to participate in and that communicated thoughts and observations beyond the BCO Conference. As well as providing us with a visual thought-map of the weeks’ activities, we hope that the photography competition added a layer of contemplation, art and poetry to people’s experience as they explored the city.”
–Catherine Thomas, MD, Art Acumen

CONGRATULATIONS to the following winners!

OVERALL WINNER
DIVERSITY - WINNER

OVERALL RUNNER UP
INCLUSION - WINNER

INNOVATION - WINNER

CONNECTION - WINNER

DIVERSITY - HIGHLY COMMENDED


1) James Hindle, Tate Hindle 
Overall winner. Diversity - winner.
Judges’ comments:
A well observed shot and very balanced.
Powerful story telling, the photographer alludes to the people behind the fa├žade.


2) Stuart Pledge, Mason Navarro Pledge
Overall runner-up. Inclusion - winner. 
Judges’ comments:
Great juxtaposition between the old and the new.
Good composition.
Technically one of the best pieces.


3) Mark Simpson, BDP
Innovation - winner.
Judges comments:
The composition is very good.
The photographer has been very innovative showing the layering of history.


4) David Blair, TP Bennet
Connection winner

Judges’ comments:
Great sense of vibrancy and movement, connecting people to one Berlin’s most iconic structures.
Technically very good.
Link back to people, which is what architecture is all about.


5) John Wright, Stride Treglown
Highly commended
Judges’ comments:
Very powerful image.
Great composition.

Criteria for judging:
Adherence and appropriateness to theme
•Innovative way of delivering message
•Creativity
•Overall artistic impression
•Composition
•Evokes an emotional response
•Judges personal response

"As most photographs were taken with a smartphone, more emphasis was placed on storytelling and originality than photographic technical skills."



Thank you