Silver Prize: ‘Spirit of the Games’ Competition organised by Royal Photographic Society

Silver Prize winner of the competition ‘Spirit of the Games’

Photographers were asked to capture the ‘Spirit of the Games’ and illustrate how the world was getting into the spirit of the world’s greatest sporting event the Olympics – London 2012. From community cultural events and celebrations of the Games, through to national and international organised events, including the action at the Games themselves.
RPS had some fantastic images submitted which captured the excitement and the drama of the Olympics and the events that surrounded it. Photographers Bob Martin HonFRPS and Tom Hunter HonFRPS, alongside The Society’s President Roy Robertson HonFRPS and Exhibition Chairman John Simpson ARPS selected the finalists from over 2,400 images submitted!  The competition was sponsored by Panasonic and donated the prizes.
The image below is of Olympic 400m Champion Christine Ohuruogu winning the Samsung Diamond League meeting at Aviva London Grand Prix, Crystal Palace (Jul 2012) beating the arch rival of Botswana’s Amantle Montsho.

Victory Over Arch Rival by Harish Chavda