Tuesday 2 August 2011, 14:09
Pontypridd-based photographer Emma Shepherd has scooped the first prize in the Photomarathon UK 2011 competition.
Shepherd beat 399 other competitors to the accolade, for which competition entrants took 12 photographs on 12 different themes over the course of, yep, you guessed it, 12 hours in Cardiff.
On hearing of her win, Shepherd said: "I feel completely overwhelmed that I've won. It's hard to believe because the standard of entries was so incredibly high this year.
"Photomarathon was such a fun day, although it's certainly a challenge. Coming up with a photograph that captures 'Inside Out' or 'I Have a Dream' is really hard, especially at 8pm when you've been rushing around Cardiff all day and your brain and feet are exhausted. But the atmosphere carries you along."
Photomarathon UK 2011 winner Emma Shepherd
Double by Emma Shepherd
Though Shepherd was the overall winner, each topic category also had a best in show. This year's category winners were:
Here's a few of the category winning photos but you can see them all, and in fact all 4,800 photos that were taken by the 400 entrants, in the Photomarathon UK 2011 exhibition. You can also browse a couple more of the photos in a gallery on the BBC Wales News website.
Entry Number by Olwen Moseley
Community by Victoria Ahmed
Drama by Emma Thomas
Super Powers by Paul Evans
The Photomarathon UK 2011 exhibition runs until Saturday 20 August 2011at The Cardiff Story in the Old Library building on the Hayes in Cardiff.
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