It Was Great to be Shortlisted for the 2023 Rugby Photographer of the Year Award!
SEPTEMBER 13, 2023
In the world of sports photography, capturing that perfect moment on the field can be just as exhilarating as the game itself. Earlier this year, we had the privilege of documenting one such unforgettable moment when the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club Colts celebrated their quarter-final win in the National Colts Cup. Little did we know that this image would lead us to the exciting journey of being shortlisted for the 2023 Rugby Photographer of the Year Award, sponsored by Canterbury, the original rugby clothing company.
While we didn't take home the top prize, it is an incredible honor to have our photograph featured as part of an exhibition at the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham. The very thought of our work being displayed alongside some of the most iconic rugby photographs is both humbling and inspiring.
Our image captured the pure joy and camaraderie of the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club Colts as they won their quarter-final victory. The emotions of the players, the jubilant expressions, and the sense of achievement were all frozen in that one click of the camera. It's a testament to the power of photography to encapsulate a moment in time and evoke the same emotions long after the event has passed.
Being a part of the Rugby Photographer of the Year competition was an incredible experience. It allowed us to showcase our passion for rugby and photography to a wider audience, connecting with fellow enthusiasts and professionals who share the same love for the sport. We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of this prestigious competition and are thrilled with the recognition we received.
As we reflect on this journey, we can't help but feel a sense of pride and gratitude. While we may not have clinched the title this time, it has only fueled our determination to continue capturing the essence of rugby through our lens. We look forward to refining our skills, seeking new moments of inspiration, and returning to the competition next year with even more enthusiasm.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to Canterbury for sponsoring this award and giving rugby photographers like us a platform to showcase our work. We also extend our gratitude to all those who have supported us on this journey, from the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club Colts to our friends and family.
In conclusion, being shortlisted for the 2023 Rugby Photographer of the Year Award has been an incredible milestone in our photography career. It has shown us that our passion for rugby and photography can open doors to exciting opportunities and recognition within the rugby community. As we continue to chase that perfect shot, we are inspired by this experience to strive for excellence and look forward to what the future holds in our photographic journey through the world of rugby.