The top 20 images announced for Australia’s most celebrated surf photography competition.

 

Sydney, Australia – 3 May 2021 – Nikon Australia is delighted to announce the finalists for the annual Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Awards. Held in partnership with Surfing Australia, the industry-recognised awards provide a national platform to celebrate the work of local surf photographers and videographers.

In its ninth year running, the submissions were judged by a panel of thirteen high-profile individuals within the surfing industry, including seven-time World Surfing Champion and Nikon Brand Ambassador Stephanie Gilmore. The judges were tasked with selecting the best of the best surfing photos and videos submissions based on the below criteria:

Innovation and creativity
Dramatic effect and sensory impact
Uniqueness
Composition of the panel
John Young, General Manager, Marketing, Nikon Australia, said, “We’re proud to celebrate the incredible talent and passion of Australia’s surf photographers and videographers in partnership with Surfing Australia. Continuing to see the stories captured by the best surf photographers and videographers with such a high calibre of creativity has been awe-inspiring. Congratulations to all the finalists.”

Chris Mater, CEO, Surfing Australia, said, “Each year, we look forward to hosting such an esteemed event, where we recognise the outstanding achievements of the Australian surfing community and the creatives behind the lens who capture the action.”

The top three finalists of the Nikon Surf Video of the Year Award include:

Spencer Frost - A Corner of the Earth
Tom Jennings - SPIRIT, Starring Jay Davies
Andrew Kaineder - FIRST NAME IN THE WATER | RUSS BIERKE | 90
The Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year award winners will be announced on 5 May 2021. The winner of both categories will take home a new Nikon Z 6II and NIKKOR Z 24 – 70 f/4 S lens.

All finalists from this year’s competition can be viewed below:

Spencer Frost - A Corner of the Earth
 

Tom Jennings - SPIRIT, Starring Jay Davies

Andrew Kaineder - FIRST NAME IN THE WATER | RUSS BIERKE | 90

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